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About Ageless Living Cold Lake

Ageless Living in Cold Lake was originally established in 2012, as CLMC Skin Wellness within the Cold Lake Medical Clinic. In November of 2015, CLMC Skin Wellness moved to their downtown Cold Lake location, where they initiated the re-branding to Ageless Living–continuing their offering of trusted treatments with the latest technology to patients in the Lakeland region. Ageless Living began in Victoria, BC, performing a variety of medical and cosmetic treatments to enhance the quality of life of their patients.

Our philosophy is to always use cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments. Many of our patients are go-getters, with the desire to be always improving, always moving forward–and we’re here to help them on their confident journey. The field of aesthetic medicine and dermatology is ever evolving, like all of medicine, with the trends and best practices shifting towards minimally and non-invasive treatment methods. Many of our procedures are quick, painless and can be carried out in as little as a lunch break.

Lastly, we don’t limit ourselves to aesthetic treatments. We offer medical treatments that your local general practitioner may not be able to provide, so that you can improve your quality of life and live the lifestyle you are meant to live.

We are committed to providing unrivalled customer service, trusted advice, and personalized treatments designed for each of our patients’ unique needs.

Our Professionals

Dr Dekker

DR. JAKES DEKKER

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & OWNER

Dr. Dekker, MD, graduated in 1991 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, as a general physician. He completed a post-graduate diploma in anesthesia at the University of Pretoria before immigrating to Canada in 1998. In 2012, he received certification in dermoscopy from Cardiff University, Whales, followed by a post-graduate diploma in dermatology in 2014 and has received special merits for knowledge in light-emitting technologies.

He is also a member of the Canadian Society of Phlebology, where he has completed a post-graduate fellowship. Being the only practitioner in the Lakeland with additional education in dermatology and vascular diseases, Dr. Dekker's current work is mainly in the assessment and treatment of skin diseases, leg veins, and aesthetic medicine.

Megan Nicholls

MEGAN

NURSE & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Nurse Megan graduated with honors in 2011 from Georgian College, Ontario, as a practical nurse. She has completed extensive training and certification in the fields of dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Megan specializes in BOTOX® and filler injections, medical-grade skincare, assessment and treatment of varicose and spider veins, and the application of light and energy-based technologies, to name a few. She is qualified as a Certified Aesthetic Consultant and is one of only four nurses in Canada who is a member of the Canadian Society of Phlebology.

Megan also serves as our Director of Operations where she leads our team with the vision of providing unrivaled products and services in our area while utilizing the concepts of the "Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health" program through the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Shelby

SHELBY

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Shelby graduated in 2010 from Stanford Fleming College, Ontario, as an Aesthetician. In 2012 she continued her education with Westervelt College, Ontario, graduating as a Medical Office Assistant (MOA). In 2015 Shelby brought her wealth of knowledge to Alberta and joined the Ageless Living team.

Shelby is our ordering and inventory specialist, and she works behind the scenes assisting our entire team to ensure optimal clinic flow and positive patient experiences. As one of our MOA's, she helps us to provide a professional and personalized clinical experience, while abiding by the standards that protect a patient's right to privacy.

Lisa

LISA

TEAM LEAD

Lisa graduated in 2015 from Mactech Distance Education, Nova Scotia, as a Medical Office Assistant. In 2019, Lisa joined the Ageless Living team. Lisa is our electronic medical records specialist and the person to first greet our patients when they come through our doors. As our receptionist, she ensures that we provide the most confidential services while abiding by the standards that protect a patient’s right to privacy.

Lisa’s professionalism, reliability, leadership, and approachability have made her an excellent addition to Ageless Living’s management team, as our Team Lead. While she continues her role as a Medical Office Assistant, she aids our Director of Operations in the management of our team as well as day-to-day operations.

Sarah

SARAH

FIRST IMPRESSIONS COORDINATOR

Sarah studied Licensed Practical Nursing in New Brunswick, graduating in 2011. And although Sarah’s career path has guided her away from practising as a nurse, she brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to our team with her experience.

In the summer of 2019, Sarah was excited to join our team as a Medical Office Assistant. Sarah is very knowledgeable and passionate about all things Ageless Living. With a love for dermatology, wellness services, and aesthetic medicine, Sarah finds herself right at home doing what she loves each day. While also serving as our team's First Impressions Coordinator, Sarah is among the first to greet patients and elevate their experience. Whether it be by offering a one-on-one tour of our office or by answering questions and facilitating a treatment journey through our social media platforms - she does it all!

Charlene

CHARLENE

MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN

Charlene graduated in 2000 from MC College, Edmonton, as an Aesthetician. In 2012 she graduated with honors from the well-acclaimed European Institute of Esthetics, as a Medical Aesthetician. Subsequently, Charlene has also returned to the European Institute of Esthetics and obtained her Certified Clinical Laser Technician designation, as well as specialized certifications in microneedling and dermaplaning treatments.

