By Jill nagy
Laura Newey, a nurse practitioner with additional training in medical aesthetics, recently moved her practice to the Blackmer Building at 28 Clinton St. in Saratoga Springs.
The business, called Bellatas Medical Aesthetics, provides skin care, including botox treatments, microneedling, and treatment of skin pigmentation issues.
Bellatas is a made-up word meaning the state of being beautiful (bella), according to the owner’s husband and marketing person, David Newey. Her practice is a level beyond that of a non-RN aesthetician, but not at the level of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, he said. But dermatologists and plastic surgeons incorporate aspects of medical aesthetics in their medical practices.
The most popular treatment at the Bellatas spa is botox, injections of low doses of the botulism toxin, used to smooth wrinkles and tighten skin. Newey recently added microneedling treatments, which uses a machine called Morpheus 8, that lightly pierces the skin with multiple needles, resurfacing the skin, promoting collagen growth, and reducing wrinkles.
Newey said his wife is the only practitioner in the area trained to use it. She also offers laser treatments to even out pigmentation of the complexion, removing age spots and blemishes.
Laura Newey has been a nurse practitioner at Saratoga Hospital for many years and still works in the hospital emergency room and is part of its urgent care service. She added medical aesthetics to her practice in 2019 with an office in Clifton Park. She moved to Saratoga Springs this summer.
She shares office space with a non-medical aesthetician but, for now, has no employees. Plans are for her to grow her practice and, in time, bring in others. Her husband has a full-time job as vice president of marketing for Atlantic British, a distributor of Land Rover parts and services.
Patients can make appointment online at BellatasMedSpa.com or by telephoning 518- 893-6120. Initial consultations are free of charge.