Meet Our Team
Dr. Peter Gianoulis
Dr. Peter Gianoulis has been with the Chrysalis Medispa team for over three years, and he brings with him over seven 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 happy to see new and existing patients at Chrysalis.
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.
Skin Care Therapist
Katherine is a diploma qualified therapist who is truly passionate about her job. She has been with the Chrysalis Team for over three and a half years now, having spent five years in a boutique CBD salon prior to that. Katherine enjoys working in a clinical environment with a skilled multi-disciplinary team who are committed to providing evidence-based skin solutions.
Katherine enjoys the process of consulting with patients about their skin and developing plans to help patients meet their ultimate skin goals. From simple skin routines right through to creating bespoke solutions for complex skin conditions, she is able to apply an understanding of skin physiology and skincare ingredients to improve all skins. She believes in a sustainable approach and won’t overload you with anything you don’t need! Katherine specialises in treating sensitive and reactive skins, as well as acne and ageing concerns. She also enjoys working with post-operative patients from our partner practice Queensland Plastic Surgery, to optimise their wound healing and, where necessary, provide solutions for minimising scarring. Katherine is also highly requested for her amazing facials.
Katherine is in her final semester of a Bachelor of Nursing Science program at James Cook University and enjoys integrating her growing anatomy and physiology understanding into her skin science knowledge.
Beck is the newest member of the Chrysalis Medispa team, and is very excited to be joining a clinic where patient care and customer service are the primary focus. Beck holds an Advanced Diploma in Cosmetic Dermal Science from the Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science, and has three years of experience in the use of lasers for skin therapy and hair reduction. Beck recently moved to Townsville from the Sunshine Coast, where she worked in a skin and laser clinic. Beck enjoys treating inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, dermatitis and acne, and her favourite procedure to perform in-clinic is vascular laser. She is also our laser hair reduction whiz, with loads of hair reduction experience. In her spare time, Beck loves to bake and makes amazing birthday cakes! Her creative skills also extend to fashion, and she designs her own swimwear!
Registered Nurse/Cosmetic Injector
Joyce graduated from RMIT in Melbourne in 2006 and undertook a graduate nurse program with Warringal Private Hospital in 2007; she completed her post graduate diploma in Nursing Science(Perioperative stream) through 2008 while continuing to work in the operating theatres at Warringal.
In 2009 Joyce moved toTownsville and started work at both The Townsville Hospital and The Mater Hospitals an operating theatre nurse at which time she also began working with Dr Mark Vucak in his surgeries over which time she developed a keen interest in cosmetic nursing and gained employment with Dr Vucak at Queensland PlasticSurgery in 2014. Joyce has since completed her cosmetic injectable course with Australian Skin Skill Education and Training, and this year she has joined the Chrysalis Medispa team as a cosmetic injector.
Joyce is married with one child, a five year old girl, and is keen on personal health and fitness, running, and going to the gym regularly. She also enjoys watching and attending sports such as Australian Rules Football and Formula One Racing.
Kaitlyn is an experienced medical receptionist with six years of dental background. She worked in a very busy and fast paced surgery here in Townsville for four years before starting her job here at Chrysalis Medispa. She is an enthusiastic team player and provides exceptional patient care to the practice. She has a passion for anything medical and cosmetic which makes her an easy fit. Kaitlyn always has a warm and welcoming smile and will make you feel comfortable once at the Medispa.
In her spare time Kaitlyn enjoys cooking, music and keeping active with her puppy Archie.