Skin care experts

Experience something extraordinary

We are passionate about skin health, natural beauty and how it can become an integral part of your lifestyle. We are skin gurus and thrive on sharing our passion and knowledge. We give you the tools to make informed skin care decisions, all in an inspiring, safe and sustainable environment.

Our physicians

Dr. William McGillivray

Medical Director

Dr. William McGillivray

Medical Director

Dr. William McGillivray doesn’t wear a wet suit to work each day so you are not likely to guess he was a champion windsurfer. His name tag reads Dr. McGillivray – not Dr. Shred – yet close personal friends rarely make the distinction. What cannot be seen on the outside are the qualities by which we are unique. After additional training in family practice at the University of Saskatchewan and diagnostic radiology at the University of Alberta, Dr. McGillivray has devoted his medical career to the advancement of aesthetic medicine through a synergy of artistry, science, innovation and integrity.

With a commitment to forwarding his industry, Dr. McGillivray is identified at the forefront of emerging technologies, speaking to his exceptional experience with such products as BOTOX® in Vancouver, BC. Along with Dr. Lupin, Dr. McGillivray was among the first Canadian physicians providing laser hair removal, Fraxel laser resurfacing, Thermage skin tightening and more. Recognized as a luminary educator, Dr. McGillivray travels the globe presenting and training on advanced applications for leading technologies including Fraxel®, Thermage®, BOTOX COSMETIC®, JUVÉDERM®, Teosyal®, Restylane® and Perlane®.

Media recognize the value of the expert. Dr. McGillivray, a Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), is frequently featured in popular media relaying latest advancements and techniques in anti-aging skin science. Dr. McGillivray’s expert appearances include Beauty by Design, The Fanny Kiefer Show, CTV News, Global BC News, City TV,WTN and the Kid Carson Show.

On the path to Project Skin MD, Dr. McGillivray has founded some of BC’s most notable aesthetic centres including Whistler Laser, Lougheed Laser and co-founded Vancouver’s Pacific DermAesthetics.

Project Skin MD, Dr. McGillivray’s own final “project,” unifies the philosophies, best practices and desired faculties he’s collected on this journey into a singular, exceptional facility and experience. For further information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. McGillivray, contact Project Skin MD today. As a centre for dermatology, laser medicine and advanced skincare, we offer professional consultations to assess your skin projects and review optimal solutions.

Project Skin Vancouver Dr. Janet Ip
Dr. Janet Ip

Cosmetic Physician

Project Skin Vancouver Dr. Janet Ip

Dr. Janet Ip

Cosmetic Physician

Former actress and filmmaker Dr. Janet Ip is thrilled to make her debut at Project Skin MD, infusing artistry into medicine through her cosmetic practice.  Her own struggle with teenage acne sparked an early interest in skin care and ignited an early passion for dermatology (cue: pursuit of flawless skin).

Originally from Winnipeg, this sweet Prairie Girl transplanted herself to the coast to complete a medical degree and family practice residency at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ip practiced for 12 years at Pacific Derm, caring for a wide range of skin conditions and diseases, and honing a special interest in acne, rosacea, and skin cancers, as well as in cosmetic procedures.

She is currently a Clinical Instructor at UBC and lectures and teaches medical residents in the field of dermatology and the use of dermoscopy. She has been a repeat facilitator and panelist at the DermaCon conference, a continuing medical education event for health care professionals nationwide.

She’s quite the smarty-pants: Dr. Ip has published research in the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery and has been the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and research awards, including recognition from the UBC Division of Dermatology and BC Cancer Foundation for her work in the field of skin cancer. She has been a medical consultant for the Globe and Mail and Canadian Health publications, as well as a participant in public skin cancer screening clinics held by the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Ip is a film, theatre and fashion buff and dabbles in the art of animal photography. She is excited to join the ranks of artists at Project Skin MD and to work once again with Dr. Bill McGillivray and this incredible team.

PS: Dr. Ip is taking a swing at tennis with the goal of making a seniors’ Wimbledon tournament one day.

