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Building a Dream Medical Grade Skin Care – a Boutique Success Story

biopic-christinaWhile studying for her nursing degree at Ryerson University, Christina Mitanidis worked at a well-known Toronto skin care spa. It was then that she began to learn about the skin care industry. She discovered that she want to provide the services that is not just about selling products but serving clients by providing professional skin care treatment.

So, she had an idea for a medical grade skin care spa that would be intimate, personal, and without a lot of overhead which could keep up a high standard of customer experience. The single focus would be advanced levels of skin treatments. “We had made a conscious decision from the beginning to not try and be everything to everyone,” says Christina.

The dream came true last June when Clinique de Mode opened its doors. Christina is thrilled with the result, “the response has been beyond my expectations. We are now booking a month out because of the great support we’ve had from the local community as well as many all around the city.”

The support of the community and their business neighbours is another huge reason for her success, she knows the community well. Christina and her husband first moved to the Beaches and now lives on the Danforth, with her sixty-pound English Bulldog, Melee. “I’m Greek,” laughs Christina, “so of course I live on the Danforth!”

Following her combined B.A. and nursing degree, Christina studied to become a licensed and trained Nurse Injector and Medical Aesthetician. She explains, “what many don’t realize is that any kind of injectable skin treatments have to be done by a nurse.” In addition to her work as a practicing R.N. at Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Christina acts as the Clinical Director at Clinique de Mode, overseeing all cosmetic and medical skin treatments.

The clinic is described as a “skin boutique” that provides medical grade skin care (different from spas with only aesthetic treatments). “Anyone can benefit from their Hydro Facial”, but for those with specific skin, Clinique de Mode provides a list of industry leading treatments. Their boutique also carries top brands, i.e. SkinCeuticals, Lumene, Fractora, etc.

“The clinic’s focus has and always will be to provide services that are in line with the top doctors and plastic surgeons in Toronto,” says Christina, “each member of our staff is a Medical Professional with all treatments being administered by either a R.N., N.P. or M.D., ensuring safe and professional quality.

Beyond her medical training and experience, clients love Christina because of her personality. Everyone at the clinic agree that she was the inspiration behind the spa, but her favourite part is building relationships with people.

Clinique De Mode
750 Queen St. E., 416-551-3551