Esthetician Services

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments performed by our licensed estheticians transform your appearance with little to no downtime. We offer a range of popular med spa-style treatments at our Schererville and Valparaiso, Indiana, plastic surgery locations, including dermaplaning, facials, and chemical peels. These are in addition to our extensive menu of other nonsurgical procedures.

Dr. Galante

Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

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Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning exfoliates the skin using a sterile blade to slough off the outer layer of dead skin cells and fine, vellus hair (often called “peach fuzz”). You’ll see immediate results after a dermaplaning procedure, which leaves the skin silky smooth and can also improve the absorption and effectiveness of nourishing creams and serums. Customized masks and skincare products are part of each dermaplaning treatment.

A dermaplaning procedure is effective for all skin types and doesn’t require any downtime. The treated skin does not peel afterward.

Our Dermaplane Treatment Options

Choose from these options starting at $75 (accelerated serum add-on available):

Dermaplane Facial (Full): A complete dermaplane treatment with hydrating or calming mask.

Express Dermaplane Facial (Mini): A mini dermaplane treatment for a quick glow.

Dermaplane Facial with Chemical Peel: A full dermaplane treatment combined with a SkinMedica Illuminize peel to reverse signs of aging.

Professional Aesthetic Facials

We’ve created customized facial treatments designed to support the renewal of healthy skin by addressing a range of skin conditions. These facials help reach specific skincare goals based on each patient’s objectives, lifestyle, and skin condition.

Our facials don’t include extractions and can be performed every 2 to 4 weeks. No pre-conditioning is needed, and facials don’t require downtime.

Our Aesthetic Facial Options

Choose the facial that best suits your goals, starting at $75 (dermaplaning or accelerated serum add-ons available):

Lunch Time Peel: A “lunchtime” alpha hydroxy acid combination that stimulates cellular turnover and is good for all skin types. This treatment is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin tone, texture, and clarity without downtime.

Galante M.D. Customized Facial: Customized to target specific conditions such as aging and dehydrated, oily, sensitive, and pigmented skin. Each protocol specifically strengthens the skin’s structural integrity and supports healthy skin renewal. It includes customized treatment masks and finishing products.