Project Skin Richmond Dr Jacky Lo
Dr. Jacky Lo

Cosmetic Physician

Project Skin Richmond Dr Jacky Lo

Dr. Jacky Lo

Cosmetic Physician

Dr. Lo understands the skin you’re in! A practicing family physician with a special interest in dermatology, Dr. Jacky Lo grew up here in Vancouver and completed his medical and family medicine training at UBC.

Dr. Lo brings a wealth of diverse knowledge, education and experience to the Project Skin MD Team. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours as a Dietetics major before continuing on to medical school. His experience goes far beyond a strong education in family medicine, having completed dermatology rotations at UBC, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, University of Manitoba, and Oregon Health and Science University. He also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology with honours from Cardiff University, and was previously a registered dietitian with the College of Dieticians of BC.

As a respected expert in his field, Dr. Lo is constantly evolving and training. He is an active board member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada and remains committed to his ongoing education in dermatology; constantly ahead of new advancements in medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Lo is full of surprises as well. He has traveled to 11 different countries and counting, is an avid horror movie fan, and is tri-lingual – fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin! Dr. Lo is also a published author; his work has been published in both the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and the Surgery Journal of Current Clinical Care. Dr. Lo loves spending time with his family and friends, staying active with Crossfit, and trying out new restaurants.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lo to our dynamic team. We’re all lucky to have him on board!

Our team

Bev McGillivray

Clinic Visionary

Bev McGillivray

Clinic Visionary

The saying goes: “behind every great man is a great woman.” Bev isn’t likely to take the credit but few would disagree she has been the driving force at the forefront and behind the scenes of Dr. McGillivray’s medical career.

No one title is big enough to fit Bev McGillivray as she has worn many hats over the years, both clinically and administratively. She is very clear, however, on the ‘vision’ for Project Skin MD and dedicated to creating a wonderful home for patients and team alike. Bev understands every patient has a choice and should they choose Project Skin MD, it is a privilege that we must not take for granted.

Bev’s studies – sciences at UBC and Dental Hygiene in Toronto – laid a foundation where patient care is instinctual. She was fortunate enough to work in one of the most clinically advanced practices in Toronto, learning revolutionary techniques and practices well ahead of their time. Bev’s early adoption of best practices was very much aligned with her husband’s principles of practice. So, in their case, partnership is a natural synergy – in life and in business.

Bev was instrumental in creating Lougheed Medical Clinic, Lougheed Laser Centre, Whistler Laser Centre and Pacific Dermaesthetics but never has she been more passionate about a project as with Project Skin MD – a product of lessons learned on a long and exciting journey.

PS: Bev has three other “projects” on-the-go named Liam, Hannah and Cameron. Never a dull moment, Bev aspires to boredom – a feeling she has become entirely foreign to!

Vanessa Grutman

Brand Director

Vanessa Grutman

Brand Director

Our resident Frenchie, Vanessa moved from Montreal in 2009 just in time for the Winter Olympics. No, she did not come to compete, although she does hold a BSc in Kinesiology. Her formal training may be health and wellness oriented but it is the leadership, entrepreneurship, and business side where this gal shines!

As part of the L’Oreal team, Vanessa launched the SkinCeuticals brand in Western Canada back in 2010 and singlehandedly raised mammoth awareness in the medical arena for this scientifically accomplished, dermatological skincare line. Her in-depth knowledge led her to become a SkinCeuticals national trainer while growing the brand at an unprecedented rate. Dr. McGillivray and his wife Bev were one of her clients and together they envisioned the creation of the first SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa in North America – a unique patient-centred and fully integrated destination for long-lasting skin care results in Vancouver. Being congruent in ideals and principles, her entrepreneurial spirit called her to join Dr. McGillivray and Bev in creating what would become Project Skin MD.

Vanessa cares deeply about offering our clients the most innovative and empowering environment to learn about their skin health. In the clinic, she is mostly behind the scenes ensuring things are running smoothly on all levels. She thrives on injecting integrity, respect, trust and fun in everything she does. If you catch her around, she’ll likely be running from one meeting to the next, moving boxes in high heels or leading our PS Family.

