The Clinica Jóia Team

Dr David Grech

Dr David Grech has been a medical practitioner since 1996 and has practised cosmetic procedures since 2001. He was trained on Botox (Allergan) by Dr Anthony Benedetto (US) and on Bocouture (Merz) by Dr Katie Goldie (UK), and has attended further advanced Botox training at KT Medical Aesthetics Training in Harley Street. He has performed over 2000 recorded Botox treatments to date. Dr Grech is certified to deliver botulinum toxin to all areas of the face and neck, including less commonly requested botox procedures such as the treatment of masseteric hypertrophy, axillary, palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis and the Nefertiti Neck Lift.

Dr Grech was trained on HA gels by Yasmin Khan, at the time at Inamed Corporation, and on Ellanse by the renowned plastic surgeon Mr Chris Inglefield, and has attended further advanced fillers training at KT Medical Aesthetics Training in Harley Street. He has performed over a thousand recorded dermal filler treatments to date. Dr Grech’s dermal filler expertise includes the execution of more unusual treatments such as filling of hands, nasal bridge and eyebrow reconstruction and nonsurgical rhinoplasty. He has lectured and trained doctors on behalf of Ellanse in Poland and Malta.

Dr Grech’s additional expertise lies in combining, where appropriate, peels with other medical aesthetic treatments, such as topical cosmeceuticals, pulsed light and carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, for maximum effect and skin improvement. He has received training on a variety of light based devices, including the Fractional Carbon Dioxide Resurfacing Laser and the SmartLipo Laser, under the tutelage of Prof Paolo Bonan of the University of Florence and the renowned Villa Donatello Hospital in Florence.

Dr Grech is proficient in the technique of Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture using the Belgian Euromi system, having attended various surgery masterclasses conducted by Dr M. Safar. He performs over a hundred cases annually of liposculpture and lipofilling. Dr Grech is uniquely trained in both Aptos and Silhouette thread lift systems and selects the method to use based on individual patient requirements. He is also trained in ozonotherapy protocols for pain management.

Dr Grech is a member of the European Society of Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD) and attends annual medical congress updates in Paris and London every year.

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Demetris Stavrou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. He grew up in a family of doctors and soon understood the special relationship between doctor and patient. He graduated from the University of Athens Medical School and finished his residency in Plastic Surgery at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel-Hashomer, Israel. There he was trained in the latest techniques of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery from world known scientists. He continued his training with a fellowship in “Advanced Aesthetic Surgery” at the prestigious Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery.

His interest in breast reconstruction after breast cancer and cosmetic procedures following weight loss surgery was evident from the start. He also had the chance to train in specialized techniques for facelift, burn reconstruction and skin cancer surgery.

Dr. Stavrou is constantly updated with the most modern techniques in plastic surgery and is in cooperation with big medical centers abroad where he is still working as a visiting surgeon. He has a constant interest in research and has published a number of scientific articles.

Since 2012 he hold the position of Assistant Professor at the St George’s, University of London / Medical School at the University of Nicosia. He is also an Honorary Tutor at the University of Cardiff, School of Medicine at the UK and a member of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Dr. Stavrou has been working as a plastic surgeon in Cyprus since 2012. He also visits Malta monthly to operate on and treat patients of Clinica Joia.

Ms Lorella Debono

Ms Lorella Debono has graduated from the University of Malta with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2013.

She has continued participating in on-going professional development courses and holds the following accreditations:

  1. RockTape Certified kinesiology tape practitioner
  2. RockTape Certified Mobility Coach
  3. APPI Pilates instructor  and courses Levels 1-3
  4. AACP approved acupuncturist
  5. Spinal Manipulation Grade V as a means to facilitate rehabilitation
  6. Instrument Assisted Massage

Has a special interest the following areas:

  • Pain management using Ozone therapy as a means to facilitate recovery
  • Paediatric physiotherapy  and has undertaken several courses in this area, including but not limited to, Paediatric First Aid & a course held by Great Ormond Street Hospital entitled Assessment and treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy.
  • Pre and post natal care having carried out research and written a dissertation in this area at an under-graduate level regarding the benefits of exercise.
  • Sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Mr Matthew Mifsud

 Mr Matthew Mifsud graduated as a medical doctor in 2002 and has over 10 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. He has received specialist accreditation by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Apart from general gynaecology and obstetrics, he also has a special interest in cosmetic gynaecology including procedures such as vaginoplasty, labioplasty and Fenton’s repair.

In addition to routine pregnancy visits, Mr. Mifsud also takes appointments for PAP smears, vulval biopsies, endometrial biopsies and general consultations. Additionally to speaking Maltese and English, Mr. Mifsud is also fluent in Italian and French.

Ms Carla Agius

Carla Agius RN, earned her Diploma in Nursing from the University of Murcia, Spain.  She specialized in the field of ozone therapy and human growth factors, in the area of pain medicine and anti-aging for 8 years at the private sector.  For the past 4 years, she has worked and continued her professional training as an Aesthetic nurse at Estetika, managing the human growth factor clinic. At the same time, she has been working at resource centers with children with disabilities. Last year she opened the Pain management clinic at ClinicaJóia where she is working with ozone therapy and Platelet-rich plasma aim to patients with chronic pain and degenerative diseases.

She is bilingual in Spanish and English.

She has continued participating in on-going professional development courses and holds the following accreditations:

  • Third International Congress AEPROMO.”Theoretical-practical course, discolysis, practiceon cadaversand simulators. Ozone infiltrations pain clinic”. Faculty of Medicine,University Complutense ,Madrid, Spain
  • Second International Congressof the International Federation of Medical Ozone IMEOF . Royal Academy of Medicine, Madrid, Spain.
  • Third Congress of the Mexican Association of Ozone, AMAZON” Through the integration of ozone therapy in conventional medicine.” Mexico, Cancun.
  • “Theoretical and practical course of ozone therapy and musculoskeletal ecoguided infiltrations”. Practice on cadavers Department ofAnatomyII, University  Complutense , Madrid, Spain.
  • Ozone course in theory and practice in aesthetic medicine and antiaging Madrid.
  • Second course in the theoretical and practical ozone in aesthetic medicine and antiaging (20hrs.) Madrid, Spain.
  • Second International Congress on Ozone schools and post-meeting course (26hrs), where the “Madrid Declaration on Ozone Therapy”, was agreed upon, creating the first consensual  Royal Academy of Medicine, Madrid. Spain.
  • Attendance to the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) 2017, Symposium ¨Structure co-operation to tackle the Societal Impact of Pain¨ in Valletta, Malta