Meet Our Staff
Each member of our team at VISAGE Clinic contributes to a successful outcome for our patients. That is why we take the same amount of care in selecting and training our employees as we do in performing our procedures. Each employee at our Toronto cosmetic plastic surgery office works to provide the best possible experience for every client, from the first call to the final follow-up appointment.
Marc DuPéré, M.D., C.M., F.R.C.S.C. – Dr. DuPéré founded his private plastic surgery practice VISAGE Clinic in 2003, which today includes a fully accredited, onsite surgical centre and luxurious, full-service medical spa. Dr. DuPéré began practicing in 2001, after years of rigorous training at respected medical institutions around the globe. His training includes a fellowship in Paris under internationally recognized plastic surgeons, and afterwards additional training under other globally-recognized experts in Los Angeles, New York, and Brazil. A specialist in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as facial injectables, Dr. DuPéré is both a master plastic surgeon and an artist with an innate eye for proportion, anatomy, and natural beauty.
Willians, Practice Manager – Willians joined Visage Clinic in 2007 and plans on a long future helping our plastic surgery patients from in and around Toronto, Ontario. His passion for the medical aesthetics industry couples perfectly with his professionalism in this innovative organization. Willians’ education began in Brazil and culminated in Canada at George Brown College, but he continues to further his education in customer service management. Willians speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish and coordinates all patient-relation functions, business operations, public relations, and sales and marketing efforts for our practice. His creativity and entrepreneurial skills have greatly contributed to the expansion and success of Visage.
Jay, Nurse – Jay is a versatile member of the Visage team. He is both a licensed Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) and a Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (CMDRT) by the Canadian Standards Association. His task is to ensure the smooth flow of operations in the OR, giving you a safe, pleasant, and comfortable surgical experience. Jay is looking forward to meeting you in the OR, and after your surgical recovery.
Genevieve, Registered Nurse – Genevieve is a member of Visage Clinic’s Registered Nurse team with an extensive background in her profession. She graduated “Cum Laude” from York University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She holds a master’s degree in Nursing as well – University of Santo Tomas, Philippines with “Meritus” (Cum Laude) award. She hails from the Philippines where she originally practiced as an Operating Room – Recovery Room nurse and eventually taught as a professor in one of its top medical universities. Her experiences as a medical-surgical, psychiatric, research, and aesthetics nurse is what makes her a knowledgeable care provider to Visage clients. Her passion for beauty and strong experience in aesthetic nursing is what drew her to the best, which is Visage Clinic. Moreover, her philosophy is to always provide competent, compassionate, and excellent care to her clients. Being a “Philomath”, she indulges herself with learning during her spare time and enjoys reading, visual arts, poetry, and music. She also loves to volunteer her nursing services to new immigrants and refugees needing healthcare assistance in Toronto. Finally, she believes in Maslow’s principle where human beings need beautiful imagery or something aesthetically pleasing to continue up towards Self-Actualization. She states, “Nothing is more fulfilling that knowing that clients are happy with their choice towards achieving their best selves.”
Gabriela, Master Esthetician – Gabriela brings 20 years of solid experience in the aesthetic industry to VISAGE Clinic. She is recognized as one of Toronto’s top skincare and laser estheticians, and her expert advice has been featured in several media outlets. Skin care and lasers are her passion, and it shows: Gabriela has a unique, customized, VIP approach to every patient, and she is always at the forefront of the latest skin treatments, techniques, and laser and light technology. She has a reputation for being compassionate, comprehensive, safe, and meticulous. She consistently achieves that glowing, flawless, radiant, no‐makeup look that everyone loves. Gabriela combines all her 20 years of knowledge of advanced skin care and the latest laser technologies to create a bespoke treatment program for a lifestyle of healthy and radiant skin preservation. In her own words: “Our skin is more than just a canvas for cosmetics; one of its main functions is to act as a protective barrier. That means your skin deserves our utmost care and full attention.”
Dawn, Senior Esthetician – For 12 years prior to entering the world of Medical Esthetics, Dawn worked in Cosmetic Esthetics and Healing Touch Therapies such as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Whole Touch, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. It is this healing, balancing background and energy that Dawn has incorporated into the medical based treatments she’s been delivering for over 20 years now and she is very pleased to bring that experience to Visage Clinic and Medical Spa Beauty Embassy.
Dawn’s expertise and experience in all aspects of advanced medical grade facials, Photo-rejuvenation, Radio Frequency skin tightening, Laser as well as Stratum Corneum reduction and techniques such as Microneedling plus skin care and body contouring have made her highly respected in her field.