PS: Our dynamo is a bit of a health nut. As a mom and wife, Vanessa takes the health of her family seriously, always looking for the next best thing. There is no such thing as the perfect work/life balance but she lives and breathes by her favourite mantra: “Dream Big, Live Simply”.

Angela Haff, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Angela Haff, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Bringing a rare femininity and warmth to the Project Skin MD team, Angela Haff is preceded by a legendary reputation in the aesthetics industry. In a world dedicated to beauty and positive self image, she comes by her fame honestly. Angela began her career as a Critical Care Nurse and Medical Technical Advisor in the film and television industry. Life took a sharp turn when she went to work for one of the country’s most respected plastic surgeons, Dr. Richard Warren. Under the tutelage of this esteemed physician, Angela acquired valuable understanding of the importance of ethics and responsibility in aesthetic medicine.

Angela was one of Canada’s first Nurse Injectors with, now, over 24 years of experience. Her specialty led to a role as Clinical Nurse Specialist on the original launch team for the Restylane® family of facial fillers in Canada. In this role, Angela educated and trained many of Canada’s top physicians and nurses and mentored many of her U.S. counterparts. Eventually, her position developed into sales and training and, ultimately, into management for Medicis Aesthetics.

Angela’s personal accomplishments are as impressive. Born in England, Angela eventually settled in Vancouver. She has ridden her bike through the hills of Italy and on the Road To Conquer Cancer. She is an avid reader and, to this day, still meets with the same great women of the book club she helped initiate over 19 years ago. While she describes her career path as ‘unconventional,’ Angela proves to be an artist at heart. She is passionate about design and travel, she thrives when exploring a new city or culture and if you ask her about her greatest accomplishment, she will quickly answer, “Raising my three children. Now adults, they remain my best work to date!”

As a specialized injector here at Project Skin MD, Angela is focused on building trusting relationships and providing great outcomes that preserve and respect the individual. What makes us each unique is, after all, what makes us beautiful. She believes in embracing age and the benefits that are inherent to it. As one of her favourite writers and humourists so succinctly said:

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde.

There are few more adored or valued than Angela and our team is all the better for her. Our patients will benefit from an extraordinary talent and commitment to providing an exceptional level of care.

Kathryn Woodcock, RN
Kathryn Woodcock, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Kathryn Woodcock

Kathryn Woodcock, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Injector

As a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist & Clinical Educator, not only does Kathryn have more than 19 years of experience in the field of Aesthetic Medicine, she is also the founding member and on the Executive of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses (CSASN).

Kathryn has several complimentary accreditations and specialties including: Legal Nurse, Counseling, Cosmetic Chemistry (UCLA), Leadership, Healthcare Administration and BScB.

Kathryn’s experience allows her to design a treatment approach with her patients’ best interest in mind, always individually curated for the most beautiful, natural results.

Roxanne Hallgren, RN, BScN

Cosmetic Sclerotherapy Nurse

Roxanne Hallgren, RN, BScN

Cosmetic Sclerotherapy Nurse

Born and raised in Vancouver, Roxanne Hallgren has worked full-time in the field of Phlebology (the study of veins and vein disease) since 1989, when she founded the successful Vancouver Vein Clinic Ltd.

Roxanne’s passion for helping her patients is matched only by her long list of qualifications and accomplishments. She was the first nurse to present at the American College of Phlebology in 1992, and is the only nurse in British Columbia—one of only three in Canada—to hold the designation of Elected Fellow of the Canadian Society of Phlebology. Throughout her impressive career, she has travelled the world to train with the best physicians in Phlebology, published several articles in her field, appeared in features on CBC News Hour, presented at both Canadian and American Phlebology meetings, and instructed many physicians and nurses in the assessment and treatment of vein disease.

Specializing in Cosmetic Sclerotherapy, Roxanne offers consultations and cosmetic treatments for spider and varicose veins at Project Skin MD. She is committed to keeping abreast of all the latest technology advances in Phlebology and aesthetic medicine, and annually attends international conferences on the subject to ensure every one of her treatments is as safe and effective as possible.

