About Us

About Us

Helping you feel beautiful at every age.

External Affairs are experts in aesthetic and regenerative medicine with locations in both St. Albert and Edmonton. Our team of physicians, nurses, and skincare specialists have been helping men and women feel confident in their own skin for over 20 years. Leveraging the latest innovative technologies and techniques, approved by Health Canada, we personalize treatments to your body and your goals for natural results that feel authentically like you.

Our History

Our journey began in 1995. We started out renovating the old Calder Library on 127th Street in Edmonton to accommodate a clinic and hair salon.

It soon became apparent that Becky, as an RN and an esthetician was a natural at beauty treatments and pampering people. As the location grew in popularity, it wasn’t long before she needed to start hiring and training other estheticians to help keep up with the demand.

10 years later, External Affairs reputation had grown to a point where a second location was needed. In 2005, we opened our St. Albert location in the iconic St. Albert Trail building. Featuring stunning architecture throughout, the clinic is a must see.

Mission

Helping people, making friends and having fun.

We understand that we cannot be all things to all people and so we have set our sights on providing the most advanced beauty and regenerative medicine services available anywhere.

Our goal is to put more life in your years and years in your life. We do this with relentless research and acquiring the most up to date technologies along with an ongoing focus on training and education for all EA team members.

In short, we reject mediocrity and our many awards throughout the years such as Google’s #1 Medical Clinic for 2018 is a testament to our company’s culture.

Why EA ?

We know that delivering excellence in client services is truly a collaborative effort.  Our skilled physicians & nurses in Edmonton & St Albert are supported by a team of nurses and technicians that are trained to the highest industry standards. Our dedicated team of 36 are constantly studying, training and progressing to deliver the best possible results for our clients.

We hold weekly general staff meetings, medical director meetings, nurse meetings, PM artist meetings along with group and individual training sessions. We travel to train with world-renowned experts or bring them to us. Apprenticeships, fellowships, staff training site etc. are all considered the basics to ensure progression, a cohesive culture and distinction in every area of endeavour.

Our People

Dr. Robert Briggs, Md

Medical Director

A fellow of the College of Family Physicians with a background in public health, Robert’s career began in 1989 with the Canadian Armed Forces. Since then, Robert’s continually demonstrated his passion for medicine and lifelong learning: he earned a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine, advanced training in bio-identical hormone therapy, and is currently a fellow in stem cell therapy. As External Affairs’ in-house physician, Robert continues to pursue clinical excellence.

Diana Yehia

Clinical Esthetics

An integral member of our team since 2003 and fluent in Arabic, Diana brings a multitude of skills to External Affairs. Certified in esthetics and permanent make up, Diana is also a skin specialist with certifications in laser resurfacing, photofacials, microneedling, and Platelet Rich Plasma. Eager to continually expand her skill set, Diana recently trained in CoolSculpting and micropigmentation as well. Diana is passionate about quality of care and loves to see each patient’s transformation.

Carla Cadger

Clinic Coordinator

With over 23 years of experience in customer service and quality assurance, and a post-secondary education in Office and Records Administration, Carla manages and coordinates daily operations at our St. Albert clinic. Committed, dedicated, and reliable, Carla is crucial to our success at External Affairs, ensuring that everything runs smoothing.

Larry Wilkins

President, CEO

As our president and CEO, Larry built External Affairs around the belief that when you surround yourself with the best people, everyone benefits. With this mindset and a vision for External Affairs, he’s assembled an outstanding team of professionals committed to quality assurance and client experience. His ultimate goal is to add more years to his client’s life and more life to their years.

Becky Wilkins, RN

Clinical Director and VP of Medical Operations

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Becky Wilkins, RN is the Western Canada Trainer for Galderma Canada. She has 15 years of injectable experience and has completed well over 30,000 injections at External Affairs Medical Spas.

Becky is the Clinical Director and VP of Medical Operations for External Affairs Medical Spas. She has completed a preceptorship with Dr. Arthur Swift for BeautiPHIcation, and has trained with Dr. Lucie Khourie, Dr. Barb Loiskandl, Dr. Martin Braun, Dr. Vance Elliott, Dr. Kevin Smith, Dr. Andreas Nikolis, Dr. Mauricio de Maio and Dr. Rajani.

She is certified in PHI, MDCodes, Advanced Facial Anatomy, Y-LFYT, Vampire PRP Treatments, and Advanced Cannula techniques. PLUS, just for fun, she is also a certified Fitness Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Health & Nutrition coach, Laser Technician, and Aesthetician.

Aside from injecting, Becky sits on the board for the Women’s Health Coalition and is passionate about helping women across Canada achieve their health and beauty goals.

Alyssa Kropf

Permanent Makeup Artist

Trained in Regina at the Style Academy, Alyssa is an enthusiastic, dedicated, and skilled permanent makeup artist apprenticing under Larry’s supervision.  With her advanced esthetics and nail technician certificates, Alyssa continues to strengthen her skill set, earning her certificates in medical esthetics and laser technology.

Kristen Hildbrand

Laser Technician

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Passionate, enthusiastic, Kristen is a people-focused, laser technician certified in Mixto, BBL™, YAG, and Coolsculpting. Eager to expand her skill set, Kristen’s technical expertise, customer service, and outgoing personality make her a crucial member of the EA team.

Marnie Colborne

Registered Nurse

Graduating with an honours nursing degree and first class standing, Marnie is a registered nurse with a rigorous work ethic and a commitment to research and development.

Dubbed our “Vaginal Rejuvenation Expert,” Marnie leads our medical rejuvenation research committee and genuinely seeks to build and support community in her profession as well as in educating and empowering youth.

Specializing in women’s health, Marnie has training and certifications in O-Shot/V-Lase, Coolsculpting, Ulthera, and injectables.

Caroline Smith

Clinical Manager Edmonton

Hayley Beauregaurd

RN Aesthetic Nurse

After graduating from MacEwan’s Bachelor of Science Nursing program in 2013, Haley has devoted over five years to working in women’s health. Concentrating on age management and esthetics, Hayley is certified in multiple techniques from cannula injections and to MD Codes. A marathon runner, Hayley is as passionate about healthy living as she is about women’s health.

Sheena Rajput

Registered Nurse

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Leading our medical esthetics team by example, Sheena continually acquires new skills and certifications, bringing fresh ideas and innovations to External Affairs. A natural leader with a keen sense of humour, Sheena’s connects easily with both her team and her clients. Motivated by a desire to offer excellence in service and skill, Sheena is a member of the Canadian Society of Aesthetics Specialty Nurses and attends training, seminars, and conferences regularly.

Catherine Lavoie

Physician Assistant

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With over a decade working in primary care as a physician assistant, Catherine is committed not only to patient-care, but also to lifelong learning. Earning her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies, certified in basic aviation and dive medicine, current in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Caroline is also undergoing training in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Focusing on preventative regimens, Caroline enjoys empowering clients to live their best lives and be their best selves.

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