Dr. Sarah Kennea

Medical Director

Dr. Kennea graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2001 with an Honours degree in Immunology and an Honours degree in medicine. Dr. Kennea went on to complete two years of post-graduate study to earn her license in the field of Family Medicine from the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom.  Dr. Kennea went on to serve as a Doctor in the British Military, achieving the rank of Captain, and providing essential medical service to troops in action in Iraq. Dr. Kennea was awarded the Iraq service medal.

Dr. Kennea gained a broad range of experience in medicine, working in Emergency rooms, and in a busy full-service NHS Family Practice in the North East of England. It was there that she developed an acute interest in Forensic Medicine, achieving a Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences in 2006. Dr. Kennea moved to the Channel Islands, where she provided expert work as a forensic physician to the Police, Customs, and Immigration service. 

In 2013, Dr. Kennea moved to Whistler, British Columbia, where she lives with her two children and her husband. Her acute medical experience, lead her into the field of medical aesthetics, where very quickly she was recognized as a rising star. Global Pharmaceutical Research giant Allergan invited Dr. Kennea to join a new mentorship program.  Dr. Kennea studied the work of Dr. Mauricio De Maio, arguably the world’s leading plastic surgeon, and creator of the Allergan MD Codes, becoming an expert in her own right.

In 2018 Dr. Kennea opened Whistler’s first dedicated Medical Aesthetics facility. Dr. Kennea’s reputation, skill, and artistic eye elevated her position within the industry. In January 2020, Dr. Kennea was approached by Allergan and invited to join their  Medical Faculty. This prestigious position recognizes the considerable skill Dr. Kennea holds with facial aesthetics. As one of only seven physicians in North America to sit on this faculty, Dr. Kennea will work under the direct mentorship of Dr. Mauricio De Maio.

Dr. Kennea is one of the Canada’s leading experts in the advanced use of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin type A.  With patients travelling from Bermuda, Hong King, Mexico and New York for her services, Dr. Kennea has quickly become internationally respected for her facial aesthetics injecting. She studies directly under Dr. Mauricio De Maio who pioneered an innovative approach to medical aesthetics and injecting – called the MD Codes™ – The technique focuses on the full face and on how patients want to feel, versus simply targeting lines.

Dr Kennea believes that since everyone’s face and motivation for treatment are unique, the treatment approach should be adjusted to each person’s unique needs and their unique emotional desires.

Dr Sarah Kennea Whistler

In my clinic I am looking at the full picture and helping our patients focus on how they want to feel from treatment, versus focusing on bothersome lines and folds in isolation. Taking this approach leads to higher patient satisfaction.

Dr Sarah Kennea

Dr. Kennea is one of seven Physicians in North America, that sits on the Allergan Medical Faculty. Her expertise in facial aesthetics, coupled with her compassionate approach to achieving natural, age appropriate outcomes, has lead to her gaining an International reputation. Dr. Kennea employs some of the most advanced aesthetic techniques, and her new facility. in Whistler will be home to a training facility for others within the industry to come and perfect their skills. 

Dr Kennea is a member of the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia & The Canadian Association in Aesthetic Medicine.

Complimentary Consultation

All consultations at Whistler Medical Aesthetics are complimentary.
Consultations are aimed to be relaxed and educational, empowering clients to make informed decisions about their treatment.

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