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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

MD, medical director & cosmetic injector

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

We are pleased to have Dr. Liz Thompson join our growing team of skin health, cosmetic medicine and wellness experts. Liz 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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Rebecca Reinhart R.Ac

Registered Acupuncturist & Skin Health Specialist

As a healthcare provider, it is my passion and privilege to be a witness and accessory to the incredible transformational healing capacity innate to all people. It is my hope that clients see me as a responsible, knowledgeable, caring and informed practitioner with their best interest in mind. Building a working relationship founded on trust and respect is so important to the process in order for clients to consult with me openly on issues concerning their health, personal life, and goals.

At the early age of 25, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I quickly learned the challenges of dealing with illness and setbacks as well as the importance of working creatively and collaboratively with healthcare providers to establish and maintain good health and well-being.

In my work and my own self-care I am committed to a comprehensive approach rooted in Chinese Medicine Theory, modern day research, and continued education on current trends and developments in the broader healthy living movement. I am thrilled to be a part of the Clear Skin Victoria team where I will be offering my regular acupuncture services to clients as well as expanding my practice to incorporate the well-established and industry leading skin care regimes of Clear Skin Victoria. It is my desire to help clients transform habits, cultivate connections, and increase awareness that will lead to lasting positive change and a greater sense of harmony and well-being.

Rebecca Reinhart is a Registered Acupuncturist with the Canadian Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of British Columbia. She completed four years training in obtaining her Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Diploma here in Victoria, BC.

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