When she’s not treating varicose veins, you’ll likely find this animal-lover at the dog beach, riding her bike around UBC, shopping for fresh fish and produce on Granville Island, or working out with her trainer. Family is what’s most important to Roxanne, and she loves spending time with her brother, sister-in-law, and her nieces and nephew; she’s also a proud great-aunt!

PS. Roxanne has a love for horses. She and her mother bought their first pony for $50 when she was just ten years old, and she has since shared her life with four others.

Stephanie Hewitt

Assistant Manager + CoolSculpting Trainer

Stephanie Hewitt

Assistant Manager + CoolSculpting Trainer

Stephanie had just returned to her native Victoria when, fortunately (for us), Project Skin MD coaxed her back once again to our glorious city! Her extensive sales and customer service background, together with her nurturing and compassionate personality, make Stephanie a perfect and congruent fit with the Project Skin MD team.

She feels privileged to share her passion and knowledge of advanced skincare and cosmetic treatments, particularly because of her belief in the exceptional product lines and services Project Skin MD has to offer. After a few years observing Dr. McGillivray in action, she now has made the switch to be on his side and work with patients during their treatment. Stephanie’s bright smile and engaging manner will put you at ease for a smooth and positive experience.

PS: Stephanie loves Vancouver city life – be it dining at new restaurants, walking along the seawall or exploring local fashion designers. Oh dear – South Granville shopping will be a tad dangerous for this fashionista!

Jeannie Kehoe

Senior Patient Consultant

Jeannie Kehoe

Senior Patient Consultant

Jeannie has not always worked in aesthetic medicine yet we can tell you it was what she was born to do. She’d argue that ‘Princess’ would have been a finer title but we know that Patient Concierge suits her to a T!

Another Montreal-er (born and raised), Jeannie’s working life began in the financial industry. In 1991, she moved to Hong Kong where she dabbled in real estate and worked part-time for Cathay Pacific. Jeannie’s keen interest in the cosmetic industry led to training in facial aesthetics while in Hong Kong and also inspired an appointment with Dr. McGillivray in Whistler, BC. There sparked the connection that would soon lead to a new career in Aesthetic Medicine.

In early 2007, Jeannie relocated to Vancouver as a founding staff member of Pacific DermAesthetics with the McGillivrays. During that tenure, Jeannie found her professional calling and has become an invaluable wealth of knowledge and wisdom for her patients.

Project Skin MD, Dr. McGillivray’s ultimate project, would not be complete without Jeannie’s assistance and steadfast loyalty. Officially, Jeannie’s role is to guide and assist our patients as patient concierge. She will ensure you navigate our ever-increasing opportunities to unmatched outcomes. Unofficially (of course), Jeannie is known to many of us as a Life Advisor, always happy to give (unsolicited) advice. We are sorry to report that her advice is usually right on the money!

PS: In her leisure time (when we let her out of the office), you will find Jeannie on the ski slopes, bike trails and golf courses, telling everyone she meets to apply sunscreen.

Janice Coplin

Laser Technician

Janice Coplin

Laser Technician

Janice is an oldy but a goody – one of our original team members, that is! She is clearly full of energy, having followed Dr. McGillivray from Lougheed Laser to Pacific Dermaesthetics and now on to his dream project, Project Skin MD.

Energetic? – absolutely and her loyalty is humbling. After all these years and evolutions, Janice has steadily and skillfully mastered our lasers and technologies, applying great wisdom and knowledge from a 14-year background in medical aesthetics.

Specifically, she has extensive experience in laser hair removal, Thermage® and Fraxel® re:store Dual. Janice is efficient and effective while making people feel safe and confident in her care. Her technical excellence abounds but she says her reward comes from her relationships with patients, from working together to achieve their personal goals. We are thrilled Janice has traveling in her soul and has been with us on our journey – all the way to Project Skin MD.

PS: When Janice is not at the office, she can be seen at Chapters or Starbucks, preferably when they are together in the same place. Heavenly!

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Christine Palylyk

Laser Technician & Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

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Christine Palylyk

Laser Technician & Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

Christine is a 4th-generation Lower Mainlander and the newest addition to the Technical and Clinical team here at Project Skin MD. With 19 years’ experience in the beauty industry (graduating from Blanche Macdonald in 1996), Christine embodies a true passion for aesthetics and beauty with a keen eye for detail.

