Cosmetic Consultation

Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Maher-Wiese and her staff are here to help you with all of your skincare needs. We provide a wide range of procedures to best suit your personal goals. We offer consultations to assess which skincare products or procedures would best help you. We invite you to contact our office in Essex, CT to schedule an appointment. Whether you are interested in CoolSculpting, chemical peels, HydraFacials, or anything in between, Essex Dermatology is your premier source for professional cosmetic dermatology treatments.

Cosmetic dermatology is all about helping you to look and feel your best. It can be difficult to approach each new day with confidence if you are not happy with the appearance of your skin. Over the years, we’ve helped provide countless patients with a confidence boost, and we look forward to having the opportunity to do the same for you.


Botox / Xeomin / Dysport / Daxxify

Neuromodulators work to relax the muscles and fade lines of aging. These are typically used for the 11 lines, forehead lines, crows feet, bunny lines and can also be used to turn up the corners of the mouth. All of these products work similarly. There are minor differences which can be discussed during a consultation.


We offer an array of products for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers are injected into the skin to help create a smoother and fuller appearance in the face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Our providers will work with you to determine which will best suit your needs.


Lasers can be used for redness, brown spots, and skin resurfacing.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a noninvasive treatment that uses light to reduce the redness and pigmentation associated with aging or sun damage. It can be used for the face, neck, chest, and hands and results in a more even and uniform look to the skin.

Fraxel resurfaces the skin by targeting fine lines and wrinkles, surface scarring, and improves the overall appearance of sun-damaged skin. Like IPL, it can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands and even arms.

Clear + Brilliant resurfaces the skin on a more superficial level, and is a step down from Fraxel. It will leave you with a glowing, radiant complexion.

RF Microneedling

Uses the skins natural healing process to reduce imperfections by creating microscopic “injuries” in the skin with fine needles. This encourages the skin to produce new collagen and elastin to regenerate new healthy skin cells.

We offering RF Microneedling with Vivace.



Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove the damaged outer layers of the skin allowing for a more even palette or skin tone. These can be mild or moderate (yes, even a lunchtime peel can be performed allowing you to return to work). We offer lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, VI Peel, TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and peels specifically geared towards acne prone skin. This is great for anyone who is just starting out on their skincare journey.

Acne Peel

Dissolves dead skin cells that clog pores, reducing redness and inflammation to minimize breakouts.


This is a wonderful way to remove the weathered outer layer of skin resulting in a beautiful dewy and smooth appearance. Dermaplaning is complimentary with our peels but can also be done as a standalone service.

Spa Facial

Includes deep cleansing, extractions and a massage of the neck, shoulders, hands, arms, lower legs and feet. Can be customized with add ons.


Get rid of that unwanted hair! It is best that you discontinue any retinoids one week before your procedure. Let your Aesthetician know what products you are using for your skin care regimen.

Eyebrow/Eyelash Tinting

This process involves dying the eyelashes or eyebrows to a darker color. The colors that are used to tint these fine hairs are very natural colors that provide individuals with lighter hair, with a darker lush look.


Vivace RF (radio frequency) Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective in alleviating wrinkles and fine lines, tightening skin, minimizing pore size and improving overall skin tone and texture with immediate results and no downtime.


A non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that freezes stubborn fat. The results of CoolSculpting last for multiple years, as it destroys the fat cells in the targeted areas.


The Skinwave Hydrating Facial infuses Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid and Hyaluronic Acid into the skin and gently removes impurities with hydrating dermabrasion. It helps with brightening, toning, exfoliating and hydrating the skin. Great before an event or to give your skin an extra boost.


Uses Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology to heat the mid-dermal tissue, rejuvenating collagen fibers, improving the overall appearance of the face. Also great for the neck, and lifting eyebrows. Non-invasive, minimal downtime, treats all skin types. Results can be seen as soon as 1 week following treatment, and will continue to develop in the 3 month period after treatment.

We offer Pronox as an add on to lessen the intensity of the Sofwave treatment. Any discomfort felt during the treatment immediately dissipates once the ultrasound is not actively being used on the skin, but Pronox makes the treatment much more tolerable. Ask your Aesthetician or provider if this might be a good option for you.

Clear + Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant laser resurfaces the skin to achieve a glowing, brighter complexion. It is best described as a mini Fraxel as it works on a more superficial level and is slightly gentler.