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Expert Faculty

the botox course expert faculty have been unwaivering in their committment to improving the standards of aesthetic education across Canada. Our team of physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and business consultants have one goal for our alumni. Ensure learners receive the best injection skillset along with the essential industry knowledge to  succeed and thrive in the field of aesthetic medicine.

Founder and Lead Educator

Dr. Andrew Dargie is originally from Calgary, Alberta. He attended Stanford University in California where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After obtaining his Medical Degree from the University of Calgary, Andrew went on to start a Vascular Surgery residency, but ultimately transferred to earn his CCFP designation. Andrew worked as an Emergency Room Physician at Penticton Regional Hospital and was the Department Head of Emergency Medicine at South Okanagan General Hospital until dedicating his time to his business and medical aesthetics practice in Kelowna. Dr. Dargie is the CEO and founder of the botox course, Canada‘s first-ever nationally standardized training program. His passion for teaching and dedication to his team ensures the highest standard of medical aesthetics training and education.

Dr. Andrew Dargie, Bsc, MD, CCFP

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Becky Wilkins has been a Registered Nurse for over 31 years. Combining her training as a registered nurse with her passion for helping people look and feel their best, allowed a transition into aesthetic medicine. Becky founded one of Alberta’s first Medical Spas over 25 years ago and now has 2 locations and a team of 30 staff. Aesthetic medicine not only requires an artistic eye, patient safety, and technical skill, but also a strong commitment to client satisfaction. Integrity and honest communication with prospective clients is Becky’s priority. She has been teaching injection techniques throughout Western Canada for the past 5 years for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies. Her style of teaching leaves students and models with the confidence to achieve very natural results performed in the most gentle and safest way.

Becky Wilkins, RN

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Dr. Robert Dale grew up in beautiful Vancouver, BC. He completed an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry at Western University before returning home to the University of British Columbia for his medical training. He completed two years of Urologic Surgery residency training in addition to his Family Medicine residency. He currently practices aesthetic medicine full time where he has a passion for combining technical skill with an artistic touch. Dr. Dale also like to keep his surgical skills sharp and continues to work as a Cardiac Surgery assist in the busiest cardiac centre in BC. Dr. Dale strives to achieve authentic and natural aesthetic outcomes with each and every one of his patients and is truly committed to sharing this with all who wish to pursue aesthetics.

Dr. Robert Dale, MD

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Originally from New Brunswick, Dr. Brittany Macdonald grew up on the East Coast of Canada. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Dalhousie University she initially worked with expectant mothers as a researcher in epigenetics at the IWK Children’s Hospital in Nova Scotia. She later completed her medical degree in the nation’s capital at the University of Ottawa, before returning East for her residency in Family Medicine at Dalhousie University, where her training included a focus in skin disease and minor surgery. Dr. Macdonald currently practices advanced medical aesthetics in Calgary, Alberta, where she also continues to practice as a Family Physician. Dr. Macdonald is a passionate educator, and enjoys working with learners in both her medical and aesthetic practices.

Dr. Brittany Macdonald, BSc, MD, CCFP

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Dr. Helen Ross is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Emergency Medicine and owns Aestheva Medical Aesthetics, a boutique aesthetics clinic in Victoria BC. She started the Emergency Medicine residency training program on Vancouver Island in 2011 and ran it for 11 years. She continues to practice Emergency Medicine as she runs her busy aesthetics practice. She is an assistant professor with University of British Columbia. Aestheva was founded on Dr. Ross’s core values of integrity, autonomy, growth and collaboration. The clinic focuses on real results that embrace and enhance our unique characteristics, fuelled by science, education and trust. Dr. Ross truly believes that aging is a privilege and perfection is a myth. She lives with her husband and three children.

Dr. Helen Ross

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Sarah is an advanced nurse injector and owner of Iconic Beauty Aesthetics in Red Deer, AB. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Red Deer College in 2008, Sarah began working in the Emergency Room Department and Intensive Care Unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. After excelling in critical care nursing, Sarah decided to pursue her passion in the art and science of medical aesthetics in 2018. Sarah has trained with renowned plastic surgeons, doctors, and nurses, such as Dr. Swift, Dr. Cotofana, and Julie Horne. In addition, Sarah graduated with excellence as an advanced clinical aesthetician and laser technician, which allows her to apply comprehensive knowledge for medical aesthetic treatments. In 2020, Sarah opened her own clinic, Iconic Beauty Aesthetics.

Sarah Noble

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Dr. Elaine Fung is an academic Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon, with subspecialty training in Micro-Vascular Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Advanced Head and Neck Reconstruction. She completed her surgical residency at Dalhousie University, followed by a fellowship at the University of Alberta. Dr. Fung began her career at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she focused on cancer resection involving the head and neck region. In 2017, she joined the Dalhousie faculty, and is currently working at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. As an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, she enjoys teaching medical students and surgical trainees in Otolaryngology and other surgical services. As Founder and Medical Director of Bedford Skin Clinic, she is passionate about giving patients comprehensive and holistic care.

