We are here to help you feel more confident in your skin.
Who We Are
We are cosmetic & medical professionals committed to delivering high-quality treatments using the latest technologies in skin care. We promise to work closely with our patients to ensure they receive the best results possible for every treatment. We have a commitment to consistent, quality care because our clinic is built on the foundation of strong relationships.
Our patients are assured care at a high quality medical level in a no pressure environment. We are at the leading edge of medical & aesthetic technology as we maintain our renowned reputation for excellent customer service experiences.
DermMedica was originally established in 1994 (under the name Kelowna Vein & Laser Centre) to offer an alternative to more invasive plastic surgery procedures. There was also a serious need for a medical skin & laser clinic with well-trained physicians in the BC interior. Since opening, we have met the diverse needs of our clients in both Kelowna and the Okanagan valley by providing high-quality medical laser, and aesthetic treatments.
The supporting staff at DermMedica is renowned for their mature, service oriented, and patient-friendly care. As a whole, we operate on a strong culture of mutual respect for knowledge and professional excellence, and we are known for producing quality results for the people of Kelowna and the BC Interior.
About DermMedica – Clinic Philosophy
We are a multidisciplinary and integrative medical center with highly skilled professionals dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of medical skin care, laser & cosmetic skin treatments.
We moved into our new location in 2020 at “The Shore” directly across from Gyro Beach on Lakeshore Road. DermMedica is the perfect blend of a professional and relaxed clinical environment. Our clinic boasts a new modern design with natural lighting and inviting colors, favourable for patient comfort and serenity. Our facility is distinguished by a full range of medical and cosmetics skin treatments. Medical rooms are equipped with quality equipment and are oriented to ensure patient privacy.
Our most recognized and popular procedures are CoolSculpting® for non-invasive fat removal, Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm Fillers, Laser Tattoo Removal and DermaPeel for laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. These are all minimally or non-invasive technologies that provide exceptional results for the right patient.
Staff Bios | DermMedica
Learn a bit more about our wonderful staff at DermMedica. We are here to make your visit with us comfortable and rewarding as we help you feel more confident in your skin.
Charlene – Director Operations
Charlene is our Director of Operations, working diligently behind the scenes to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Born and raised in Kamloops, Charlene attended the University of Lethbridge for a degree in Kinesiology before pursuing her MBA at the University of Victoria.
Charlene spends most of her time these days with her husband Craig, and young daughter and son.
Favourite Treatment: CoolSculpting of course!
Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica Total Defense & Repair
What Inspires Me: Watching my daughter and son grow and change and seeing life through her eyes.
My Ideal Day Outside Work?: Spending a relaxing day with my husband, daughter and son.
Krystal – LPN/Physician Assistant
Born and raised in Kelowna, Krystal has been an LPN since her graduation from Okanagan College in 2011. She loves to cook and spend time with her loving husband and son. Outside of work, Krystal enjoys not performing yoga and is not all that into a holistic lifestyle. She also loves rock music and wishes Dr. Crippen would play more of it on a Friday afternoon. (Thanks Krystal, we’ll look into that for you!)
Favourite Treatment: Botox Cosmetic or Q-Switch laser for pigmentation.
Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica Retinol 0.5%.
What Inspires Me: Making people laugh and smile.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Mountain biking or hiking with my two dogs. Enjoying a nice local red wine in the evening after a long day or week and visiting a local winery.
Carien – Skin Care Specialist
Carien grew up in the heart of wild South Africa and moved to Canada in 2019 with her husband and three sons. She fell in love with the Okanagan valley (might be wine related) and decided to settle in Kelowna, where she enjoys the beautiful, almost African-esque sunshine and nature.
Favourite Treatment: DermaPeel laser treatment, Botox and Fillers
Favourite Skin Care Product: Skinmedica HA5
What Inspires Me: Trying to achieve living by my favourite quote – “Be the change you want to see in others”
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Spending quality family time with my husband and boys doing anything outdoors, be it hiking, paddle boarding, skiing or anything else.
Lucie – Laser Technician & Skin Care
Lucie moved to Canada in 2016 from a small town called Chevreuse just outside Paris, joining her brother and sister-in-law in Kelowna. She seized this new opportunity with a grateful heart, enjoying not only the beautiful surroundings but all the outdoor activities that the Okanagan offers, hiking, biking, snowboarding and camping. Outside of work Lucie loves spending as much time as possible with her 2 year old nephew building puzzles and baking cookies.
Favourite Treatment: Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm Fillers and Laser Hair Removal.
Favourite Skin Care Product: TNS Essential Serum and Retinol.
What Inspires Me: My one true goal in life is to help others be the best version of themselves.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Snowboarding during the winter months and Hiking or biking in the summer, ending a perfect day with a glass of wine that the Okanagan has to offer.
Jennifer – LPN/Physician Assistant
Jennifer grew up in the states most of her life, but is happy to be back living with her husband and son in the sunny Okanagan. After graduating nursing school in 2013 she has settled down and enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves to travel and explore the world.
Favourite Treatment: Chemical peel, V-Beam for redness.
Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica Exfoliating cleanser
What Inspires Me: Raising my son, helping others and making people happy.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Spending time outdoors with my husband and son.
Gloria – Reception
Born and raised in Calgary but would come out to the Okanagan every summer with family. Gloria always knew in her heart that Kelowna would eventually be home! Here, she met her best friend and husband, together they raise their daughter.
Favourite Treatment: DermaSilk microdermabrasion and DermaPeel to smooth and shave years off!
Favourite Skin Care Product: SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
What Inspires Me: Watching my daughter grow and teaching her to always believe in herself, be kind, and help others!
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Waking up very early to sneak in some yoga. Enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. Catching up with good friends and hanging out with my family.
Kim – Reception
Born and raised in Kelowna, Kim has been practicing esthetics since 2014. She has always had a passion for helping others feel and look their best! Outside of work she spends most of her time with family and friends, or her dog, enjoying all the Okanagan has to offer (especially the wine!).
Favourite Treatment: DermaSilk Microdermabrasion and Laser hair removal.
Favourite Skin Care Product: Lytera 2.0 Skin Brightening serum
What Inspires Me: Beautiful sunsets, traveling and iced coffee
My Ideal Day Outside Work: A big breakfast with coffee of course and time spent outdoors with my dog or family and friends.