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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.

Our Team

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 Caporale

Melissa Caporale 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.

Courtney Krowska

Courtney Krowska 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

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.

Geri D'Antonio

Geri has a true passion for skin care. After raising her family, she attended the world-renowed Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, Skin Care & Makeup. Licensed in both New Jersey and New York, she brings over 12 years of clinical skincare experience to our team. Geri routinely performs microdermabrasion by DermaMed to retexture facial and neck skin imperfections. She enjoys performing Skin Peels to rejuvenate, clarify and tighten the skin. She is also experienced in performing Rejuvapen – a Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy System which is used to treat acne scars, deep wrinkles and pigmentation. Geri feels "beautiful skin is multi-faceted and to achieve it, you must incorporate various modalities such as filler, Botox, facial rejuvenation treatments, pharmaceutical grade skincare products and even plastic surgery!"

If you have additional questions or would like to speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists, call (973) 571-2121 .

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