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STRETCH MARK TREATMENT WITH THE RESURFX LASER Apr 7th, 2019

Stretch Mark Treatment with The ResurFx laser You insist on wearing sleeves in the summer when you would rather be sleeveless. You may have preferred the bikini, but settled on the tank and boy shorts. Maybe you won’t even wear shorts at all. You try to tell yourself it doesn’t matter,...

SKIN MOLES IN HIGHLAND Apr 7th, 2019

Moles–lots of people have them. Some people are troubled by the appearance of their moles, while others just embrace them, even calling them beauty marks. While you have very little control over whether or not you have moles, there are some things you should know about them. In this blog...

SKIN TAGS, SKIN GROWTHS, MOLES Jan 4th, 2019

Skin Tags, moles and skin growths in Poughkeepsei diagnosed and removed at Essence MediSpa Sooner or later almost everyone notices they have a small painless growth of skin, called a skin tag. Fortunately skin tags are harmless, although if the growths are extensive enough, some people feel they detract from...

BOTOX, TMJ AND TEETH GRINDING Aug 22nd, 2018

Botox, TMJ and Teeth Grinding. TMJ patients  manage their pain with Botox injections which are directed into the chewing  muscles to relax these muscles. In addition to its well-publicized cosmetic uses, Botox has been approved by the FDA for painful conditions but not TMJ. However it is often quite effective...

LASER SKIN RESUFACING, ACNE SCARS, WRINKLES, ACCUPULSE, RESURFX Aug 8th, 2018

Laser resurfacing  for acne scars and wrinkles with accupulse and Resurfx lasers are more than just a cosmetic treatment. It can treat a wide variety of permanent skin conditions and scars, including old acne scars, stretch marks, and scars from surgeries and accidents. The treatment can also be modified to...

PAINFUL INTERCOURSE DYSPAREUNIA May 16th, 2018

Menopause is a stage in the life of a woman when she stops releasing eggs from her ovaries as well as menstruating. This is also associated with reduced production of progesterone and estrogen by the ovaries. Most women typically experience menopause in their late forties or early fifties, though some...

ACNE SCARS IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Apr 28th, 2018

Acne is something many people can’t control or get rid of and then are left with scars for years to come, even after their acne clears up. If you had acne and perhaps didn’t have access to the right treatments or your skin didn’t respond well to the treatments you...

STRETCH MARKS, HIGHLAND, POUGHKEEPSIE Apr 11th, 2018

Laser resurfacing is more than just a cosmetic treatment. It can treat a wide variety of permanent skin conditions and scars, including old acne scars, stretch marks, and scars from surgeries and accidents. The treatment can also be modified to reduce age-related skin conditions, such as wrinkles, crow’s feet, and...

STRETCH MARKS AND ACNE SCARS IN POUGHKEEPSIE Mar 1st, 2018

You don’t have to live with stretch marks if you don’t want to. If the expense or downtime associated with traditional stretch mark removal procedures like surgery has made you hesitate, there are more options. Laser treatments, which treat the skin instead of removing it, is a healthy and convenient...

FEM TOUCH VAGINAL LASER REJUVENATION Jan 24th, 2018

Fem Touch Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation Though we make it look easy, being a woman is not always rainbows and sunshine. The female body will endure many changes in a lifetime; not all of them will be pleasant. We get wrinkles, sagging breast, thinning hair, and we can’t remember where we...

CHEMICAL PEELS Dec 30th, 2017

What to Expect with a Chemical Peel A chemical peel is one of the easiest methods to transform the appearance and texture of your skin in Highland and Poughkeepsie. Your chemical peel will improve the look of your skin by exfoliating the dull outer layer, revealing the smoother, fresher skin...

MOLES AND SKIN GROWTHS IN POUGHKEEPSIE Nov 29th, 2017

Moles are extremely common with most people having between 10- 40 moles on their body. Generally, people are either born with moles (congenital moles), or they acquire moles during childhood and early adulthood. Most people will not develop moles after the age of 20; however, when moles appear after this...

