Medical Aesthetic Staff
Melissa Caporale is a licensed aesthetician that joined The Derm 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 joined The Derm 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.
Christine’s background in communication studies from West Virginia University combined with her skin care license, allows her to understand patient needs to help them achieve their skincare goals. Christine’s favorite service to offer are chemical peels because she believes everyone can benefit from them.
Christine is a welcomed addition to The Princeton Center for Dermatology. She will provide treatments, educate patients, and offer aesthetic products designed to promote healthy skin.
Hillary is South Jersey native who joins together her business degree from Drexel University with her passion for aesthetics and making people feel beautiful. When Hillary is not managing her region’s skincare department, she specializes in customizing skincare programs and procedures for her patients, utilizing various chemical and mechanical exfoliations, dermaplaning, microneedling, and the latest in technologies. Ingredient knowledge is of utmost importance to Hillary so home care is result oriented. She is a certified laser technician, experienced in body contouring, and works with our providers to recommend non-invasive cosmetic procedures including neurotoxins and filler.
Whether focusing on hyperpigmentation, acne clearance, or aging gracefully, Hillary will guide you through the process of combining appropriate skin care regimens with in office treatments, educating you while making it easy and effective.
Kathy has been a aesthetician with nine plus years in medical aesthetics. She is a graduate of Rizzieri School of Health and Wellness.
Extensively trained in skin care and laser services. She is dedicated to helping our skin care patients achieve optimal results.
“It’s amazing to see my patients self-esteem change as the health of their skin is improved.” I find it very rewarding to be a part of this process. My goal is for my patients to feel great about their skin with or without make-up. GREAT SKIN GIVES GREAT CONFIDENCE!
Michele Vitiello 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 Derm Group since 2011.
Kristen was born and raised in South Jersey but has explored many parts of the nation along the way. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from West Virginia University, so can relate, understand and empathize with every patient she meets. She is a board certified aesthetician with over 8 years of experience and has a true passion in helping and healing others.
Kristen’s breath of knowledge includes the use of chemical peels such as glycolic, salicylic, TCA and melange peels. She has extensive experience with technologies including IPL for rosacea and photo rejuvenation, light sheer and soprano for laser hair removal, and NIR for skin tightening. Treatments also include macrodermabrasion, micro needling, velashape, waxing and custom blend makeup application. She has a broad scope of knowledge with multiple medical skin care lines ranging from a Obagi, Young Pharmaceuticals Hymed, Neova and DCL.
Kristen works with Dr. Toome and the PAs to educate patients on proper skincare routines and recommendations on all medical and cosmetic procedures Appearance Dermatology has to offer
Lina D. Plisko
Lina is a licensed aesthetician who earned her education from Rizzieri School of Health and Wellness and the International Dermal Institute. She is highly motivated and finds great joy in making a difference in peoples lives. She specializes in acne treatments and works closely with doctors to create a skin care regimen that is customized to each patient’s individual needs and concerns. Lina believes that combination therapy along with properly educating patients is the key to achieving clear and radiant skin.
Lina’s experience covers all aspects of medical aesthetics from chemical peels, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and laser treatments. Lina resides in South Jersey with her husband and step-son and enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and live music.
Kathy has been a licensed Cosmetologist / Aesthetician since 1985.
She believes the Aesthetics industry offers an on going learning experience and keeping up with available knowledge is key to being the best aesthetician possible. Investing in your skin is an investment that lasts a lifetime. She takes pride in each treatment she performs and enjoys building the connection with patients that establishes trust and personal attention for their skin care needs. Kathy’s experience covers chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, laser hair removal treatments and more!
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!”
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