A Combined Honours B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology have served Dawn well when it comes to interacting with her clients as well as other people she encounters in the industry. “I enjoy meeting someone in consultation, who finds it difficult to express their esthetic needs either because of language challenges or due to feelings of embarrassment or shame, and being able to relax them and help them become more secure in stating those needs, letting them know they are with someone who really cares about them and their concerns and goals.”
Dawn believes strongly that a down-to-earth, relaxed and empathetic approach is key to developing a long, happy and trusting relationship with her clients. She also makes sure to educate her clients about what they can expect from the treatments and products she recommends and understand why she has chosen them. “I love bringing my holistic background into my medical esthetic work because I believe that this plus my science-based training helps me communicate with and understand my clients on a more personal level. I believe that I am working in partnership with my clients to help solve their pre and post surgical and non-surgical issues and I get excited at the journey that this partnership can take us on. Working with state-of-the-art technologies and products here at Visage only increases that sense of excitement!”
Margarida, Patient Relations – Margarida is no stranger to her true passion of working with people. She has over 15 years of customer service experience in the medical cosmetic industry — and still learning every day! Being married for over 25 year and the mother of 2 wonderful albeit lively kids, she has learned the art of multi-tasking in both English and her native Portuguese. Growing up in a household where “food is passion and passion is food”, she adores all things culinary — which is a must here with the foodies at Visage Clinic! In her infrequent free time, she enjoys taking long walks in our vibrant city and searching out the natural beauty in the urban jungle – and maybe a little bit of shopping! Margarida looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your journey to your best and confident self!
Danielle, Surgical Coordinator – Danielle is originally from the North and loves to spend her time outdoors hiking, camping and taking on new adventures. Having been raised in a family of 3 girls, beauty and well-being has always been part of her life. Working in the fashion industry, she has committed herself to the excellence in the art of style and appearance. She is passionately devoted to providing the best customer service and will always welcome you with a warm friendly smile.
Jennifer, Front Desk Assistant – Jennifer is one of the first faces you will see when walking into the stunning Visage Clinic. She has been in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 12 years and manages a busy household with two children. When she isn’t occupied with her family you will find her at the gym or a hot yoga class.
Her career started in fashion and arts, finding passion in photography within a specialty arts high school then progressing into event planning and promotional work where she discovered her passion for client service. When living in British Columbia working at an Aveda concept salon, she decided then that she loved the beauty industry. Upon returning to Toronto she decided to pursue a career in the cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics industry running a surgical center.
We welcome her vast knowledge of the aesthetic/cosmetic industry and client care to Visage Clinic, she is happy to share her knowledge and passion for educating patients.
Cristiane, Front Desk Assistant – Cristiane – or Cris – is originally from beautiful Brazil where aesthetic procedures and innovation are no secret. Cris graduated from college in São Paulo, Brazil, with an advertising degree. Her love of traveling brought her to Perth, Australia, and then Nova Scotia, Canada; subsequently, she decided to settle down in Toronto.
Cris has completed esthetician training programs in both Australia and Canada. She has 5 years of experience in the aesthetics industry and 11 years of experience in customer service, delivering the highest quality possible in everything she does. It is no coincidence that she feels at home at VISAGE Clinic where aesthetic results and customer service are top priorities, and the Bossa Nova jazz music she enjoys is often playing.
Cris loves meeting new people from around the world and sharing her experiences. She and her French-Canadian husband have a dog, Abby, who came from Greece. In her free time, Cris enjoys the festivals, concerts, and restaurants Toronto has to offer.
Livia, French Maid – Hello, my name is Livia! I am originally from Brazil where “white glove and high customer service” is still greatly valued and appreciated, as in the Old World. I am very happy to be able to offer the same amazing customer experience here at VISAGE Clinic and MedSpa. I have acquired many of my skills as flight attendant in the business and executive class aviation. I really love being around people and making people comfortable, relaxed and stress-free by giving them my special tea and speciality coffee!
I am the youngest of four siblings, and I have a twin brother who I love dearly. In my free time, I like to watch movies and listen to music.
Others say I am a dedicated worker. I invite you all to come to Visage, try out our great tasting coffees and have a great time!
Ayla, French Maid – Ayla is our professional housekeeper with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Valued for impeccable standards in maintaining a clean, sanitized, tidy and pleasant environment for our clients. She will greet you with her beautiful smile and will be delighted to serve you a warm beverage of your choice upon your arrival. Ayla’s previous experience includes assistant housekeeping supervisor at The Boulevard Club, Elite and Private Sports Club, however her interests in cosmetics, skin care and surgery have directed her to Visage. During her free time, Ayla loves spending time with her beloved husband of 27 years of marriage and her four wonderful children. Ayla admits having a soft heart for food and shopping as well. Ayla looks forward to your journey at Visage.Back to Top