about our dermatology practice  Olds, Alberta, TH H

DermaNuva Skin Clinic in Olds provides high quality services and treatments for a variety of cosmetic, laser, as well as medical skin conditions in central Alberta. Our practitioner is constantly researching new treatment options to offer you the best skincare solutions, using innovative, natural products and up to date equipment.

We are proud to deliver professional, patient-focused care aiming to treat each client the way we would like our own family to be treated. Dr Johann van der Vyver, our Medical Director, works in a team with our injectors, skin therapists, laser technicians and qualified, caring support staff to diagnose and assess skin conditions. Our team is not only well trained & certified, but also personable & attentive. We provide a welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable.

Dr Van der Vyver oversees the clinical quality and safety of all our procedures, offering advice, diagnostic services and treatment plans for many common and more serious skin issues.

Because he is also an experienced Family Physician, he has a wealth of knowledge that allows him to recognize when skin problems may be related to other health issues, such as gastrointestinal difficulties, which often present as resistant, chronic recurring skin issues like rashes, breakouts or allergies. We provide advice, education, counselling and screening to assist with persistent skin issues. We seek teledermatology consultations with other dermatology specialists to provide our clients with the most thorough assessment and treatment plan possible.

Treatment options include bio-identical skincare, laser treatments, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and surgical treatments when necessary.

DermaNuva’s services include patient consultations and referrals from other physicians. Click here to find out more about what you can expect during your first consultation with us, and here to learn about our financing option.

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The DermaNuva Difference

Like fingerprints, each skin is unique. We believe in a customized approach to skin care. Trendy procedures marketed by the cosmetic industry, do not necessarily make it the right treatment for you.

At DermaNuva we believe:

  • Cosmetic treatments require professional guidance based on clear & concise scientific data through digital testing.
  • Each client needs an individual treatment plan based on their age, gender & specific skin condition.
  • An effective treatment plan helps reverse & prevent the signs of unbalanced & aging skin and incorporates an ongoing regimen to maintain long-term results.

We believe in continuing education to offer you the best skincare solutions, using innovative, natural products & up-to-date equipment. Our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced providers will customize your rejuvenation program to help you find optimal skin health & beauty. We perform an Advanced Skin Analysis (ASA). This consultation consists of a visual assessment & digital skin tests to establish an accurate physiological and 3D picture of the skin.

Our therapists are trained in the Pastiche Methodology, following the principles of Corneotherapy. At DermaNuva our strategy for great skin is based on the 3 R’s of Corneotherapy: Repair, Replenish, and Regenerate. From the first encounter with a client, we educate that skin rejuvenation is a process.


Every new client has a skin concern. Discoloration, redness, acne, wrinkles & reactive skin are all signs of a compromised skin. Without the skin’s barrier defence functioning properly, the inner world of the skin is open to the extremes of the outer environments that contain allergens and pathogens. By repairing the surface and underlying structure, the inner world of the skin will return to a balanced state.


Customized active ingredients ensure a healthy & viable cell membrane that helps replenish cellular activity in the skin. The advanced technology of dermaviduals® skincare mimic the skin’s natural oils to restore skin barrier disorders & aid in skin health.


Once the outer layers of the skin are repaired & replenished, it’s time to address the deeper layers to regenerate cells and increase collagen production. Collagen is a natural protein in the skin and is the main building block for cells, tissues & organs. From the age of 25, we start to lose 1-2% collagen per year. The skin loses its natural elasticity & firmness, leading to fine lines, wrinkles & sagging skin.