Fresh from seven years at the Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre under Dr. Martin Braun, a year at the Lougheed Laser Centre prior to that (where she first made acquaintance with Dr. McGillivray in 2007), combined with a seven-year stretch at MAC Cosmetics, Christine truly loves to apply her knowledge of the science of beauty. She is an enthusiastic team member with a thirst for knowledge and is constantly updating her artistic and technical skills. On the softer side of this skill set, her warm and personal demeanor helps her clients feel instantly at ease.

On her personal days, Christine can be found riding her sport bike, enjoying the beautiful scenery that western North America has to offer. To date, her longest ride was a 4000-km road trip with her dad, all the way down to Wyoming and back. In the winter, Christine is glued to our local ski hills. Her love of all things aesthetic applies to the home as well – she enjoys home design and decorating, as well as drawing and painting.

Jessica Berto

Medical Aesthetician + Training Manager

Jessica Berto

Medical Aesthetician + Training Manager

Vancouver born and raised, our lovely Jessica knows just how to help her patients feel special; a visit with her promises to be good for your skin, and your soul.

When she graduated from Aesthetics school in 2005, she knew she had found her true passion—and boy are we glad she did. After working in a high-end spa for eight years, and helping to lead the team there to new heights and challenges in the skincare industry, she set her sights on smaller boutiques and “feels like home” environments. Jessica has spent the last four years really focusing on guest care, developing and nurturing relationships, and targeting skin concerns and regimes.

In her free time you can find this beauty on the trails with the trees, tending to her plants, reading with a cup of tea, or attempting to cook new recipes.

PS: Jessica is a lover of the classics and truly believes that, as Audrey Hepburn would say, “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible’”.

Gwen De La Costa

Medical Aesthetician

Gwen De La Costa

Medical Aesthetician

This local girl has what it takes to make you feel great about your skin. A graduate of Blanche Macdonald (2000), Gwen has worked and managed for some of Vancouver’s most prestigious hotel spas. She is results driven and renown for her magic touch – your skin will glow and your mind will rest through her customized facials.

Over the past three years, Gwen has owned a private esthetics practice and is now loving every minute of her position with Project Skin MD. She is truly passionate about skincare and dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for her patients. All who meet her understand Gwen is as modest as she is talented; she is one of Vancouver’s most notable estheticians not least of all for her warmth. Her energy and attention make every professional maintenance treatment a completely rewarding experience – you’ll have to take our word for it but you’ll be singing her praises too!

In her precious free time, she relishes her family. Two young sons and a loving hubby keep her busy and grounded. Her guilty pleasures include traveling and great food. A year in Paris and Munich after high school sparked her obsession with skin care and the hunt for great new restaurants ensues whenever she can find a sitter.

PS: Gwen will help you change the way you feel about your skin…just let her get her hands on you!

Amanda Leggott

Medical Aesthetician

Amanda Leggott

Medical Aesthetician

Amanda is passionate about helping you establish healthy, glowing skin from the inside out. An Aesthetics Graduate from Blanche Macdonald (1995) and the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (2010) where she received her Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation, Amanda uses a holistic approach to get to know her patients skin needs to create the perfect skin care routine.

This lady is all about educating – she will review the best products, treatments, tips and tricks to help you achieve your best skin yet. She is excited to be a part of the Project Skin MD team, inspired by her devoted colleagues, our beautiful clinic space, and her patients. She is grateful to be able to share with you the best of what the beauty industry has to offer.

Amanda calls Port Moody home, where she finds her centre surrounded by nature and her community. She brings that energy everywhere she goes – a treatment with Amanda will leave you feeling blissful and refreshed!

PS: In addition to beauty, health and wellness, Amanda loves to connect about pop culture home décor, food and the outdoors!

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Karen Riley

Clinician

Project-Skin-Vancouver-Karen-Headshot

Karen Riley

Clinician

Growing up in a small seaside town, Karen could almost always be found by the beach – or at home with her makeup, trying out new looks and practicing technique. Not much has changed since then — she still lives in that same seaside town, and her passion for cosmetics and skin care is more apparent than ever.

