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The Clear Skin Victoria Laser & Wellness Group offers the expertise, experience and blended skin health therapies of a cosmetic physician, a naturopathic doctor, physician-certified laser technicians, medical estheticians and a cosmetic acupuncturist offering complete care for healthy skin, hair and age management.

our professionals

Kristina Hewlett

owner, skin health director, certified laser & skin analysis specialist and integrative nutrition coach

As owner of Clear Skin Victoria, Kristina offers each client a customized and personal approach to his or her skin care, age management or hair restoration needs right from the start in the consultation. Whether it is Kristina’s 15 years of skin care experience including extensive knowledge and experience with medical-grade lasers, micro needling, ongoing advanced training in medical esthetics in the US and Canada each year, the development and management of wellness spas, or her personal and professional experience in sourcing the best skin products, Kristina’s desire to educate her clients and demystify what is just good common sense skin care sets her apart from other professionals in the industry.

Kristina manages Clear Skin Victoria’s business and operations in addition to conducting the information/consultation sessions and skin health and nutrition assessments. Her laser, skin care and wellness practice is focused and specialized in acne/rosacea therapy and reactive/allergic skin conditions both internally and externally, assistance in physician-administered injectables and the age management, laser resurfacing treatments, Pearl, Pearl Fractional and Pearl Fusion.

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Dr. Marie-Louise Wessels, MD

medical director – injection specialist

Marie-Louise is passionate about cosmetic medicine which is very apparent in the extra time and care she offers to each patient in her cosmetic chair. As a physician she has split her time as a hospitalist and in cosmetic medicine since 2007.

Marie-Louse directs our medical laser treatments, referrals and prescriptions. She is the attending physician in our more advanced Pearl Fractional laser procedures and provides all our cosmetic Botox and dermal filler treatments.

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, MD

Dr. Liz Thompson is a perfect example of our natural approach to medical injections and brings a gentle, nurturing touch to patients being treated in her chair. She is a highly experienced and well educated expert in the most up-to-date treatment techniques for natural results in Botox, dermal fillers, and mesotherapy/micro needling as well as an expert in sclerotherapy for spider veins.

Dr. Thompson and Dr. Wessels have partnered at Clear Skin Victoria working closely with all our patients having cosmetic injections and supporting our medical laser practice as well as being hospitalists together at Victoria General Hospital.


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Dr Katie Branter, ND

director of naturopathic dermatology & naturopathic doctor

Passionate about natural medicine and facilitating optimal health, Katie works closely with her patients to support the healing power of nature and identify the underlying causes of “dis” ease. As a general practitioner she treats:
• skin disorders
• digestive imbalances
• allergies
• food sensitivities
• childhood ailments
• cardiovascular disease
• immune system imbalances
• male and female hormone specific health concerns
• hormone imbalances
• arthritis
• back pain
• anxiety
• depression
• thyroid disease
• concerns related to weight and more…

Katie is also highly skilled in advanced organ testing also known as Electro-acupuncture according to Voll. She uses these skills to identify imbalances and to support her patients in healthy aging.

Naturopathic dermatology is another passion of Katie’s and she works closely with the staff at Clear Skin Victoria to tailor each protocol according to individual need. Katie’s ability to meet her patients where they’re at and tailor a protocol that is sustainable and feasible is a reflection of her unique approach.
Her goal is to arm her patients with the tools necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy mind, body and skin.

Advanced training includes:
• Academy of International Bioenergetic Sciences
• Prescription Authority
• Certified practitioner in Restorative Medicine
• IV Nutritional Therapy

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Libby Feris

Medical laser manager, laser technician & medical foot care specialist

Libby is a 12 year resident of Victoria, BC, where she has run a successful hair removal business for over five years and worked in the dental field for over 8 years. Both careers have fulfilled Libby’s passion for working with people and providing an exceptional level of personal care. Applying her medical and esthetic training to the comprehensive training of our laser program and in advanced medical pedicures and foot health has been gratifying and inspiring.

Libby’s skill and knowledge allow her to provide safe, comfortable and effective treatments. Her clients report feeling at ease with her professional, clinical approach to Venus Legacy fat reduction treatments, laser hair removal, laser toenail fungus removal, medical pedicures, Limelight (IPL), Titan and Laser Genesis and appreciate her confidence, sweet and caring demeanor and experience in the laser industry.

Libby’s main focus in life is finding balance between family, work, health and community. Libby and her boys are an active west coast family that enjoy many adventures skiing, camping, playing soccer and traveling with friends. She also enjoys the regular practice of Moksha hot yoga.

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Dr. Ariel Jones, ND

Dr. Ariel Jones came to naturopathic medicine through a degree in Biology and Psychology at the University of Victoria. Following a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, she left for Hawaii to do an internship in holistic cancer treatment, mental health, addictions, vitamin IVs, water fasting and raw food therapy with Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Centre. In 2015 she opened a rural family medicine clinic and retreat centre on Mayne Island.

Dr. Jones offers treatment for skin care, digestion and detoxification at Clear Skin Victoria through general naturopathic practice and runs our new IV nutrient and antioxidant therapy program. She also offers medical water fasting and detoxification retreats on beautiful Mayne Island in Coast Salish Territory.

“I believe in living out your passions. I believe in the strength of a truly open heart. I believe in radiant health”.

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