Charlene joined the Ageless Living team in 2012 and has been an integral part of our team from the beginning. She has extensive knowledge and experience with regard to creating customized treatment plans. Charlene persists with continuing education to bring you the latest in medical aesthetics and best practice protocols.

Jill

JILL

MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN

Jill graduated with honors in 2016 from the European Institute of Esthetics, as a Medical Aesthetician and a Certified Clinical Laser Technician. Shortly after graduating, Jill returned to the European Institute of Esthetics to become a Certified Microblading Technician.

Jill joined the Ageless Living team in 2018, and performs an array of aesthetic treatments in our clinic, specializing in the performance of laser hair removal, microneedling, chemical peels, and microblading treatments. Jill is also one of our teams' skincare knowledge experts, providing patients with the advice they need for safe and results-driven skincare regimens.

Alanna

ALANNA

CLINIC NURSE

Alanna graduated in 2015 from Portage College as a Licensed Practical Nurse, after moving here from Nova Scotia. She has worked in acute care, maternity, day surgery, as well as drug & alcohol rehabilitation.

Alanna joined the Ageless Living team in 2020 and quickly transitioned into providing therapeutic Botox treatments for conditions such as chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis, and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). She has now become our main cosmetic injector for Botox, filler, and Belkyra treatments while working closely with our senior nurse injector. Alanna has always had a passion for empowering people and boosting their confidence - whether it be through exercise, skincare, or injectable treatments.

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JOLAYNE

CLINIC NURSE

Jolayne graduated in 2011 from Grant MacEwan University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in the Lakeland for over 10 years now, where she has found her passion in women’s health and the advancement of medicine with modern day treatment options. She loves patient teaching and being an advocate for best practices and quality patient care.

Jolayne joined the Ageless Living team in 2021 to perform revolutionary radiofrequency modalities such as our Morpheus8, Votiva and Forma treatments. She is excited to continue on her learning journey of all things anti-aging and wellness with the Ageless Living team.

Danika

DANIKA

CLINIC NURSE

You may recognize Danika as the face of a local small business, Wheel Fit Co. She has always had a passion for health promotion and a holistic approach to wellness. She graduated in 2013 as a Registered Nurse, and has worked in many clinical settings including a Naturopathic clinic in Edmonton, administering specialized IV therapy.

Danika joined the Ageless Living team in 2020 to take a lead role in the implementation of our Vitamin Drip treatments, under the direction of our medical director and physician. She also assists with other treatments within the aesthetic side of the practice, such as laser hair removal & CoolSculpting. Danika has a passion for continuing to pursue education and courses of interest to apply in her professional journey and improve her clinical practices.

Marissa

MARISSA

CLINIC NURSE

Marissa graduated from Portage College in 2017 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has practiced in many clinical settings including in mental health, acute care, home care and public health.

Marissa joined the Ageless Living team in January 2021 and is passionate about working in a field of nursing that helps to support the confidence of so many individuals. As our lead CoolSculpting provider, she is very experienced with the consultation and treatment processes involved with addressing undesired fat tissue that is often diet and exercise resistant. Marissa also performs other treatments in the practice such as laser hair removal, Vitamin Drip IV’s and Alumier MD chemical peels. She is excited to continue expanding her skills and knowledge with the Ageless Living team to help patients on their journey to their - Best Self, at Any Age.

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MEGAN

CLINIC NURSE

Megan is a Licensed Practical Nurse who graduated from Portage College in 2019. She has experience working in Long Term Care and Acute care in both Alberta and British Columbia. Ever since nursing school, Megan has always had a passion for dermatology & aesthetic medicine and knew she wanted to pursue a career in this field.

Megan joined the Ageless Living team in 2021 and works closely with Dr. Dekker assisting in medical procedures such as excisions and biopsies. She is also the main provider of our Therapeutic Botox treatments as well as non-surgical mole removals. Additionally, Megan works alongside our cosmetic nurse injectors, performing both cosmetic Botox and filler treatments.

Andrea

ANDREA

REGISTERED DIETICIAN

Andrea graduated in 2008 from the University of Alberta as a Registered Dietician (RD). She completed a post-graduate diploma in sport nutrition through the International Olympic Committee (IOC) while working as a clinical dietitian at a cancer clinic in Edmonton. Upon starting a family, she relocated home to Bonnyville in 2014 where she worked in primary care helping patients nutritionally manage various types of disease states. With time, she realized there was a gap between education and follow-up support in this sector.

Andrea joined the Ageless Living team in 2021, when she decided to share her search for innovation and passion for wellness into her own brand. She creates personalized diet plans that use professional knowledge, modern nutritional science with innovative follow-up support 24/7 for you to feel and look your best.

