Cosmetic Consultation

With over 25 years of experience in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Maher-Wiese and her staff are here to help you refine, refresh, and rejuvenate your skin. We provide a wide range of procedures to best suit your needs and personal goals. From Hydrafacials and chemical peels to laser hair removal and CoolSculpting, our office has the state-of-the-art equipment to enhance your appearance. We offer consultations to assess which skincare products or procedures would best help you achieve your goals. There is a consultation fee of $75 which can be applied towards any product or procedure. If you are interested, we invite you to contact our office in Essex, CT to schedule an upcoming appointment! We’re proud to see patients throughout New London County, New Haven County, and Middlesex County, CT.

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. Our services can give you a sense of pride in yourself so that you will be eager to get out there and live your best life. Over the years, we’ve helped provide countless patients with such a confidence boost, and we look forward to having the opportunity to do the same for you. Whether you are interested in CoolSculpting, chemical peels, HydraFacials, or anything in between, Essex Dermatology is your premier source for professional cosmetic dermatology treatments in New London County, New Haven County, and Middlesex County, CT.


Botox / Xeomin / Dysport

All of these products are called neuromodulators. They all 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 will be discussed during the consultation.


We offer a wide array of products for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. Injectables/fillers are injected into the skin to help create a smoother and/or 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. Fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles.


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

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.

Hair Removal 

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 are now 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.

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 appearance. This is a great procedure combined with a superficial peel before any special event or as a way to maintain healthy skin integrity.

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, known as tinting, 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.


Contours and tightens skin by using radio frequency (sound waves) and ultrasound to treat the skin. The waves go deep into the skin to stimulate the breakdown of fat cells and encourage collagen remodeling which tightens skin. Exilis can treat the face, neck, arms, saddle bags, love handles, and thighs. There is no down time.

A series of four treatments is recommended for optimal results.

VISIA Complexion Analysis

The VISIA analyzes your skin by taking photographs under special lighting to show sun damage, wrinkling, pores and redness, which might not be visible to the naked eye. Our staff can then recommend products and treatments that would best improve your skin. Utilizes UV photography to find underlying signs of aging such as sun damage, wrinkles, redness, and brown spots.


DermaSweep utilizes micro-resurfacing to gently lift away the top layer of skin, promoting circulation and exfoliation; infusing the skin with key nutrients from soothing Hyaluronic Acid to Peels, to the glamorous Red Carpet Ready treatment.  It restores skin health and leaves you with a glowing, radiant complexion.


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. Call our office to book a consultation and learn more. We provide our CoolSculpting services throughout New London County, New Haven, and Middlesex County, CT.


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.

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.