Dr. Park Avenue, Franklin Lakes, is a Full Service Medical Enhancement Center offering aesthetics and wellness services. The office has been open since 2011. Nestled in the beautiful community of Franklin Lakes, NJ, it caters to the residents of Bergen County and beyond. Dr. Park Avenue is Northern NJ’s premier destination for Smart Lipo™, aka laser lipolysis. The office is fully equipped with a beautiful and spacious medical suite where all of our Smart Lipo™ procedures are performed. The reception area has the feel of one’s own living room, and the skincare and injection rooms are set up to make the patient feel comfortable and relaxed. As soon as patients enter the facility, they instantly feel the “Park Avenue” energy.
About Our Team
DR. PAUL FONDACARO, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Renowned NYC Surgeon Dr. Paul Fondacaro specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Fondacaro received his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his internship and residency in Surgery in 1986 at SUNY Downstate including chief resident 1985-1986.
After a short stint as Attending Surgeon at Long Island College Hospital, he was recruited to Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan where he served as Assistant Director of Surgery. He held faculty positions as Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College and afterwards as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell Medical College.
He was 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. Dr. Fondacaro started offering the SmartLipo™ procedure immediately after FDA approval and became a preceptor and trainer for the Cynosure Laser Company. The practice was bestowed the title of “Center of Excellence” due to the training of many physicians.
MONIKA NATALÉ, LE, AESTHETIC DIRECTOR
Monika Natalé, aka “The Skin Transformer” is a Certified Medical Aesthetic Specialist with over 13 years of experience as a Medical Aesthetician & Cosmetic Coordinator. During the course of her career, she has had the pleasure of working with as well as being mentored by internationally renowned facial plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists from New Jersey, New York City, and California. Monika is a graduate of the Christine Valmy International School for Skincare and she 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.
Early in her career, she was trained to assist cosmetic dermatologists with post laser care protocols for ablative skin resurfacing procedures. She had begun to notice that many of these patients still had pigmentation irregularities, presenting post treatment, and she started to work with them to find a safe formula that would give them a more predictable result. She is now renowned for her area of expertise in treating melasma and other pigmentation disorders of the skin, and is sought after by patients from abroad for her expertise, especially in treating ethnic skin types. She has a passion to help patients achieve their skincare goals by coupling customized treatment programs that treat to correction and beyond. She 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 Practitioner.
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. Her philosophy is and always will be focusing on patient needs with their safety in mind, and producing desirable results with an added touch of energy work. There is no time limit on beauty. As she always says: “It’s never too late to transform your skin.”
MARGARET KARSKY, WELLNESS DIRECTOR
Margaret Karsky, the creator behind “Feel Best Look Best” is our Wellness Director. She completed her medical education overseas and holds a medical degree. Margaret has previously had over 12 years of experience working in the Aesthetic Industry, alongside top plastic surgeons. After some time, she realized that she had a stronger desire to help empower the patients that had body image issues by offering them proper nutritional guidance, and to help them find ways to overcome some of their biggest external challenges with a more holistic approach- a focus on inner healing.
Her interests in health, beauty, nutrition and integrative wellness led her to pursue and earn certifications in Naturopathic Health, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Advanced Sports Health, Exercise Nutrition Advisory, Nutritional Therapy, and IV Hydration Therapy. Additionally, she has completed a multitude of programs in leadership training and communication.
She has a passion for improving the well-being of others, by helping individuals reach optimal health and improve their lives through integration of healthy habits in their daily practices.
Feel Best Look Best is a modern solution to transform self-limiting beliefs about body image and its direct correlation to self-worth. The mission is to help those struggling with challenges in the areas of health and wellbeing overcome all obstacles so that they can have the freedom to live empowered, inspired, happier, and healthier lives.
The core focus of her practice is to eliminate the negative relationships with food, body image and overall appearance for individuals suffering from anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Her patient care protocols are unique in that they help people overcome their emotional issues first, so that their lifestyle choices improve. The portfolio of wellness services offered are diverse enough that solutions for every patient seeking improvement are attainable.
Feel Best Look Best provides integration of healing the mind, body, and spirit resulting in restored confidence, aliveness ,happiness and freedom!