CHEMICAL PEEL HIGHLAND Nov 16th, 2017

Did you know FirstCare Medical Center where you trust your primary care and urgent care needs also has a Medispa for your cosmetic dermatology needs? Essence Medispa offers a full range of dermatology services, from Botox to laser hair removal. But if you have been curious about chemical peels or are...

MICRODERMABRASION Sep 14th, 2017

Have you considered microdermabrasion but aren’t sure exactly what it is or if it is right for you? This blog post will hopefully answers some of your questions about microdermabrasion. Of course if you want to know more, take time to schedule an appointment with an experienced technician at Essence...

ACNE SCARS LASER RESURFACING Jul 17th, 2017

Effective treatment uses a resurfacing laser for acne scarsResurfacing laser for acne scars If you have acne scars, you may want to consider laser skin resurfacing as a way to get rid of them. Laser skin resurfacing reduces acne scars on the surface of the skin by breaking down the...

LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR SUMMER May 2nd, 2017

Summer is Coming: Time to Consider Laser Hair Removal Spring is in bloom and summer is just around the corner. And summer means beach/pool season for many. Unwanted hair tends to be less of a problem in the winter when you won’t be seen in a bathing suit very often....

SKIN RESURFACING WITH RESURFX BY LUMENIS Mar 24th, 2017

The Benefits Our Resurfacing Laser Can Have For Your Skin Resurfacing laser Skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses the Lumenis Resurfx laser to tighten skin, remove scars, blemishes, large pores and more,  which can help you look and feel younger and healthier. This is one of the many cosmetic services...

TOP 4 BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL Feb 15th, 2017

The Top 4 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Unsightly body hair is a never-ending, embarrassing struggle experienced by both men and women. Hair grows very quickly; even daily shaving and tweezing isn’t always enough. This is especially true if you have darker hair. In desperation for a longer-lasting solution, many...

MICRODERMABRASION IN POUGHKEEPSIE Jan 27th, 2017

6 benefits of microdermabrasion in Poughkeepsie skin care treatments Acne is a serious skin care problem. Some have tried many different types of treatments with very little or no improvement. This can be discouraging to patients who have suffered with acne or other skin imperfections for years. If you have...

ESSENCE MEDISPA TEETH WHITENING IN NEW PALTZ AND HIGHLAND. Jan 18th, 2017

All About Teeth Whitening.  Essence MediSpa does teeth whitening in New Paltz and Highland. Teeth–they are the very first feature that most of us notice on a person’s face. They come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes even…colors? Unfortunately, over time our teeth can become yellowed from smoking or...

LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN HIGHLAND Jan 11th, 2017

A Life Without Shaving, Waxing or Tweezing! Laser hair removal in Highland At FirstCare medical Center we have an urgent medical care center, a holistic family practice, physical therapy, plastic surgery and a cosmetic dermatology clinic. The cosmetic dermatology clinic, Essence MediSpa, offers the LightSheer Duet Laser Removal System for laser hair...

Age Spots: Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options Dec 13th, 2016

Age Spots: Causes, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options Age—or liver—spots have a flat brown, tan, or black appearance and can range in size from a common freckle to over half an inch, as well as emerging in clusters. Whereas age spots may look like early skin cancer, they are harmless...

SUNBURN, LUPUS AND DERMATOLOGY Sep 23rd, 2016

Sunburn and the Lupus Connection Many patients with Lupus, an autoimmune disorder, are told by their physicians to avoid sun exposure. This is because sun exposure, especially a sunburn, can trigger an immune response and actually throw the patient into a flare of their disease. Many physicians and web-based medical...

SKIN TAGS AND SKIN GROWTHS Aug 13th, 2016

Everything you Wanted to Know about Skin Tags Sooner or later almost everyone notices they have a small painless growth of skin, called a skin tag. Fortunately skin tags are harmless, although if the growths are extensive enough, some people feel they detract from their appearance. Dermatologists and other physicians...

BOTOX, MEDICAL USES, SWEATING, HEADACHES Jul 27th, 2016

The Medical Benefits of Botox: Not Just a Cosmetic Treatment Botox Botox is not simply a popular wrinkle reducer. Emerging data demonstrates Botox’s efficacy in treating myriad medical problems with low doses of injectable, purified botulinum toxin. Whereas Botox’s use in cosmetic treatments to address crow’s feet, forehead and lip lines, drooping eyebrows,...

