A year ago, I had the opportunity to toast the opening of Laser Cosmetica (New York City), a medical spa that offers a host of laser technologies and treatments, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, skin tightening, and more. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t the best economic climate in which to open. However, I recently got the chance to revisit the flagship clinic, located 18 W. 23rd St., and raise another glass to its success at an event marking its one-year anniversary. With nine locations in three states, the brand continues to grow. For more on spas that are thriving in tough times, check out our newly launched Success Stories column in the May issue.