Our Team

We deliver great skin. Natural, beautiful and healthy - without surgery.

Our highly qualified and experienced team is dedicated to working with you to deliver dramatic results. All services are directed by Dr. Taraska, Winnipeg's best dermatologist. She has treated even the most severe skin conditions for more than 25 years. No matter what your skin concern, you can rely on us to improve, restore and rejuvenate your skin through minimally invasive, quick and easy treatments that are safe and clinically effective for women and men of all ages, skin types and tones.

We provide free, no pressure sale cosmetic consultations to understand your skin concerns. Then we develop the treatment plan that meets your needs and budget not ours. At every appointment, you can expect compassionate and personalized service using the most innovative and effective skin treatments and products available today.

Book a free cosmetic consultation today online or by calling 204-474-1221.

Our Physicians

Dr. Victoria Taraska, MD, FRCP
Cosmetic and Medical Dermatologist

Dr. Taraska has been evaluating and rejuvenating damaged skin for 20+ years. She has injected thousands of neuromodulators such as Botox® and Dysport®, and dermal fillers, like Juvederm® and Restylane®. Patients love their natural fresh results, and she is one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in Canada. Experienced, Trusted knowledge, integrity and a caring attitude are her strengths. She would rather be honest than flashy or trendy so you can achieve elegant, natural results.

Learn more about Dr. Taraska.

Dr. Pamela Glover, MD

Dr. Glover is a general practitioner with 30 years experience. She has concentrated her practice on treating medical skin conditions such as Acne, Warts, Skin Tags, Melasma, Rosacea and Molluscum Contagiosum. Dr. Glover develops customized and clinically effective treatment plans to achieve the best results for her patients at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre).

Dr. Amanda Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is a family physician with a concentrated interest in skin conditions, which she developed while completing her medical degree and residency training at the University of Manitoba. She enjoys helping patients treat frustrating skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Skin Tags, Melasma, Molluscum Contagiosum and Warts. Dr. Patel works collaboratively with her patients in order to effectively address their concerns while also taking into consideration their individual preferences and priorities. A referral is not required to book an appointment with Dr. Patel.

Our Nurses & Skin Professionals

Amy, LPN
LPN, Medical and Cosmetic Consultant / Treatment Provider

  • 18 years experience in clinical nursing and 12 years in medical esthetics
  • Specialized training courses with Allergan, Galderma, Clarion for Botox and fillers
  • PHIA Certified

Amy is an excellent cosmetic consultant and injector of botox/dyport and dermal fillers. She does most of the staff injections at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre). Amy is well-known in Winnipeg for injecting dermal fillers and is passionate about helping our clients at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre) look as young as they feel. She assists Dr. Taraska in the care of patients with medical dermatology issues as well as performing cosmetic services.

"We all want to put our best face forward and I am lucky to have the ability to help our patients achieve their skin goals. Having Dr. Taraska as a teacher and mentor is one of the biggest perks of my job, along with working with a great staff at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre)."

LPN, Cosmetic Consultant / Treatment Provider

  • Graduated from Assiniboine Community College with honors in 2021
  • 1 year experience working in Acute Surgical Care at Health Sciences Centre
  • PHIA & CPR Certified
  • Laser Technician Certified
  • Professional make-up artist for 10 years specializing in bridal and beauty artistry

Rhea has many years of experience working in the beauty industry as a professional make-up artist and traveled across Canada as an educator for one of the top beauty retailers in the world. Her passion for medical esthetics has led her to completing her nursing diploma and gained skills working in acute surgery. She continues to expand her knowledge by working alongside Dr. Taraska and the treatment providers to further her skills and expertise in dermatology and medical esthetics.

"Combining my passion for both beauty and nursing has always been a dream. Working at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre) helped me bridge both of those skills. Building rapport with my patients is important to me, as it allows me to help them reach their goals"

Bonnie, LPN
Medical Dermatology Nurse

  • 2 years experience in clinical nursing
  • Graduated from Assiniboine Community College with honors in 2019
  • 2 years experience as a long term care nurse at Misericordia Health Centre
  • PHIA certified

Bonnie has been working in LTC since graduating and has been with Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre) team since May as one of the medical nurses. Bonnie is working hands on with Amy and Dr Taraska in building her knowledge in the practice of dermatology.

