Dr. Kwok has a passion for helping members of the community and beyond. As a physician, he saw the needs and demands of people like you who want to look and feel confident. Launching Ovo was the right thing to do. Dr. Kwok established Ovo to help you be the best version of yourself at any age. Many aesthetic providers only “mask” the aging process; here at Ovo, Dr. Kwok believes in treating the inner structure of the skin to delay the aging process as well as correcting the signs of aging. By combining therapies, you can expect to look and feel more youthful.
Ovo Medi Spa Medical Director
Meet Doctor Jimmy Kwok, MD
Dr. Kwok is a skilled artist with neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and Vampire Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. He uniquely adopts North American and Asian injection techniques to tailor your look. His goal is to enhance your natural beauty so that you look refreshed and rejuvenated.
Dr. Kwok perfected his skills by attending a wide range of educational programs and specialized training in aesthetics and wellness. He is always striving to learn the latest and the best techniques available to exceed your expectations.
- Trained with top injectors in Canada and Korea
- International Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Science – Korean Advanced Nonsurgical Facelift
- Harvard Medical School – Laser and Skin Therapy
- Cellular Medicine Society – Vampire PRP Facelift & Facial License
- Previous Medical director for Glow MD
Dr. Makrides is a dual-board certified specialist Emergency Medicine Physician with over 13 years of clinical experience. She has a long-standing passion for medical aesthetics and is excited to be joining as the newest member of the OVO team. Her philosophy is a holistic approach towards wellness and confident aging, with a focus on prevention, restoration and maintenance of subtle natural results. She aims to enhance each patient’s innate beauty with a conservative, customized treatment plan so they can look and feel their best. As the saying goes; “everyone will notice, but no one will know”.
Dr. Makrides has worked around the world, initially from Dublin in Ireland, then sunny Queensland Australia before she moved to Vancouver with her family. Besides cosmetic injectable procedures, she has a special interest to treat women’s health with the latest technology. This is an area where it has often been overlooked and she is confident that she will improve many women’s quality of life.
Why Is Our Technology Extraordinary?
We are proud to offer treatments with the global Aesthetics Industry Award for the highest performance and best-made laser in the world:
- Outstanding performance in the field of aesthetics
- Safe and effective on light, medium, and dark skin
- Controlled, accurate, and precise treatment
- Long-lasting results
- Reduced recovery time
The Fotona 4D laser company has 56 years of experience and has inspired some of the world’s most advanced multi-application aesthetic laser technologies. At the heart of the Fotona’s lasers are high-performance, solid-state crystal laser sources that generate the industry’s proven and effective wavelength. These gold standard wavelengths are well suited for handling an exceptionally wide range of aesthetic and clinical procedures. Fotona’s propriety handpieces, innovative operating modes, and advanced beam-profile technologies further enhance these medical wavelengths to ensure maximum performance and efficacy.
With a background in gerontology, Shivawn is a passionate educator and advisor on the aging process. She believes in developing strong relationships with her clients based on trust, offering them realistic and results-driven solutions.
There are many possible intrinsic and extrinsic factors that determine the health of our skin tissue including genetics, our hormones, immune system, mindset, environment, and even lifestyle. Despite the complexity, after years of experience Shivawn has seen the many positives that medical aesthetics technology and quality skincare can achieve – ultimately repairing aging tissue and even reversing the process.
Pooneh has been “in love” with the study of beauty, naturalism and aesthetics her whole life. In fact, she’s on a mission to provide the most comprehensive advice to her clients so they can be the best and most beautiful versions of themselves. She is also a staunch advocate for teaching the value of self-care.
Pooneh is a Bachelor of Science graduate with several diplomas and certificates in skin care, skin products, medical aesthetics, and laser technologies from Vancouver-based institutions. She has several years of experience in the medical industry and is recognized for her high acheivements in the field of aesthetics.
Sharon has always been most passionate about building relationships, helping others, and learning about skincare. This motivates her to support others to achieve their skin goals and ultimately become the greatest version of themselves. After testing many products and diverse treatments, her struggles in finding a proper solution to her skin problems became the catalyst of pursuing medical aesthetics.
Sharon is a vehement advocate in developing personalized regimens with medical-grade skincare and scientifically proven technology. Sharon holds multiple diplomas and certificates in skincare, skin products, medical aesthetics, and advanced laser technologies from Vancouver's top medical aesthetics institution. She has several years of experience in the skincare industry and is recognized for outstanding diligence and accuracy in her work.
Christine has been a simultaneous interpreter for over two decades and her mission to convey accuracy and ensuring clients are comfortable and at ease are placed with the utmost importance. This is translated in her presence at Ovo, building trust and lasting relationships. Christine takes pride in knowing that clients are provided with the best care. Her background as a director of a learning center also means she stresses the importance of attention to detail and customer satisfaction.
“Dr. Kwok is exceptionally gifted in his cosmetic art. I have been to many places and he really is in a league of his own. Women my age crave a cosmetic doctor who truly understand us and provides great work. He does. Very happy. Very personal service. I highly recommend him.”SARAH
“If I were to start my own medi spa, I would purchase the Fotona Laser. It is BRILLIANT! I have done vaginal rejuvenation, hair removal, and 4D laser facelift. No other laser tightens the face from inside of the mouth. This truly enhances the tightening capabilities of the face. The results are far superior than any other laser I have tried for skin tightening. The best part is that it is painless, no downtime, and results are guaranteed!”JANICE
“I found my initial injections with Dr. Kwok to be very reassuring, he is a physician who takes his time to explain safety procedures. He followed up with me 2 weeks later to make sure that the results met my expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a physician who pays attention to details.”ALBERT
“Wonderfully professional crew, this upscale medi spa has some of the best high end equipment to do the job, the Doctor and techs here really understand the science behind what they are doing to produce results. They take the time to explain and make sure you are very comfortable before and throughout the process. They pay attention to details and take the time to ensure results! The location and set up is really nice as well!! Bright beautiful and clean! I would come again as I trust them and their advice. My friends have come as well for more intense procedures and she even said it is so worth it! Many options to choose from to do what is right for you. Check it out!!!!”Angelena
“I was really impressed with the cleanliness and sanitary practice at Ovo! All of the staff were friendly and professional; I had Vicki as my tech and she was knowledgeable, efficient and really made me feel comfortable with my procedure. The techs at Ovo were so honest and would never recommend services that I don't actually need. 100% would recommend!”Joanna
“A wonderful experience of talented experienced staff, the highest quality technology —- in beautiful point grey neighborhood. Doctor Kwok has vast knowledge, care, and compassion.”Karen
“treatment with zero downtime! My complexion is notably brighter, plumper and contoured. Even my pigmentation has lightened. Highly skilled technicians and a doctor to stand behind all of their results-driven treatments. A very beautiful, clean, comfortable and private setting with state-of-the-art technology. I’m looking forward to getting regular facials and their Fotona laser treatments. Lastly, the Ovo team does not use any sales tactics to push unnecessary services or products, which is really refreshing! They gauge and accept your personal comfort level with their wide range of treatments and advise you accordingly. Even my mom, who accompanied me and is normally skeptical made an appointment.”Christine
“The Red Carpet Facial was wonderful... my skin looked brighter, firmer, and felt fresh. It is a great maintenance treatment. Thank you!”Joyce