In 2005 Joelle began working in the Cosmetic Laser Industry in Guelph. Since that time, she has managed a series of clinics, working both in Toronto and New York City. With 14 years of experience she has returned to Guelph, having acquired a wealth of knowledge. Her consultations are comprehensive and allow for her clients to receive results driven treatments in a relaxing and professional environment. Her motivation to open AFYA Skin and Body Clinic was to provide a clinic with the best technology at the best prices with the most knowledgeable staff. She strives to meet this mission daily and will stop at nothing to ensure the happiness of her clients. Joelle’s background includes training in Medical Aesthetics, a Bachelor in Commerce and certification to perform more than 26 cosmetic laser treatments. Her broad knowledge of the various treatments available in the industry allows her to advise clients on treatment plans that are specific and goal oriented. Her friendly disposition allows clients to feel at ease during their visit, while her professional approach during treatments instills the utmost confidence in the services provided. She loves helping her clients look and feel their best!
Dr. Venus Valbuena is the Medical Director of AFYA Skin and Body. She completed her medical training at University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and her residency at the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine. Before entering Medicine, she trained as a Registered Nurse at the University of Western Ontario, graduating as the Summa Cum Laude of her class. She ventured into Aesthetic Medicine shortly after completing her residency and is a member of the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. In addition to AFYA Skin and Body, she is passionate about her work as a Hospitalist at Guelph General Hospital.
Michelle’s passion for the cosmetic industry and her desire to be the “artist” behind the syringe, is what motivated her to become a cosmetic nurse injector. Michelle has been working in the cosmetic industry since 2007 as a certified cosmetician and make-up artist. She continued her journey by graduating from the Practical Nursing program at Conestoga College with Dean’s Honors. She started her nursing career as a wound care/ clinic nurse and then enrolled in a cosmetic injectables course and became a certified Nurse Injector. Working in an industry that is constantly evolving, she feels strongly that it is her responsibility to be proficient in techniques and to stay informed on current practices, ensuring the safety of her clients. She accomplishes this by participating in continuing education/conferences whenever she can. Michelle’s experience, eye for detail, and commitment to providing top quality care, will ensure you are always happy with your experience and results.
Michelle began her career in Pharmacy at Fanshawe College, compounding skin care products where her passion for the industry was first ignited. She went on to pursue a diploma in Medical Aesthetics, graduating in 2012, and then dove heart first into her career. Over the past 7 years Michelle has devoted herself to becoming skilled and knowledgeable at a wide array of cosmetic treatments and products. Her talents and authentic desire to have every client look as great on the outside as they feel on the inside transcends through her meticulous work. She was excited to join the AFYA team in early 2019 and is happy to be offering such a wide variety of state-of-the-art treatments to her clients.
Toni joined AFYA Skin and Body Clinic in 2019. She has always had a passion for the aesthetic industry and she decided to turn that passion into her career. She pursued a Diploma as a Laser Technician and Medical Aesthetician, graduating with high honors. She is thrilled to be a part of the AFYA team and to apply her extensive training, helping others feel confident in their own skin on a daily basis. With her wide-ranging customer service background, warm and kind hearted personality, she strives to create a professional, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, and is dedicated to helping each and every client reach their desired skin and body goals.
Haley’s dream growing up was to work in the beauty industry. Her passion is to make people feel good about themselves and believes that helping clients is her purpose in life. She graduated from theVoila Institute in Waterloo and has pursued her career in the medical aesthetics field. She loves the core values of AFYA Skin and Body Clinic, as we believe that beautiful skin starts with healthy skin. She loves performing the treatments and seeing her clients achieve results.
Avery has a passion for the cosmetic laser industry that led her into a role in client care and Skin Journey Advisor. Throughout her career she has spent time in customer service, charity work and skin care sales. She loves to work with people to achieve their unique goals and believes that every person deserves to look and feel good about themselves. Her continuing goal at AFYA Skin and Body Clinic is to have each person see the beauty inside reflected on the outside. Nothing makes her happier than seeing a client walk away smiling and ready to conquer their day.
Laura’s brilliance is connecting with clients and making them feel and look good on the inside and out. Her education in natural sciences and biology, coupled with her passion for aesthetics shows in every interaction she has throughout the clinic. She performs comprehensive consultations that allow clients to understand their treatment options. She takes her time to set up each client with a bespoke treatment journey. Call Laura today to speak with her about your skin journey!
Emily always knew she was passionate about helping people look and feel their best, but it wasn’t until she became a nurse that she realized beauty isn’t skin deep. She loves the aesthetic industry because it is very empowering to help people of all ages, and skin types channel their own sense of beauty and truly feel good from the inside out. She started her career in dermatology and plastic surgery, where she spent her time studying the intricate layers of the skin and how to care for them. From there, she branched out and did training in aesthetic treatments, as well as cosmetic injectables. Her strive for perfection and her eye for detail helps her create an amazing experience and beautiful outcomes for her clients. Her goal is to enhance her clients’ natural beauty, while still feeling like themselves.