Before joining our team, Karen spent years honing her makeup skills and building her extensive skincare knowledge while working at Shoppers Drug Mart. Today, her experience serves her well; she shines in her role as Skincare Advisor in our SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa.

Outside of work, Karen will undoubtedly be found with her family: seeking adventure on the ocean with her two young girls or scouting new and exciting places to scarf some yummy food. She loves to cook, almost as much as she loves her work, especially since a little “chef” can almost always be found by her side in the kitchen.

PS: Karen’s true passion lies in helping ladies look and feel their best… and she sure is good at what she does.

Project Skin Vancouver Katrina Fandrick
Katrina Fandrick

Skincare Advisor

Project Skin Vancouver Katrina Fandrick

Katrina Fandrick

Skincare Advisor

Katrina was born in Yellowknife, NWT, but caught the wanderlust bug early as her dad’s work took her to Northern Ontario and Calgary, AB. Always driven and eager to take on a challenge, she graduated high school six months early and received her full aesthetic diploma that same year. Putting her skills to work, she gained experience working in a spa specializing in relaxation facials for four years.

More recently, Katrina returned to school for her diploma in clinical aesthetics before embarking on her biggest adventure yet – relocating to Vancouver by herself and joining the Project Skin MD team.

In her spare time, this travel addict finds herself backpacking through Asia (she’s up to a combined four months over three visits – and counting!). Closer to home, she’s always up for taking a long drive through the mountains, spending time with her family, and enjoying any and all lake-related activities.

Project Skin MD Haley Maitland
Haley Maitland

Skincare Advisor

Project Skin MD Haley Maitland

Haley Maitland

Skincare Advisor

Haley is passionate about all things beauty. Since moving to Vancouver in 2013 to study Global Makeup Artistry at Blanche Macdonald (2014), she spent several years working in Makeup before embarking on her studies in Advanced Clinical Skincare and Laser Technologies at All Body Laser (2018).

A self-proclaimed skincare junkie, Haley loves to research and try new products and ingredients – and share that knowledge with our patients at Project Skin MD!

Outside of work, you’ll find Haley spending time with her family and friends exploring nature or at the movies!

PS: Haley is a true animal lover – ask her about her adopted cat Frankie, who has been brightening her life for 4 years now!

Nenita Aguilar

Senior Bookkeeper

Nenita Aguilar

Senior Bookkeeper

Nenita is one of our ‘behind the scenes’ gals, but her contribution to PS is front and centre of our success. Modest by nature, she won’t agree but she is indeed our numbers guru, our accounting genius and admired greatly by the entire PS crew. She has been on Dr. McGillivray’s journey for many years, leading all the way to Project Skin MD. We couldn’t be more blessed or grateful for her service all these years and, like it or not, she cannot retire until we say so!

PS: When Nenita isn’t crunching numbers, she will be found with the apple of her eye, her grandson Lucas, and the other love of her life, her beautiful daughter Katrin.

Sophia Lee

Assistant Manager, Richmond Location

Sophia Lee

Assistant Manager, Richmond Location

Sophia, a Visual Arts graduate from the University of Victoria, has an eye for beautiful things. With ten years of graphic design experience, and years spent teaching children to paint and draw, she set her sights on her next goal: making beautiful, healthy skin.

Her first foray into the skincare industry was as the Operations and Projects Manager for a physician directed skincare product line founded by a local doctor. In her role, Sophia was responsible for managing the warehouse, contacting and searching for new suppliers, as well as product packaging and marketing strategy. These responsibilities sparked her love for the beauty industry, and she knew she had to learn more.

Today, she’s using her skills and experience to the advantage of her clients, working daily to help them achieve their skin goals. In her free time, you’ll likely find her with her dog – at the beach, hiking, or camping.

PS. Don’t think you’ll find Sophia on adventures with her pup without her sunscreen on! SPF is her secret weapon for keeping her skin happy and healthy.

