A graduate of the University of Montreal in psychology and administration, Mélina has 22 years of experience in the field of medical aesthetics. She began her career as a laser technician and medical assistant in a renowned dermatology and aesthetics clinic where she learned the best kept secrets of the world of dermal injectables and laser technologies. She then continued her career in the pharmaceutical industry for several years where she held several important roles including that of clinical trainer for the Restylane, Dysport and Liposonix lines before becoming director of medical affairs and national trainer at Valéant Canada.
Mélina continued her evolution by accepting a position as National Director of Business Development and Technical Training at Refresh MD where she successfully led a team of 13 nurse injectors in 22 clinics across Canada. It was following this chapter of 5 years that she decided to acquire her first clinic in Brossard while beginning her studies as a practical nurse and then as a registered nurse in order to better serve her clientele and apply her knowledge to benefit of his patients. Mélina now dedicates her career to the success of her business. However, she continues to teach with her peers as a clinical trainer in order to keep her knowledge up to date and continue to develop her aesthetic and critical eye.
Mélina specializes in advanced injection techniques such as redefining facial contours, correcting asymmetries, redefining jaws and masculinizing or feminizing faces. She has a unique approach and loves that her patients feel informed and enlightened before undertaking any procedure. Its step-by-step approach ensures progressive and safe care. She will take the time to answer the most specific questions and will make sure to provide professional and courteous follow-up to all her patients.
Dr. Patrick Simard
MD.CCMF(MU) B. Pharm
Dr. Simard has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2013. He honed his talents in some renowned clinics before joining the derma MD clinic.
Over the years, he has perfected his skills, particularly in several congresses and training courses around the world. He specializes in several techniques requiring advanced dexterity and also in male medical aesthetics. He is also an emergency physician at Notre-Dame Hospital and St-Eustache.
His philosophy is to personalize each patient according to their needs. He is always keen to keep a natural result with his patients.
After graduating from nursing school and obtaining her certification at the OIIQ in 2016, Victoria began theoretical and practical training at Refresh MD to become a nurse injector in aesthetic medicine where she then worked for 2 years. She then had the honor of joining the Derma MD team in 2018. During this time, she had the chance to learn new skills, obtain certification in laser treatment, attend several conferences on new techniques and products, and one-on-one training with some of the best injectors in Montreal.
Victoria loves treating all areas of the face to achieve her patients’ aesthetic goals, but she has a particular eye for detail and the perioral area; such as lip contour and volume.
When not pursuing her passion for medical aesthetics, she fulfills other life goals working as a community health nurse working closely with her patients in a home care setting as well as in pharmacy. She is also completing her final year at Athabasca University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Dr Sarah Hassan
Dr. Hassan began her practice as a general practitioner in 2012. It was not until 2017 that she was piqued by an interest in medico-aesthetic medicine. She made her debut in a renowned clinic to continue her learning with experts in the field. Dr. Hassan remains on the lookout for the latest trends in medical aesthetics internationally, which allows her to better understand the demands of her patients and personalize her treatments according to the latest safety standards in the field.
She has a conservative approach that reassures her patients looking for a very natural appearance. Her career has notably led her to develop expertise in non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Dr. Hassan also works in perinatal care and renders her services as a repair doctor in remote areas.