who we are

About Us

Providing clients of Essence with safe and beautiful aesthetic treatments.

a message from

Our Founder

Susan Nikkila

My name is Susan Nikkila. I am a very proud Newfoundlander, self-titled Honorary Labradorian, Nurse Practitioner, and founder of Essence Medical Aesthetics Inc.

On behalf of myself and my incredible team, thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to Essence Medical!

I returned home to Newfoundland in July 2018 after a 20-year Nursing career in Toronto, Ontario. My incredibly supportive husband was eager and happy to come with me. In October 2018, Essence Medical Aesthetics Inc. opened its doors in Grand Falls-Windsor. A huge thank you to Shelley Woolfrey who is an incredible woman, business partner, Nurse, and friend. On January 20, 2021, I made my first phone call to a Registered Nurse in St. John’s and from there the Essence Medical franchise began to evolve.

August 2022 marks the first anniversary of Essence Medical as a franchise. With the never-ending support of my team, Essence Medical clinics span the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador with five brick-and-mortar locations and one satellite location in just ten short months!

As much as Essence Medical is about looking and feeling your best, we are far more about embracing, empowering, and inspiring all women. I come from very humble beginnings and am on a mission to help as many women and children as possible in this province. Essence Medical is my platform.

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Since April 2022, after ironing out many of the kinks of building a new franchise, each Essence Medical location has donated at least once to its local Women and Children Shelters. Essence Medical is very proud and honoured to support Iris Kirby House in St. Johns, Cara House in Gander, Status of Women in Grand Falls-Windsor, Willow House in Corner Brook, Hope Haven in Labrador City/Wabush, and Libra House in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. In our first two months of giving back to our local communities, we donated nearly $5000 with a goal of $60,000 by December 2022. This could never be possible without the support of our cherished and loyal clients. When you visit any Essence Medical location, you are giving back to the women of our beautiful province.

I can assure you that at Essence Medical we love to see you come through our doors. You will be met with the sincerest welcome and leave feeling like your visit was a bright and positive part of your day. We are committed to providing a pressure-free environment. To that end, we guarantee the most welcoming, warm, and respectful environment with absolutely no pushy sales approaches. On the contrary, we want to chat about life and its daily struggles and about being a woman…over a cappuccino!

Remember, what happens at Essence Medical stays at Essence Medical. We appreciate and value our relationship with you. Please do not ever hesitate to ask us for help. We are a team of Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who authentically care about your life and have a wealth of knowledge to support you.

When we say clinic, we mean a stunningly beautiful and elegant atmosphere that feels and looks nothing like a clinic but more like home. We listen to your needs and will do whatever we can to accommodate your budget. Make an appointment for a free consultation or to collect information and ideas from our team of genuine Nurses. As always, there are plenty of brochures on hand. Feel free to drop in at any time and grab one for some easy reading during relaxation time. Or continue to browse through our website to explore our many services!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our wonderful team.

Susan Nikkila

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Our Team

The Essence Medical team is an empowering group of women who are excited to bring you
the very best and latest in medical aesthetics and cosmetic nursing!

We pride ourselves with Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses who hold designations
as health care professionals with the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine.

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Our Locations

Essence Medical has expanded to multiple locations across Newfoundland & Labrador!
Click on a location to learn more.

St. John's


Grand Falls-Windsor

Corner Brook



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Essence Medical is proud to offer zero percent in-house financing with very flexible monthly payment plans! Plan your entire year of skin care and treatments suited to your needs and pay in equal monthly installments at zero percent interest and no hassles. Plus, financing is available at all locations!

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