Meet Dr Rachelle Grossman

 

 

Dr Grossman went to undergrad at McGill University where she earned a degree as an occupational therapist before making her switch to medicine at McMaster University Medical School. She completed her family medicine residency at University of Toronto. Having suffered from adult onset acne during her years in Montreal in and out of dermatology clinics, Dr Grossman quickly understood the relationship between how perceived beauty on the outside can impact a person's confidence and self-esteem. It was during that time that she knew she wanted to devote a component of her skills towards making people's inner confidence match their exterior. As a medical student, and during family medicine residency, Dr. Grossman took on mentorships with dermatologists and other family doctors practicing cosmetics to learn the skills related to healthy skin and cosmetics. After becoming a mother to a curious and exuberant daughter named Charlie Rae, Dr Grossman grew accustomed to a new level of exhaustion. She and her cohort of other busy moms just wanted to feel "fresh" again. Being able to provide a service to these busy moms that gave them a new level of glow and confidence was rewarding. For the past 8 years, Dr Grossman has been working as a medical director for a cosmetic clinic in Yorkville. It was not until 2018, when Dr Grossman was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent extensive chemotherapy /radiation as well as multiples surgeries, that feeing fresh and beautiful was difficult to come by. It was during this difficult journey that she learned that vanity doesn't disappear during a serious illness. There was still so much value and importance to looking in the mirror and being able to love what she saw. It is Dr Grossman's hope, that she can provide a service that makes people feel that much more "comfortable in their own skin" regardless of a person's gender, age, race, religion and regardless of the story behind why they strive to feel more beautiful.