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Now offering Botox and Dermal Filler Training


The Medical Art Academy and Sereno Wellness have joined forces to bring you a state of the art Medical Aesthetic Training experience for your Basic and Advanced Certification of Botox and Dermal Fillers. The Medical Art Academy trainers, course content and commitment to clinical, artistic and business outcomes – along with the beautiful aesthetic environment of Sereno Wellness – will leave you inspired re what is possible in the Medical Aesthetic Industry. Being at Sereno for your training experience will highlight what a successful Medi Spa can offer you once you have completed your injection training. And the Medical Art Academy will ensure you have absolutely everything you need to begin….

Please check out both websites for more information

The Medical Art Academy:

Sereno Wellness:

Upcoming dates:

Basic Certification:

Basic Neuromodulator and Dermal Filler Certification:

2019 Dates to be announced.

Call the clinic and ask to speak with Heather for more information or send us an email here

Our Team:

Sandra Fikus, Clinic Owner, Sereno Wellness

Margo DalinghausSandra Fikus is the owner of Sereno Wellness and Spa as well as South Surrey Medical Clinic. With over 25 years of business experience, Sandra’s role is to teach the business side of Aesthetics. Client testimonials often speak to the benefit of having Sandra readily available at the Basic Certification Workshop to ask business questions before they begin. Having the opportunity to learn from her extensive experience at the get go is invaluable. Her sacred gift of hospitality also makes our students feel very well taken care of. She is also available for business consultation following basic injectable training.

Margo Dalinghuas, Nurse Injection Trainer, The Medical Art Academy

Margo Dalinghaus Margo is a highly respected and skilled Aesthetic Nurse Injector and Injection Trainer in the Aesthetic Industry. She has been trained by and has trained some of the best Injectors across Western Canada. Having trained in almost all the aesthetic clinics in Western Canada, Margo has a thorough understanding of all things aesthetics and is extremely knowledgeable re best practices - both clinically and artistically. She is also one of the Founders of The Medical Art Academy where she trains MDs and RNs Basic Certification and Advanced Training Courses in the application of Botox and Fillers.

Heather, Medical Academy Personal Care Coordinator

heatherHeather comes to us with previous experience in both the medical and esthetics fields. She grew up in a house of 7 women and was then blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, so beauty, skincare and women’s health have always been honored and revered. Heather is the glue that holds many of this programs parts together and is an integral part of the team. She is the single and initial point of contact for all who attend our training programs and she also coordinates all the models that attend our workshops for the hands on portion of our Certifications. She too has the gift of hospitality, so will go out of her way to meet your needs when at Sereno..

Dr. Bernice Brits, Medical Director and Injection Trainer

Dr-Jennifer Dr. Brits graduated medicine in 1982 from Pretoria University, in South Africa and completed her CCFR from The University of British Columbia. She started her career at Johannesburg Hospital in South Africa and after two years in Pediatric ICU, then began work as a Family Practice Physician. Since moving her family to Canada, she has continuously worked as a Full Family Practice Physician, serving in the communities in Saskatchewan, and the last 12 years in Surrey and White Rock, British Columbia. With a passion for beauty and aesthetics, Dr Brits has enjoyed working as a Medical Cosmetic Injector for over 15 yrs and presently works as the Medical Director for the Aesthetic Team at Sereno Wellness. Dr Bits is excited to pass on her expertise to new students at the Medical Art Academy as part of the school’s Medical Faculty. Her professional and artistic approach is appreciated by all.

Dr. Banefsheh Peyvandi

Dr-JenniferDr. Banafsheh Peyvandi is a Canadian board certified Family Physician as well as American trained Diagnostic Radiologist with advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, medical  and aesthetic conditions and solutions. She has completed her post graduate medical training at  prestigious academic centres such as University of Alberta, University of  British Columbia and University of  Southern California. She has over 20 years of experience in medical practice and research andhas been practicing medicine in Canada and the United States since 2004. The desire to explore cutting edge medical and aesthetic solutions – as well as her passion for teaching has led Dr. Peyvandi to expand her practice to offer a wide range of world class cosmetic procedures to her patients and to train others.

Dr. Navi Rattan

Dr RattanDr. Navi Rattan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate. He completed his Residency training in Family Medicine and has received Neuromodulator and Dermal filler training from the Medical Art Academy. He is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, College of Family Physician’s of Canada and Doctors of British Columbia. Dr. Rattan is able to provide minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to enhance patient satisfaction with their appearance in a natural way. He is excited about aesthetic medicine and looks forward to working with you.


The aesthetic course at Sereno was a very high yield course. In two jam packed days full of lectures, simulations, and live models, I learnt enough that I felt comfortable starting Botox and Fillers on my own right after the course. The course also included learning the business and financial side of aesthetics which I found to be very helpful and relevant. Margo, Sandra and the rest of the team were wonderful and so supportive and helped me start up my practice even after the course was over. I am so grateful.

- Dr. SK


I would like to thank the entire team at Sereno Wellness and Spa. I got so much from the two day jam-packed botox/filler training sessions and would highly recommend taking the course from Sereno! Margo, Sandra, Dr. Brits and Heather were all so approachable and supportive and I felt as though I gained valuable relationships in the industry from this experience along with the knowledge and technical training. The practical component of this program was excellent in giving me confidence to become an injector as we got to practice on live models alongside experienced injectors. I truly appreciated the willingness to help from the entire Sereno team not just during the two days but also after!
Thank you so much for everything!

- Kal


Margo and the Sereno Family were great Facilitators and made me feel welcome and taken care of. The one to one instruction and one to one patient interaction were a great benefit. I feel confident and prepared moving forward.

- T Lam, RN


Thanks for the great training! I really enjoyed the hands on training with model patients. I really enjoyed Margo and Dr Brits hands on training while I worked with models. Overall – great course! ?

- M. Sidhu, RN NP


Thank you for an enjoyable introduction to Botox and Fillers. I am less intimidated by injections now. This is a great spring board for diving into the world of Cosmetic Medicine. Very complete and lots of hands on experience.

- E. Booth, MD