Dermatonics Clinic Training

Meet The Team

Dermatonics® is engineered and formulated by a team of biomedical scientists
with a passion for innovative skincare products. 

Our team has a combined experience of over 30 years in medical and biomedical research,
dedicated to inflammation, wound healing and tissue regeneration. 

Meet our Dermatonics Team that are dedicated to helping transform skin for your clients. 

Dr Donna Marcal Co-founder and a specialist in human Biochemistry

Dr Donna Lee Marçal (Dinnes)

Donna, originally from Canada, is a specialist doctor in human Biochemistry from The University of Ottawa. Dr Donna Marçal is specialised in inflammation and how the body reacts to foreign materials.

Her work has been published in numerous highly respected biomedical industry journals around the world. She has been awarded several international research fellowships for her work including The Prime Minister’s Science Award from Australia, which facilitated her to continue the award-winning research program here in Australia.

Upon her Sydney research visit, she investigated the human biochemistry pathways involved in inflammation and biomaterial responses using advanced proteomics techniques in collaboration with the Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility at The University of NSW (UNSW). Her work on specific human proteins and their functions in human inflammation awarded her an Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Australian Government.

She has also worked with The Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Brisbane, QLD) on high profile projects. Dr Marçal then switched her focus to continue her work on macrophage-mediated inflammation in the area of Atherosclerosis with the Macrophage Biology Group at UNSW in Sydney. She continued her work in inflammation, cholesterol transport and cell signalling in macrophages before launching and becoming the driving force behind Dermatonics®.

Her knowledge of human inflammation is central to the formulations behind each Dermatonics® product in combination with her business partner and husband, Dr Helder Marçal.

Dr Helder Marcal

Dr Helder Marçal

Helder is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering who specialises in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue engineering applications of the skin, nervous tissue and orthopedics, using adult stem cell therapies.

His discoveries in the field have contributed to the areas of nerve repair, skin rejuvenation, regeneration and advanced the understanding of the mechanisms involved. His work has revealed what skin and its surrounding tissues require to repair and regenerate with minimal scar formation. His knowledge and expertise are behind the trade secrets of the advanced skin delivery technology in Dermatonics®.

He has worked with Government Military projects, NASA, and World leaders in the field of human ageing, regenerative medicine and understanding the mechanisms of how our body and its key pathways can be influenced towards rejuvenation to extend both the lifespan of healthy cells and the longevity of humans as a whole.

Dr Marçal's work has been featured on The National Geographic Channel, NASA TV, Discovery Channel, Rolling Stone magazine, Australian Scientists, and Reader’s Digest, to name a few. He has a passion for advancing the knowledge and translating the ‘Gifts’ from Mother Nature for the advancement of Dermabiogerontology® – The Science of Skin Aging and How to Reverse it. This is a must-have textbook for Aestheticians and dermatologists.

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