Medical Aesthetics of the Hudson Valley was established by Gale Wolfe and Dr. Dean Bloch in 2005, the first medspa in the Hudson Valley with a focus on results-oriented treatments and revolutionary skin care.
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.
Kierra Iturrino, Licensed Aesthetician
Kierra Iturrino graduated from Capri cosmetology learning center with my license in esthetics in July 2014. Her first exposure to skin care was when my mom became a Mary Kay skin care consultant when she was in high school. She’s always wanted to help people but was not sure how until she found the beauty community and how happy people feel when they look good! She wants all of her clients to look and feel their best at all times. She understands different skin types and can help with problem skin, whether it's with moisturizing products, or make up. Kierra focuses on giving relaxing and therapeutic facials, while providing products and treatments that deliver healthy glowing skin. She’s passionate about skin care, and educating her clients. Kierra’s goal is to make each client feel confident in their own skin, and help connect the mind and body through relaxation.
Jana Hudak, Licensed Aesthetician & Lash Artist
Jana has wanted to be an aesthetician for as long as she can remember. Growing up in the northern Adirondacks, she was consistently immersed in nature and fascinated to learn all of the incredible benefits of each plant. One of her earliest memories is of picking wild raspberries and creating a face mask that she still swears by to this day. When she began giving holistic facials at her mother’s hair salon at age 8, her love of skincare expanded to a love of working one-on-one with others.
After completing the NYS licensing program at The Aesthetic Science Institute in 2015, she began pursuing her passion full-time and quickly expanded her skill set. Esthetics speaks to her love of science, education, beauty and healthy living. She enjoys the diversity of services she provides and loves learning about the newest technologies available. She has experienced a myriad of health/skin issues that have taken time and expertise to heal and feels that her empathetic nature helps her to connect with clients on a highly personal level.
SkinCeuticals: Advanced Skincare Backed By Science
Skinceuticals was 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 optimally penetrate into skin. Made in the USA, Skinceuticals formulates to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin, and prevent future damage.
EltaMD: The Ultimate in Sunscreen
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.
SkinMedica: Founded by Physicians, Rooted in Science
SkinMedica is committed to research and clinical data. Instead of providing quick fixes, they’ve developed products to promote the long-term health of your skin. Whatever your skin care needs or challenges may be, you deserve healthier looking skin. That’s why SkinMedica dedicated nearly two decades of research to formulating advanced products. SkinMedica uses clinically-tested ingredients to formulate advanced skin care products.
The Ordinary: Clinical Formulations with Integrity
The Ordinary is an evolving collection of treatments offering familiar, effective clinical technologies positioned to raise pricing and communication integrity in skincare. The brand was created to celebrate integrity in its most humble and true form. Its offering is pioneering, not in the familiar technologies it uses, but in its honesty and integrity. The Ordinary is born to disallow commodity to be disguised as ingenuity.
Gift Cards are available 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
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 two years, non-refundable.