My interest in skincare began at an early age when I started getting acne at the age of 12. No matter what I did it just seemed to get worse, eventually turning into cystic acne by the age of 13. Many people suffer from this disease and you can only imagine how it makes them feel about themselves, especially in the emotional teenage years.
I eventually went on Accutane at the age of 21. This alone has its own problems, but I was determined to get rid of my acne. Unfortunately Accutane is not a cure, and I had to go on it again in my later 20s. I often wondered if it would ever be possible to have nice skin and feel good about myself — but I now know it is possible!
So for me it's personal. I've been there. I know exactly how many of my clients feel. I've had first hand experience in trying to deal with these frustrating and debilitating skin conditions. And that's what ultimately motivates me to find the best possible treatments to help them feel good about their skin.
Now I'm a dedicated and experienced medical professional, passionate about skin care and devoted to providing the most effective and advanced techniques to help my clients achieve their goals. I set very high standards and insist on providing excellent quality of service and customer care — exemplified by the large number of clients returning to my studio.
I started my career with a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1983 and worked as a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) for over 24 years.
I have experience in all areas of the Laboratory, including teaching in the Lab, teaching at SAIT and finishing in a management position in 2009.
My passion for skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal began in 1999, when I worked for Dr. Remington, at the Remington Laser Centre in Calgary.
In 2009, I decided I would like to return to the cosmetic industry and specialize in skin care and cosmetic lasers.
I attended the Rocky Mountain Laser College, in Denver Colorado, where I received my certification as a Laser Specialist. I had the opportunity to work with a number of brand name lasers and skin care products before opening my own business March 1st, 2010.
Fresh out of high school in Salmon Arm BC, I went to school for Esthetics and skin care. Little did I know, I was about to embark in a career that I would be very passionate about! I spent the next 5 years working in Spas in the Okanagan, helping people transform their skin and their overall confidence. In 2013 I moved to Vancouver and discovered a whole new field in advanced medical aesthetics. I realized there were exceptional educational opportunities available for me to take advantage of, and decided to upgrade my skills as an Aesthetician. I enrolled in the Advanced Medical Esthetics program, through the All Body Laser Training Institute. I graduated with honors, and couldn’t be more happy!
My love and interest is in improving someones confidence, whether it be through their overall skin health, or by removing unwanted hair or tattoos, using the latest laser technologies. I am passionate about constantly learning and staying up to date with the newest technology and techniques available in our industry today.
After moving from Vancouver where I enjoyed working with many laser technologies at Urban Body Laser. I feel very lucky to have found a new home in Calgary, at Fresh Laser Skin Studio, where I can continue my love and interests with the latest techniques and laser technology.
I feel very blessed to be able to make clients smile everyday and even more blessed to be learning something new and exciting everyday from Coral. She is an amazing teacher and mentor.
My esthetics career began when I graduated from high school and moved to Kelowna BC. I knew from my own personal struggle with attaining healthy skin that it would also improve one's overall confidence. Knowing that, I made it my goal to help others feel more comfortable in their own skin which, in turn, helps them to feel great about themselves and boosts their confidence.
After a couple of years I became interested in the medical application of esthetics, which led to my training at Elle Vit College, Calgary in 2010. The journey of learning new esthetic technologies has led to a fulfilling career that keeps me on my toes and forever learning. Eight years have passed since I started my career and to this day my medical esthetics career still ignites my passion to help others.
I enjoy staying up to date with the latest advancements in skin care and am thrilled by being surrounded by positive like-minded individuals who pride themselves on providing great treatment results and customer service.
I realized at an early age the importance of skin health and how it affects our overall well being. As a young child growing up in Ontario, I suffered from a skin condition known as Eczema. Although I did not understand what this was at the time, I do remember having several Doctors appointments and numerous medical treatments before my Eczema slowly began to settle down and get under control.
In 2012 my family moved to Calgary and once again my Eczema started to act up, but now I was a teenager and felt very self conscious about the way I looked and desperately wanted to have healthy skin again! This time I was referred to a Dermatologist and it was this office visit that made me realize that I was not the only one seeking help for a skin condition. I became fascinated with the proper care of the skin and the treatments available to help with the health of our skin.
After graduating from high school, I enrolled into a full time Professional Advanced Esthetics program at Eveline Charles Academy. I excelled in all areas of the program and graduated early on April 28,2016.
I enjoyed the next several months working in a spa performing all aesthetic treatments, however I felt I was not at my full potential and my true passion was in medical aesthetics and laser technology. I am truly fascinated in this field and my desire to help others and learn all I can about the latest skin treatments that laser has to offer, has led me to where I am today. I have been blessed to find a home at Fresh Laser Skin Studio with these amazing professionals. Every day I look forward to coming into work and providing great services to our clients, and also to learn from my family here at Fresh Laser Skin Studio. It is my goal to help all of my clients feel great about themselves and to leave feeling ready to take on the world!
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