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Calgary Exthetis Face & Body Sculpt office staff

Dr. Maria Chuquer

Owner | MD, FRCPC

Dr. Chuquer has completed advanced dermal fillers, biostimulators and neuromodulators hands-on training as well as certified training in cosmetic medicine, cosmetic dermatology and weight loss therapies. Her focus is on practicing evidence based medicine combined with the art of aesthetics. Dr. Chuquer is passionate about making every patient feel empowered, confident, and like the best version of themselves.

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She cares about bringing you the most advanced techniques and products available. Her accomplishments and training bring a depth and skill to her work; she offers natural, beautiful, nuanced results. Her practice is a place where you can ask questions and explore possibilities. Dr. Maria Chuquer’s number one goal is to have her clients not only looking their best, but feeling their best by providing informative and safe cosmetic treatments. With her husband and young children, Dr. Chuquer calls Calgary home, where she loves living, working, and welcoming new patients to her practice!

Calgary Exthetis Face & Body Sculpt office staff

Celina Espinoza

Owner | Cosmetic Nurse Injector | RN,BN

Celina completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Mount Royal University and obtained basic and advanced certificates for dermal filler and neuromodulators through the Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics (CAMA)*. She is passionate about introducing the benefits of medical grade skin care and rejuvenation to her patient’s daily self care routines. Celina has clinical experience in cosmetic medicine and is always staying up to date with the newest technologies and techniques.

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She is continuously furthering her education in the industry and believes in a personalized approach to cosmetic injectables and treatments backed by research based science. Celina also loves the practice of helping patients look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. Her focus is on ensuring her patients achieve natural results that enhance their best features. She values the trust her clients give her to help them achieve their cosmetic goals.

Kathy Robertson-Little Cosmetic Nurse Injector | RN,BN

Kathy Robertson-Little

Cosmetic Nurse Injector | RN,BN

Kathy completed her Bachelor of Nursing Degree at the University of Calgary and has 35 years of experience working as a Registered Nurse. Alongside this, Kathy is a Certified Aesthetic Medical Practitioner which she completed through the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine (CBAM). It is this extensive medical background which sets her apart in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.

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Kathy also values the importances of staying current in the ever-changing and evolving world of Medical Aesthetics by attending frequent conferences and taking part in hands-on experiences to further her learning.

Kathy believes that her artistic talent and medical knowledge is what brings aesthetic procedures to life and makes for beautiful results. Kathy is passionate about helping her clients not only look their best, but also feel their best, and this is accomplished by providing safe and effective medical aesthetic treatments. Through her extensive training and practice, Kathy is able to offer her client's very natural results that enhance their already existing beauty. Kathy is really excited to welcome new patients to her practice, and is dedicated to answering all questions, concerns, and possibilities with individuals of all walks of life.

Amanda Butala

Amanda Butala

Client Relations Manager

Amanda has always had a passion for beauty and fashion. Always getting into trouble for making a mess of her older sister's closet and makeup. When she was older, she worked for a number of makeup lines including Estee Lauder and Lancome. Amanda had her own makeup artistry business while living in New Zealand and continues to pursue this passion in a voluntary capacity for friends and family.

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Amanda loves working at Xthetics as she believes it is a natural extension of her work experience. Combining her interests in helping and advocating for others, with her passion for fashion and cosmetology. She believes that if people practice self care to look good, naturally, they will feel good about themselves on the inside too.

Calgary Exthetis Face & Body Sculpt office staff

Kiana Hajyouni

Laser Technician Specialist

Kiana has been a certified Laser Specialist for over 2 years, and has been specializing in a variety of different treatments all tailored to different skin and body types. Over the past couple years, she has been perfecting her practice in everything lasers; such as Laser Hair Removal, Skin Tightening, Body Contouring, Tattoo Removal, Spider Vein Removal and more!

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Kiana feels there is nothing more fulfilling than helping her clients feel more confident and overall satisfied within themselves. Her warm and professional approach with her clients allows her to build amazing relationships.

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Dr. James W. Kim

SCULPTD by xthetics Physician

Dr Kim is a general practitioner in Calgary with special interest in chronic disease, especially in diabetes and migraine. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Calgary. He also works as a peer reviewer and editorial board member for a number of medical journals.

