Mario is a registered nurse and an aesthetic nurse injector. Mario completed a nursing degree in the Philippines. He then emigrated to Canada and completed the Canadian nursing board exam, leading to his registration with the BC College of Nursing. He initially worked in acute medical care wards until he had an opportunity to develop his skills in the field he has come to love most – aesthetic medicine. He has been working in this field since 2005 at Abby Medical Laser Centre. He has completed multiple advanced level training courses in aesthetic medical practice including lasers, skin care science, botox and dermal fillers. He has completed several advanced hands-on training courses with leading experts in the field including Dr Arthur Swift. He is currently a sought after injector who regularly teaches and preceptors nurses and physicians in dermal filler injection techniques. He is regarded as a skilled lip filler injector. His personal philosophy is “Injecting well requires a strong basis in science - which can be taught but also an openness to artistic expression - which is acquired” He is an active member of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses (CSASN).