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Facial Plastic Surgeon & Team

Priscilla Hernandez - Medical AssistantPriscilla Hernandez: Priscilla Hernández is the medical assistant for the Dr. Halaas office. She helps Dr. Halaas care for her patients and ensure they are informed and comfortable before injectable and surgical procedures.

Christine (Christy) Adams, MBA, BSN, RNChristine (Christy) Adams, MBA, BSN, RN, 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 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 includes 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.

Arielle Panarello

Medical aesthetician Arielle Panarello is passionate about skin care and is dedicated to helping her clients look and feel better.

In the span of her long career, Arielle Panarello has worked with the best aesthetic clinics in New York City. Now, she brings her experience and skills to Dr. Halaas’ clinics in Manhattan and Scarsdale. Known as one of the most trustworthy facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery facilities in the New York area, The addition of Ms. Panarello to Dr. Halaas’ team is just one of many reasons to choose this practice for all your cosmetic and medical skin care issues.

As a graduate of the prestigious Christine Valmy International School, Ms. Panarello has trained under the best aesthetic instructors in the country. The school has received national and international recognition for their holistic approach to beauty. Graduates of the Christine Valmy International School are trained in every aspect of beauty, from European techniques to the use of traditional Chinese medicine. Ms. Panarello’s intensive training from her alma matter, as well as her training in the latest aesthetic procedure techniques, allow her to perform a wide range of procedures.

Furthermore, as an expert medical aesthetician, Ms. Panarello’s opinion has been sought out by publications such as Bustle, the Huffington Post, and InStyle Magazine. She has been asked about skin care, make-up, body treatments, and self-care practices. This is a testament to her years of impeccable work, which speaks to her devotion to her craft.
Ms. Panarello’s clients and those who seek her advice know that her natural proclivity for beauty is what sets her apart. While living and studying in one of the world’s centers for beauty, Florence, Italy, Ms. Panarello immersed herself in the city’s rich culture, learning how to honor different types of beauty.

As a medical aesthetician, Ms. Panarello has worked with a variety of clients, from celebrities to New Yorkers who simply want to be in control of their skin. Ms. Panarello understands that true beauty is beyond skin deep. This is why she works to not only make her clients look better, but also feel better. She provides each client with an individualized skin care plan, which caters to his or her unique needs. She understands that skin care is personal and varies with each client’s genetic make-up, skin type, lifestyle and personality. This is why she always makes time to get to know her clients on a personal level.

As a member of Dr. Halaas’ expert team, Ms. Panarello is available for appointments at both the New York City or Scarsdale practices. A well-trained aesthetician with years of experience, Arielle Panarello is a welcome addition to Dr. Halaas’ team of skin care experts.

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