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He has given numerous presentations locally, and nationally on the topics of chronic migraine, binge eating disorder, ADHD, respiratory medicine and internationally on diabetes. He has also given a number of presentations on behalf of national organizations such as Diabetes Canada and Migraine Canada in various conferences.

Within Diabetes Canada, his role includes steering committee member for the Clinical Practice Guideline, current co-chair of Primary Care Special Interest Group, Dissemination and Implementation member and has been a scientific planning committee member for the annual Diabetes Canada Conference. He is also CADDRA’s national education committee for ADHD.

He is heavily involved with medical education for the health care providers including development of numerous medical education programs, a master’s student in health care professional education, and a guest speaker at University of Toronto on the same topic.

It is Dr. Kim’s plethora of knowledge which makes him a valuable member of the SCULPTD team. He is sure to make any patients under his care feel well cared for, and set up for success!

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Dr. Alana Ireland

SCULPTD Collaborator

Dr. Ireland is a psychologist practicing in Calgary, and an Assistant Professor of psychology. She graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, and has been an active therapist, university instructor, and researcher since.

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Dr. Ireland’s research and practice has focused on the spectrum of weight-related issues including obesity, weight bias, body image dissatisfaction, and eating disorders. Dr. Ireland is passionate about mental health as well as promoting health, confidence, and comfort in our bodies.

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Dr. Mark Barrett

MKin, CEP, CSCS | SCULPTD by xthetics Collaborator

Mark holds an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Kinesiology (specialty Exercise Physiology). Following completing his Master’s degree in Calgary, Mark worked as a personal trainer and sessional instructor at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.

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He has now worked in the fitness/wellness industry for over 25 years in Canada and overseas with clients ranging from professional athletes to those with no exercise experience at all. No matter your starting point, Mark is committed to helping you improve your health and wellness. Mark recognizes that each client is unique and therefore their exercise prescription should reflect that. Weight loss is an important part of improving one’s health and Mark looks forward to working with the clients in the SCULPTED program in this area.

Calgary Exthetis Face & Body Sculpt office staff

Dr. Julie Hong

SCULPTD by Xthetics Physician

Dr. Julie Hong got her M.D in 2002 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her curiosity centred around how to make individuals accomplish their dreams of optimization, empowerment and living a joyful and fulfilled life has taken her down many varying but connected paths in medicine.

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She has currently called Calgary home since 2019 and has been the Lead Physician at the University of Calgary Wellness Centre for over a decade. She conducts pain clinics providing Botox Prophylaxis for chronic migraine, trigger point injections and nerve blocks since 2014. She has also been certified in the certificate of travel medicine (ISTM) and runs travel clinics at the University of Calgary. She has obtained Basic and Advanced certificates for dermal filler and neuromodulators through the Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics (CAMA).

She is proud of her work as a physician surgical assistant in robotic urologic surgery and is now participating in creating an innovative centre for Pre-habilitation Medicine at the Rockyview Hospital. Her main passion has been Functional Medicine which looks at root cause medicine and is one of less than 1000 worldwide certified physician practitioners with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She also has advanced training certificates from the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. All of her experience and learning has been about addressing the whole of an individual and she is passionate about being part of a patient’s journey in accomplishing a life full of awareness, presence, optimization and joy.

She spends her free time obsessing over tennis, travelling, and being with her loving community and amazing family which includes two very active teenage boys!

Calgary Exthetis Face & Body Sculpt office staff

Dr. Yasmine Halat

MD CCFP | SCULPTD by Xthetics Physician

Dr. Halat was born and raised in Calgary. She attended University of Calgary for her undergrad in biology. She then pursued her medical education at Ross University located on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

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During her schooling she had the opportunity to complete her rotations at various American hospitals including University of Miami, Mount Sinai in Miami and NYC, and NYU. Eventually, she found her way back home and attended University of Calgary for Family Medicine Residency. She has been a practicing GP in Calgary since 2016. Beyond medicine, she has a special interest in powerlifting. She placed third in the Raw World’s Competition. Her medical and fitness background allows her to make meaningful relationships with all her patients.

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Each person that walks into our office has unique needs, desires, and concerns. We know the only way to provide you with a personalized treatment plan is to listen. During your initial consultation, we take the time to clarify and understand your goals and educate you as to the treatment options available. Xthetics Face & Body Sculpt offers advanced, medical-grade aesthetics solutions from compassionate, patient-focused professionals. Schedule a consultation today.

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