our group

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 technician, Pastiche Advanced Skin Analysis graduate

As owner of Clear Skin Victoria, CSV, 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 ten years of skin care experience including extensive knowledge and experience with medical-grade lasers, 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 de-mystify what is just good common sense skin care sets her apart from other professionals in the industry.

Kristina manages CSV’s business and operations, community affairs and public relations in addition to conducting most of the information/consultation sessions. Her laser and skin care practice is focused and specialized in rosacea/vascular therapy, reactive/allergic skin conditions, assistance in physician-administered injectables and the age management, laser resurfacing treatments, Pearl, Pearl Fractional and Pearl Fusion.

back to top

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.

 

 

back to top

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

back to top

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.

back to top

Jennifer Brown

Naturopathic Doctor

Naturopathic Support

We are pleased to have Ontario, ND, Jennifer Brown supporting Dr. Katie Branter’s busy naturopathic practice.  When it comes to health, Jennifer has a simple philosophy, take care of your body and your body will take care of you. It’s Jennifer’s passion to support others in searching for the root and contributing causes to imbalance, so that health can be restored. Although her focus is on treating the patient rather than symptoms, Jennifer often sees patients with concerns of: fatigue, weight concerns, and skin issues, as well as imbalances in hormones, digestive system, and immune system.

Jennifer achieved her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, receiving the gold medal for her graduating class. She then studied at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine to pursue her calling to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Her thirst for knowledge has led her to expand on her training by participating in countless advanced courses from homeopathy and Biotherapeutic Drainage, to environmental medicine, functional and anti-aging medicine, including bioidentical hormone therapy. She uses advanced tools, such as EAV (Electroacupuncture according to Voll) to assist with assessment, as well as standard and advanced functional lab testing as appropriate.

As a former model, with an interest in beauty, Jennifer is excited to be a part of the Clear Skin Victoria team to support others in developing an inner health that shines on the outside.

back to top