About

botox training vancouverOur injection training academy is different than anything else available to those wanting to become a Medical Injector in the Aesthetic Industry. Research indicates that only 1 out of 7 students taking most basic certification programs actually move on to become successful injectors clinically, artistically and in business. We take our training further to provide you with everything theory, hands on and business related to ensure you feel confident to begin immediately after your training. Post training options are also available to ensure you are supported to follow through on your business implementation, clinical application and overall success. We want you to win at this!

Our Instructors are very passionate and experienced in the Medical Aesthetic Industry – both in private practise and as trainers – and they are committed to professional, standardized and safe injection practise. Because of our commitment to safety, our basic certification training also covers the introduction of cannulas so that you and your patients can feel relaxed knowing that there is a decreased risk of any complications. You can count on thorough, detailed information that will inspire you to be an astute practitioner in the field. And lastly, you will have FUN.

We can’t wait to meet and support you in your new endeavor.

Heart Behind the Project

Margo Dalinghaus, BSN RN B. MSc

Margo Dalinghaus, BSN RN B. MSc

Cosmetic Nurse Injector and Trainer

Margo is a highly respected and skilled Aesthetic Injection Trainer in the Aesthetic Industry and has been trained by and has trained some of the best Injectors across Western Canada. Having trained in almost all the aesthetic clinics in Western Canada, Margo has a thorough understanding of all things aesthetics and is extremely knowledgeable regarding what does and what does not work in a medical aesthetic business. She is one of the Founders of The Medical Art Academy and also works as a hands on Instructor for Basic Certification and One Day Advanced Training Courses. Throughout your training, you can be confident in her injection techniques, knowledge base and exposure to best practices for optimal outcomes. Her style is “less is more” and her goal is to restore ones natural beauty to create radiance from the inside out.  Margo also work as a Nurse Injector at Sereno Wellness as part of their amazing Injectable Team under the Medical Direction of Dr Bernice Brits.

Margo received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UBC and post graduate training in Cognitive Therapy from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia PA under the direction of Dr Judith Beck. She obtained her Coaching Certification from the Coaches Training Institute and her Intuitive Practitioners Certification from Karen McGregor. Margo has also completed a degree in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics, Sedona.

Margo’s passion is to see people fulfill their dreams, so is excited to equip you with the Industry’s best clinical, artistic and business tools for your success!! She is also committed to the creative process and the artistic application in aesthetics in addition to the clinical and business aspects of the trade.

In partnership with Sereno Wellness and Spa

Sandra Fikus

Sandra Fikus

Sereno Owner and Aesthetic Business Specialist

Sandra Fikus is the owner of Sereno Wellness and Spa as well as South Surrey Medical Clinic. With over 25 years of business experience, Sandra’s role is to teach the business side of Aesthetics. Client testimonials often speak to the benefit of having Sandra readily available at the Basic Certification Workshop to ask business questions before they begin. Having the opportunity to learn from her extensive experience at the get go is invaluable. Her sacred gift of hospitality also makes our students feel very well taken care of. She is also available for business consultation following basic injectable training.

Heather Sorge

Heather Sorge

Medical Academy Personal Care Coordinator

Heather comes to us with previous experience in both the medical and esthetics fields. She grew up in a house of 7 women and was then blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, so beauty, skincare and women’s health have always been honored and revered. Heather is the glue that holds many of this programs parts together and is an integral part of the team. She is the single and initial point of contact for all who attend our training programs and she also coordinates all the models that attend our workshops for the hands on portion of our Certifications. She too has the gift of hospitality, so will go out of her way to meet your needs when at Sereno.

FACULTY

Margo brings in various Medical Faculty to facilitate the hands on portion of the workshops. We are pleased to have the following on our Team

Dr. Bernice Brits

Dr. Bernice Brits

MD

Dr. Brits graduated medicine in 1982 from Pretoria University, in South Africa and completed her CCFR from The University of British Columbia. She started her career at Johannesburg Hospital in South Africa and after two years in Pediatric ICU, then began work as a Family Practice Physician.

Since moving her family to Canada, she has continuously worked as a Full Family Practice Physician, serving in the communities in Saskatchewan, and the last 12 years in Surrey and White Rock, British Columbia.

With a passion for beauty and aesthetics, Dr Brits has enjoyed working as a Medical Cosmetic Injector for over 15 yrs and presently works as the Medical Director for the Aesthetic Team at  Sereno Wellness.

Dr Bits is excited to pass on her expertise to new students at the Medical Art Academy as part of the school’s Medical Faculty. Her professional and artistic approach is appreciated by all.

Dr Banefsheh Peyvandi

Dr Banefsheh Peyvandi

MD

Dr. Banafsheh Peyvandi is a Canadian board certified Family Physician as well as American trained Diagnostic Radiologist with advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, medical  and aesthetic conditions and solutions. She has completed her post graduate medical training at  prestigious academic centres such as University of Alberta, University of  British Columbia and University of  Southern California. She has over 20 years of experience in medical practice and research andhas been practicing medicine in Canada and the United States since 2004. The desire to explore cutting edge medical and aesthetic solutions – as well as her passion for teaching has led Dr. Peyvandi to expand her practice to offer a wide range of world class cosmetic procedures to her patients and to train others.

Dr. Navi Rattan

Dr. Navi Rattan

MD

Dr. Navi Rattan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate. He completed his Residency training in Family Medicine and has received Neuromodulator and Dermal filler training from the Medical Art Academy. He is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, College of Family Physician’s of Canada and Doctors of British Columbia. Dr. Rattan is able to provide minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to enhance patient satisfaction with their appearance in a natural way. He is excited about aesthetic medicine and looks forward to working with you.