About Derma Bright Clinic
Our passion is helping our clients achieve healthy bright skin! Our focus is Anti-aging and Acne; we customize our professional treatments with a holistic approach & leading edge, non-invasive technology!
A Little About Us!
I started Derma Bright Clinic in 2012 after embarking on a journey of health and wellness that began in 2003, after the birth of my son. As part of this health journey and to improve my overall health, I was visiting a holistic doctor and had some basic tests done, including a heavy metals test. That test showed I had off the charts lead in my body! I was stunned! Where did it come from?
As I was doing research on lead poisoning I won a book from the David Suzuki Foundation entitled “Not Just a Pretty Face – The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” by Stacy Malkan of the EWG. This book pointed to cosmetics and beauty products containing possible unhealthy ingredients including lead in lipstick! This infuriated me! How could these companies create such toxic products??
Through a series of events soon thereafter I found myself in front of the esthetic machines we now use. They helped me with my melasma (brown spots on my face), a result of my pregnancy, getting rid of it without the need for any more treatments. Between these two events, I decided to create a business that treats skin in a natural holistic manner while educating people around the responsible use of personal care, skincare and beauty products. Derma Bright Clinic is a result of this journey!
In 2016 I wrote “Face Your Acne”, available on Amazon, and we launched http://www.myskinsalon.com where we educate about and sell clean skincare products. I am also known as the Queen of Living Clean, and use this as a platform to speak, write and hold workshops sharing with others how to “Clean Up Your Life!”
In 2015 our physician co-tenants moved and I decided to bring in a number of other like-minded wellness practitioners under the guise of “Holistica Wellness” and so now we have a wellness centre that can offer clients a variety of services!
With all we do we make great efforts to provide a caring, healing and healthy environment sharing our wisdom to help our clients achieve their best and brightest skin and overall improved wellbeing!
Love and light,
Owner, Derma Bright Clinic
Proud Member of:
Green Spa Network
Menopause Chicks – Featured Expert
EWG & Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
We want to help the world achieve youthful, healthy and bright skin! With a focus on Anti-aging and Acne, we offer a holistic approach using professionals, leading edge, non-invasive technology and “clean”, treatment-oriented skin care products and services!
We are a leading skincare service provider incorporating advanced non-invasive technology, services, products, sustainable practices and above-standard service.
Well-being: We believe in providing an experience which contributes to the overall well-being of our clients. We are also taking a stand against the use of harmful ingredients in cosmetic products and are on a mission to educate and assist our clients in making sound choices when it comes to purchasing beauty products.
Sustainability: We believe we have to change our ways when it comes to how we use our earth. With this in mind we employ sustainable practices and use only what we need, focusing on “clean”, natural, organic and chemical-free products and buying local whenever we can. Some other practices include using organic Bamboo towels, biodegradable aesthetic gauze and eco-friendly cleaning supplies to keep treatment rooms and equipment sanitary and safe.
Community: We support our local community by buying local first, affiliating with other local businesses and supporting local and international charities focused on children and women. We aim for a triple bottom line approach that includes sound economic, social and environmental practices. We currently support the following charities through volunteering and donations:
- Beauty Night Society
- Child Foundation
- World Vision
- Vancouver Food Bank
Innovation: We look for innovation in all aspects of our business, from our technology and devices to the services we provide. We recognize our clients are savvy and knowledgeable when it comes to life and we want to honour that by offering them unique services;
Integrity: We do what we say and do it with conviction, strength and passion;
People: We treat people with respect, dignity and the way we want to be treated;
Service: We are passionate and committed to delivering service that is second to none.
OUR TEAM AT SKIN CARE VANCOUVER
Estrellita “Estie” Gonzalez, BBA
DIRECTOR & OWNER
Derma Bright Clinic is a culmination of my ideas and experiences earned through self development, travel and life really. I started the company after several years into a health and wellness journey. Although I am not an Aesthetician I saw what was happening in the industry with changes coming in technology and the market regarding anti-aging and better health. I am a former senior manager and executive and apply my marketing, HR and operations skills daily to the running of Derma Bright Clinic!
CLIENT LIAISON AND AESTHETICIAN
Desiree was born in South Africa where she owned and operated an aesthetics business for 20 years. She moved to Canada over 15 years ago and has now returned to her aesthetics roots with Derma Bright Clinic. She is our client liaison taking care of the front desk and also works as an Aesthetician. Her areas of expertise include Facials, Waxing, LPG and Massage.
