Meet Our Team

SKINS Derma Care Orleans
Ottawa’s Fastest-Growing Skin Care Clinic
SKINS Derma Care Orleans
Ottawa’s Fastest-Growing Skin Care Clinic
SKINS Derma Care Rockland
Ottawa’s Fastest-Growing Skin Care Clinic
SKINS Derma Care Rockland
Ottawa’s Fastest-Growing Skin Care Clinic
SKINS Derma Care Barrhaven
Ottawa’s Fastest-Growing Skin Care Clinic
SKINS Derma Care Barrhaven
Ottawa’s Fastest-Growing Skin Care Clinic

SKINS Derma Care - CEO

SKINS Derma Care - CEO

Julie D’Amato

SKINS Derma Care CEO and Operator, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician

Julie is the owner and operator of SKINS, having built three clinics from the ground up along with a team of 20 staff members and 5,000 clients over the course of just 5 years – and has even further plans for expansion.

With over 20 years experience working in the medical aesthetic field, and vast training and certification on product knowledge and various skin treatments, Julie is an expert when it comes to the wide range of products and treatments offered at SKINS.

She is also a trained and certified laser technician and specializes in laser treatments, earning herself the nickname, “Laser Julie.” She is truly passionate about using laser therapy to help her clients feel radiant in their own skin and loves the lasting connections she gets to make with clients.

SKINS Derma Care - Specialists

SKINS Derma Care Specialists

Dr. Amber Gibbons MD, CCFP

Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Amber Gibbons received her MD from the University of Montreal in 2010 after completing an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from McGill University. Upon completing a Family Medicine residency with honours, Dr. Gibbons worked in Montreal as a clinical supervisor for the University of Montreal and established a family medicine practice serving patients with care and compassion in both French and English.

Now in Ottawa, Dr. Gibbons has developed an enriching practice and has become known and well respected by her peers in the field of cosmetic medicine. Dr. Gibbons has received extensive training by national and internationally renowned experts in the field of aesthetic medicine and holds certifications in medical cosmetic procedures including Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, dermal fillers, Belkyra, Botox therapeutic for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for skin rejuvenation and hair loss.

Dr. Gibbons has an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and deeply understands the aging process. She is trained in advanced injection techniques and as such, practices only the safest and most comfortable cosmetic procedures for her patients, allowing her to deliver only the most natural results.

SKINS Derma Care Specialists

Andrea Jones RN

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Andrea has over 25 years of nursing experience and is a member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Nurse Specialists (CAANS). She is also an experienced injector, with over 12 years of injecting experience and advanced training in special injection techniques.

SKINS Derma Care Specialists

Tina Sideroff RN

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Tina is an amazing communicator with 12 years of nursing experience. She loves helping others feel confident, in control, and happy in their own skin and is passionate about fulfilling her clients’ beauty needs and desires. With incredible attention to detail and natural talent, Tina loves to bring satisfaction and joy to every client she works with.

Tina began her career by obtaining a Registered Nursing degree from Queen’s University. She has since gathered a vast amount of experience across Canada and the United States working in oncology, renal, gynecology, and obstetrics environments. With these experiences, she has been able to expand her skills and knowledge into the medical aesthetics field.

Tina started in the aesthetic field by obtaining specialized training from Dr. Martin’s training center in Barrie, Ontario. She has since further developed her techniques under the mentorship of Dr. Amber Gibbons.

SKINS Derma Care Specialists

Melinda Bergeron RPN

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Melinda has 5 years of nursing experience and multiple credentials under her belt, having graduated from St. Lawrence College’s Nursing program in 2015, Algonquin College’s Operating Room Nurse program in 2019, Centennial College’s Medical Aesthetics Practitioner program in 2017, and CoolSculpting University.

Melinda loves working alongside the team of professionals at SKINS, helping provide clients with the best possible care, and seeing them leave the clinic feeling beautiful and rejuvenated.

SKINS Derma Care Admins, Managers, Technicians

Liz Chartrand

Office Manager

Being a Client Service Professional for over 14 years, Liz has developed strong leadership skills and is a great source of structure and support for our clinics.

