Shona McIntosh-Great - Registered Nurse/Senior Cosmetic Injector
Shona graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Nursing Science in 1995. She spent the next two years establishing nursing experience in Brisbane and then took the opportunity to travel. Overseas, Shona worked in various nursing settings, before specialising in surgical theatre nursing at Moorefields Eye Hospital, London.
In 2005 Shona joined a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at his prestigious clinic in central London. It was the start of what has now become her passion. Always wanting to learn about the industry, she attended world renowned conferences including the E.M.A.A. and F.A.C.E. conferences in Paris and London. Shona was also a yearly attendant to the Royal College of Nursing - Aesthetic Nursing Forum.
Over the next four years Shona gained experience and certificates in dermal fillers, muscle relaxing injections, advanced chemical skin peels, light therapies, laser rejuvenation and other treatments such as mesotherapy. She was also the surgical assistant when needed, and has a great deal of knowledge about cosmetic surgical procedures.
In 2011, Shona returned to her home of North Queensland and joined Chrysalis. With 10 years of cosmetic and non-surgical experience Shona is an asset to our team. Passionate about skin care and health, she is a firm believer in encouraging individuals to look the best they can and feel great about themselves.
Shona keeps up to date with techniques and information by attending conferences such as the ASAPS Non Surgical Symposium and Cosmetex Conferences (Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery). Shona is a member of the The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and plans to study her Masters of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) Cosmetic Nursing. Shona is also a QLD Clinical Trainer for Galderma (Aesthetic and Corrective).
"I believe that ageing shouldn't be viewed as a negative aspect of our lives. It can bring wisdom, experience and grace. It is our body's nature to age, however to soften those effects, and age well, is something achievable to all."
Under the prescription of Dr Mark Vucak, Shona will see you for your cosmetic non surgical treatments. Friendly and easy to talk to, she is always happy to meet with you, to answer any of your injectable and skin rejuvenation questions.
Dr. Peter Gianoulis
Dr. Peter Gianoulis is the newest member of the Chrysalis Medispa team and he brings with him over five years of extensive experience in cosmetic medicine. A well-regarded Townsville GP, he is available every week at Chrysalis for appointments for all skin and ageing concerns. Dr. Gianoulis has special interests in vascular laser treatments, Pearl and Pearl Fractional laser resurfacing, laser hair removal, Laser Genesis and Limelight IPL, injectables, physician-only peels, compounded skincare and customised prescriptive treatments. He is adept at treating acne, pigmented lesions, scarring, general ageing concerns and many other skin conditions. Dr. Gianoulis also performs skin checks and can advise on skin cancer treatment, as well as providing a range of non-surgical skin cancer treatments including photodynamic therapy. He has a passion for aesthetics, and working with our team including our injectables nurses. He is looking forward to seeing existing and new patients at Chrysalis.
Rachelle McIntosh - Registered Nurse/Cosmetic Injector
After graduating from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Nursing Science in 2002, Rachelle worked in General and Paediatric Nursing. In 2004 she moved to London, where she spent the next 9 years working in the area of wound management and tissue viability.
Working with international company KCI - Medical, Rachelle began as a Clinical Specialist before being promoted to Clinical Trainer. She then became the UK Clinical Education Manager, and from there the Medical Sales Manager - Therapeutic Support Surfaces Sales Development (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Rachelle completed university lead courses in wound care and management, and attended wound care conferences in Brussels, Helskinki and Geneva - hosted by the European Wound Management Association. She has also completed a Tissue Viability Module at Masters Level (Tissue Viability Modalities) through the University of Hertfordshire, in the UK. Whilst with KCI she attended courses in Leadership Skills, Integrity Services and Account Management.
Joining the Chrysalis team in 2013, Rachelle hopes to share her passion for skin healing and rejuvenation through the application of advanced cosmetic injecting techniques. Working closely within the Chrysalis Medispa team, Rachelle believes that taking a holistic approach to cosmetic nursing is one of the most important things. ‘I truly believe that combining great skin care with products, such as muscle relaxants and dermal fillers, aids in giving an overall healthy and fresh appearance to any face - no matter the age.’ Rachelle is also trained in the Protégé Elite skin tightening application.
Under the prescription of Dr Mark Vucak, consultation with Rachelle will give you peace of mind; that your concerns and questions will be answered with care and attention to detail.
Mariana Vucik - Skin Therapist
Mariana has over ten years' experience in skincare clinics and day spas Australia wide. Mariana has a special interest in treating acneic skin conditions, and laser hair removal. She also loves indulging patients in relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments. Mariana is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dermal Therapies at Victoria University and is a passionate advocate for evidence-based practice.
Megan Hand - Receptionist
Megan recently joined the Chrysalis Medispa team and is responsible for reception and front desk operations. With day spa and retail pharmacy experience, Megan is well equipped to answer any queries you may have, as well as scheduling bookings and assisting with retail purchases. Megan is a big believer in wellness and in keeping fit with regular bootcamp activities!
Melissa Geran - Skin Care & Laser Therapist
Melissa has a diploma of Beauty Therapy from BIBA Academy where she graduated in 1991.
She has worked in clinics on the Gold Coast, Townsville and Perth where she has gained experience in all aspects of beauty therapy.
Melissa has a special interest in light therapies, including both laser and IPL for skin rejuvenation and hair removal.
Katherine Stark - Skin Care Therapist
Katherine is a skin care therapist who is truly passionate about her job. Having worked in a CBD boutique and spa for the past five years, Katherine jumped at the chance to join the Chrysalis Medispa team and work in a clinical environment delivering results-driven treatments.
She enjoys the process of consulting with patients on their skin and developing plans to help patients meet their ultimate skin goals. She specialises in treating sensitive and reactive skins, as well as acne and ageing concerns. As an experienced spa therapist, Katherine also believes in the power of blissful spa treatments and relaxation facials to hydrate and nourish the skin.