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Dr. Glenn Messina

Aesthetic Medicine
Commack, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Messina Esthetic Medicine

Commack, NY

Address

283 Commack Rd Suite 320, Commack, NY
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Aesthetic Medicine involving laser Tattoo Removal and Non Invasive body contouring. Injectables such as Botox , Radiesse & Juvederm are also extensively employed. New filler Bolletero for lip lines. Vi peel for rejuvenation pore reduction and Acne Laser Acne therapy

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Aesthetic Medicine

Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.3K Answers
146 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
NJ is strict: First in NJ the operator must be a doctor if not leave. Second go to someone with a good reputation and a lot of experience in using lasers. It has ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Fuller lips: This produce can be used in several areas of the lip. You can enhance the boarder where the red lip meets the flesh colored skin defining the shape a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
What cause: If trauma an ice pack If its allergic or vascular you have to figure out the cause , the treatment in that case would be a steroid. If this continue... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Excellent anesthetic: Ketamine is a special type of anesthetic called dissociative. When administered you remain " awake" but have remarkable analgesia. It is good in speci... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Lidocaine is an amide type local anesthetic and in general low in allergy potential. However anything that you are exposed to can create an allergic r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
How much?: If just a tiny bit was consumed say a pea size amount nothing will happen but you may get a numb tongue or posterior pharynx ( back of throat ) for an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Several days: Expect to have the rash from 1 to 3 weeks or some remnant of it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Diet: Unless you want to stop the accutaine you can make sure you are well hydrated with non caffeine beverages, eat a diet that promotes stool softening li... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: A good quality glucometer may not be as accurate and a true blood test but it is a great and very precise mode of checking you sugar on a daily basis
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: If you have herpes then anytime you irritate you dermis you can get an outbreak. This occurs with lasers as well. If you believe you have an outbrea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: It is an anti inflammatory so it will lessen any allergic breakout
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Aprox 80% effective: First the flu shot takes 3 weeks to build full immunity so next year take it late october this way when the season starts ( nov in the ne) you are rea... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: If this is your first shot its unlikely you are having withdrawl. Its more likely you are feeling the excitatory effects of the drug which too will fa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: The vessels are remodeling all of the time. However if you are talking about a vessel that has an aneurysm or clogged with plaque then no they can not... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Porphyria: There is a rare disorder of blood products called porphyria it was the basis for several horror movies in the old days such as the wolf man because th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it look... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
History: Spider bite : One lesion , rounded red maybe a spot where the bite occurred is visible as a tiny wound. P. Ivy: History of contact with the plant?... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: It is possible . As time goes on your immune system changes you may find that you have become allergic to grass when you weren't years ago. The same i... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: A professional tattoo ink isn't henna so if you became allergic its not due to that ink however henna is not always safe. On occasion it causes a dark... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Several: Endocrineologist best choice some gynecologists some urologists all good choices if they are competent in hormone therapy
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Difficult: resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Derm... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Similar to laser: The IPL emits a broad spectrum of light wavelengths. where a laser emits just one. The user switches filters on the IPL that kind of strain down the w... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Hospital stay: You will stay in the hospital in a room either alone or shared. A nurse will be assigned to you who will give you meds and take your vitals several ti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
No: There is no documented allergy to surgical steel.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Not effective: A cervical biopsy will involve removing tissue deep into the cervix requiring more analgesia than a topical anesthetic could deliver. The topical woul... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Multiple: High cholesterol is most common developing a clot in a coronary artery calcium in the artery wall breaking off into the vessel embolism to the arte... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Other local options: I agree fully with the other answer but there is another option and it depends on your surgeon. The surgeon can perform a paracervical block using loc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
No for standard rx: The degree confired on a chiropractor is not that of a medical doctor. They may write for vitamins an some other therapies but not prescriptions for ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Really none: These rhytids or crows feet come from contraction of small muscles around the eyes. Botox works very well but must be repeated in 4 months or so.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Doubtful: There should bo no reason to get an std from a razor. The rare instance would be if shaving the pubic region in an area with open herpes sores getting... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes but why: If you take two antihistamines at once you will bring out the less desirable side effects such as drowsiness and dry mouth. There is really no benefit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
See doctor now: This can be serious . A retinal detachment appears as a sudden blind spot and needs immediate care. See an ophthalmologist likely a retina specialist ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Most likely not: Hypothyroidism causes hair loss, cold intolerance, loose stools but the skin changes are not that dramatic so the risk of causing acne is likely to be... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Cardio: Lower body strength endurance increased lung capacity aerobic activity weight loss bad: impact injury to the foot, ankle knees and back if done t... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Ammoliants: First make sure the scaly skin isn't from an underlying medical condition, have a basic check up look at the thyroid as well. Some good rules for dry ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: THe skull has no room for brain expansion so edema is a critical condition. There are several ways to reduce brain swelling and thus reduce pressure f... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
High sugar is bad: Anytime you have high BS say 150 or greater there is damage being done to almost every cell in your body. When the level goes over 200 you see it in t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Sore throat: During removal no pain you are under anesthesia after there is swelling in the back of the throat and a sore throat for anywhere from a few days to a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: These products are thick and are being deposited into the dermis of you skin. Some bruising is common just make sure you go to a trained physician for... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
A biopsy: A skin tag tends to look like a grainof rice or small tag coming from the skin they are no cancerous more common in overweight persons with redundant ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Swelling: This cortico steroid will reduce swelling of the brain
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Depending ot the lab and their ability to get info back the labs should be returned to the office in 1-3 days
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Goto ER: This can be nothing or a major issue. If you developed a headache and now your extremities are tingling I would go to the ER and make sure these is no... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Safer: Necessary no, look at the generation born in the 1920's they knew little of sunscreen and many did well. However, we now know that daily application o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Pancrease (pancrelipase): The pancreases (pancrelipase) makes insulin and the blood levels rise there is a signal to the pancreas to relaese insulin hopefully I an amount that ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
No: this is not a complete intake for an adult. A bowl of fiber one and a fruit smoothie has a lot of carbs I believe but you are not getting protein or e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Difficult: If you have overactice sebaceous glans its difficult you can use daily washes that have a glycolic acid and a rtin-a preteration at night these may he... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Probably none: Aside fromsurgical lasers removing tissue the lasers for aesthetics will generally last about 2 years. Resurfacing for acne scars may be life long and... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Alot of factors: Proper lasers and a good knowledgable md are important age of the tattoo ( older harder to remove 100%) size colors all are important. I remove a lot ... Read More

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Dr. Messina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'll keep it for now. In tender area and do not want that ugly bubbling effect raising up tattoo. Cutting it out --not interested now. Scar no big deal. Have to think th...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I've been coughing up little pieces of skin for a while now and I just want to say thank you for this post I thought it was coming from my lungs I literally thought I ha...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I went to the doctor and he said the same thing, folliculitis. I just was scared when I googled pictures online and it looks similar to herpes. So thanks for the reassur...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1987

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ( STONY BROOK )
Completed 1991

Residency

preceptorship
Completed 2007

Awards

Paul J Sari Memorial Award
Top Doctor, First Place, East Long Island Region - Summer
2014
Top Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, First Place, National - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Society Laser Medicine and Surgery
American Society Anesthesiologist
NYSSA
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