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Science & Beauty Associates
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About Us

Nobody said the war on aging has to be fought amidst chaos.

Science & Beauty is a medispa like no other in NYC. When you walk through our doors you immediately find yourself in a serene oasis of tranquility and calm, far removed from the hustle and stress of daily life. Here you discover a peaceful environment where our experienced staff has a singular focus – you. Our staff will take the time to get to know you, understand your goals, and discuss treatment options that will help you achieve the results you desire.

With the latest in non-invasive medical skincare treatments at our fingertips, our highly-trained and experienced staff is able to help you stave off the affects of aging, without need for extensive recovery times or painful recuperations. In fact, many of our clients are able to fit in a rejuvenating visit to our medispa between other daily commitments.

Every consultation, every decision, and every treatment at Science & Beauty shares the same goal – to help you win the battle against the relentless forces working against your skin and body. We want to help you recapture the best YOU.


Dr. Yael Halaas

Dr. Yael Halaas - photo

Every treatment at Science & Beauty is supervised by one of the best plastic surgeons in New York City – Dr. Yael Halaas, MD, FACS. Dr. Halaas has a special interest in the treatment of the aging face in both men and women, and is one of New York City’s premier surgeons for facial plastic surgery.

A highly-successful female facial plastic surgeon in a male dominated industry, Dr. Halaas received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College in New York and graduated in the top ten percent of her medical school class at Cornell University Medical College, with prestigious distinction of membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. She also earned the American Medical Women’s Association award as part of her membership in the top five percent of her graduating class.

Even with her impressive surgical credentials and experience, Dr. Halaas knows that not every patient is ready for – or needs – an invasive surgical procedure. Dr. Halaas recognizes that many of her patients could benefit from the latest in non-invasive medical skincare treatments to achieve the results they desire – all with less recovery time, less expense, and less discomfort. Armed with this knowledge, Dr. Halaas created Science & Beauty – where the latest in technology meets nature to reclaim a beautiful YOU.


Christine (Christy) Adams, MBA, BSN, RN

Christy Adams is an experienced Aesthetic Nurse Provider completing her Nurse Practitioner studies (MSN) under the direction of Dr. Yael Halaas. Christy began her nursing career at The Ohio State University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing with honors and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. After working in the ICU and in other specialties, Christy began working in the aesthetic industry leading the nursing team at The Ohio State University Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery. Christy has extensive experience and training with Botox and dermal fillers as well as lasers and others aesthetic treatments.

Christy prides herself on maintaining the highest standards of patient care. Her approach starts with listening to her patients, discussing their aesthetic goals, and then developing individually tailored treatment plans. Christy’s customized approach to aesthetic treatments helps her patients achieve their very best natural, well balanced, and beautiful results.

Raechel Cunningham Lowe

Raechel Cunningham Lowe is a licensed aesthetician. She has been practicing Aesthetics since 2000. Raechel is a graduate of Florida College of Natural Health, where she received an A.S. in Natural Health, with emphasis on the skin, and obtained courses in both Aesthetics and Massage Therapy. After graduation Raechel worked in Dermatology in Florida specializing in acne treatments, traveling to schools and health fairs promoting the ABC’s of skin cancer awareness and the importance of sun protection. Raechel’s career took her from Florida to New York City where she became an expert in Cosmetic Laser Treatments. Working as a laser technician and skin care specialist afforded her the expertise to become a Clinical Trainer for various Aesthetic and device companies. Raechel has been a professional speaker and clinical educator across the US as well as Globally. Raechel’s drive and passion to share knowledge and educate other mid-level practitioners has evolved into a career which has created Engage Aesthetics and Training. Engage gives Raechel the opportunity to share her knowledge and cutting edge technologies with others seeking to advance themselves in their career.

Raechel holds certifications for many technologies including Syneron Candela, Viora, Quanta, Cutera, Palomar, Cynosure, Lumenis, BTL Exilis, Forma TK, Rohrer Aesthetics, Aerolase, Zerona, Sciton, Ellman, Alma, Hydrafacial MD, Skin Pen and ZO Skin Health, Dermastart/ Clear Chioce, PCA, Neocutis and various Skin Care Product Companies.

Raechel’s specialties in Laser treatments include Laser Hair Removal. Anti- aging, Photo- damaged skin, Wrinkle reduction of the skin, Acne treatments, Cosmetic vascular irregularities, Cosmetic benign pigmented lesions, Improvement of scars, Skin tightening face and body, Body contouring (skin tightening, cellulite reduction and circumferential reduction), Tattoo removal and rejuvenation of the skin.

Raechel’s non-laser specialties include Electrology, Facial Treatments, Hydradermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Dermaplanning, Acne Treatments, Lymphatic Drainage Facial Massage, pre/post-operative skin care, Camoflauge Make-up, Physiology of the skin, Skin Care Products and Ingredient Knowledge.

Raechel’s background as an Aesthetician in Dermatology affords her expertise in formulating skin care regimens for all types of skin and skin disorders, working directly with Physicians, to provide patients with the optimal skin care treatments as well as Share her passion of Aesthetics with others.

Priscilla Hernandez

Ms. Hernandez is the medical assistant at Science & Beauty. She is the primary provider of client care before, during and after each treatment.

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Dr. Yael HalaasMD, FACS., one of New York City’s premier surgeons for facial plastic surgery.

120 E 56th St New York,
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(212) 688-5955