Meet the VAIN Academy Team

Ciara Dimou MSN, AGNP, WHNP

Medical Director & Co-Founder, VAIN Academy

Ciara Dimou is the founder and owner of VAIN Medi Spa located in downtown Andover MA. She is a board certified Nurse Practitioner dual certified in adult-gerontology and women’s health. Her compassion for all things beautiful led her to then pursue a career in aesthetics.

Ciara graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2014. Ciara’s professional experience includes ten years in primary care, urgent care and women’s health medicine.

During her time spent in primary care, Ciara precepted students to facilitate their growth along their nursing careers. Ciara’s passion for teaching led to the consummation of VAIN Academy with co-founder Katelyn Holsten. Ciara and Katelyn strongly believe in integrating their clinical experience, a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy and a supportive environment to cultivate best practices in each student’s aesthetic career.

VAIN Academy came to fruition out of Katelyn and Ciara’s firm belief, community over competition. Ciara and Katelyn strongly believe that with a comprehensive education program in aesthetics, they can influence the industry for years to come. Their goal is to create a network of skilled aesthetic providers that are masterful, confident and reputable in their career.

Katelyn Holston RN, BSN, Clinical Nurse

Educator & Co-Founder, VAIN Academy

Katelyn Holston is the Co-Founder of VAIN Academy, owner of Med Spa FacEnvy RX, a board-certified registered nurse and highly trained injector.

Katelyn is a current field trainer in New England for Prollenium; a hyaluronic acid-based filler company and the founders of Versa & Versa Lips+. Katelyn serves as a Brand Ambassador for Merz Pharmaceuticals and is recognized as a Merz Future Leader. She graduated from Rivier University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and became a board certified RN with licenses in MA/NH. Katelyn’s extensive background includes Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Urgent Care with Convenient MD, and Pediatrics.

Katelyn found her niche when she discovered the synergy between her two passions: aesthetic medicine and nursing. She received private training in neuromodulators, dermal fillers and medical grade skin treatments to excel at her career. Katelyn continues to expand her aesthetic knowledge through aesthetic conferences and private trainings. She consistently connects with industry experts to master leading trends while maintaining the ultimate goal; patient safety. 

Dr. Joshua Leader, MD

Supervising Physician, VAIN Academy

Dr. Joshua Leader is a Board-Certified physician, who has been in private practice in Woburn since 2009. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Leader received his Medical Degree from Tufts University School Of Medicine and went on to do his Pediatric Residency at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of the Tufts University School of Medicine.

He has been certified to perform Botox injections as well as Dermatologic Filler by the Aesthetic Institute of Massachusetts, a school to educate providers on aesthetic injectables.

Dr. Leader is also a licensed attorney certified to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1992.

Dr. Leader joined Ciara Dimou, NP and Katelyn Holston, RN at VAIN Academy to contribute his medical expertise to aesthetic providers. VAIN Academy promotes a trusted and energetic learning environment to educate providers about non-surgical treatments such as injectables, lasers, PRP rejuvenation treatments and more.