Art of SKIN Dermatology
Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is a full-service dermatologic and skin care facility in Canmore, Alberta.
We offer State-of-the-Art professional, comprehensive, and highly individualized dermatologic care for all of your skin needs. We provide our services in an inviting, relaxed “boutique” environment where your comfort, privacy and satisfaction are our highest priorities.
Our Medical Director
Dr. Paul Lubitz, DFLS, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Derm CAN), FAAD (Derm USA)
- Dermatologist and DermaSurgeon
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
- Chief Executive Officer, Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Lubitz has particular clinical interests in skin cancer detection and surgery, acne and acne scarring treatment, rosacea, advanced laser surgery, skin rejuvenation with volumetric fillers, neuromodulators and skin tightening procedures, as well as surgical and nonsurgical fat reduction techniques.
National and international masters have extensively trained Dr. Lubitz in all areas of modern dermatology, including medical management, disease prevention, and cancer surgery, to the most advanced cosmetic and laser surgery techniques and skin enhancement. Dr. Lubitz provides his patients with an extensive range of advanced diagnostic and treatment options for various medical, surgical and cosmetic skin diseases and concerns.
Dr. Lubitz remains at the forefront of advanced skin rejuvenation procedures and technologies and has lectured at meetings nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects, including laser-assisted liposuction, vascular and CO2 lasers, neuromodulators and fillers. He has written multiple scientific papers published in reputed medical journals, and he writes regularly on medical and cosmetic issues for patient information and education published in the local public media.
Dr. Lubitz is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Dr. Lubitz and the Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is an accredited training site for the Dermatology Residency Programs at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta, two of only eight Canadian training sites responsible for training Canada’s future dermatologists. In addition to training young dermatologists, Dr. Lubitz provides valuable teaching for family medicine residents and medical students in clinical dermatology.
Dr. Lubitz recognizes the importance of ongoing physician and medical professional education, and he plays an active role in training other dermatologists, physicians and laser technicians to perform surgical and cosmetic procedures safely and effectively.
He is particularly interested in establishing national and international guidelines to maximize safety for patients undergoing cosmetic procedures and developing regulation protocols for laser devices and services.
Dr. Lubitz works diligently to ensure that he is always abreast of the latest breakthroughs in medical diagnosis, surgical approaches and cosmetic treatment strategies as they pertain to skin diseases and skin rejuvenation in general. Through his involvement with the Alberta Society of Dermatologists and the academic faculties of both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Dr. Lubitz has the opportunity to exchange communication regularly with his local skin colleagues.
He regularly attends regional, national and international medical, surgical and cosmetic meetings to exchange information with other dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other medical experts. He always strives to have the most up-to-date understanding of diagnosis and treatment options.
If Dr. Lubitz feels that treatment of your particular skin disease is best treated by another dermatologist or a specialist outside of dermatology, his experience will guide him to know who the best person is that should treat you. In these cases, Dr. Lubitz, in coordination with your family physician, will arrange the necessary referral to address your skin condition as quickly and effectively as possible.
Dr. Lubitz completed his undergraduate degrees at Laval University in Quebec City and McGill University in Montreal, majoring in French Language and Fine Art (DFLS) and Human Physiology (Hons BSc), respectively.
Dr. Lubitz received his medical degree (MD) from Queen’s University in 1996, graduating with distinction. He completed his postgraduate dermatology residency training at the University of Alberta in 2001, earning his license to practice dermatology.
Following his formal residency training in Dermatology, Dr. Lubitz received additional training in cosmetic surgery and laser procedures from many international experts in dermatologic surgery, plastic surgery, and ophthalmology to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the cosmetic procedures he currently performs.
Dr. Lubitz works diligently to ensure that he is always abreast of the latest breakthroughs in medical diagnosis, surgical approaches and cosmetic treatment strategies as they pertain to skin diseases and skin rejuvenation in general. Through his involvement with the Alberta Society of Dermatologists and the academic faculties of both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Dr. Lubitz has the opportunity to exchange communication regularly with his provincial dermatology colleagues.
In 2003, Dr. Lubitz opened his private dermatology centre called Dermatica – Centre for Advanced Skin Care and Surgery in Edmonton, Alberta. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Lubitz practiced in and managed his centre, which was fully accredited by the College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta as a Non-Hospital Surgical Facility. While working at Dermatica, Dr. Lubitz was an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he was actively involved in the clinical and surgical training of dermatology residents, family medicine residents and medical students.
