Medical Esthetic Practitioners

Denise Kennelly

Medical Esthetic Practitioner, RPN

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Denise has been a RPN for over 30 years and joined the team at Ella & Duke shortly after our Grand Opening. She comes with a wide variety of medical knowledge and experience.

Denise trained for Medical Aesthetics at Dr Martin’s Training Centre in Barrie, which is one of Canada’s top training facilities. It attracts medical professionals from all over the world. Denise constantly seeks to learn and upgrade her knowledge, skills and techniques.

She is highly skilled in a wide variety of medical services, including micro-needling, microblading, injectables, treatment for hyperhidrosis, sclerotherapy and skin health. 

Denise looks forward to meeting each and every  client, and working together to build a beauty and skin care plan that works for you!


Amber Bain

Medical Esthetic Practitioner, RPN

You would be hard-pressed to find someone more dedicated, hard working, and creative than Amber Bain and she’s all those things wrapped up in a beautiful, energetic ball of fierce determination.

Amber’s talented in a wide variety of skills, including laser and topical skincare treatments, injectables, and IV wellness support. She is keenly interested in skin health and assessment and she strives to find the best regimen for her clients, some of whom have complex medical conditions. 

Amber has strong teaching skills that match her own hunger for learning. Scientifically inquisitive and insistent on finding the answers, she ensures her clients get the best care and the best of her.


MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring. It has proven to be especially beneficial in treating acne scars and improving the skin’s texture, tone and color.

DERMAL FILLER: JUVEDERM

Youthful skin is smooth and elastic because it contains a lot of hyaluronic acid. As we mature, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin gradually diminishes. When fillers are injected under the surface of the skin, the gel mimics the naturally occurring substance by adding volume to the skin and smooths out lines on the face.

BOTOX FOR HYPERHIYDROSIS

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to any abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it’s not hot. People who sweat excessively often soak through their clothing or drip sweat. Regular antiperspirants don’t work well for those with this condition.

Botox injections are a new treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis. You may be a candidate for Botox if your sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants. Botox has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their underarms.

Botox works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. Normally, your nervous system activates your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. This is how your body automatically cools itself. In people with hyperhidrosis, however, the nerves that signal the sweat glands are overactive.

When you receive Botox injections directly into the area of your body that commonly sweats, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you don’t sweat. However, Botox only prevents sweating in the specific area where it’s injected.

NEUROMODULATORS: BOTOX AND XEOMIN

“Botox” is the term which is most frequently used to describe neuromodulators, but in fact, Botox® is just one of three brands (Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport®) approved by Health Canada to treat wrinkles. Neuromodulators are actually purified proteins created from a naturally occurring bacterium similar to the process in which penicillin is made. The medication is injected in tiny doses in order to relax muscles.

When treated with neuromodulators (such as Botox®, Xeomin® & Dysport®), a tiny amount of the product is injected into one or more of the dozens of muscles that control facial expression. These purified proteins work by blocking the nerve impulse from reaching specific muscles, causing the muscle to relax and the wrinkle to fade.

Come as you are, go with a glow!