About Dermessentials Medi-spa
Derm Essentials Medical Spa was formed in March 2002. Owner and operator is Sharon Schwindt, RN. Our team is committed to excellence and quality, ensuring client satisfaction and trust. Our Medi-spa is located in the seaside town of Comox, in the beautiful Comox Valley on central Vancouver Island. Get Directions
Sharon Schwindt | Advanced Injector RN, Owner / Operator
Sharon is a Registered Nurse licensed under the CRNBC with 40+ years of combined hospital and cosmetic medical services. She is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) and is an advanced injector of Allergan products Botox and Juvederm since 2002.
Jennifer BSN | Advanced Injector Clinical Trainer
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000 from Trinity Western University. After working in the Emergency Department for four years, Jennifer decided to focus on Obstetrics, and then moved into the Medical Aesthetic field in 2008. She is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) and is an advanced injector of Allergan products Botox and Juvederm.
Dr. Susan Booth | Medical Director
Dr. Susan Booth graduated from the University of Manchester, UK in 1981. She worked in a general practice until 2009 when she moved to Canada. She obtained her Canadian MD and has been working in General Practice and addiction medicine in Alert Bay and Campbell River.In 2016, Dr. Susan Booth was certified in Botox Cosmetic, and Juvederm Injections and joined our Medical Director team at Dermessentials.
Dr. David Milanovich ND
Dr Milanovich joined Dermessentials Inc. in 2018 performing PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma ) injections for facial and hair restorative treatments. He graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. There he co-founded the men’s health awareness week, and was a member of the sports medicine group. Prior to that he studied kinesiology at the University of Calgary, and received his bachelors of science degree from the University of Victoria. He also sat on the athletic advisory committee while developing a passion for competitive rowing and coaching, and continued to do so for several years for clubs across Canada.
Dr Milanovich now resides in his home town, the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, along with his wife and 2 children. After running a Bikram yoga studio with his wife for almost 10 years, and teaching yoga, he continues to blend his passion for active living and regenerative medicine, particularly in the field of pain management and soft tissue injuries. Dr Milanovich uses various modern regenerative medical techniques such as Regenerative Injection Therapy ( Prolotherapy), PRP , and electro-acupuncture, to assist people back to a healthy, active, and Pain Free life.
Technicians & Office Staff
Jody | LPN, Lamprobe / Laser Technician & Skin Specialist
Jody is a licensed LPN who has been employed with Dermessentials Inc for over 6 years.
She is attentive to listen to clients requests, to assist them in developing a plan to encourage success.
Chelan | Clinic Director / Laser Technician
Chelan has been with Dermessentials since 2010 and is experienced in a variety of areas within the clinic.
Courtenay | Front End Manager
Brandy | Sr Laser Tecnician, Certified Coolsculpting Team Lead & Skin Specialist
Skye | Laser Technician, Certified Coolsculpting Technician & Skin Specialist
Skye is a graduate of the Canadian Optic and Laser Center as well as being certified by Coolsculpting. She is passionate about skin health and enjoys assisting clients in reaching their skin and body goals.
Candice | Clinical Esthetician
Candice has been a Clinical Esthetician since 2009. She has achieved multiple diplomas, including the world renowned CIDESCO International Diploma & LAM Advanced Clinical Esthetics Diploma. Having worked in some of Canada’s top resorts & clinics, as well as having taught various curriculums as an Esthetics Instructor, has given Candice vast insight & knowledge of the beauty industry. Candice prides herself on her attention to detail and aims to exceed client expectations!