Michelle Costanzo, LE
Licensed Aesthetician & Educator
Over 16 Years of Experience Specializing in Acne Skin Care
- Society of Plastic Surgery Skin Care Specialists
- National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations
Our Approach to Skin Care
With so many new products and procedures offered almost every day it can be overwhelming trying to decide what really works to truly make a difference in improving your skin. There is nothing worse than spending a great deal of money on the latest treatments and products only to be disappointed in the results.
We believe in proven skin care procedures and skin products that realize results.
Your Initial Consultation
We begin with a thorough consultation in order to evaluate your skin, listen to your concerns to determine the best approach to achieve your goals. We also evaluate the products you are currently using and make suggestions on what might work better to address your concerns about your skin. This may entail adding prescription products or changes in your current skin care regimen. It may also include in-office skin care treatments designed to improve your skin or only skin care products be used at home.
Finally, we will tailor a program just for you, taking into consideration your needs, lifestyle and budget. By following your new program you will see your skin become dramatically clearer, smoother and healthier!
The Procedures We Offer in Our Skin Care Clinic
- TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) Peels
- Jessner Peels
- Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid & Salicylic Acid Peels
- Enzyme Peels
- “Micro Peels” which include dermaplaning, a skin peel and CO2 slush
- Photo Dynamic Therapy with Levulan®
The Products We Offer
- Dr. Costanzo’s private label products
- La-Roche Posay
- Elta M.D.
Blu-Light Photo-dynamic Therapy for Acne
- Eliminates Accutane
- Eliminates Antibiotics
What is the Blu-Light Photo-dynamic Therapy?
The Blu-Light is a specific wavelength of light that is blue in color and applied to the face for several minutes.
How does the Blu-Light work?
The Blu-Light activates a substance called Levulan® which is applied to the face.
The Levulan® targets the active cells of the acne sebaceous glands.
How long does the Blu-Light treatment take?
The Levulan® is applied to the skin 30-60 minutes prior to the use of the Blu-Light. Then you sit in front of the Blu-Light for approximately 8 minutes while the Levulan® is activated.
Do I need more than one Blu-Light treatment?
Generally, 2 – 3 treatments are necessary to accomplish the results. Treatments are done at 2-3 week intervals.
What effect does the Blu-Light have on my skin and acne?
The skin becomes smoother, less oily, pores are minimized and acne cleared up or improved dramatically, without surgical excision or scarring.
Does the Blu-Light help any other conditions?
Yes, it can dramatically improve severe sun damaged skin called Actinic Keratosis, texture, clarity and mottled pigmentation.
Also, small benign bumps called Sebaceous Hyperplasia can be eliminated, as well as, Acne Rosacea papules.
What to expect right after a treatment with the Blu-Light?
You may experience some redness, skin peeling or crusting of the skin for several days.