It’s a long way from Buenos Aires to Ottawa.
That’s the pilgrimage that Gabriela Lewin MD made twenty years ago when her husband lured her from her native home to the capital of Canada. The geographic switch came with a switch in careers, albeit one that took a while to establish itself. Now, though, Dr. Lewin’s eponymous cosmetic medicine clinic, located in the heart of Wellington West, is garnering five-star reviews from a client base ecstatic with the natural results afforded by her safe, advanced techniques in facial rejuvenation.
“I started practicing cosmetic medicine five years ago as a way to do something different and artistic,” Dr. Lewin explains. “After training with the best injectors and mentors from Ottawa and the world, I realized I was ready to open my own clinic. I work with dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, and other treatments to improve the quality of the skin and produce collagen.” The result is a wrinkle-free complexion, subtle but striking facial symmetry, and, inter alia, a visibly renewed spirit.
Dr. Lewin’s twenty-five years of experience in the medical field includes a long and distinguished stint in rural medicine. For thirteen years, she worked at Kemptville District Hospital and Family Medicine Clinic as a family doctor and hospitalist. During that time, she served as vice-chair of the Canadian Task Force on PHC (Primary Health Care). There, she helped to develop preventive guidelines for mammograms, pap tests, colonoscopies, and other investigative procedures.
When the Ottawa-Kemptville commute began to wear her down, she took over a family medicine practice in Westboro.
Then came the establishment of her boutique clinic, Gabriela MD Cosmetic Medicine; Ottawans have looked good ever since. Not only that, but those suffering the effects of excessive sweating, TMJ, weight loss issues, and other vexing conditions are benefiting from the variety of innovative solutions offered at the clinic.
“I have a website and social media (Instagram/Facebook) where my clients can book a complimentary consultation to discuss a treatment plan depending on their concerns,” the passionate and focused Dr. Lewin explains. “Once the treatment plan is discussed and agreed upon, we set up an appointment for the appropriate treatments. That can be anti-wrinkle injections (Botox), dermal fillers for volume loss, changing the shape of certain areas of the face (like lips, cheeks, chin, jawline), full facial balancing using dermal fillers, or fat dissolving injections in the double chin area. I also offer collagen induction therapies like micro-needling and Sculptra injections, skin resurfacing (chemical peels), and medical-grade skin care. I use the safest techniques in the market: an Ultrasound device, which injects in just the right areas to avoid potential complications.”
“I think what makes my cosmetic clinic unique is that I personally see every one of my clients; I take care of them before, during, and after. I’m always available for them for any questions or concerns.”
When not tending to her patients, the busy mother of two pays it forward by teaching residents at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. But a lot of her focus goes to the clinic. “My goal is to provide safe, high-quality, and natural results that will boost my patients’ confidence,” she concludes, with, fittingly, complete confidence.
By Dan Lalande