Medical Advisory Board

Our curated team of professionals at our Albany, Syracuse, and Buffalo locations ensure we can meet the needs of our diverse clientele on a daily basis. As obesity and health problems continue to rise in the United States, Lipo Spa continues to enrich our services to offer the most effective, least invasive solutions for health and weight problems available.

About Us

Lipo Spas are equipped to help you in every sense of the word. Our state-of-the-art facilities and technology would be nothing without our staff. Our staff is a team of professionals whom each bring their own professional background and training to make your experience here as effective as possible. At our locations, you have access to:

  • Aesthetic Professionals
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Weight Loss Specialists
  • Diet and Exercise Specialists

Aesthetic Professionals at Lipo Spa

Some of the most innovative services we offer involve using new FDA Cleared techniques and devices to help sculpt your body. These services, like CoolSculpting® Plus, Laser Lipo Plus, VelaShape® Plus, and UltraShape® Plus, use specialized technologies which should only be administered by a trained professional.

At Lipo Spa, we employ qualified and passionate aesthetic providers to administer these unique and cutting-edge services. These professionals are highly-educated and trained on each and every procedure, so you can take comfort in knowing your service will be fast, effective, and most importantly: safe.

Healthcare Professionals at Lipo Spa

Our team is guided by our co-founder and Medical Director, Dr. Douglas Halliday.  Our healthcare professionals range from exercise coaches to weight loss specialists and dietitians.

Who is Dr. Halliday?

Dr. Halliday is renowned in the field of aesthetics and founded Syracuse Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, where he has performed thousands of effective procedures over the course of over 25 years as a board certified physician. Dr. Halliday is sought after by non-invasive aesthetic companies as a thought leader and continually brings new knowledge and value to not only the entire Lipo Spa team, but also to our thousands of satisfied clients across New York in the Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany metro regions.

Weight Loss Specialists at Lipo Spa

At Lipo Spa, our clients have access to weight loss specialists and/or exercise specialists. These professionals are truly the foundation of a safe and effective workout program. Unlike one-size-fits-all commercial programs and regimes, our specialists provide individualized programs based on your current weight, lifestyle, and goals.  They also have the knowledge and ability to make customized treatment plan recommendations using the latest FDA cleared fat reduction and body sculpting technologies.

Diet and Exercise Professionals at Lipo Spa

At a consultation, our team will get to know you and recommend a completely personalized treatment plan for you to adapt on your own, without sacrificing your lifestyle. This approach allows you to see results quickly, stay motivated, and avoid weight loss plateaus, without having to live at the gym.

It’s no secret that effective weight loss is most closely linked to diet. You’ve probably heard that you “Can’t out-exercise a bad diet,” which is why we offer diet and exercise counseling services as part of our holistic approach to weight loss. Our professionals are specially trained and highly-educated on what appropriate nutrition is for men and women of all ages, with or without some health concerns.

Lipo Spa is Here to Help

Whether you have specific areas of unwanted fat (such as your stomach, flanks, etc.) or you’ve recently found out you need to lose weight or are already experiencing symptoms of weight-related conditions, it’s up to you to take the next step toward a healthier, longer life. Our supportive, caring, and knowledgeable weight loss and non-surgical fat reduction specialists will help to develop a personalized treatment plan that will be both effective and realistic for your lifestyle.

Whether you just want to look your best, or you have some health concerns, our team will be there to help you ever step of the way. If you are a resident of Albany, Buffalo, or Syracuse, don’t hesitate to contact our nearest location to help you lose the weight and gain the life you deserve.