"I am so lucky to have these wonderful ladies surrounding me with their knowledge and expertise. Their guidance is invaluable and I look forward to learning more and more each day. The entire team have been so gracious and have welcomed me with open arms."

Cosmetic Consultant / Laser Technician

  • 24 years as a Licensed Esthetician
  • 6 years Certified Laser Technician experience
  • PHIA Certified
  • Medical Terminology and Health Unit Clerk Certificate

With over 20 years in esthetics, Michelle brings a wealth of experience to Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre). She has a passion for serving our patients and providing expertise in skin care and skin health. Michelle is a certified laser technician and is skilled on a wide range of lasers and laser treatments. She is an expert cosmetic consultant and understands the benefits of injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers. Michelle does her very best to ensure our patients receive the best advice and treatments to meet our clients goals.

"I enjoy using my years of experience in skin care, and sharing that knowledge with clients to help with their skin care needs."

Cosmetic Consultant / Laser Technician

  • Laser Technician Diploma
  • 9 years customer service
  • 6 years experience in medical esthetics
  • PHIA certified
  • Medical Office Administration Diplomas

With previous experience in a physician/cosmetic practice in Saskatchewan, Cody has excelled in skin care sales and adapted her customer service experience to relate with medical patients. She enjoys answering any questions regarding cosmetic treatments and helping clients determine which treatment would be best for them.

"Every day is different at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre), but one thing stays the same... our clients leave happy and confident!"

Manager of Client Services and Administration

  • 10 years customer service/medical admin
  • Team Leader JM Certified
  • Health Unit Clerk Certificate
  • PHIA certified

Walking into Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre), you will be greeted by Cassy's warm smile. She believes this is the universal language of kindness and the best beginning for warm and friendly service.

"I'm passionate about helping people, and my father's melanoma inspired me to a career in dermatology."

Doctors Assistant / Patient Coordinator / Clinic Supervisor

  • 10 years customer service
  • 5 years office administration
  • 4 years medical esthetics
  • PHIA certified

Carly is passionate about skin care, patient service and experience, being a constant role model to her team, and sharing her knowledge of cosmetic treatments to patients. She believes it is extremely important to welcome everyone into a warm and positive atmosphere every day.

"I love being able to bring my knowledge and love of skin care into the clinic everyday. I believe allowing people to feel confident and teaching them to love their skin is so powerful."

Doctor's Assistant / Patient Coordinator

Medical Nurse/ Patient Coordinator

  • 9 years customer service
  • PHIA certified
  • Bachelor's of Science Major (U of M)

In addition to Nicole's experience at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre), her education has provided her with the skills needed to provide excellent care and service to both medical and cosmetic clients. She has a passion for skin care, and her knowledge of the cosmetic industry allows her to help client's look and feel their best.

"I'm happy to be able to help people achieve the confidence they have within. Our goal is to make everyone feel the best they possibly can!"

Doctor's Assistant / Patient Coordinator

  • 10+ years customer service
  • 5 years in the beauty industry as a professional makeup artist
  • PHIA & CPR Certified


Her passion for the beauty industry began with a love for makeup application and has now evolved, skin deep. With experience in the film industry, top beauty retailers & teaching Chasten continues to share and expand her knowledge.


"It's about enhancing your natural beauty, not altering & learning to love the skin you're in"

Doctor's Assistant / Patient Coordinator

  • PHIA certified
  • Bachelor of Science Major (U of M)
  • Completion of Multidisciplinary Health Research Program (U of M)

When at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre), Charlotte's goal is to create a positive environment where patients feel welcomed and comfortable. You will always see Charlotte ready to greet patients at the front desk with a smile on her face. Her passion for learning can be seen both during her ongoing studies at the University of Manitoba and her knowledge of services at Victoria Park Medispa (The Derm Centre).

"I feel so lucky to bring my passion for healthcare into an environment where patient care and satisfaction is so heavily emphasized."

Doctor's Assistant / Patient Coordinator

  • Bachelor of Science Honours (U of M)
  • 6 years medical office administration
  • PHIA certified
  • Medical first responder certification

Ruby is passionate about cosmetic and medical dermatology and helping patients feel confident. She loves to discuss skincare products and treatments with patients and strives to provide excellent customer service.

"Welcoming patients into our clinic, helping them step into the world of cosmetic and medical dermatology and watching them become confident and powerful is beautiful!"

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