Paulette

Paulette

Registered Dental Hygienist

Paulette graduated in 1994 from the University of Alberta as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She brings 25 years of clinical dental hygiene experience to her patients every day. As a Registered Dental Hygienists, she has 4 years of University training in the care of teeth and oral health, providing the clinical judgement to safely and effectively give you the brighter smile you’ve been desiring.

Paulette joined the Ageless Living team in 2021 to provide our patients with professional teeth whitening services, although she has worked alongside our team for a decade with her dental hygiene private practice. Paulette is a long-time resident of Cold Lake, a mother of 5 children, and has the most infectious and memorable laugh.

DR. JAKES DEKKER MEDICAL DIRECTOR & OWNER

Dr. Dekker, MD, graduated in 1991 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, as a general physician. He completed a post-graduate diploma in anesthesia at the University of Pretoria before immigrating to Canada in 1998. In 2012, he received certification in dermoscopy from Cardiff University, Whales, followed by a post-graduate diploma in dermatology in 2014 and has received special merits for knowledge in light-emitting technologies.

He is also a member of the Canadian Society of Phlebology, where he has completed a post-graduate fellowship. Being the only practitioner in the Lakeland with additional education in dermatology and vascular diseases, Dr. Dekker's current work is mainly in the assessment and treatment of skin diseases, leg veins, and aesthetic medicine.

MEGAN NURSE & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Nurse Megan graduated with honors in 2011 from Georgian College, Ontario, as a practical nurse. She has completed extensive training and certification in the fields of dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Megan specializes in BOTOX® and filler injections, medical-grade skincare, assessment and treatment of varicose and spider veins, and the application of light and energy-based technologies, to name a few. She is qualified as a Certified Aesthetic Consultant and is one of only four nurses in Canada who is a member of the Canadian Society of Phlebology.

Megan also serves as our Director of Operations where she leads our team with the vision of providing unrivaled products and services in our area while utilizing the concepts of the "Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health" program through the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

SHELBY OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Shelby graduated in 2010 from Stanford Fleming College, Ontario, as an Aesthetician. In 2012 she continued her education with Westervelt College, Ontario, graduating as a Medical Office Assistant (MOA). In 2015 Shelby brought her wealth of knowledge to Alberta and joined the Ageless Living team.

Shelby is our ordering and inventory specialist, and she works behind the scenes assisting our entire team to ensure optimal clinic flow and positive patient experiences. As one of our MOA's, she helps us to provide a professional and personalized clinical experience, while abiding by the standards that protect a patient's right to privacy.

LISA TEAM LEAD

Lisa graduated in 2015 from Mactech Distance Education, Nova Scotia, as a Medical Office Assistant. In 2019, Lisa joined the Ageless Living team. Lisa is our electronic medical records specialist and the person to first greet our patients when they come through our doors. As our receptionist, she ensures that we provide the most confidential services while abiding by the standards that protect a patient’s right to privacy.

Lisa’s professionalism, reliability, leadership, and approachability have made her an excellent addition to Ageless Living’s management team, as our Team Lead. While she continues her role as a Medical Office Assistant, she aids our Director of Operations in the management of our team as well as day-to-day operations.

SARAH FIRST IMPRESSIONS COORDINATOR

Sarah studied Licensed Practical Nursing in New Brunswick, graduating in 2011. And although Sarah’s career path has guided her away from practising as a nurse, she brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to our team with her experience.

In the summer of 2019, Sarah was excited to join our team as a Medical Office Assistant. Sarah is very knowledgeable and passionate about all things Ageless Living. With a love for dermatology, wellness services, and aesthetic medicine, Sarah finds herself right at home doing what she loves each day. While also serving as our team's First Impressions Coordinator, Sarah is among the first to greet patients and elevate their experience. Whether it be by offering a one-on-one tour of our office or by answering questions and facilitating a treatment journey through our social media platforms - she does it all!

CHARLENE MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN

Charlene graduated in 2000 from MC College, Edmonton, as an Aesthetician. In 2012 she graduated with honors from the well-acclaimed European Institute of Esthetics, as a Medical Aesthetician. Subsequently, Charlene has also returned to the European Institute of Esthetics and obtained her Certified Clinical Laser Technician designation, as well as specialized certifications in microneedling and dermaplaning treatments.

Charlene joined the Ageless Living team in 2012 and has been an integral part of our team from the beginning. She has extensive knowledge and experience with regard to creating customized treatment plans. Charlene persists with continuing education to bring you the latest in medical aesthetics and best practice protocols.

JILL MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN

Jill graduated with honors in 2016 from the European Institute of Esthetics, as a Medical Aesthetician and a Certified Clinical Laser Technician. Shortly after graduating, Jill returned to the European Institute of Esthetics to become a Certified Microblading Technician.