Enzyme Resurfacing Treatment: This no-downtime, resurfacing treatment is appropriate for all skin types, even sensitive and weak skin. It provides gentle, invisible exfoliation that immediately revives dull-looking skin, replenishes skin moisture, and minimizes the appearance of discoloration, thus promoting a more even skin tone.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Gustavo E. Galant, M.D, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Nov 17, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante and his staff make you feel very comfortable..I loved Brittany she is the sweetest..Dr Galante and his staff did not rush you and made sure all your questions and concerns were answered..
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5.0/5
Oct 29, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Nothing else but great and professional Dr. Galante is one of the dr I trust. Very professional, caring stuff and him of course.
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5.0/5
Aug 10, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
The augmentation procedure was so simple I wish I would of done it years ago
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5.0/5
Jul 31, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had a mommy makeover 3 weeks ago and I feel amazing. Dr Galante and his staff are so friendly and make you feel comfortable and amazing! they answered every question and I felt confident leading up to my surgery day! Dr Galante held my hand and comforted me in the operating room before going under and it felt like genuine care. You can really tell he not only loves what he does, but cares for his patients! he’s also great at it. My incision was done so neatly and perfect. You can tell he took his time to make it as nice as possible. My body looks great! And I have my confidence back thanks to Dr Galante!
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5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
Facebook Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante and his staff are amazingly kind and helpful. I felt like my health and well being were put as the top priority before the procedure. A few months after my procedure I developed a small lump in my breast. I called the office to have them check to see if it was no big deal, just scar tissue or something from my implant. Dr Galante saw me right away. He determined that it wasn’t normal and quickly arranged for me to be seen by a women’s diagnostic doctor. His nurse kept me calm as I heard him talk to the other doctor on how they’d coordinate care for my testing. Honestly he was a God send because I didn’t have to do a thing except pick up my phone to confirm the appointment. I was a wreck and he took that huge burden off my plate. In the end it was a teeny fluid bubble, but I’m so thankful that he was prompt in his response to my concern.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. Not only did the staff and Dr. Galante take the time to understand my careers, and hone life, but they were also able to calm my fears about surgery. They are truly professionals! Highly, highly recommend!
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5.0/5
May 24, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff have been EXCEPTIONAL throughout this process. I had breast augmentation and everything the doctor and nurse told me to expect was to a T. In the Operating room Dr. Galante made me feel so calm, comforted, and safe. He put on music of my choice, and with a smile held my hand and didn’t let go (until I fell asleep of course) Afterwards, recovery nurse absolutely AMAZING! Received a personal phone call from Dr. Galante that night just to follow up and see how I was feeling. Few days later, the surgical center checked on me to also see how Everything was progressing. My recovery is only 9 days post op and IM IN LOVE WITH THE RESULTS!! I did my research and I would do it ALL OVER again with this physician and staff! I have so many people to refer and honestly if you want superb results and patient care, go to THE BEST! Thank you Dr. Galante and staff.
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5.0/5
Apr 22, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
My only regret is that I didn’t come here sooner!!! I was working so hard in the gym but couldn’t see results because my body was so rough from having babies. Dr. Galante changed all of that! It is miraculous to me that so many kind, hospitable, and encouraging people all work in one office! I was feeling really nervous and pretty insecure about the whole process, especially because I had received consultations from elsewhere and had a very negative experience. Dr. Galante and his staff were so uplifting and made me feel beautiful even before my procedure. He could charge a lot more for his work but doesn’t, I think because he just likes helping others feel beautiful. Every person in this office is gifted with making people feel welcome and cared for. Also, his work is incredible. He far exceeded my expectations for what I would look like after my surgery. I will never go anywhere else and I encourage all of my friends to see him. Thank you, Dr. Galante and staff for taking such good care of me! My results are amazing and just keep getting better.
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5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Had a brow, neck and face lift. Dr. Galante did an excellent job. The doctor and staff was amazing. The scars you don't notice, can't believe how you have to point them out to see them. Can't wait till I can go back and have other procedures done. Their concerns are what you want and what will make you happy. I highly recommend the work of him and his staff.
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5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante is amazing! I recently had breast augmentation in Nov 2020. I am a mother of 3 children and work full time. I went to a total of 4 consultations with other surgeons and decided to go with Dr Galante. He took his time and went through everything. He answered my questions and concerns. I was so nervous on the day of surgery and is whole team of nurses, surgical tech, and CRNA made the process easy. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my results, he did exactly what I asked and I feel amazing!!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 12, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Flawless. I recently had breast implant removal and replacement with Dr. Galante, who came highly recommended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. After many years, I was at a crossroads about having my implants removed or replacing them. At the consultation, Dr. Galante and Megan, nurse & patient coordinator, we’re attentive, informative and caring. They gave me the information, pros and cons, and didn’t try to sway my decision either way. I didn’t wait too long and decided to go for it and have removal and replacement. He is a truly gifted surgeon and put in just the right size for my frame. This breast surgery was a cinch the second time around. Wish I hadn’t waited. His staff are all very nice and professional. The nurses and anesthesiologists at the clinic all top notch too. It was win win! Thank you!
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5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
BEST decision I’ve ever made!! I have had two procedures done by Dr. Galante, including a breast augmentation and lower eyelid procedure, and have recommended many friends to him! I got my breasts done 7 years ago now and have never felt more confident in my own skin, I will be surprised if they ever need to be replaced. While the healing was a bit uncomfortable, I would do it a million times over again. They look SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how many “compliments” I’ve gotten on them. My lower eyelid lift was a few days ago & WOW the results already! My eyes look like they did before I hit puberty. Although I’m not fully healed I am already so happy. He is a true artist and extremely professional. Wonderful staff as well! Would highly recommend him and his practice!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
It has been 7 months since my breast reduction and I couldn’t be happier! From beginning to end Dr. Galante and his entire staff have been outstanding. The high reviews and no consultation fee is what first drew me. From day one he makes you feel very comfortable and secure. He is patient and friendly. Most importantly, he is informative and he knows what he’s doing! I love my results. This was so worth it! Absolute best decision I could’ve made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I highly recommend Dr. Galante and his staff. Everyone on staff is truly wonderful! My results exceeded my expectations. I love the way Iook! The Dr. and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.
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5.0/5
Apr 16, 2020
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He is 1 of my FAVORITE Dr.'s! So sincere n makes you feel VERY COMFORTABLE! ❤❤❤❤
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante is very knowledgeable, caring, and exhibits excellent judgement.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are all fine, compassionate people and his skill is second to none! As I have moved many times over the years, my body is my primary household; my experience with Dr. Galante changed my life vastly for the better and I thank him every day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are wonderful. This was my first plastic surgery experience and I’m extremely satisfied. The doctor and his staff are very thorough while explaining the procedure, costs, options, and results. I felt like Dr. Galante helped me make decisions of what size implants fit me best based on my “ideal” size and my body size/structure. He made sure to give me the most realistic size for my build. I felt like the pre-op directions were very straight forward and easy to understand and I never got nervous or felt like I had unanswered questions going into surgery. The post-op follow ups and appointments were also thorough and I felt comfortable being under Dr. Galante’s care. Never did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy about my decision, the procedure, or the professionalism of Dr Galante and his staff. To some people, undergoing a procedure like I did (along with all of the appointments) May make them feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or uneasy but I promise that you will not get this feeling around Dr. Galante and his staff. They are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, informative, thorough, and friendly. I’m beyond satisfied with my procedure and experience and appreciate all of the care that I received from Dr. Galante and his staff. Thank you so much & I will definitely be back in the future.
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5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I am beyond pleased with my results, the amazing, compassionate staff and of course the brilliant mind and magically talented hands of Dr Galante. From the minute you walk in for your very 1st consultation, to scheduling, to the Dr holding your hand as you are being put under anesthesia, to the phone call from him later that evening of surgery checking in on you, till your last post op appointment you feel comfort, ease and confident you chose the right doctor. He answered all my questions. Gave me realistic expectations. Told me exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I’m so happy he was able to give me back physically something I couldn’t achieve on my own and a new sense of confidence! He and his staff really are the best!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.