Liz has also successfully completed a Medical and Laboratory Assistant program and has worked in a variety of clinic settings.

She loves to build genuine connections with clients and share in their happiness and success. Her passions include her family, writing, music, and seizing the moment!

Kylie McIlwaine

Administrative Clinic Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field, Kylie is a graduate of CoolSculpting University and has diplomas in Aesthetics and Administrative Support.

Being the first point of contact for patients, Kylie understands how difficult making that first call can be. She is truly passionate about establishing a connection with SKINS clients, helping them to open up, and putting their minds at ease.

Kylie also firmly believes that everyone should feel beautiful in their own skin and loves witnessing patients’ transformations and sharing her knowledge to help them through the process.

Aphrodite Mairangas

Clinic Manager, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician

Aphrodite has over 20 years of experience and has become a proficient technician and skin specialist in the medical aesthetics industry. With various certifications, she is able to garner the utmost confidence when addressing the needs and desired results of her clientele.

She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals through effective treatment and product options, seeing the satisfaction it brings to their lives.

Aphrodite loves working for the SKINS Derma Care team and feels that coming to work is always a pleasure. Because whether you are staff or a client, she is grateful that everyone is treated like family.

Thi Nguyen

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Electrologist

Growing up, Thi was always drawn to the beauty industry and believes that having healthy skin is an incredibly important factor in everyone’s overall well-being.

She is passionate about what she does and loves having the opportunity to work with the most effective equipment available.

Anne McVitty

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Coolsculpting Specialist

With a Masters in CoolSculpting and over 23 years of experience, Anne has always loved working with people and skin care. She enjoys keeping up with advanced technologies and catering to all her clients’ needs.

Anne is a firm believer that beauty is more than skin deep, but really shines through with a beautiful outer appearance, and loves witnessing her clients’ reactions when they see themselves after their treatments.

Sarah Kirby

Clinic Manager, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Training Specialist

Sarah has 16 years of experience and certifications in aesthetics and massage therapy.

Sarah finds every day at SKINS to be new and exciting and loves being able to help correct, treat, and prevent any skin concerns her clients may have.

She also enjoys bringing an endless array of treatment options and technology to clients to help make SKINS the best place for all your skin care needs.

Cara Ladouceur

Medical Aesthetician, Micropigmentation Specialist, Laser Technician

Cara studied at the Ottawa Academy School of Hair Styling, Esthetics, and Beauty, and is an expert in micropigmentation. She is also certified in scalp pigmentation, microblading, tattoo removal, CoolSculpting, laser hair removal, and chemical peels.

Cara feels motivated and inspired every day working in the medical aesthetics field and loves helping clients feel more confident and seeing their transformations.

Kyra Phillips

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Client Service Associate

Kyra has been with the SKINS team for 2 years and cares deeply about healthy, beautiful skin and overall wellness. Seeing positive results and happy clients keep Kyra feeling inspired every day.

She is a graduate of the Esthetician program at Algonquin College, and has 3 years experience as a medical aesthetician and over 5 years of client service experience.

Lila Martel

Medical Aesthetician, Electrologist, Laser Technician

Lila has been an aesthetician for over 25 years and has helped share her vast knowledge as an instructor at Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics for nearly 15 years.

Lila loves going to work every day and finds it extremely rewarding to offer clients the best technology and products available to help them feel more confident.

Danie Pitre

Client Service Receptionist

Danie is passionate about beauty and wellness and helping clients feel healthy and happy. She enjoys assisting with medical beauty procedures that help clients resolve many discouraging skin conditions and help combat the signs of aging.

Ashley Hoskins

Client Service Receptionist

Ashley is a graduate of the Versailles Academy of Make-Up Arts, Esthetics, and Hair, is a certified medical office assistant and medical aesthetician, and has over 12 years of client service experience.

She finds great satisfaction from being a part of a team of professionals whose main goal is helping clients look and feel their absolute best.

Arielle Hibbard

Client Service Assistant Manager

Arielle has been a part of the SKINS team for over 2 years and has more than 5 years of client service experience.

What brings her the most joy is being a part of the positive and driven team at SKINS that is dedicated to helping clients achieve higher confidence.

