Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal

No need to suffer with a mistake, bad decision, poor workmanship or depression because of your tattoo.  You can have a fresh start.  At Medical Aesthetics of the Hudson Valley, we can help you become ink free or prepare for a cover up. We can remove all or part of a tattoo.

Filler

Filler

Dermal Fillers are a great way to soften some of the signs of aging and enhance facial features. When used judiciously, they will give a beautiful, natural, subtle result.  We absolutely LOVE fillers and most of our clients do as well.

Double Chin

Double Chin

Finally, there are so many excellent options to get rid of the double chin. In the last couple of years there have been some very exciting developments for non-invasive treatments of the double chin; notably, Coolsculpting and Kybella. Both of these procedures are highly effective with notable improvement in the submental area in a short amount of time.

Vampire Facial

Vampire Facial

At one time, anything to do with vampires was a bit suspect, a tad scary. But in recent years, popular culture seems to have embraced this trend - witness the popularity of  “The Vampire Diaries” the “Twilight” series and “True Blood.” Now, there’s even a type of “facelift” whose benefits seem as mystical and out-of-this world. The good news is: No blood is spilled!

Summer Skin

Summer Skin

The summer season means more time outdoors¾wearing lighter, comfier, skin-baring clothes. Is your skin as ready for warm weather as you are? It’s not just your complexion that requires special care; arms, legs and other areas normally covered need protection from heat, dryness and especially the sun. 

Microneedling

Microneedling

If you haven’t heard of micro-needling¾and you do hear it entails sticking 1000 needles into you face you might think, “Yikes - no way!” But when you find out this painless office procedure can make you look younger, the natural reaction is, “Tell me more!” 

Voluma

Voluma

Think of some of legendary beauties…Angelina Jolie, Kerry Washington, Sophia Loren, the unforgettable Audrey Hepburn. Different women from different eras, yet each is noteworthy for having chiseled cheekbones that give her face an enviable shape and symmetry.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Today, dermal fillers are about as indispensible as mascara in your “must have” beauty arsenal. Simple, effective and non-surgical, these handy tools can turn back the clock as never before. And the choices are plentiful: Of the many fabulous options— Juvéderm, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse and Belotero how do you know which to choose? Here’s a handy rundown of each filler’s particular features.

Kybella

Kybella

If your double chin has been a nagging annoyance, here’s some very uplifting news! A new treatment called Kybella has recently been approved by the FDA. It’s a true breakthrough that promises to give you a smoother, sleeker chin line more easily than ever. 

Botox

Botox

When it comes to cosmetic injectables, the choices have never been better, the results never more effective. But with so many options, you may think you need a chemistry degree to figure out whether to select Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or what! 

Teen Acne

Teen Acne

Most teenagers go through it: Those frustrating breakouts that can mar an otherwise dewy youthful complexion. Whether you have blackheads or whiteheads, nodules or cysts, acne is something you can definitely do without!  

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning

If you’re not yet familiar with the term Dermaplaning, it may sound like some kind of gardening for the skin! Not quite, but it’s a procedure that helps “cultivate” your complexion’s deeper beauty for sure. 

New Year

New Year

New Year. New You. (Again)

It happens every year. Resolutions. We try to take note and do better. But we all know, it’s hard, really hard.  At least we “try.”  We feel bad when we fail. So instead of setting yourself up for a fail this year, try to set yourself up for a win!  Focus on the positive. Work on things you know you can improve. Stop the things that are most harmful and sabotage us, because you’ll get the highest reward. I know, I know, it’s hard. But if you can stop 2 things, you can really change your skin (and your health).
 
In the skincare business one of the most harmful things we see is smoking. If you want to have better skin, you have to stop smoking. Never mind the other health implications, stop because you will look better. Your skin will return to a healthy color and less sallow after you stop the chronic exposure to the free radicals. We have lots of great in office treatments like laser resurfacing with 1540 or Thermage to combat the wrinkles left.
 
Another easy thing to do if you want better skin for 2016 is to stop tanning. The sun wreaks havoc on your skin. The leathery, deflated spotty remains of sun damage can be minimized with in office treatments like fillers, lasers and retinoids, but why try to fix damage you can easily avoid.

Use sunscreen every day. It will do wonders for your skin.

So for the best looking skin you can have, stop smoking and stop tanning.

 

Medical Mission

Medical Mission

Medical Mission August 2015

On August 2015 the staff of Medical Aesthetics of the Hudson Valley were honored to participate in a medical mission to Tibet. Dr. Dean Bloch and Gale Wolfe accompanied Kingston NY doctors, Dr. Holly Llobet and Dr. Paul Llobet as well as an international team of dentists, acupuncturists and nurse practitioners to central China in the Tibet region for a week-long mission of delivering medical care.

We collected all supplies from generous patients, clients, friends, suppliers and medical institutions. Without your support and extremely generous donations, we could not have provided the much needed care. We took 20 military style duffels and returned with empty bags. Every last bit of donated supplies was used.
                        
Our team included translators and nuns. We were graciously housed in a nunnery. The nuns provided us with delicious food and beautiful laughter. The translators helped us dig deep into some fairly complex medical cases to help diagnose, treat and care for the patients. Working so closely together, we became fast friends with the nuns and translators. We needed them and they were so willing to help our mission.

Each morning before sunrise, motorcycles carrying entire families arrived, followed by car after car, motorcycle after motorcycle (numerous people arrived seeking care).

The lines were long. People patiently waited all day, and then day after day to be seen by the doctors.
        
During the week the providers saw approximately 1000 patients. Many of the patients are nomads who follow the yak high in the mountains at 12,000 feet.  We treated many digestive issues such as G.E.R.D and H Pylori because the diet is mainly yak meat and yogurt. The sanitation system is crude. The patients suffered with many knee problems due to the steep terrain and constant squatting. There were hundreds of knee injections that offered much needed relief.

Many Tibetans in this area live in tents. They keep a fire inside the tent for warmth and to cook over. They use yak dung as fuel. Subsequently, there are many lung issues and lots of asthma. We gave out hundreds of inhalers and educated them about lung health. There was much heart pain, headache, fatigue, kidney pain, dizziness and weakness. Aspirin, Tylenol and Advil were given out in abundance. 

Pain reliever was essential.                

There is no dental care in the remote region. We donated hundreds of toothbrushes, toothpaste and instructed them on how to use. We also performed fluoride treatments.  Understandably, the dental clinic was very busy. The dentist pulled roughly 175 teeth, about 37 a day. We used a rice maker as a sterilizer that had to be run by a generator each day. In this environment, it is very much make do with what you can rig together.
                
We provided an optical station where we were able to fit people with glasses. We had many different prescriptions and it was quite an event finding just the right ones to improve a patient’s vision. The sun is very intense at that elevation and there is a huge need for sunglasses as well. The locals and nuns looked amazing in their stylish glasses! We also gave out tons of sunblock thanks to generous donations from our suppliers.
              
The mission was a complete success. We were able to treat people and give them care that they otherwise would not get. We spent lots of time educating. These people have limited electricity and water and lead a nomadic life. So education about hygiene, diet, stress (yes, they have stress!) was important.

Please consider this a heartfelt thank you to all who supported, donated wished us well or are just interested. Your care, concern and donations went directly to those who are in need.

Thank you so much for helping us help others!
Dean Bloch MD
Gale Wolfe LE