LASER & SKINCARE PRACTITIONER
Irene has been involved directly and indirectly in the beauty, laser and skincare profession for the last two decades. She has amassed an enormous amount of up-to-date experience and understands what it is to be the client as well as a certified practitioner in laser and skincare.
Irene has a philosophy that beauty and health are not only external but also internal. She is a certified chef and compliments this with the formal wine training she has received. Irene blends elegance, style, and form with beauty. Understanding her client needs is a special talent and skill Irene possesses and clients benefit greatly. Interestingly, Irene means peace in Greek and we all know that peace and beauty go hand in hand.
Kadi is an Aesthetician and massage practitioner with many years of experience dedicated to skin, body and hair improvement. She graduated from a Body and Facial Aesthetics College (SENAC) and a hairstylist institute (Nonaka) in Brasil. Kadi worked for clinics and beauty salons and managed her own business in Brazil for over ten years before immigrating to Canada. Her knowledge and techniques include Biological and Enzyme Peeling, Deep Cleansing, Lymphatic Drainage, Micro-current, Lifting and Electro-lifting for face treatments as well as Isometric Exercise, Mesotherapy, Gommage, Thermotherapy, Cryotherapy, and Lymphatic Drainage for body treatments. Her massage is based on Relaxation and Shiatsu and she is well-versed in Reiki.
Kalpana is a fully-certified Aesthetician with 10+ years of experience. Prior to joining Derma Bright Clinic, Kalpana worked at Linda’s Urban Spa on Broadway/Trafalgar and Le Petite Spa on Alma and Broadway. Her specialties include facials, waxing, threading, eyebrow shaping, lash tinting, body scrubs/wraps, pedicures and manicures.
Selena is a Clinical Therapist and Educator with over 15 years of experience in medical aesthetics. She was professionally trained and certified in Vancouver, BC as well as abroad in Germany. She is passionate in pursuing the value of natural beauty. Her valued customers have given her the ability to work instinctively with many natural skin therapies. Selena is considered the expert in Vancouver in natural herbal based Peels.
Molly Lee, CHHC, is the founder and director of Energizing Nutrition, an international holistic health and wellness practice based in Vancouver, Canada. Molly’s passion is helping individuals thrive to their fullest potential and lead happier, healthier lives. She has been featured as a health expert in global publications such as Redbook, Glamour and Muscle and Fitness Magazine and is the author of Energizing Nutrition: A New Food Paradigm. For more information, please visit: www.EnergizingNutrition.com *$50 Special promotion: Dermabright clients receive special rate for their first visit, an 1 hr. initial holistic health and nutrition consultation with Molly (regularly $175) The 1 hr. initial consultation includes a full health history, complete nutritional assessment and discussion of a personalized health and nutrition program catered towards your specific needs and goals. To book an initial consultation, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph: (604) 445 – 7875
Dr. Hwa Lee, RTCMP
Dr. Hwa Lee is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and member of ATCMA. She was a Research Professor, SungKyunKwan University and DaeJeon University in S.Korea and former Associate Researcher, Institute of Philosophy, at Seoul National University. Dr. Hwa holds a PhD from Seoul National University in S. Korea and has been a visiting Professor at UBC with a focus on Asian Studies. She is a member of of SAIT (Society for Acupoint Injection Therapy). Dr Hwa’s services include acupuncture, herbs, cupping, and injections for weight loss, acne, detox, growth, and vitamins.
Carla Temple is certified in both Micro Blading and Advanced Microblading/Microshading and is passionate about beauty, health and wellbeing. Inspired by the services at Derma Bright and the collective appreciation for beauty on the inside and outside, she is excited to join our team and contribute to clients looking and feeling their best.
Carla has worked in the fitness industry for twenty-six years gaining experience in personal care and healthy, physical well-being. A pioneer in Canada, she brought the sport of women’s weight training into the forefront. She was recognized for her extraordinary commitment to achieving the highest-ranking position for a Canadian woman in the World invitational “Miss Olympia” bodybuilding competition. Her rank remains the highest to date. As a seasoned athlete, she opened a personal training facility to motivate and ignite men and women into looking and feeling the best they could be. Forward thinking she adopted the early concept of space sharing and introduced the use of personal training facilities to trainers and their clients before moving onto the aesthetics field.
Carla has raised three boys and became an artist using acrylic, oil and mixed mediums during a brief hiatus from business life. She enjoys jogging, skiing, playing golf, weight training, people and books.