Our Aesthetic Staff
The Dermatology Group in New Jersey includes a team of experienced medical aestheticians.
Medical aestheticians in New Jersey routinely practice the art of exfoliation or restorative techniques for patients suffering from skin or hair diseases. People from all walks of life use the services provided by a medical aesthetician. Contrary to most people's opinions when they hear the words "skin care," "aesthetician" or even "cosmetology," medical aestheticians do not work only with women. Many men are concerned about their skin after medical procedures and they seek the help of a medical aesthetician to learn to care for their skin. A doctor or other medical professional may recommend that a patient see a medical aesthetician.
The physicians at The Dermatology Group work hand-in-hand with our aestheticians to provide you with advanced medical homecare products, clinical and restorative facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Our entire aesthetic staff is well-versed in cutting-edge cosmeceutical products and corrective cosmetic treatments.
Melissa Astone is a licensed aesthetician that joined The Dermatology Group in 2003. Melissa's specialties include chemical exfoliation, microdermabrasion as well as clinical facials. Melissa customizes treatment programs to address each patient's unique skincare needs. Her ultimate goal is to couple customized effective skincare treatments and regimens with patient education. Melissa has studied and has been certified in many clinical quality skincare lines and treatment techniques. Melissa is a member of the National Coalition of Aestheticians, Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists, and the Aesthetics International Association. In 2008, Melissa achieved NCEA Certified Professional status, representing the highest skincare credential available in the United States.
Chris Kelly is a licensed aesthetician that joined The Dermatology Group in 2005. Chris has expertise in chemical peels, clinical facials, and microdermabrasion. She has a B.S. from Montclair State University and received her aesthetics training from Artistic Academy. Chris has also received additional training from La Roche Posay, Skinceuticals, P.C.A., Skinmedica and continues to further her education and training. Her approach to skincare entails tailoring the treatments to suite each patient's needs while optimizing results.
Courtney Capo joined The Dermatology Group in 2008. Courtney graduated from Depasquale's school "Artistic Academy," she continues to further her education in skin care. Courtney is certified in a variety of chemical peel, microdermabrasion and facial procedures as well. She is dedicated to customizing the appropriate skincare treatments and homecare regimens for her patients. Courtney does well with patients who suffer from allergies, and can easily find the proper product and treatment that works for them. Lastly, she carries a lot of knowledge and experience with laser and injectable cosmetic procedures and can help instruct patients with post treatment care.
Michele Nicastro is a Licensed Cosmetologist who received her cosmetology license from Capri Institute and aesthetic training from Christine Valmy. Her specialties include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, customized clinical facials, microneedling treatments and makeup application. Michele has also been certified in many advanced product lines and is extremely knowledgeable when customizing specific home care regimens for patients using prescription topical medications. Michele has been with The Dermatology Group since 2011.
For more information about the aesthetic staff at The Dermatology Group, request an appointment online or call (973) 571-2121. The Dermatology Group offers extended hours for convenient scheduling.