Philadelphia Dermatologic Surgeon
1015 Chestnut St., Ste. 1205
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hess has hospital affiliations at University of Pennsylvania Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Wake Forest University
    Medical: MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
    Graduate: PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania

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Ipl or laser for skin tightening?

It sounds like you've answered your own question -- if you don't trust your doctor, you definitely shouldn't treat with him / her. If the answers... READ MORE

I have blisters on vagina from laser hair removal?

This can be a very sensitive topic, but if you have any history of HPV sometimes a laser treatment can cause "stress" to the treated area and bring on... READ MORE

What if I have no eyelashes before using latisse. If I stop using latisse will I return to having no eyelashes?

When you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their baseline appearance. It is a medication, and to maintain the results you... READ MORE

Face cheeks. What can I do? (Photo)

Everyone is always the most critical of themselves, and although the picture you posted is not optimal for diagnosis purposes -- it looks like your... READ MORE

Face burnt from laser hair removal treatment?

It canĀ  be normal for the skin to feel hot and look pink after a laser hair removal treatment, and this feeling can persist for a few hours after ... READ MORE

Sensitive and Freckle prone skin after laser?

Immediately after your treatment (for about 5-days post treatment) you should be extra-careful with your skin to make sure it is not exposed to any... READ MORE

Can make-up be applied right after an Isolaz treatment?

Yes, you are able to go about your daily, normal routine immediately after an Isolaz treament! We have some patients who bring their makeup-bag with... READ MORE

What areas of the body can Clear and Brilliant Laser be used on?

Yes, you can safely have Clear + Brilliant treatments almost anywhere on your body. Popular areas include the chest, hands, and back. READ MORE

Who is the best candidate for Clear & Brilliant?

Clear + Brilliant treatments are immensely popular right now because beautiful results are obtained with minimal downtime / discomfort. The treatments... READ MORE

What can I expect during an Isolaz treatment?

Isolaz treatments are nothing to worry about. The treatment itself consists of flashes of light and vacuuming. You may feel a brief heat-sensation as... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Hess

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