Dr. Alain Michon, MD, CCFP-EM, Medical Director
Board Certified – American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
With over 10 years of practice in the field of medical aesthetics, Dr. Alain Michon graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Family Medicine in 2006 and from Emergency Medicine in 2007, during which time he also had some formal training in Plastic Surgery.
Although his roots are in New Brunswick, Dr. Michon has resided in Ottawa since 2000, but he has never lost his maritimer’s warmth.
Dr. Michon is a full-time emergency physician at the Monfort Hospital in East Ottawa, an undergraduate rotation director with the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, and the scientific director of the simulation program at the Institut du Savoir of the Montfort Hospital.
Dr. Michon is board certified and an active member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Because of his expertise in medical aesthetics, he is a consultant and advisory board member for Allergan, a leading company in the field of aesthetics and the maker of BOTOX and Juvéderm.
Dr. Michon believes facial rejuvenation injections is an art hence why his great attention to detail, an eye for natural beauty, and having skillful hands will give you the most natural, soft, and optimal results. He only uses the most current techniques, premium, safe, and effective products, and pursues continuous medical education in medical aesthetics on a regular basis in order to be at the forefront of new treatment protocols and trends.
Based on his credentials, experience, professionalism, results, and high patient satisfaction, Dr. Michon has been recognized as a Top Doctor on RealSelf.com. This designation is reserved for top tier physicians who are certified, highly rated by patients, and actively involved in advancing the field of aesthetic medicine.
As a proud founder of Ottawa Skin Clinic, it is with great pleasure that he will see and treat patients for various skin conditions.
Vanessa Sinden-Laflèche, Manager / Receptionist
Vanessa has been with the Ottawa Skin Clinic for over 7 years. She quickly gained an interest in the medical field by working side by side with Dr. Alain Michon and an experienced team of medical aestheticians, which led her to pursue her Bachelor of Science in nursing. She is completing her last year with the goal of continuing to offer her clients well-informed suggestions on treatment and product in the medical aesthetic field as a registered nurse. Vanessa can guide you towards the best skin care regime with her extensive product knowledge. In addition, her genuine character and good humor will make you feel right at home.
Sarah Sinden-Laflèche, Medical Aesthetician
Sarah has been with Originis Medical Aesthetic since it’s opening in December of 2007. She started her journey in the skin care industry at Académie de Massage et d’Orthothérapie where she obtained her certificate as an Orthotherapy technician. Having dappled in massage, Sarah quickly came to realize she wanted to pursue a deeper knowledge in medical aesthetics. With her drive for experience, Sarah graduated with honours from the Masters of Aesthetics program from Ottawa Academy of Hair Styling and Aesthetics in 2007 and is now completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa to become a Registered Nurse. Among advanced knowledge in a wide veriety of medical aesthetic treatments Sarah also consults and educates clients on how to effectively care for their skin. She is very passionate about the health and skincare industry and continuously researches the latest developments. You know you are in loving, capable and healing hands with Sarah.
Dominique Soucy, Medical Aesthetician
Passionate as a child in the beauty industry, Dominique took the opportunity in post secondary school to take Cosmetology where she quickly developed a deep passion in skin care. Graduating with the highest average in her class, Dominique knew that this was her calling and her way to help others. She then pursued her education at Modern Hairstyling and Esthetics school graduating in 2008 as a licensed Aesthetician. Dominique acquired experience working in a large European Day Spa in Sudbury for a year, as well as in her hometown of North Bay where she worked for a private company as an independent Aesthetician for two and a half years. With the growing industry of aesthetics and new technologies, Dominique’s curiosity and eagerness challenged her to pursue a career in medical aesthetics. In 2011, Dominique joined Originis Medical Aesthetic and has worked hard to establish a loyal clientele base. Expect to be pampered and taken care of with Dominique.
Sabrina Girard, Medical Aesthetician
Sabrina, from the Outaouais region, graduated from Cite Collegiale’s aesthetic programme where she specialized in skin care, relaxation massage and scene makeup. Although this was a new start for her, Sabrina soon realized that the knowledge of aesthetics alone was not enough to improve the quality of her clients’ skin. She therefore pursued a medical aesthetic degree in order to offer the highest quality of service in all types of lasers and advanced facial treatments to combat various skin concerns. Sabrina believes that due to being surrounded by a great medical team and undergoing training to keep up with the latest technologies, that she can offer in depth solutions for the health and wellness of your skin. Sabrina is very passionate about medical aesthetics and is dedicated to educating her clients and offering an exceptional experience in a wonderful environment.
Suzanne Leduc, Medical Aesthetician
Suzanne has over 16 years of experience during which time she has gained knowledge and comprehensive experience in all aspects of skin care. She completed her aesthetics training at Versailles Academy in 1999. She worked as a dental assistant for 8 years but her passion has always been skin care. She is an expert CoolSculpting Technician and was one of the first people ever to complete Coolsculpting University. Her interest was driven by a desire to help people feel good inside and out, as well as look their best. She owned and managed a spa in Kapuskasing for 12 years and moved to Ottawa in 2011 to be close to her family. Suzanne’s extensive background has given her experience in all disciplines of spa treatments and vast knowledge of many treatments to address client’s concerns. She believes that beauty is more than skin deep. While focusing on your skin and improving your overall appearance, Suzanne believes that the experience is much more than how you look… It’s how you feel. If Sue’s contagious laugh does not make you feel right at home, her knowledge and experience will.
Mariam Naoufal, Medical Aesthetician
Mariam decided to get into the aesthetics field because of her passion for make-up, skin care, and making people look and feel good. She graduated from Compétence Outaouais’ aesthetics program in 2009. Following her studies, Mariam felt that aesthetic services where not enough of a challenge and took on medical aesthetics. She has been practicing medical aesthetics for over seven years. Her main goal is to help educate people on proper skin care routines as well as help them achieve the beautiful complexion they always wanted. For Mariam, the most rewarding feeling at the end of the day remains seeing her clients’ results, not only in their appearance but in the overall increase in confidence. This is why Mariam continues to do what she loves.
Genevieve Laporte, Receptionist
With seven years in the restaurant industry and a diploma in Advertising, Marketing, and Communications from La Cité, Genevieve joined the Ottawa Skin Clinic team looking to pursue work that would combine her love for people and her passion for all things beauty. A fan of old Hollywood glamour, her fascination with make-up lead to an unquenchable thirst for learning all things skin care and beauty. Genevieve prides herself in greeting every client with a smile and providing the best service every day.
Hailey Gubbels, Receptionist