Dr. Philip Lambruschi and the staff at Valley Plastic Surgery Center, in West Dundee, have added a new aesthetician, Mary Andre, to their clinic. Andre joined the team in January and brings several years of experience. Staff and patients alike say they appreciate her enthusiasm.
Andre’s services include a variety of facials and peels, dermaplaning, facial waxing, brow tinting, lash extensions and a new addition: microneedling. She also helps patients find the skincare that best suits their needs. Andre is certified in lash artistry, dermaplaning and microneedling.
Microneedling has helped patients transform their skin by correcting pigmentation issues, increasing collagen, and reducing acne scaring, fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses an FDA-approved skin pen to make micro wounds in the skin with tiny needles. These needles cause the body to create more collagen and elastin, which heals your skin while helping it look younger.
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is safer and less expensive than laser treatment.Treatments are performed with a topical numbing cream and they require no downtime.
Dermaplaning is a quick and painless exfoliation procedure that removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells using a medical-grade scalpel. This should always be done by a licensed medical professional in a practitioner’s office, says Lambruschi. The benefits of dermaplaning include deeper penetration of skincare products, brighter and smoother skin, and easier makeup application.
Andre has a passion for helping patients to treat acne with mild to aggressive treatments and plans. She also brings experience from a large dermatology practice where she worked with several providers and their patients to address skincare and acne concerns. Her extensive training helps her to educate patients on the correct treatments, preventions and product usage.
In her spare time, Andre enjoys hiking, gardening and baking. She lives in Huntley with her husband and two dogs. She also enjoys spending time with her two college-aged children and two adult children.
Contact Mary Andre directly at (480) 710-7118 to set up a customized plan. ❚
Valley Plastic Surgery Center is located at 350 S. 8th St., in West Dundee. For more information, call (847) 836-3200 or visit valleyplasticsurgery.com.