Policies & Procedures
Medical Aesthetics of the Hudson Valley was established by Gale Wolfe and Dr. Dean Bloch in 2005, providing the first medspa with a focus on providing result-oriented treatments and revolutionary skin care in the Hudson Valley.
Dr. Dean Bloch, Medical Director
Dr. Bloch was inspired by his father David Ludwig Bloch, a renowned artist and holocaust survivor, who inspired his artistic eye, love of beauty and natural style.
Combined with extensive medical training and confidence in his skill, Dr. Bloch consistently delivers impressive, natural looking results with a gentle touch and great sense of humor. He is known for his natural, long lasting results using cutting edge techniques with minimalist approach.
His specialties include facial rejuvenation through cosmetic injections. Dr. Dean Bloch, is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG). In addition to running a thriving OB/GYN practice for over 20 years, Dr. Bloch has extensive knowledge and training in cosmetic procedures, anti-aging, bio-identical hormones, nutrition and supplements. He earned a BA in Chemistry and a BS in Physics from Buffalo State University, a Masters in Natural Sciences from the University of Buffalo Medical School and an MD from the University of Vermont. His residency was at Columbia Presbyterian.
He has a special interest in regenerative and functional medicine exemplified in the Platelet Rich Plasma and Vampire procedures. Dr. Bloch is the foremost provider for Botox and filler injectables in the Kingston area. His specialties include Botox, fillers, tear trough injections Vampire Facelift, and Kybella.
Gale Wolfe, Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Gale Wolfe is New York State Licensed Aesthetician, Medical Aesthetician and Spa Manager. Her passion for skin care developed at an early age. As a child, she loved making DIY masks and creating skincare plans for her friends and three sisters. She earned a BA at Bard College and later attended the Hudson Valley School of Advanced Skin Care.
Her passion for skin care, beauty and health motivates her every day to help her clients attain their aesthetic goals. Gale attends the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine conferences and THE Aesthetic Show and American Society of Laser Medicine, in addition to online tutorials and in-person demonstrations from leaders in the field. Gale has worked extensively with many laser technologies including ND Yag, Erbium Yag, Intense Pulsed Light, Radio Frequency, Cryolipolysis and more.
Gale provides detailed consultations and recommendations, balancing aesthetic harmony with your comfort. She is meticulous, thoughtful and careful as an aesthetic therapist, evidenced by her satisfied and loyal clientele.
Amanda Balazs, Licensed Medical Aesthetician & Makeup Artist
Amanda Balazs is a New York Licensed Medical Aesthetician and makeup artist. Immersed in the beauty industry throughout her life, Amanda has made a career of providing professional and beautiful results to her clients.
Extensively trained in the most cutting-edge technologies such as ND Yag, Erbium Yag, Intense Pulsed Light, Radio Frequency and Cryolipolysis, Amanda is known for her compassion, precision and eye for beauty. While earning her aesthetician license she worked in dermatology furthering her knowledge of skincare. Her ability to educate and inform her clients allows her work to endure over time.
In addition to her exceptional ability with all MAHV’s procedures, she advises clients for how to use and wear makeup to enhance their results. Her familiarity with makeup artistry ranges from natural-looking, to high-fashion glamour. Amanda takes great care and time both during the consultation and the procedures. She educates clients on diet and supplements in addition to product recommendations and makeup tips.
Amanda works alongside Gale attending conferences to stay abreast of the most recent medical information, trade shows to compare the latest beauty tools and online tutorials to stay current with technology. She is known for being there each step of the way to walk clients through the steps that will give them beautiful skin long term.
Caitlin Eldred, Licensed Aesthetician & Certified Lash Tech
Caitlin is a NYS Licensed Medical Aesthetician who specializes in facial and skin treatments. Her specialties areMicrodermabrasion, Peels, and Skin Tightening with the Endymed 3Deep. Caitlin obtained her license from the prestigious Atelier Esthetique Institute in Manhattan where she completed hands on training.
Prior to going to school for skin care, she attended school for nutrition and exercise science. She has a strong passion for health and fitness and incorporates diet and nutrition into her skin care plans. After she received her aesthetics license, she worked in the skin care field at a very busy office located in Upper East Side of Manhattan. Caitlin is a dedicated and motivated therapist and continues her education by going to aesthetic shows, seminars, and online webinars. She is a Certified Lash Tech. She plans to go for laser training in the Fall of 2017.
Caitlin finds beauty in every individual so she’ll take the time to bring out your best attribute.
Skinceuticals provides advanced skincare backed by science. Born from decades of skin cancer research that led to pivotal breakthroughs in antioxidants, Skinceuticals high potency formulas are concentrated in pure actives and proven to penetrate optimally into skin. Made in the USA, Skinceuticals formulates to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage.
For more than 25 years, EltaMD has developed wound healing, sunscreens and skin care products that are widely used and recommended by physicians and other medical professionals in hospitals, burn centers, rehabilitation clinics, and long-term and short-term care centers. EltaMD applies that experience to create innovative products that help restore, protect and maintain healthy skin.
PCA Skincare hand selects ingredients that are uniquely compatible with the skin and body to ensure the best results are achieved. When choosing ingredients and developing products, PCA maintains a deep respect for human health, animals and the environment. This is why all PCA products are free of synthetic dyes and fragrances, mineral oil, petrolatum, lanolin and phthalates. PCA pairs health, beauty and science to create each of their unique formulations that offer you an effective solution for the health of your skin.
Gift Cards are available for sale online and in-store. Gift Cards can be purchased for a preset dollar amount or for a special package. E-Gift Cards are non refundable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift Cards expire after two years.
policies & procedures
Policies and Procedures
At Medical Aesthetics of Hudson Valley, we pride ourselves on offering the best care for our clients. Please make yourself aware of our company policies and procedures described below. Our policies have been designed to ensure you enjoy a truly enjoyable visit with us.
All Medical Aesthetics of Hudson Valley therapists are New York State licensed and trained at Medical Aesthetics of Hudson Valley.
Please call us at 845-339-5273 to book all appointments. Currently, we accept some appointments online.
While we offer a great selection of high quality result oriented services, all procedures are not for all people. We require consultations for most laser procedures and physician consultations for injectables. Individually-designed treatment plans with careful patient selection helps us deliver optimal results. Please contact us to schedule. We charge $50 for the consultation which we gladly apply to any procedure you decide to have.
We accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa, Cash, and Medical Aesthetics of Hudson Valley gift certificates. We do not accept personal checks.
Financing is available through CareCredit.com. Please contact the office for more information.
We respectfully request that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. When booking services at Medical Aesthetics of Hudson Valley, your appointment is scheduled with a therapist, whose time is allocated exclusively for your scheduled treatment. If you are late for a scheduled appointment, our company policy offers you two options:
- You may opt to shorten your treatment
- You may prefer to reschedule your appointment at a more convenient time, however, a 50% cancellation charge will be incurred
We understand that occasionally you may have to cancel an appointment with us. However, we do ask that you give us fair warning. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Regretfully, no-shows will be charged the full service fee.
Refunds are for spa credit only.
When you purchase a course of treatments, you will receive a discounted price. Because of this discounted price, the payment is to be made at the beginning of your course. Unfortunately, these courses are not refundable.
Gift certificates are available for treatments and services in any denomination; good for one year, non-refundable.