Our Team

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Helen Taraviras Zambus, RN

La Derma Founder and Clinical Director

Helen is a registered nurse and member of the College of Registered Nurses of BC since 1998, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Dermatology Nurses Association. She is also a licensed aesthetician with over 20 years experience in the skin care industry, and a member of the Beauty Council. She is passionate about helping others achieve their healthiest, most vibrant appearance possible.

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When the field of aesthetic medicine was newly-emerging, Helen quickly realized that this area was a perfect mix for her skills, interests and abilities. She combined her nursing credentials with her years of aesthetics experience, and worked alongside one of the foremost pioneers in the industry, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, for 10 years.

During that time she performed various laser, light, radio frequency and other energy-based treatments, consulted with patients on appropriate aesthetic treatments and/or surgical options, administered therapeutic Botox, and assisted in surgeries such as tumescent liposuction, S-lift, ear lobe repair, hair transplantation and others. She has also participated in several clinical trials in both independent and blind evaluator roles.

She brings her invaluable experience, enthusiasm and professional skills to the La Derma team.

Dr. Spiro Polyhronopoulos

Spiro Polyhronopoulos has been a physician for over 20 years. He is a clinical instructor for the University of British Columbia, Department of Family Practice, a Certified Family Physician (CCFP, FCFP) with further Certification in Emergency Medicine (CCFP-EM) and additional Certification (CIME) by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME).

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Through his work as an Independent Medical Examiner, Spiro recognized that in order for his patients to heal both physically and psychologically, a holistic approach involving various Health Professionals often needs to be coordinated. This understanding led him to joining the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine (CAAM) and later assuming the responsibility of Medical Director at La Derma.

Spiro brings with him a wealth of knowledge, education and expertise to the La Derma team!

Sorcha Kaye

Educated in Dublin, Ireland, Sorcha has a background in spa therapy, which informs her work at La Derma. She was drawn to the aesthetic industry after researching treatments for her own skin issues and becoming frustrated with being prescribed ineffective products and treatments. This inspired her to become certified as a Medical Aesthetician with the goal of treating clients effectively with long-term solutions to skin challenges such as rosacea, rhytids, slackening contours, and sun damage.
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Sorcha has the following qualifications: CIDESCO and CIBTAC Qualifications in Beauty and Body Therapy, and ITEC Qualifications in IPL, Electrolysis, and Microdermabrasion. At LaDerma she performs advanced skin consultations, Exilis face and body contouring, IPL, Dermapen3™, Microdermabrasion, Glycolic Peels, and Fractional Laser treatments.

Friendly and personable, Sorcha finds it fulfilling to deliver effective treatments that give her clients freedom. Freedom to wear different make up or clothes or wear their hair in a new style. Sorcha also enjoys prescribing products that fit with a client’s lifestyle, particularly products that multitask and offer the best value.

Outside of work, Sorcha is a fan of cooking, reading, hiking, wine tours in the Okanagan, and petting dogs!


Hilary Daly

The first voice you hear when you call La Derma and the first smile you see when you walk through our doors is that of Hilary Daly.

With over 10 years of customer service, clients instantly feel welcomed and cared for. Hilary has always had a passion for beauty and all things aesthetic. While working as a make-up artist early in her career, Hilary realized the impact she had on her clients’ self-esteem as she witnessed firsthand their confidence rise as they liked who they saw in the mirror.

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Hilary’s transition to Office Manager at La Derma has been a natural progression. She attributes her organizational skills and attention to detail to her many years of experience working in fitness centres, medical and dental offices.

Hilary brings knowledge, dedication and sincere caring to each La Derma client.

When not at the office, Hilary can be found running on a treadmill and working out.

Renata Licha

Renata Licha is a European Esthetician with over 20 years of experience in the skin care industry. She started her own practice/salon in Europe and spent time as a Medical Esthetician for many cosmetic companies in Europe. Read More

Renata has extensive experience with microdermabrasion and chemical peels, photo-rejuvenation, hair removal, skin-tightening and acne treatments. She is always finding ways to make her clients feel special and better about themselves.  Renata always strives to help clients find solutions to all their skin care problems with positive and healthy rejuvenating outcomes.

Associated Physicians & Practices

Dr. Sheina Macadam, MD, FRCSC, MHS

Dr. Macadam is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Medical Doctorate degree from the University of British Columbia.

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Upon completion of her Plastic Surgery residency at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Macadam pursued specialized training in breast reconstruction in Baltimore, Maryland and at the University of Manitoba. During her residency at UBC, she was awarded “Highest Achieving Resident in a Surgical Specialty” and was the recipient of “Best Clinical Paper” at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Macadam is active in both clinical and research-oriented work within the Division of Plastic Surgery. In addition, she is involved in training UBC plastic surgery residents and medical fellows. Clinically, she spends approximately 80% of her time performing immediate and delayed breast reconstruction surgery and consultations. 20% of Dr Macadam’s time is spent performing cosmetic surgery and trauma surgery.

Dr. Macadam’s practice is located in central Vancouver, British Columbia