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Meet the team: Maxine Dornon Karidis practitioner

6th April 2017

maxine dornon karidis team We're delighted to welcome Maxine Dornon to the Karidis clinic team. Maxine is Karidis CoolSculpting ambassador and highly trained aesthetician offering face and body treatments alongside Mr Karidis and our team of nurses. She'll also be on hand to advise surgical patients on non-surgical treatment and product recommendations pre and post operations. We caught 60 seconds with Maxine to find out more about her.

Where did you train?

Cape Peninsula University of Technology- Cape Town, South Africa

How long have you been an aesthetic practitioner/ therapist?

8 years

What inspired you to work in this industry?

I had acne from a very young age and so became obsessed with trying to treat it. I went for many treatments and bought many products and so I decided to study so I would know what to do for myself and be able to help other people with honest advice and personal experience. It grew from there really.

What attracted you to work at Karidis?

The reputation of Mr Karidis and the clinic, the opportunity to work in a professional yet friendly environment with only the best technology and treatments on offer.

Tell us your biggest career achievement to date?

My biggest achievement would have to be making the move from South Africa to London and being successful within the industry here.  With the treatments I have done we are consistently achieving amazing results and this is always a huge achievement too.

What treatment or service do you most enjoy performing and why?

Coolsculpting - I love the results that can be achieved and seeing patients through the journey from beginning to end.

What skincare brands do you favour, personally and professionally?

For me it's not about the brand necessarily but rather the active ingredients and how they are delivered to the skin. If I had to pick I love Cosmedix.

What would your one desert island product be?

Vitamin C serum or anything that protects and hydrates the skin.

What are your views on cosmetic surgery?

I am definitely pro cosmetic surgery as it has a profound effect on so many aspects of a lot of people’s lives. I am more conservative so would usually recommend early maintenance and non invasive procedures first if there are suitable options. 

What are you most impressed with in our ever evolving beauty industry?

I am just impressed that so much can be achieved without surgery, my mind was blown when I first heard about Cryolipolisis and saw the results with CoolSculpting.

And a bit about you - who would your top three dinner guest be?

I was born in Botswana, love reading, travel and adventure activities. I would love to sit down with Sir Seretse Khama the first President of Botswana and talk to him about  the country at the time, his romantic love story with Ruth Khama and his input in making it the country it is today. Id love to have a dinner or 3 with Keith Lemon, he is ridiculously funny and has the best accent in the UK and Trevor Noah (hes also a comedian and has an interesting view on politics)

Contact the Karidis clinic to book a complimentary face or body consultation with Maxine. 


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Thank you for working your magic and making me look years younger! Also a big thank you to your team for all their help and support. I love my new face!

Karolina is always a joy to work with - kind, considerate and very professional and creating an aura of trust. She makes the Ulthera treatment painless and that's not an easy task!

I have my Botox with Karolina. She is exceptionally knowledgeable and advises me on what would look good and not so good on my face. She is a person I can trust!

"I was very happy with my treatment experience. Mr Karidis , staff and facilities were excellent. I am very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to recommend Mr Karidis and his clinic."

"I am only three days into the recovery of my gynecomastia procedure, and already it has changed my life. I travelled from Cardiff to London to have this procedure and it was by far cheaper than having it done in my local area. Furthermore, Karidis' reputation exceeds expectations. I look forward to my follow up consultation so Karidis can see how he has changed my life. Communication from Karidis and his team - 5 star Professionalism - 5 star Results - 5 star."

For my first Velashape III treatment, Maxine made me feel really comfortable and explained exactly how the treatment would go and any after-effects I might have (I have had none). The process was smooth and painless and actually kind of relaxing. Most importantly, I can already see a MAJOR difference on the cellulite on my legs and butt. I am seriously impressed!

"My entire experience for an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation operation was faultless from a professional and caring team. I cannot recommend Mr Karidis enough from the consultation, in establishing what I wanted, to his skilled work. I am absolutely delighted with the results."

"A seven week recovery journey with a couple of little detours, but navigated with care by Mr Karidis, Suzi & Martina. Explanations, reassurance & advice given from first consultation, day of operation, day one post op. and at all subsequent clinic visits, along with a good dose of friendly chit chat & laughter, (Always a good medicine!). Thank you Mr Karidis & team. No regrets here."

Brilliant consultation... I was very impressed with my consultation with Mr Karidis. Mr Karidis made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.

Outstanding in every way This is my second breast augmentation with Mr Karidis - my first experience was amazing as were the results! Second time around and once again my experience was faultless. The whole team are amazing from front of desk and Rose, to the lovely nurses pre and post-op! The after care given, which is also important, is second to none and I cannot recommend Mr Karidis enough. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and giving me back my confidence!

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