Chemical Peels

All chemical peels at our Indiana offices are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the day of your treatment. Peels are typically categorized as either light, medium, or deep.

Light Peels

Light peels take less than 15 minutes and require no downtime. Light peels reduce wrinkles and improve some textural sun damage. They also reduce acne scars and alleviate rough, dry skin. Most patients resume their regular routines the day of their treatment. You may experience some redness, flaking, and dryness resembling the effects of a mild sunburn as the outer skin layer sloughs off.

Medium Peels

Medium peels penetrate more deeply than light peels but usually only take about 30 minutes to administer. This type of peel corrects moderate sun damage, pigment and skin discoloration, wrinkles and texture problems. Medium peels don’t require anesthesia, though you may feel a slight burning or stinging sensation at first. Depending on the level and duration of your peel, you may experience considerable swelling, which will diminish within a week. You can resume regular activities after a week to 10 days.

Deep Peels

These extremely strong peels offer dramatic results and are used to treat pre-cancerous skin growths, deep wrinkles and other significant skin damage. Deep peels in some patients may require local anesthesia with or without sedation, and treatment can take up to 1 hour for the full face. We will coat the treated area with a soothing, cooling agent after your peel. The treated area will scab within the first few days, and new skin will form beneath the scab after about 7-10 days. Typical recovery time where make-up can be worn is approximately 7-10 days but can last as long as 3 weeks. The results will progress over the next few months. Dr. Galante does not recommend deep peels for people with darker complexions, as the peel can lighten and at times darken skin tone.

Specific Peel Options

Dr. Galante offers a menu of peels that can address the specific needs of each patient.

Skin Medica Peels

These peels treat mild to moderate skin imperfections (allow 30 mins). Prices start at $50

  • Illuminize: Mild skin imperfections, first-timers, brightening, little to no downtime. Best results every 4 weeks.
  • Vitalize: Mild to moderate imperfections, softens fine lines, improves tone & texture, minimal downtime. Best results after 3 to 6 peels.
  • Rejuvenize: Moderate to severe imperfections, improves overall skin condition, tone, and texture. Addresses skin unevenness. Best results after 3 to 6 peels.

VI Aesthetics Chemical Peels

We recommend these peels for moderate to severe imperfections. Best results after 2 to 3 peels (allow 30-45 mins). Prices start at $190.

  • VI Peel: REVIVER peel for healthy, glowing skin.
  • VI Peel Precision Plus: The TRANSFORMATIVE peel for an even complexion.
  • VI Peel Precision: The RESTORATIVE peel for youthful skin.
  • VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus: The PURIFY and CORRECT peel for a smooth and even complexion.

Save On Microneedling With the Galante Loyalty Group

Joining our loyalty program earns you premier service and savings on a range of our most popular nonsurgical treatments, including 15% off microneedling. You can save 20% on BOTOX® injections; 15% on chemical peels, professional facials, and dermaplaning; and 10% on intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser hair removal treatments.

Complimentary Consultation

If you’re considering any of our aesthetic services, you can request a complimentary consultation with one of our providers using the online form or by calling our Valparaiso or Schererville office at (219) 322-3131. During the consultation, your provider discusses your cosmetic goals and evaluates your skin type, medical history, and lifestyle. Your care and treatment plan at Galante M.D. are carefully planned and delivered to achieve your desired results.

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