Arielle is passionate about skin care and strongly believes in the importance of maintaining healthy skin and feels that it affects everyone’s overall well-being.

Shannan Shaw

Client Service Receptionist, Makeup Artist 

Shannan is our in-house makeup artist and certified Sugarlash Lash Lift Technician. She has over 20 years of experience along with a diploma in Advanced Esthetics and Makeup Artistry from the Ottawa Academy School of Hairstyling, Esthetics, and Beauty.

When applied correctly, Shannan sees firsthand how just a touch of makeup can help someone either see their individual beauty for the first time or rediscover a sense of confidence. She takes great pride and pleasure in being a part of instilling this newfound confidence in people’s lives and loves the power that makeup has to change a person’s entire outlook.

Candice Facendi

Clinic Manager, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Electrologist

Candice is a skin care specialist, electrologist, and laser technician with 5 years of experience. She is incredibly passionate about aesthetics and has a variety of certifications.

Candice loves being able to assess each client’s specific needs and offer the best service and products to help address any concerns they may have.

Every day, she looks forward to meeting new clients and ensuring everyone has a pleasant experience at the clinic while providing the best possible results for your skin’s needs.

Sabrina Girard

Medical Aesthetician, CoolSculpting Specialist

Sabrina graduated from the Cité Collégiale in 2009 and pursued her professional career after discovering her passion for medical aesthetics. Over the years, she has invested her time in various conferences and trainings to increase her skillset.

Concerned about the importance of offering quality care to her clients, Sabrina is passionate about guiding you through procedures and treatments, educating you, and being attentive to your needs to help you reach your goals.

Vanessa Saucier

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Client Service Receptionist

Having graduated from the Versailles Academy of Make-Up Arts, Esthetics, and Hair, Vanessa has been practicing as a Medical Aesthetician for over a year and has quickly developed many certifications and qualifications.

Vanessa is passionate about what she does and loves making clients feel more comfortable, confident, and beautiful in their own skin.

Liz Chartrand

Office Manager

Being a Client Service Professional for over 14 years, Liz has developed strong leadership skills and is a great source of structure and support for our clinics.

Liz has also successfully completed a Medical and Laboratory Assistant program and has worked in a variety of clinic settings.

She loves to build genuine connections with clients and share in their happiness and success. Her passions include her family, writing, music, and seizing the moment!

Kylie McIlwaine

Administrative Clinic Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field, Kylie is a graduate of CoolSculpting University and has diplomas in Aesthetics and Administrative Support.

Being the first point of contact for patients, Kylie understands how difficult making that first call can be. She is truly passionate about establishing a connection with SKINS clients, helping them to open up, and putting their minds at ease.

Kylie also firmly believes that everyone should feel beautiful in their own skin and loves witnessing patients’ transformations and sharing her knowledge to help them through the process.

Aphrodite Mairangas

Clinic Manager, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician

Aphrodite has over 20 years of experience and has become a proficient technician and skin specialist in the medical aesthetics industry. With various certifications, she is able to garner the utmost confidence when addressing the needs and desired results of her clientele.

She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals through effective treatment and product options, seeing the satisfaction it brings to their lives.

Aphrodite loves working for the SKINS Derma Care team and feels that coming to work is always a pleasure. Because whether you are staff or a client, she is grateful that everyone is treated like family.

Thi Nguyen

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Electrologist

Growing up, Thi was always drawn to the beauty industry and believes that having healthy skin is an incredibly important factor in everyone’s overall well-being.

She is passionate about what she does and loves having the opportunity to work with the most effective equipment available.

Anne McVitty

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Coolsculpting Specialist

With a Masters in CoolSculpting and over 23 years of experience, Anne has always loved working with people and skin care. She enjoys keeping up with advanced technologies and catering to all her clients’ needs.

Anne is a firm believer that beauty is more than skin deep, but really shines through with a beautiful outer appearance, and loves witnessing her clients’ reactions when they see themselves after their treatments.

Sarah Kirby

Clinic Manager, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Training Specialist

Sarah has 16 years of experience and certifications in aesthetics and massage therapy.

