Alain Michon

Dr. Alain Michon

MD, CCFP-EM, Medical Director

Board Certified – American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

My practice in the field of medical aesthetics grew from my education at the University of Ottawa, where I studied Family Medicine in 2006 and Emergency Medicine in 2007, with training in dermatology and plastic surgery.

I have since earned a Master of Science in Aesthetic Medicine with Distinction from the Queen Mary University of London, UK, and a Master of Science in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Manchester, UK.

As a physician, I provide a fresh, compassionate approach to medical aesthetics. I advocate for transformation through self-love and self-care as means to acknowledge, accept, and appreciate one’s innate, true beauty.

I educate my community and patients using evidence-based medicine, photographs of real results, and a focus on full-body wellness. My work in medical aesthetics achieves natural, soft results atypical of ‘traditional’ cosmetic interventions, using a holistic approach.

My goal is to always welcome and encourage everyone to be their best self — to remake, rebuild, or be reborn according to their own personal journey.

Qualifications & highlights

In addition to my ongoing commitment to education, patient safety, research, and publishing, I am a proud representative of the Canadian medical aesthetics community.

  • Medical director of PROJECT SKIN MD – Ottawa (part of the Dermapure Group), formerly known as the Ottawa Skin Clinic
  • Board-certified by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Consultant, key opinion leader and advisory board member for Allergan Aesthetics (industry leader and maker of BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®)
  • Promoted to the Allergan Medical Institute Faculty
  • International Expert Board – Complications in Medical Aesthetic Collaborative (CMAC)
  • Speaker at the June 2022 International Master Course of Aging Science World Congress – Paris, France
  • Selected speaker for Galderma Canada and SkinCeuticals from L’Oreal Paris
  • One of the selected few Canadian practitioners to participate in the 2022 Allergan MD Codes Trainer Program to elevate the standard of cosmetic injectables and for the improvement of patients’ outcomes
  • Specialization in facial rejuvenation and body contouring
  • Recognized as a “Top Doctor” on
  • An active member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine and British College of Aesthetic Medicine
  • 15+ years of experience in aesthetic medicine with a Master of Science in Aesthetic Medicine with Distinction from the Queen Mary University of London, UK, and a Master of Science in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Manchester, UK.

Sarah sinden lafleche

Sarah Sinden-Laflèche

Registered Nurse, Cosmetic Nurse Injector and Coolsculpting University Masters

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Dominique Poulin

Patient Care Coordinator and Receptionist

Dominique has been with The Ottawa Skin Clinic (OSC) since 2011 and has worked hard as a medical aesthetician to establish a loyal clientele base. However, she has embarked on a new role to serve her clients as a patient care coordinator.

Dominique developed a passion for skin care at an early age and acquired initial experience through a cosmetology course offered as part of her post-secondary education. She pursued her education at Modern Hairstyling and Esthetics school, graduating with honours in 2008 as a licensed aesthetician. Dominique established herself in a large European Day Spa in Sudbury, then broadened her experience as an independent aesthetician in her hometown of North Bay. Working in these various settings, Dominique was afforded the opportunity to obtain training and work experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) among other state of the art procedures.

With the growing industry of aesthetic technology, Dominique’s curiosity and eagerness challenged her to pursue a career in medical aesthetics, thus leading her to join the team at OSC. With her years of experience, as well as her willingness and drive to learn and explore further in such an enthralling industry, she is only continuing to grow. Dominique is eager to apply her skills and experience to her new role as a patient care coordinator, where she will be providing expert advice and educational information, as well as initiating treatment plans in order to achieve patient skincare goals. She will be pleased to answer any questions, and offer the very best customer service.

The Ottawa Skin Clinic

Suzanne Leduc

Medical Aesthetician and Coolsculpting Technician

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

Mariam Naoufal

Medical Aesthetician and Coolsculpting Technician

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.

Marina Torres

Medical Aesthetician, Coolsculpting

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Medical Aesthetician

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