Jasmin Zou

Clinical Lead, PS Richmond

Jasmin Zou

Clinical Lead, PS Richmond

Originally from Shanghai, China, Jasmin made her way to Canada to pursue a Masters in Business Administration. She eventually settled in Vancouver, a city that quickly made her feel right at home.

With a passion and enthusiasm for all things skincare and beauty, she went in search of her dream job, and she sure found it at Project Skin MD®. Jasmin is committed to expanding her knowledge of this industry – she feels lucky to spend her days helping clients and customers find the right skincare products, and to work closely with Dr. Jacky Lo to recommend customized treatment plans to help them achieve their complexion goals.

Always attempting to master that precarious work-life balance, on her days off, you can usually find Jasmin soaking up some quality time with her beloved family and son.

PS. Jasmin is another absolute foodie and has completely immersed herself in the Vancouver food scene, always on the hunt for the newest restaurants and yummiest delectables.

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Poyi Cheng

Laser Technician, Richmond Location

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Poyi Cheng

Laser Technician, Richmond Location

Originally from Hong Kong, Poyi’s passion for skin started as a child, where she would spend many happy hours reading beauty magazines and watching beauty shows. From the time she started her first job working at an Aesthetic Dermatology clinic in Hong Kong, it was clear to her that she had found her calling.

Poyi is a Blanche Macdonald Graduate (2018) and passionate Laser Technician, who loves to apply her knowledge of the science of beauty in her treatments. She knew she had found her dream job when she joined the #PSFamily, where clinical excellence, inspiring confidence, and educating our patients on their skin is central to everything we do.

Always chatty and cheerful, you will find Poyi at our PS Richmond location, where she would be thrilled to guide and support you on your journey of aging gracefully!

PS. Outside of work, Poyi loves to spend her time with family, cooking and baking. She’d be happy to share a recipe with you!

Na Wu
Na Wu

Skincare Advisor, Richmond Location

Na Wu

Na Wu

Skincare Advisor, Richmond Location

Among her many passions, Na’s love for beauty and skin has only grown stronger over her 10+ years working in the Beauty Industry. An English Literature graduate from the Communication University of China (2005), Na went on to study Business Advertising at Peking University before moving to Canada. She is currently enrolled in the Body Spa Esthetics Diploma program at the John Casablanca Institute here in Vancouver, to deepen her already solid understanding of skin health and skincare products.

Na is committed to educating patients on how to achieve their best skin yet. Her passion and commitment in supporting you on your aging journey is sure to shine through!

In her spare time, Na appreciates art (especially virtual art), drawing, watching classic films, and reading about culture, humanities and self-improvement. She loves to exercise and meditate, which she finds sparks her creativity, and both energizes and calms her down. Na also likes to travel, experience different cultures and time in nature, both alone and with friends – she loves to meet new people!

PS: Na is a huge animal lover and has completed her pet emergency certificate – be sure to encourage her to get reading the many animal pathology books that are collecting on her shelves!

Betty Yang

Medical Aesthetician, Richmond Location

Betty Yang

Medical Aesthetician, Richmond Location

With over 18 years of clinical experience as a Medical Aesthetician, Betty brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our patients in South Granville and Richmond. Since graduating Aesthetics School in 1999, she has experienced many facets of the industry, from working at a well-established spa for 4 years, to working as a Freelance Makeup Artist after graduating from Blanche MacDonald’s Freelance Makeup Artistry program in 2010. Ultimately, her passion for skincare won out, and for the past 12 years, she’s found her home in medical spas, and now at Project Skin MD.

Betty knows skin inside and out, and is passionate about guiding patients in achieving their skincare goals. She is diligent about spending time with each and every client to get a clear picture of their health, habits, and concerns, and is a big believer in achieving beautiful skin through a balance of healthy diet, lifestyle, and the right products and treatments. Her favourite moments happen when patients look in the mirror, beaming with confidence thanks to improvements in their skin.

Speaking English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Betty’s linguistic enable her to support both English and Chinese-speaking customers in navigating their skincare journeys and achieving true confidence.

PS. Betty’s favourite product—for her often dry skin—is the SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2.

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