INTENSE PULSED LIGHT TREATMENT FOR AGE SPOTS IN HIGHLAND AND POUGHKEEPSIE Mar 3rd, 2016

Intense Pulsed Light or IPL, is a rapidly growing skin care practice that improves the skin’s texture, tone, color and laxity, and that can effectively treat  age spots or photo discoloration. IPL treatments also stimulate the production of collagen, an integral part of the organic support structure of the skin. People who...

SKIN TAG REMOVAL IN HIGHLAND, POUGHKEEPSIE, DERMATOLOGY Nov 25th, 2015

Interesting Facts About Skin Tags Skin tags have been used in reconstructive surgery of the ear and nose. One person can have from one to over 100 skin tags on their body. Removing a skin tag does not stimulate more to grow. Treatments include tying them off with a thread...

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOTOX IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Nov 13th, 2015

Scheduling an appointment for Botox injections is a commonplace practice for those seeking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in their face and brow areas. Injections from Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin aid in removing wrinkles associated with aging, and work to correct lines that appear most often on foreheads and in lines around...

PHOTOFACIAL AND INTENSE PULSED LIGHT IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Oct 13th, 2015

What is Intense Pulsed Light Treatment ? New and trendy skin treatments are constantly hitting the market. Few have proven themselves useful and established staying power in the way that IPL has. Intense Pulsed Light Treatment is a light-based treatment typically used to remove discoloration. This includes sun damage, freckles,...

PHOTOFACIALS, INTENSE PULSED LIGHT AND DERMATOLOGY IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Sep 16th, 2015

Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Soothes and Smooths Your Facial Blues Do you have age spots, liver spots, or sun damage to your face? Now there is a treatment option other than the use of a laser. Intense pulsed light treatment uses differing wavelengths of light that can be customized according...

NATURAL SUNBURN TREATMENT IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Sep 2nd, 2015

Summer brings with it many traditions to look forward to – pool parties, barbecues, Fourth of July – along with some traditions we could do without. Sunburn is one of those traditions, and now with summer winding to a close, it’s likely you or somebody in your family is dealing...

LASER HAIR REMOVAL WITH THE MOST EFFECTIVE EQUIPMENT May 24th, 2015

Laser Hair RemovalRecent improvements in the lasers used for permanent hair reduction can be found in the LightSheer Duet available at Essence MediSpa in Highland, New York. Essence provides cosmetic dermatology for clients in the Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Newburgh and surrounding areas.The speed of laser hair removal and the degree in...

VARICOSE VEIN PROBLEMS TREATED BY DOCTORS IN NEW PALTZ AND HIGHLAND Apr 29th, 2015

Symptoms that indicate varicose veins need treatment. Varicose veins are enlarged veins in the legs. They are often visible through the skin as unsightly twisting blue lines. They are very common, particularly in older women. They are caused by weak valves in the veins that allow blood to back up...

DERMAL FILLERS, JUVEDERM, BELOTERO IN NEW PALTZ AND POUGHKEEPSIE Apr 22nd, 2015

The Advantages of Dermal Fillers to Fight Against the Aging Process It’s a fact of life, as you age, your face continually changes. The aging process affects us all, though some more than others, with most of the physical changes appearing in our faces and necks. Innovative treatments like dermal...

SKIN CANCER AND MOLE EXAMINATION IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Mar 28th, 2015

Skin cancer is a very common condition, with approximately 3.5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year in the United States. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. Melanoma is of greater concern, because although it is rarer, it is more deadly. Only around 2000 Americans die...

ACNE TREATMENT IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Mar 13th, 2015

Physicians Can Help Cure Acne Acne is a frustrating problem for many people. It afflicts teenagers, and it is also very common in adults, particularly adult women. Over-the-counter products like benzyl peroxide can help mild cases of acne, but they take a long time to work and often make the...