In 2010, Dr. Lubitz relocated to Canmore, Alberta and opened Bow Valley Dermatology, his private clinic within Canmore General Hospital. He also practiced as a staff dermatologist to the Canmore General Hospital Acute and Long-term patient populations. Dr. Lubitz regularly practices at Canmore General Hospital, where he performs skin cancer surgery.
In 2014, Dr. Lubitz opened Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in downtown Canmore, a full-service Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Centre that provides a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services to the populations of Canmore, Banff and the entire Bow Valley.
Dr. Lubitz is an active member with the following medical organizations:
- AAD – American Academy of Dermatology
- ACP – American College of Phlebology
- AMA – Alberta Medical Association
- ASD – Alberta Society of Dermatologists
- ASDS – American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- CDA – Canadian Dermatology Association
- CSDS – Canadian Society of Dermatologic Surgery
- CMPA – Canadian Medical Protective Association
- CPSA – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
- CMA – Canadian Medical Association
- RCPSC – Royal College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Marianne is a self-motivated, data-driven, and results-focused leader who thrives on developing future leaders, improving culture, and focusing on innovative business solutions to help organizations enhance bottom line objectives. Marianne has a proven track record of fostering a positive culture with low departmental attrition and increased operational profitability by taking care of the people who in turn take care of the business. Professional success is attributed to leading with integrity, executing on commitments and working smarter not harder. Core competencies include strong business acumen, communication, people-focused, strategic thinking and relentlessness. Marianne serves as the liaison between management, clinical staff, and community.
Angeli is a perpetual learner, surgical nerd and the clinic’s tiny ball of energy. She is an international medical graduate who worked in general surgery before training in anesthesiology in the Philippines. She is grateful to work in medicine, her passion, here in the beautiful Rockies.
Mallory has been a medical assistant with Dr. Lubitz at Art of SKIN Dermatology since November 2014. Over the years, she has developed a love for medical and cosmetic dermatology. Since then, she has become the cosmetic consultant and billing specialist. Her main focus is patient care and education.
Mallory is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology. She moved to the mountains in 2010 and fell in love with Alberta. She loves the mountains, snowboarding, quality family time, camping and golfing.
She has sailed around South Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Maldives on some of the worlds most prestigious vessels such as Motor Yacht Octopus. Working at sea has strengthened Bridget’s skills to work closely with colleagues to achieve the best health comes for her clients in various different settings.
Bridget has recently moved to Canada to live in the mountains and continue to develop her skills as a nurse outside of the hospital setting. She has a passion for education and is excited learn and work with Dr Lubitz and the team here at the Art of Skin.
Alongside nursing, Bridget is an avid outdoors person and regularly competes in running and triathlon races. Having competed in 6 Ironman distance triathlons, she hopes to one day compete at the world championships in Kona, Hawaii. Canmore will be the perfect place to train among the surrounding trails and learn new skills in snowboarding and cross country skiing. She is eager to embrace the Canadian way of life and explore all of what this beautiful country has to offer.
With a passion for people and a background in management, marketing and client experience, Nicole is thrilled to be a part of the wonderful team at Art of SKIN as the Lead Medical Office Assistant. A born and raised Albertan, Nicole moved from the southern prairies to the mountains of Canmore in 2019 to take full advantage of the beautiful and active mountain life.
After three years of management and guest experience in the ski travel industry, she made a career change and now enjoys the clinic atmosphere and interacting with patients.
She loves exploring new places near and far and spends the winters skiing and summers camping and road-tripping. In between adventures, she creates jewelry, bakes sourdough bread (and office goodies) and loves to read or visit with friends.
Jassi is known as an optimist. No matter how difficult things get, she never loses faith in a good outcome. She developed her desire to help others at the young age. She is currently pursuing her goal of working in the healthcare industry. Jassi was crowned Miss Filipina International 2022 – 2023 and is extremely honored to hold this title.
Photos taken by: Michelle Spice Photography
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We are always looking for amazing people to join the Art of SKIN team! If you are a hard-working individual that loves a great team dynamic, then Art of SKIN is right for you! Fill out this form and inquire about available positions today.
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How We Are Different
We are the only comprehensive Dermatology and DermaSurgery practice in the entire Bow Valley, providing state-of-the-art professional skin specialist services to patients from Golden and interior British Columbia to the west and Calgary and central Alberta to the east.
We realize the vital importance of patient and public education, and we strive to promote skin disease prevention in addition to correction whenever possible. This is particularly important concerning skin cancer prevention, which is a significant risk in the Bow Valley.
We work hard to provide the patient with not only information about the diagnosis of their skin condition but, equally important, to give the patient quality, unbiased information about existing treatment alternatives. Only with this information can patients make informed decisions about their skincare.
At Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, we recognize that your time is important. Consequently, we have adopted a low-volume patient model for our practice, which allows us to spend more quality time with each patient.
We understand that patients have a choice regarding whom they see to treat their skin conditions. We appreciate our patients’ business and their confidence that we can take care of all their skin care needs, whether medical, surgical or cosmetic.
Your satisfaction, comfort and privacy are our highest priorities. We look forward to serving you soon for all your health care requirements.
A dermatologist is the foremost medical specialist able to provide accurate and safe diagnoses and the most advanced treatment options for all diseases and problems of the skin. A dermatologist is the medical expert you should consult if you have any significant problems or concerns with your skin.
A dermatologist is a Medical Doctor who has completed at least five years of additional medical training following medical school to become a medical specialist in the field of dermatology. An accredited dermatologist combines the critical balance of clinical skills, technical skills, and knowledge to provide their patients with the best treatment possible regarding skin conditions.
After medical school, every dermatologist-in-training receives five years of advanced core dermatology training, which is necessary to gain the appropriate expertise to become a medical specialist in dermatology. This training is focused on the following areas:
- Knowledge of the skin, including its appendages (nails, hair, glands) and mucous membranes that are both normal and diseased
- Making comprehensive scientifically-based diagnoses and treatment plans for skin disorders and diseases, including systemic and infectious disease states with manifestations on the skin
- Diagnosis, research methods, data presentation, and analysis considering gender, cultural, and ethnic influences
- Counselling patients on the prevention of skin diseases, identifying risk factors, genetic causes, and environmental concerns
- Maintaining a professional attitude in all aspects of patient care
- Reviewing and critically assessing the current dermatology literature necessary to enhance the diagnosis, investigation, and management of skin disorders and diseases
Your dermatologist has advanced knowledge and competence in:
- Performing dermatologic surgery, including anesthesia, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, nail surgery, biopsy, and excisional surgery
- Laser surgery
- Procedures in allergy and immunology
- Clinical pathology
- Topical and systemic pharmacotherapy
- Cosmetic surgery (core theory and procedural skills are introduced in residency training. Additional training in most cosmetic procedures is required after residency to gain additional experience and clinical acumen).
With this knowledge and training, dermatologists are singularly qualified to diagnose and treat the wide variety of dermatologic illnesses and conditions.
Dermatologists also have expertise in the care of normal skin and in the prevention of skin diseases and skin cancers.
In recognition of becoming a medical specialist from the advanced training received after medical school, Dermatologists in Canada are certified with the designation of Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC).
The Royal College provides the following functions:
- Prescribes the requirements for specialty education in 60 areas of medical, surgical and laboratory medicine
- Accredits specialty residency programs
- Assesses the acceptability of residents’ education
- Conducts certifying examinations
- Assures a high standard of specialist care through its Maintenance of Certification Program
- Promotes high standards of professional and ethical conduct among its members
The FRCPC designation means you can be assured that your dermatologist has received the training to properly diagnose and treat your skin, hair, or nail disease or condition.
Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, is located in the centre of beautiful downtown Canmore, a quaint and refreshingly relaxed mountain town, one hour west of the Calgary metropolis and 20 minutes from Banff National Park, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Our modern facility is easy to find, located only minutes off the Trans Canada Highway. It offers easy accessibility from Calgary to the east and Banff and British Columbia to the west. We are wheelchair accessible, have plenty of free parking, and are located close to world-class hiking, biking, climbing and skiing opportunities, as well as excellent shopping, restaurants, banks and general services.
Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery has been constructed to the highest medical standards of a Non-Hospital Surgical Facility but with the atmosphere of a boutique skin spa to provide our patients with as much comfort and relaxation as possible during their appointments and treatments.
Our hope is that you will find our contemporary facility to be bright and spacious, yet inviting and cozy, with modern colours and artwork that our patients will find visually stimulating, invigorating and inspiring.
The facility offers independent reception, consultation, treatment and surgical rooms. There is also a separate private patient entrance to provide the utmost in patient privacy, consideration and discretion before, during and after any treatments.
We offer various teas and specialty coffees, filtered water, nutritious snacks, carefully chosen artwork on the walls and your choice of calming music to relax to while waiting to be seen or being prepped for your procedure.
And, of course, the opportunity to gaze out our oversized windows is reason enough to relax and be in awe – the view of the mountains is simply spectacular.
Our priority at Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is to ensure a comfortable, memorable visit and a successful outcome for all of our patients.