Dr. Elaine Fung

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Dr. Joshua Song grew up in the lower mainland of BC and obtained his medical license at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He completed his family medicine residency at UBC and went on to pursue a hospital medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto. He currently works as a hospitalist at Surrey Memorial Hospital and is also the director at large for the medical staff association. He found his passion for aesthetics after training with the Botox Course and has not stopped since! He has gone on to train across Canada and even Korea. He currently practices advanced aesthetic medicine at the Medical Rejuvenation Centre in Vancouver. Further, he is also a director of the Korean Academy of Facelift and Contouring in Seoul, South Korea. Though he is an avid user of Botox, fillers, and biostimulators, one of his interests is in regenerative aesthetics, which has led him to delve deep into the world of threadlifting!

Dr. Joshua Song

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I’ve enjoyed a rewarding 20 year nursing career that includes working as a Nurse Practitioner for the past 15 years. My career has allowed me to work in several medical settings including the ER, addictions, mental health, primary care, and aesthetics. I currently split my time evenly between my busy aesthetics practice and working in an addictions clinic. I love working with people where they’re at, to help them realize their fullest potential.
When I’m not in the clinic, I live with my husband and our two young kids in a little patch of forest near beautiful Birds Hill Park. Raising a family in the country helps me keep active; chasing chickens, tending to the garden, and keeping a few bee hives, and when the chores are done I love to go running, and cross country skiing or snowshoeing in winter.

Sandra Kehler

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Dr. Jesse Thompson is originally from southern Ontario. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Windsor, before completing his Medical degree at the University of Ottawa. He then moved to the Okanagan to complete a residency in Family Medicine with a special focus on Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Thompson currently practices advanced medical aesthetics in British Columbia’s Kootenays region. He also runs an interventional pain clinic where he often uses botulinum toxin for its therapeutic effects. Across all of this, he cares for his family practice, with a focus on longevity and preventive medicine.

Dr. Jesse Thompson

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Dr Sarah Hodges is originally from the UK and completed her medical training at Sheffield University in England. Following this she joined the British Military as an Army doctor and spent a significant amount of her practice in global medical engagements traveling all over the world. In 2019 she moved to BC with her young family and made beautiful Squamish her home. It was here she started to develop her passion for medical aesthetics following her own personal aesthetics journey and the desire to look as young as feels. In 2022 she set up her own boutique medical aesthetics clinic - The Face MD. Her focus is on rejuvenation and helping her patients get back and maintain that radiant and youthful appearance. She is also a licensed GP and rural ER physician and continues to practice in both these fields in the beautiful Sea to Sky region.

Dr. Sarah Hodges

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Angela Bedard has been a nurse since 2009 with a nursing experience in medical/surgical, emergency, critical care, operating rooms, and teaching at Seneca College’s nursing program in Ontario. In 2015, she became the Operating Room manager at a private surgical facility managing staff, assisting surgeons in the operating room and providing post-anesthesia care. This is also where she developed her aesthetic practice with injectables, medical grade skin care, lasers, and other non-surgical treatments under a plastic surgeon. She has also participated in many cadaver labs for aesthetic education, volunteered at medical conference, and continues provide unique educational experiences for the medical community at Galderma Canada’s Head Office.

Angela Bedard

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Brynn is a Registered Nurse who was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at the University of Calgary. Her experience as a registered nurse began in preventative health where she has worked with diverse populations including vulnerable, professional athletes, youth, and seniors. She realized not only did she love making a difference in people’s lives, but that she has a creative side and a meticulous eye for beauty and aesthetics. Pursuing her career in the medical aesthetics world, Brynn has taken extensive training for cosmetic injectables through the botox course and the filler course, Canada’s gold standard for cosmetic injectables. Brynn also completed the Canadian Fellowship of Cosmetic Injectables program. Brynn works injects full time as @nurseinjector.byrnn in Calgary.

Brynn Fitzgerald, RN

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Dr. Vikram Lekhi is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist practicing in Calgary, AB and High River, AB. He received his Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University, obtained his Masters in Bio-Medical Technology, Doctor of Medicine, Master’s in Business Administration, and a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Lekhi is a board-certified Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).
Dr. Lekhi is an engaging lecturer with a wealth of knowledge and is one of the many reasons why the botox course is Canada’s gold standard in neuromodulator training.

Dr. Vikram Lekhi, MD

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Dr. Vance Elliott is from a small town in Saskatchewan. He completed a BSc in Biology at Concordia University in Edmonton, AB and went on to Medical School at the U of S. He was Chief Resident during his Family Medicine Residency Program in Regina, SK. He began practice in Hair Restoration Surgery at the conclusion of his FMR residency in 1996. In 2005, he began practice in cosmetic injectables and has since been a pioneer in Canada in the use of cannulas for fillers. He has taught basic and advanced cannula filler technique to hundreds of injectors from North America over the past 15 years. He has a particular interest in the use and teaching of Sculptra.

Dr. Vance W. Elliot, MD

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