Meet The Albany, New York Team

Victor A. Schingo, Jr., M.D.

Victor A. Schingo, Jr. has been practicing plastic Surgery in the Capital District since the summer of 2000. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. While there, he was awarded Membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and received the New York Medical College Trustee Scholarship for academic excellence. Dr. Schingo’s interest in Plastic Surgery was initially fostered during his clinical rotations in medical school.  Also while at medical school, Dr. Schingo met his future wife who is a native of the Capital District.

After completing medical school in 1988, Dr. Schingo completed a five year general surgery residency at the University of Rochester and ultimately went on to complete his Plastic Surgery training at the prestigious University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Schingo developed a strong interest in cosmetic Plastic Surgery at UCSF.  Therefore, he sought additional highly focused training in cosmetic surgery at New York University and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.   He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the area to have completed a one year fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery.

Upon completing his cosmetic surgery fellowship in Manhattan, Dr. Schingo and his family relocated to the Capital District in 2000.  His wife has strong ties to the Capital District and practices OB/GYN with her father and sister.

Dr. Schingo is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.  While he enjoys all aspects of Plastic Sugery, he has special interests in breast and body surgery as well as facial cosmetic surgery, especially rhinoplasty (nasal surgery).  He operates at all three campuses of Ellis Hospital as well as his Office Operating Room Suite.  He also consults at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital.

In his free time, Dr. Schingo enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two children.  He is an avid runner and has completed multiple marathons.

Amanda Carter, L.M.E., C.M.L.T.

Vice President of Clinical Operations

Since receiving her medical aesthetics license and laser certification in 2008 she has overseen more than 50,000 laser treatments. Amanda has a passion for developing team members and is experienced at creating, implementing, and managing treatment protocol and clinic procedures. She has personally performed almost 8,000 laser tattoo removal treatments and has a proven track record in the successful operational oversight, hiring, and training of key staff members in a multi-unit clinic operation. Amanda maintains a close relationship with the laser manufacturers and is the only non-employee in the nation to be certified by CynoSure and Syneron-Candela as a PicoSure and PicoWay Master Trainer.

Stacey Harris

General Manager

Stacey began her career in medical aesthetics in 2013 after becoming a Licensed Esthetician.  Soon after graduating, Stacey became a certified laser technician, and has spent the last five years working in the laser industry. Prior to joining Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers, she worked for a national medical spa as the head laser technician before she quickly became the Clinic Director.  She loves consulting with clients because she is passionate about educating them, finding a solution for them, and providing them with an excellent customer service experience.  Stacey is very excited to be able to offer her clients tattoo removal services with the PicoWay laser, which is the industry gold standard.

Mary Hallenbeck

Laser Manager

Mary graduated from the Aesthetic Science Institute in 2013. She was determined to work with lasers and began her career immediately after being licensed. Mary worked in a medical spa for over five years, performing thousands of treatments and assisting with training laser technicians. She is certified in laser hair removal, tattoo removal, non- invasive body contouring, and skin rejuvenation.  Mary enjoys building relationships with her clients and providing them with safe, effective treatments. Working with Invisible Ink and the PicoWay Laser is an amazing opportunity for Mary as she is passionate about lasers and getting her clients the best results possible.