Our Team

Founder & Owner

Estrellita “Estie” Gonzalez, BBA

Estrellita is the Founder and Owner of Derma Bright Clinic. She started the clinic in 2012 after a journey of wellness that included the discovery of high amounts of lead in her body. After much research, she discovered that beauty and cosmetic products were likely contributors to this finding. After doing some marketing work for a company that produces the technology she uses in her clinic, she realized the Aesthetics industry was going to be changing with the advent of technology. Derma Bright Clinic is the result of this journey.

Prior to starting the clinic, Estrellita spent 20 years in the corporate world working in senior HR and Marketing roles in Canada and Asia. She holds a BBA in HR Management, along with Diplomas in Sales/Marketing Management and Hotel Management. She is the author of several books and conducts workshops and retreats on wellness. She is a single co-parent to a teen son and serves her community as a second term School Trustee and Vice-Chair with the Vancouver School Board.

Desiree Panico

Client Liaison & Skincare Technician

Desiree is a professionally trained and certified Aesthetician. Prior to immigrating to Canada, she managed her own business in South Africa for many years. Desiree’s knowledge includes skin peelings, deep cleaning facials, body treatments and she specializes in anti-aging treatments, as well as acne facials. Desiree understands that achieving the best results for a healthy mind and body, one needs to follow a clean diet, exercise regularly, and that laughing every day is the key to staying young!

Kadi Chams

Skincare & Laser Technician

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.

Irene Hui

Skincare & Laser Technician

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.

Kalpana Jadav

Aesthetician

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.

Ananda
Ananda Dobbs

Eyelash Technician

Ananda began her lash career in March 2017 after gaining certification and accreditation from BXD Lashes. Growing up on Vancouver’s east side in a blended family full of inspiring and successful entrepreneurs, she learned that a strong work ethic as well as passion and purpose were essential requirements for success. Eager to embrace a new adventure, she left the corporate world and with her extensive business knowledge landed in Ontario to take the beauty industry by storm. As a mixed Trinidadian and European woman who has been on a 10 year journey of body acceptance through fitness and nutrition, she is an advocate for finding beauty in all forms. You can find her on both the East and West coast building a remarkable life and name for herself. Her company, House of Volume, was founded in 2018 by her and Taylor Wettlaufer; its core belief is living a voluminous lifestyle. Volume means more to us than just lashes: it means making the most out of life, indulging in luxurious services, receiving high-end treatments and finding a little luxe in everyday life. HOV believes that all beauty should be celebrated and we pride ourselves on creating an uplifting environment where all babes are free to feel good in their own skin.

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Selena Chan

Peel Specialist

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

Holistic Nutritionist

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: molly@energizingnutrition.com or Ph: 604-445–7875.

Dr Hwa Lee, RTCMP

TCM, Acupuncturist & Herbalist

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.

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