Let’s face it, Skin is In! During the winter months, my skin gets so dry and needs all the help I can get. Monika Natale, aka The Skin Transformer, is a certified medical aesthetic specialist who practices out of Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes. (located 846 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ) Dr. Park Avenue is a full service medical cosmetic enhancement center with locations in Franklin Lakes, Hoboken, and Brick, NJ.

About Dr. Park Avenue

Dr. Paul Fondacaro received his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1981. He has been mentioned as top surgeon in NY Magazine, Castle Connolly, and Consumer Research Council of America. In 2003, Dr. Fondacaro began to add cosmetic services into his practice. A separate entity was established which included cosmetic services alone and separate form his own busy surgical practice. 

In 2007, he began to practice cosmetic surgery exclusively and expanded the practice to New Jersey where Dr. Park Ave was born. Why the name Dr. Park Ave? Besides his previous practice located on Park Ave in NYC, Dr. Fondacaro wanted the residents of New Jersey to know they are getting Park Avenue services but in New Jersey!

Meet Monika

Monika is no rookie to the aesthetic industry. She has over 12 years of experience as a Medical Aesthetician. The Skin Transformer is certified in skin resurfacing and non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures, including but not limited to: microneedling, platelet rich plasma infusion, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments, medical grade chemical peels, various radio-frequency and ultrasound skin tightening methods for both the face and body, dermaplaning and depigmentation of the skin. She has a passion to help patients achieve their skincare goals by coupling customized treatment programs that treat to correction and beyond. Monika holds her license to practice skincare in New Jersey, New York, and California.  In 2016, she began her own personal transformation and decided to journey into the world of energy work and healing.  Her path led her to Reiki, hence she is now a Certified Reiki Master. Her mission is to integrate her knowledge of medical aesthetics with her understanding of energetic healing methods to bring forth an internal and external transformation for her patients.

After years of focusing mostly on the external appearance of her clients and patients, it became apparent to her that inner belief systems of oneself perpetuate outwardly.  Aesthetic goals are accomplished on an all inclusive level when coupled with inner wellness. Her approach encompasses an inner and outer focus on the health of the mind, body, and skin.  Monika is committed to continued training in her field, always staying up-to-date with the latest and innovative aesthetic treatments available. 


I got to experience demaplaning with Monika. Dermaplaning uses a blade to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz”. It is commonly used as an alternative to chemical peels or you can alternate between the two treatments. Having bad skin growing up, I was used to getting chemical peels for my acne scars. Dermaplaning was a great alternative and totally painless! After the dermaplaning, Monika applied a hydration face mask to help my skin stay hydrated after the treatment. Since Monika is a reiki master, she also placed crystals around my skin to help with inner body I highly recommend this treatment and cannot wait to go back to Monika and try more skin healing treatments.

In addition to dermaplaning, Monika also does skin rejuvenation, microdermbrasion, chemical peels, anti aging facials, and acne treatments.

Contact Dr. Park Avenue here or call their Franklin Lakes office at 201.845.8400 to get more information.

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