RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec . 30, 2010) – BodyLase Skin Spa, a medically oriented skin spa (http://www.getbodylase.com), has announced that Karen Albright, president, has been named a 2010 Women Extraordinaire recipient. The Women Extraordinaire Awards are among the Triangle’s most prestigious accolades honoring area businesswomen. Those selected as Women Extraordinaire are recognized for being leaders, innovators, problem solvers and inspirations to other women. These women serve the community by making a difference for worthy causes or by providing leadership, direction or support to service-based professional, civic or charitable organizations. The awards were presented at a luncheon on Dec. 10 at Events at Newton Square in Raleigh.

“I am honored to be recognized with the Women Extraordinaire Award along with such an impressive group of businesswomen,” said Albright. “The Triangle is a great place for women to excel in their careers and support one another in their continued efforts to grow their businesses.”

– Since its launch in 2002, Albright has expanded her company from a one-service, single-laser, one-room operation to a million dollar enterprise that offers medical and non-medical spa services.

– BodyLase Skin Spa was recognized with eight Best of Citysearch awards in the 2009 Raleigh Spa and Beauty contest.

– Albright was named one of Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business in 2009 and this year she was named the 2010 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Greater Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

BodyLase Skin Spa is a medically oriented skin spa offering the latest innovations in laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments. Board-certified surgeon and medical physician Daniel Albright, M.D., and his wife Karen Albright opened the spas in 2002. Nurse practitioners, registered nurses and aestheticians provide treatments at two Triangle BodyLase Skin Spa locations in North Raleigh and Cary. Both locations are medically directed by plastic surgeon Karl W. Schwarz, M.D. BodyLase offers a variety of skin and body treatments ranging from spa services to skin rejuvenation in a comfortable, customer-oriented environment utilizing the latest technology for service and treatments. For more information, visit http://www.getbodylase.com.