Jill joined the Ageless Living team in 2018, and performs an array of aesthetic treatments in our clinic, specializing in the performance of laser hair removal, microneedling, chemical peels, and microblading treatments. Jill is also one of our teams' skincare knowledge experts, providing patients with the advice they need for safe and results-driven skincare regimens.

ALANNA CLINIC NURSE

Alanna graduated in 2015 from Portage College as a Licensed Practical Nurse, after moving here from Nova Scotia. She has worked in acute care, maternity, day surgery, as well as drug & alcohol rehabilitation.

Alanna joined the Ageless Living team in 2020 and quickly transitioned into providing therapeutic Botox treatments for conditions such as chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis, and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). She has now become our main cosmetic injector for Botox, filler, and Belkyra treatments while working closely with our senior nurse injector. Alanna has always had a passion for empowering people and boosting their confidence - whether it be through exercise, skincare, or injectable treatments.

JOLAYNE CLINIC NURSE

Jolayne graduated in 2011 from Grant MacEwan University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in the Lakeland for over 10 years now, where she has found her passion in women’s health and the advancement of medicine with modern day treatment options. She loves patient teaching and being an advocate for best practices and quality patient care.

Jolayne joined the Ageless Living team in 2021 to perform revolutionary radiofrequency modalities such as our Morpheus8, Votiva and Forma treatments. She is excited to continue on her learning journey of all things anti-aging and wellness with the Ageless Living team.

DANIKA CLINIC NURSE

You may recognize Danika as the face of a local small business, Wheel Fit Co. She has always had a passion for health promotion and a holistic approach to wellness. She graduated in 2013 as a Registered Nurse, and has worked in many clinical settings including a Naturopathic clinic in Edmonton, administering specialized IV therapy.

Danika joined the Ageless Living team in 2020 to take a lead role in the implementation of our Vitamin Drip treatments, under the direction of our medical director and physician. She also assists with other treatments within the aesthetic side of the practice, such as laser hair removal & CoolSculpting. Danika has a passion for continuing to pursue education and courses of interest to apply in her professional journey and improve her clinical practices.

MARISSA CLINIC NURSE

Marissa graduated from Portage College in 2017 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has practiced in many clinical settings including in mental health, acute care, home care and public health.

Marissa joined the Ageless Living team in January 2021 and is passionate about working in a field of nursing that helps to support the confidence of so many individuals. As our lead CoolSculpting provider, she is very experienced with the consultation and treatment processes involved with addressing undesired fat tissue that is often diet and exercise resistant. Marissa also performs other treatments in the practice such as laser hair removal, Vitamin Drip IV’s and Alumier MD chemical peels. She is excited to continue expanding her skills and knowledge with the Ageless Living team to help patients on their journey to their - Best Self, at Any Age.

MEGAN CLINIC NURSE

Megan is a Licensed Practical Nurse who graduated from Portage College in 2019. She has experience working in Long Term Care and Acute care in both Alberta and British Columbia. Ever since nursing school, Megan has always had a passion for dermatology & aesthetic medicine and knew she wanted to pursue a career in this field.

Megan joined the Ageless Living team in 2021 and works closely with Dr. Dekker assisting in medical procedures such as excisions and biopsies. She is also the main provider of our Therapeutic Botox treatments as well as non-surgical mole removals. Additionally, Megan works alongside our cosmetic nurse injectors, performing both cosmetic Botox and filler treatments.

ANDREA REGISTERED DIETICIAN

Andrea graduated in 2008 from the University of Alberta as a Registered Dietician (RD). She completed a post-graduate diploma in sport nutrition through the International Olympic Committee (IOC) while working as a clinical dietitian at a cancer clinic in Edmonton. Upon starting a family, she relocated home to Bonnyville in 2014 where she worked in primary care helping patients nutritionally manage various types of disease states. With time, she realized there was a gap between education and follow-up support in this sector.

Andrea joined the Ageless Living team in 2021, when she decided to share her search for innovation and passion for wellness into her own brand. She creates personalized diet plans that use professional knowledge, modern nutritional science with innovative follow-up support 24/7 for you to feel and look your best.

PAULETTE REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Paulette graduated in 1994 from the University of Alberta as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She brings 25 years of clinical dental hygiene experience to her patients every day. As a Registered Dental Hygienists, she has 4 years of University training in the care of teeth and oral health, providing the clinical judgement to safely and effectively give you the brighter smile you’ve been desiring.

Paulette joined the Ageless Living team in 2021 to provide our patients with professional teeth whitening services, although she has worked alongside our team for a decade with her dental hygiene private practice. Paulette is a long-time resident of Cold Lake, a mother of 5 children, and has the most infectious and memorable laugh.

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