About Azure Advanced Aesthetics

Our team prides themselves on their discretion, professionalism and courtesy. Ensuring your satisfaction, comfort and safety is our top priority.

Our nursing and aesthetics staff perform typical day spa services as well as advanced Medical Aesthetics treatments in our comfortable and luxurious spa environment.  Our team will be pleased to provide comprehensive advice and recommendations for personalized skin care plans.  Medical grade skin care products are conveniently available in our central Prince George location.

Dr. Christine J. Kurz is the director of Azure Advanced Aesthetics and operates as a plastic surgeon at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (Prince George, B.C.), G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital (Quesnel, B.C.) and St. John Hospital (Vanderhoof, B.C.).  Before relocating to northern British Columbia, she held staff surgical posts at Women’s College Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital and the Toronto Regional Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Christine J. Kurz

Dr. Kurz is certified as a Plastic Surgeon by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the B.C. Medical Association. Dr. Kurz is also a member of the Northern Medical Society and is a Clinical Instructor at UBC. Following the completion of her Plastic Surgery training at the University of Alberta, Dr. Kurz pursued additional subspecialty training in Breast Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. John Semple and Dr. Mitchell Brown in Toronto.  Dr. Kurz has also trained with world-renowned surgeons Dr. Hall-Findlay (Banff) and Dr. Mulliken (Harvard), among others.

All of the above qualifications, training and experience allow Dr. Kurz to combine her thorough knowledge of anatomy, her technical skills and innovations, and her aesthetic sense to provide her patients with the results they desire in a safe and comfortable environment.

Some non-invasive procedures are performed by nursing staff or senior estheticians, under the direction of Dr. Kurz. Examples of non-invasive procedures include certain types of laser treatments and chemical peels. Our nursing staff have either RN or LPN certification. Results, safety and comfort are our top priorities.

Kelsey Ronan, Registered Nurse

Kelsey has been with Dr. Kurz since 2009.  Above and beyond her RN qualifications, Kelsey has certification as a certified Plastic Surgery nurse.  This qualification requires extensive study, experience and examinations and Kelsey is the only nurse in Northern BC to achieve this advanced certification level.  She is able to provide a variety of Laser and RF energy based procedures & aesthetic services in addition to surgical nursing duties, patient consultations and follow ups.  Kelsey is a warm, professional and knowledgeable team member who makes her patients feel at ease.

Ashley Woods, Senior Esthetician

Ashley has been working in the field of aesthetics since 2008 and has experience with a wide range of aesthetic services including massage, waxing, pedicures, Bio Sculpture nails, facials and skincare.  Ashley is very experienced with our Jane Iredale mineral make-up line and can also provide expert level Bio Sculpture Gel Nail.  Ashley’s attention to detail and authentic customer service abilities have enabled her to build a loyal following of clients. Ashley is a Certified Laser Technician and is able to provide Laser Hair Removal, Laser Vein Treatments and Clear + Brilliant. She is knowledgeable with the BodyFX Platform, providing Fractora, Fractora FIRM, FIRM+ and TiteFX treatments to her clients.

Brittany Svensen, Managing Esthetician

Brittany has been working in this industry since 2011 and has experience with a wide range of esthetic and medical aesthetic services. She has obtained laser certification and provides Clear + Brilliant (by Fraxel) laser treatments, laser vein treatment, IPL (Intense Pulse Light and laser hair removal treatments.  Brittany also works with Dr. Kurz performing Fraxel re;pair treatments for dramatic results.  She has also been trained on our BodyFx Platform and provides Fractora (RF facial skin resurfacing), Firm (RF facial skin tightening) and TiteFx (non-invasive RF body contouring) treatments.

Brittany is a certified Bio Sculpture nail Technician, with extensive experience in waxing and threading services, facials, make-up application, relaxation massages as well as a vast knowledge of skincare products and regimens. Brittany has a great positive attitude and always provides her best skincare, esthetics and medical aesthetics services to our clients.

Ashley Maida, Esthetician

Ashley has been in the aesthetics industry since 2009! She is a Certified BioSculpture Nail Technician and is skilled in waxing, manicure and pedicure services, relaxation massage and all of Azure’s spectacular spa packages.

Ashley is also able to provide facial treatments such as Clear + Brilliant, microdermabrasion, SkinCeuticals Clinical Facials and supreme customized facials as well. She has been trained on our BodyFx Platform and provides Fractora FIRM & FIRM+ (RF facial skin tightening) and TiteFx (non-invasive RF body contouring) treatments. She is a certified Laser Technician with great knowledge in Laser Hair Removal, Laser Vein Treatment and can perform Fraxel 600 CO2 Laser Treatments. Her friendly and professional manner ensures her clients are always comfortable and receiving the best care that is suited to their specific needs.

Carmen Steblin, Registered Massage Therapist

Carmen has been with Azure since the summer of 2014, and provides our clients with skilled registered massage therapy to treat injuries and day-day-day aches and pains. She attended the West Coast School of Massage Therapy in Victoria and is not only an experienced Registered Massage Therapist, but also holds additional certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) from the Dr. Vodder School International.