Dr. Marianna Snyman is one of our experienced physician injectors at Lazure Dermapure in Chilliwack and Skinworks Dermapure in Vancouver. She has been practicing medicine for over 30 years and has been involved in the medical aesthetics industry for over half of that time. We sat down with Dr. Snyman to get to know more about who she is, what has inspired her career in aesthetic medicine, and what she loves most about it!
Q & A Interview with Dr. Marianna Snyman:
What inspired your passion for aesthetic medicine?
After graduating from medical school at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1986, I moved to Canada in 1989. During my years spent as a family physician, I was intrigued by the psychological effect patients experience with skin and aging issues. With this inspiration, I opened LaZure Clinique – a medical skin care and laser office in 2005. Blending the best elements of medicine, aesthetics, and modern technology is a perfect fit for me.
What do you love most about your job?
I love practicing medicine that brings people joy. On a daily basis, I am fortunate to combine my artistic nature and science background with my affinity for people. Over the last 14 years, I have built wonderful relationships with my patients and staff. Helping patients achieve the best versions of themselves is very rewarding for me. I also love the fact that I am involved in a very dynamic and evolving industry where the learning never ends!
What core value does Dermapure have that resonates with you most?
What draws me the most to Dermapure is the fact that they share the same values that I have, both professionally and personally. I can relate to each of the core values of Dermapure – compassion, respect, courage, and integrity. If I must choose one, I would choose compassion. As a physician, it is important to understand the needs of my patients and caring for people just comes naturally to me!
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
It is essential to me to have balance in my life – I believe it slows down the aging process! What we see in our skin reflects our whole being – you cannot have glowing skin if you do not take care of your physical and mental well-being. Although I feel a lot of positive energy at work, I need my regular outdoor fix – hiking, biking, trail running, swimming, and (very beginner) golf. I also spend lots of happy time with family, including our grandchildren, dog, and best husband ever!
What is your favourite quote?
Can I pick more than one? Here are my favourites:
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren
“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.” – Coco Chanel