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!
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Desiree Panico
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.
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Kadi Chams
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.
Aesthetician: Mobile & In-Clinic
Selena Chan
Peels 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.
Sharon Pendlington, B.Sc., R.H.N., RYT
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Sharon is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor, Birth Doula, educator, writer and group facilitator. She specializes in Hormone Health, helping women struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance to feel like themselves again. Sharon believes that women can feel more youthful, light, energetic and confident in their skin by nourishing their whole body through holistic nutrition. ‘I assess my client’s health through a holistic lens to identify nutritional deficiencies and imbalances contributing to their symptoms, and I work with them to incorporate specific foods, natural supplements and lifestyle changes into their routine so they can feel better quickly. I would like my clients to feel that I meet them wherever they are at in their journey to health and wellness, that I respect their freedom of choice, and I would like them to leave with a sense of empowerment to achieve more vitality and joy in their life.’
Shalini Gambhir
Cancer Therapist & Registered Holistic Nutritionist
With over 10 years combined experience in cancer hospital settings and integrative holistic clinics, Shalini has a unique approach to healing for those diagnosed with cancer. She empowers them with a knowledgeable and caring voice to summon food as a powerful driver of medicine. She guides her clients through the profound relationship between the mind, body, and soul elements of Ayurveda (an ancient natural healing system with its roots embedded in the Vedic culture of India). Conscious that each individual is unique, her approach is rooted in evidence-based practice, ancient healing wisdom, and intentional listening to the body’s innate restorative patterns. She began as a Medical Radiation Therapist and has worked with some of the most innovative Oncology teams around the globe. Today she speaks, writes, facilitates workshops, coaches, and supports people with their post cancer treatment plans and educates about cancer prevention.
Lucas Chey
Cosmetic Procedure Consultant
Lucas Chey, a Korean-trained Dermatologist, is our Cosmetic Consultant in relation to more advanced skin services related to Acne scars and Anti-aging. He brings a truly medical component to our business coupled with very high-end medical technology including HIFU and Radio Frequency (RF) and the Intracel machine from Korea. Lucas is a specialist in skin and this effective technology. He is available for consultations to determine if your skin issues can be a fit using this technology. Lucas's credentials include: •Seoul National University Graduate(South Korea) Masters degree/PhD •Medical License 1996 / Dermatology specialist 2004 (Licensed in South Korea) •Seoul Dermatology Clinic (2004-2011) •Singapore Raffles Hospital (2012-2014) •Korean Dermatology Association Board Member •Korean Dermatologist Society Member •Korean Cosmetic Laser Society Member •American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Member •American Academy of Dermatology Member •DC Skin & Laser Centre Clinic Director (Richmond, BC)
Cosmetic Procedure Consultant
Kalpana Jadav
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.
Suzanna Van
Cupping Practitioner
Suzanna Van is a Cupping Practitioner and Doula. She worked previously as a Registered Nurse for 30 years in pediatric rehabilitation, maternity and gynecology surgery. Her decades of experience in the public health system has emphasized for her the importance of prevention, a mindset that inspires her current Doula and cupping therapy practice. Suzanna uses Cupping Therapy Plus, a unique modality combining ancient Chinese techniques along with modern cell enhancement technology. This natural and non-invasive approach brings clients all the benefits of acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology and deep tissue massage. Common treatments include breast and buttock enhancement, body detoxification, reflexology and facial rejuvenation.