"The fat melted, my clothes fit better and my stomach looks smaller. I would also like to add that the staff is great, atmosphere is clean and very comfortable. Definitely worth coming again." Feb 15, 2015 by Gail F.
"I am a woman who has struggled with weight my entire life. I’ve battled with the scale for as long as I can remember. No matter what the number on the scale has been there’s always been one area that I’ve battled… my stomach. I’ve never been able to achieve a flatter tummy. When I heard that Skin Laze was offering Strawberry Laser Plus treatments, I knew it was something I wanted to look into. I had read many testimonials on how well the Strawberry system worked in Europe where it was invented. I went in to meet with the staff to see if I would be a good candidate for this non-invasive fat melting system. We talked about a…" Mar 2, 2015 by Melissa
"Dayna explained the procedure wherein I understood how it work and what it does. Signed up immediately. Erin was terrific doing the procedure and informed me of my progress." Mar 14, 2015 by Toni S.
"I have more energy and my stomach is smaller! In addition, the service is excellent and appointments are on time." Apr 14, 2015 by Deb B.
"The experience was Warm and Relaxing and encouraged me to drink more water." Apr 22, 2015 by Tia H.
"Professionals here are delightful, considerate and talented at their work. They responded to my requests well and followed through on discussions." May 3, 2015 by Natalie
"Very knowledgeable and courteous staff. The Strawberry Laser is very relaxing and it is working!!!" May 12, 2015 by Barbara Z
"The measurements and before/ after pictures helped me realize the difference and the procedure really works!" May 25, 2015 by Shelly P
"The staff is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable of Strawberry Laser treatment. They answered all the questions I had. My stomach was flatter and trimmer and I was very satisfied with the result I got." Jun 1, 2015 by Liz O.
"My laser treatments were very relaxing and pain free. I am also very grateful to how comfortable the staff made me feel as you are pretty much naked. And I am definitely coming again" Jun 4, 2015 by Tricia R.
"I have been having the Strawberry Laser lipo treatment on my abs and thighs and I am seeing results! Megan and Lisa are awesome! They really want to help you reach your own personal goals for your body. This place is great I am so glad I decided on a non invasive treatment rather then liposuction surgery.This treatment is 100% pain free!" Jul 13, 2015 by N. Jones
"I started seeing results after my first visit.Everyday I get on the scale and the number keeps going down. I could not be happier.I no longer have craving. I never feel like I am starving you still get to eat your favorite foods.I have more energy than I have had in years. I finally feel as though I have found something that really works seeing the pounds and inches just melt away. In just a few short weeks I feel like a new person.I would recommend this place to anyone who asked. Everything about this place is wonderful." Jul 26, 2015 by Beth B.
"I am very pleased with the results of my Strawberry Laser treatments at Lipo Spa so far. I am on my 6th treatment of a package of 8, and have lost over 16 inches in just 3 weeks. I went from a size 8 to a size 6. For a woman in her mid-50s, I cannot express how pleased I am. Not to mention how good I feel inside and out! With the routine of herbs and dietary recommendations, I feel like I have recaptured my youth! I am indeed smiling, and am definitely a friend for life." Jul 27, 2015 by Sarah Smiling
"Delighted how comfortable and friendly the staff are. I'm four sessions in out of eight and I'm already seeing a difference. They are dedicated to getting the results you want to see. My expectations weren't much going in but I'm in awe how awesome this is! It's a different approach with a bigger reward!" Aug 10, 2015 by Nicole
"Very professional staff and knowledgable about many areas of weight loss and procedures. Cool sculpting was easy and non invasive. Thighs felt a little numb after and lasted 3 weeks. In my second month and just starting to see results. Looking forward to month 3 for total results! I would totally recommend lipo spa to friends and family!" Aug 18, 2015 by Kendra D
"I am thrilled with my results from the Strawberry Laser Treatments on my inner/outer thighs. I went once a week for 8 weeks and WOW, what a difference! I've always carried extra weight on my thighs as it has been my trouble spot forever. Even though I eat healthy and workout regularly, my thighs have never cooperated. These treatments along with a healthy diet have made all the difference! I no longer have to squeeze my thighs into my jeans and I feel so much better. Megan and Lisa are truly wonderful and I looked forward to seeing them every week. They monitored my progress, kept me motivated with their positive feedback every week, and gave me suggestions to stay…" Aug 25, 2015 by Danielle
"I have just had my 60 day follow up appointment with Lisa. I feel terrific and all my friends and family have noticed the difference in my overall look. I feel empowered, started back to yoga and have developed a little better eating habits. Cool sculpting was easy and comfortable and the results are greast. Can't wait for my next appointment to look at before/after photos and the new laser experience. Meghan and Lisa are both extremely knowledgeable and so friendly, they were strangers on day one but now they have become friends." Oct 22, 2015 by Kate
"I am thrilled with my results from the Cool Sculpting treatments on my inner/outer thighs. Very professional staff and knowledgeable about many areas of weight loss and procedures. Cool sculpting was easy and non invasive. I started seeing results in like 3 weeks, after 6 weeks I've seen even better results. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself!! I would totally recommend lipo spa to friends and family! Lipo Spa thank you for helping me get my confidence back!! Keep up the excellent work!!" Oct 28, 2015 by Jackie
"I had my Cool Sculpting done a month ago, and I could not be happier with the results I am already seeing. The cool sculpting had minimal discomfort. The staff is amazing, experienced and welcoming. The vibration machine they use for the treatments is fabulous. I JUST CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE LATHAM LIPOSPA AND IT'S STAFF !!!!!!!" Nov 19, 2015 by Barbra flower
"For years I’ve been struggling with trying to lose weight with different exercise programs and meal plans. I found Lipo Spa and I started with strawberry laser treatments on my belly and the meal plan right after Thanksgiving. I have been extremely pleased with my progress through the holiday season. I finally can fit back into one of my favorite pair of jeans and family and friends are noticing my progress. The meal plan is easy to follow and the shakes and bars are tasty. I never feel like I’m depriving my body of food and “bad foods” are no longer appealing to me. I’ve started to get back in shape and I can do intense cardio workouts without quitting…" Jan 2, 2016 by Maria M.
"My experience with the weight loss program and strawberry laser has been awesome the ladies and Lisa are fantastic they are very friendly and answer any questions I still have more to lose but it is worth it.Had my 30 day review with Lisa today in the Latham Lipo Spa office. The before and after pictures were amazing! The weight loss and strawberry laser are terrific I still have more to go, but doing and feeling great. I've lost 13 pounds and 16 inches in 30 days! Thanks so much ladies." Dec 11, 2015 by Barbara Beebe