Sarah finds every day at SKINS to be new and exciting and loves being able to help correct, treat, and prevent any skin concerns her clients may have.

She also enjoys bringing an endless array of treatment options and technology to clients to help make SKINS the best place for all your skin care needs.

Cara Ladouceur

Medical Aesthetician, Micropigmentation Specialist, Laser Technician

Cara studied at the Ottawa Academy School of Hair Styling, Esthetics, and Beauty, and is an expert in micropigmentation. She is also certified in scalp pigmentation, microblading, tattoo removal, CoolSculpting, laser hair removal, and chemical peels.

Cara feels motivated and inspired every day working in the medical aesthetics field and loves helping clients feel more confident and seeing their transformations.

Kyra Phillips

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Client Service Associate

Kyra has been with the SKINS team for 2 years and cares deeply about healthy, beautiful skin and overall wellness. Seeing positive results and happy clients keep Kyra feeling inspired every day.

She is a graduate of the Esthetician program at Algonquin College, and has 3 years experience as a medical aesthetician and over 5 years of client service experience.

Lila Martel

Medical Aesthetician, Electrologist, Laser Technician

Lila has been an aesthetician for over 25 years and has helped share her vast knowledge as an instructor at Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics for nearly 15 years.

Lila loves going to work every day and finds it extremely rewarding to offer clients the best technology and products available to help them feel more confident.

Danie Pitre

Client Service Receptionist

Danie is passionate about beauty and wellness and helping clients feel healthy and happy. She enjoys assisting with medical beauty procedures that help clients resolve many discouraging skin conditions and help combat the signs of aging.

Ashley Hoskins

Client Service Receptionist

Ashley is a graduate of the Versailles Academy of Make-Up Arts, Esthetics, and Hair, is a certified medical office assistant and medical aesthetician, and has over 12 years of client service experience.

She finds great satisfaction from being a part of a team of professionals whose main goal is helping clients look and feel their absolute best.

Arielle Hibbard

Client Service Assistant Manager

Arielle has been a part of the SKINS team for over 2 years and has more than 5 years of client service experience.

What brings her the most joy is being a part of the positive and driven team at SKINS that is dedicated to helping clients achieve higher confidence.

Arielle is passionate about skin care and strongly believes in the importance of maintaining healthy skin and feels that it affects everyone’s overall well-being.

Shannan Shaw

Client Service Receptionist, Makeup Artist 

Shannan is our in-house makeup artist and certified Sugarlash Lash Lift Technician. She has over 20 years of experience along with a diploma in Advanced Esthetics and Makeup Artistry from the Ottawa Academy School of Hairstyling, Esthetics, and Beauty.

When applied correctly, Shannan sees firsthand how just a touch of makeup can help someone either see their individual beauty for the first time or rediscover a sense of confidence. She takes great pride and pleasure in being a part of instilling this newfound confidence in people’s lives and loves the power that makeup has to change a person’s entire outlook.

Candice Facendi

Clinic Manager, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Electrologist

Candice is a skin care specialist, electrologist, and laser technician with 5 years of experience. She is incredibly passionate about aesthetics and has a variety of certifications.

Candice loves being able to assess each client’s specific needs and offer the best service and products to help address any concerns they may have.

Every day, she looks forward to meeting new clients and ensuring everyone has a pleasant experience at the clinic while providing the best possible results for your skin’s needs.

Sabrina Girard

Medical Aesthetician, CoolSculpting Specialist

Sabrina graduated from the Cité Collégiale in 2009 and pursued her professional career after discovering her passion for medical aesthetics. Over the years, she has invested her time in various conferences and trainings to increase her skillset.

Concerned about the importance of offering quality care to her clients, Sabrina is passionate about guiding you through procedures and treatments, educating you, and being attentive to your needs to help you reach your goals.

Vanessa Saucier

Medical Aesthetician, Laser Technician, Client Service Receptionist

Having graduated from the Versailles Academy of Make-Up Arts, Esthetics, and Hair, Vanessa has been practicing as a Medical Aesthetician for over a year and has quickly developed many certifications and qualifications.

Vanessa is passionate about what she does and loves making clients feel more comfortable, confident, and beautiful in their own skin.