TREATING AGE SPOTS IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Mar 3rd, 2015

Age Spots on Sun-Exposed Skin Solar lentigines, or age spots, are characterized by the appearance of black, brown or tan spots that show up on the face, the backs of the hands, on the chest, and in other areas of the skin that are frequently exposed to the sun. People...

COSMETIC PROCEDURES BY DOCTOR WEINMAN IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ Feb 6th, 2015

Three Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures that are Fast, Easy and Leave you Feeling Great! Aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology is the branch of dermatology that can help a patient improve their skin’s tone and appearance, fight aging, remove marks on the skin and provide a greater sense of satisfaction with their overall...

AGE SPOTS AND SKIN DISCOLORATION IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ DERMATOLOGY Jan 23rd, 2015

The three steps to managing your age spots. You’re not looking for simple ways to manage your age spots; you’re looking for awesome ways! Essence MediSpa is one of the area’s leaders in age spot treatments. Protection: There is no skin care product or procedure that can replace prevention. Since...

MICRODERMABRASION IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ DERMATOLOGY Jan 2nd, 2015

No matter your age or skin type, microdermabrasion is a great way to restore your skin’s natural glow. It’s a safe cosmetic procedure that removes the dead skin off your face, allowing new cells to grow. After just a few sessions, you–and others–will notice a difference! Microdermabrasion is a powerful...

LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN HIGHLAND AND NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK Dec 23rd, 2014

Laser Hair Removal: What To Expect and Post-Care If you are going to invest money in laser hair removal, you need to make sure that the treated area stays healthy. Even though the treatment might only take a few moments, you really need to take proper care of the area for...

HEMANGIOMA OF THE LIP. PURPLE SPOT ON THE LIP Nov 4th, 2014

Lip Hemangiomas. This common lip discoloration is often caused by minor trauma such as that occurring at a dentist office, or even just biting your lip. This is treated in minutes, usually with only one treatment. At Essence MediSpa Dr. Weinman uses the LamProbe to evaporate these lesions in about...

SKIN GROWTHS, TAGS, MOLES Sep 17th, 2014

Most people do not have perfectly smooth, flawless skin after their teen years. We tend to grow extra skin in the form of moles, skin tags, warts, etc as we grow older. At Essence MediSpa, we can treat most growths quickly and with minimal discomfort. With new technology patients in...

TEETH WHITENING Jul 27th, 2014

IN-OFFICE TREATMENT WITH THE LUMACOOL WHITENING SYSTEM The LumaCool Whitening System by LumaLite uses L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) technology producing a high-speed, safe and cool in-office power whitening experience for the patient that doesn’t leave patients with sensitive teeth or gums. In one short office visit the LumaCool whitens both...

AGE SPOTS AND SKIN DISCOLORATION Jun 20th, 2014

In the Hudson Valley, Essence MediSpa is the choice for removal of any skin discoloration, be it age spots, liver spots, broken capillaries and even birthmarks.Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are flat tan, brown or black spots. They usually appear on the face, hands,...

HAIR LOSS AND BALDNESS TREATMENTS May 13th, 2014

New Paltz and Highland have a  unique hair loss solution in the Revage hair rejuvenation laser at the Highl and Hair Loss Center. There is no reason to give up hope if you notice h air loss, thinning hair and balding, although time is of the essence. Once a hair follicle...

Acne Can Be Controlled Apr 1st, 2014

Acne affects many adults, starting around puberty.  Acne sufferers in the Hudson Valley, especially Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Newburgh area should call Dr. Weinman at Essence MediSpa today. Acne occurs most commonly on the face but also can affect the neck, chest and back. Many of those affected suffer from poor...

EVERYONE WILL NOTICE, BUT NO ONE WILL KNOW Mar 26th, 2014

JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor at Essence MediSpa in Highland New York uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year! Sometimes, depending on individual metabolism, it can...

TOP 4 BENEFITS OF BOTOX® COSMETIC TREATMENTS Mar 25th, 2014

GUESS WHAT? WE ALL GET OLD! (AND THAT’S IF EVERYTHING GOES RIGHT!) Live long enough and guess what happens? Our skin doesn’t fit anymore. It starts to look like that suit of clothes we inadvertently left in the trunk of the car when we were in college. Fact is, all...