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Dr. Glenn Messina

Aesthetic Medicine
Commack, NY
37 years experience male

Locations

Messina Esthetic Medicine

Commack, NY

Address

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

Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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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

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Prob hemorrhoids: At 22 unless you have a chronic bowel problem its likely this blood is from the end of the colon like a hemorrhoid or fissure. I would simply see your... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Use a broad spectrum sunblock with either zinc or titanium daily. Hydrate and exfoliate.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Gold therapy?: I sww you were on Methotrexate for RA . Were you ever on gold therapy? If no then okay but if you ever were on gold therapy you CAN NOT have laser ta... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Slightly: Acting as a weak diuretic it may but this is likely not a great means of control
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Thats good: THat value isn't bad. If you are prediabetic you can loose weight, cut out sugary treats, no pies cakes , avoid excess carbs, eat less and walk more
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Sinus: The flu runs you down and allows for secondary infections to develop. It sounds like you developed an infection of the l frontal sinus and will need a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Several options: You can do nothing its generally not dangerous You can insert a pessary to lift the uterus up its kind of like a stool for the uterus you can streng... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Remove skin: MDA is a technique of removing the outer layers of the epidermis without causing a lot of trauma or bleeding. Several things exist from fine sand to d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Exfoliate cleanse: I see you are already o bpo that's good. Most likely hormone fluctuation is creating the acne forming conditions. If you are not reay to dee a doctor ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Strep is a bacterial infection often associated with tonsillitis. There is generally a sore throat red papules on the tongue and white plaques on the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Supportive measures: The flu shot is composed of dead viral particles so you can not get the flu from the shot. However you may feel some minor flu like symptoms joint ac... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: this could be a retinal detachment see an ophthalmologist today
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It can have a bad effect but just how bad....not terrible. Cheese is a fatty meal so it will elevate your lipid levels It also may bind you making y... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Doubtful : A dermatologist can inject steroids to shrink the keloid or you can surgically remove it with a plastic closure. There is no guarantee a new on wont f... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: Less mass to carry so it would make sense that if you were overweight and lost weight you would run faster. Now if your are lean already then loosing... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Nothing: Let it wear off and don't abuse the medication any longer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: Thirst will come with a high sugar because it makes the body sense a high osmolarity and triggers a thirst. High sodium intake can do the dame so your... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: The tattoo ihk is constantly being eaten by your immune cells and going to the lymph nodes. Over the years we have not seen an increase in cancer with... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
? Safe: I remove tattoos using lasers every day. The ink is located in your dermis about 2mm below the skin. The ink can cause allergic reactions and make imm... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Narrow air passage: There is a narrowing of the airway causing a whistle sound
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes but risky: Say you were on a deserted island and developed a throat infection in time you body would hopefully be able to overwhelm the bacteria and you would cl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Antibiotics: Staph infections can grow quickly warm soaks help bring blood to the infection and keeping it clean as well using iodine as a topical agent. However i... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Time is important: When you are on accutaine you are more prone to complications of peels laser burns etc. I would advise you to show your dermatologist who wrote for t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Gum: The pressure in the cabin may cause any fluid in the ear tubes to plug them creating pain and pressure in the ear. THe best is to use decongestants if... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Symptoms: Allergy sneezing, runny nose , clear drainage watery eyes itchy eyes and nose no fever. Sinus infection tender sinus especially if in the maxilla (... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
There are a few: I prefer the newer preparations such as adapolene because they are not rendered inactive by the application of benzoyl peroxide which many acne patien... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Not right: Is it that she has no urine to release? Is it that she feels the urge to urinate but cannot? These questions must be answered. It would be rare for ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
MRSA?: Vancomycin will kill staph but it is regularly used for methicillin resistant staph. MRSA will not die with regular penicillin or Keflex so drainage a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Infection?: You may have a slight cellulitis on the area possibly from head phones or scratching the area. Any infected piercing there? I would have it examined s... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Hair loss: Family history is important , did you parents begin t lose hare at this age? Medical causes should be ruled out hypothyroid is an easy fix if it is th... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The potency possible will be less still only use 1-2 sprays per nostril. If it works great! There is no concern that it went sour or could harm you.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Get this checked: There are several possible causes ranging for gallstones to pancreatitis both need to be looked into and treated. Sudden onset of pain the=at is debil... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Unlikey: The second degree bur you are describing can scar but it is unlikely/. It is more likely that you will have some skin discoloration for a while but th... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The anesthesiologist will be taking your BP every 5 minutes. I would not worry the majority of the time your BP is very stable, should there be a sudd... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Using hyaluronic acid fillers is the preferred method of augmenting the lip. It is not designed to last forever, has few allergies and in the proper h... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Inflamation: A steroid into the joint will reduce swelling and inflammation and a good way to give possibly long lasting comfort. If there is no decrease then prob... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Probably low: The cafe au last probably will not become a hairy nevus but should keep an eye out for any new cafe lesions. Good news is they are laser able however... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Likely unrelated: I would still get checked and have your "heartburn" evaluated to differentiate between acid reflux and cardiac pain. The bright red blood is from area... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
I prefer dysport: They are very similar disport is a smaller molecule and seems to work a few days sooner than botox and maybe last a few weeks longer. I use both but p... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Unless you are on medication to decrease blood clotting. The bleeding caused by trauma is not a contraindication to facial fillers. I am assuming this... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Be safe: Its always best to have that looked at either by your primary or a dermatologist a lot can be found with a simple exam and a biopsy if needed. that wi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The tattoo will have no effect on your surgical site , healing or recovery. I would not have advised a tattoo over the incision at this early date to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Allergy to BPO: BPO is a topical antibiotic good for killing the bacteria believed to cause acne. If you are allergic expect typical signs like facial redness , swell... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Poiklioderma: This may be what you are talking about its a red/brown discoloration with small vessels and pigments. Its common to see on the throat and neck where w... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
No: Al chloride is not antibiotic it is anti hydrous or sweating. When applied to an armpit at night it gets absorbed into your sweat glands and decreases... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Qualified physician: LHR is safe and effective when done properly incorrect use can cause burns or scars. Its best to find a physician well trained in laser medicine and s... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
No: Carpal tunnel is a narrowing of the tunnel the nerves and ligaments of your hand run through. The result is numbness and weakness of the hand but not ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Get checked: This can be from many things and should be looked into. fever? Pain? Hard to swallow consider infection like strep. Could be tonsil stones that you ar... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Half a day: These are medications of the same class., the Ibup. normally last several hours and the levels significantly reduced in about 10 hours. I would say un... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 37 years experience
Same thing: Strep throat is a tonsillitis an infection of the tonsil. People with tonsils removed often never have another strep throat . If you have strep its im... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Messina is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
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! Made me feel much better! I was freaking out for a moment as I grew up in the sun... however years of avoiding it in one trip I over did it and had a reaction I've never...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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