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.
Located conveniently in downtown Kelowna, DermMedica is the perfect blend of a professional and relaxed clinical environment. Our office features a European design with soft lighting and warm 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.
Jessica – Laser & CoolSculpting Specialist
Jessica is an Okanagan girl, who enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her girls. You’ll usually find her on the weekends adventuring outdoors and enjoying the sunshine.
Favourite Treatment: Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm Fillers and DermaPeel laser skin treatments.
Favourite Skin Care Product: Retinol and HA5 for glowing, hydrated skin!
What Inspires Me: Showing my girls how to be a great friend and mother
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Sipping coffee on my rooftop deck, and heading out for a great hike.
Dana – Skin Care Concierge & Laser Specialist
Dana is new to the beautiful Okanagan Valley, hailing from Toronto. She is excited to embrace the amazing vibe of the west-coast with her daughter. Dana finds joy with yoga, meditation, laughing and being around positive people. Life is always an adventure!
Favorite Treatment: CO2 Fractional Laser(DermaPeel) and Levulan skin treatments.
Favorite Skincare product: SkinMedica Total Defense & Repair Sunscreen and Colorescience Mineral Skincare.
What inspires me: My daughter, travel, the beach and a freshly popped bottle of bubbles!
My Ideal Day Outside Work: Making healthy, delicious raw/vegan/plant-based meals for friends and family..while enjoying my bubbles!
Michele – Director of First Impressions
Michele relocated to the Okanagan in 2002 from the Lower Mainland to enjoy the 4 seasonal playground that Kelowna offers and to raise her 2 boys. She enjoys hiking, beach days, golfing and wineries.
Favorite Treatment: Botox, Juvederm, VBeam and Dermabrite
Favorite Skincare product: HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and soften the skin.
What inspires me: Spending time with my family/friends & weekend getaways.
My Ideal Day Outside Work: A walk by the lake or on the Mission Greenway on a sunny morning, 9 holes of golf or touring local wineries.
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.
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.
Coming Soon! – Skin Care Concierge
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