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Dr. Mark Lupin

Dr. Mark Lupin

Dermatologist

Dr Mark Lupin is a world renowned Dermatologist and sought after lecturer in the field of non-surgical facial rejuvenation.  He is a Clinical Instructor on Faculty with the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, UBC.  With many publications to his name and often quoted as an expert in the media, he is dedicated to his patients and advancement of best practices.

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American Academy of DermatologyCrestAmerican Society for Dermatologic SurgeryCOA ACO MemberAmerican Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

Our Anti-Aging Approach

Everyone's skin is different. Depending on your age, degree of sun damage, and health and environmental factors, a combination of treatments may be used to enhance and restore a natural and more youthful appearance. Our approach is to look at the whole picture and recommend the best course of treatment. Below, are the pillars of our anti-aging approach - a concept developed and pioneered by Dr. Lupin.

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  • Animation is a normal part of expression.  It can also lead to an unwanted angry or stern look and not reflect how we feel.  This is the province for muscle relaxers such as Botox.

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  • Genetic factors are commonly involved with increasing skin laxity that shows as the jowls of the neck, down turned corners of the mouth and heavy eyelids. Collagen strengthening and new collagen generation such as with non-invasive Thermage and Ulthera, help in this arena.

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  • A drawn look can relate to loss of the normal fat pad support which gives us those nice youthful apples of the cheeks and healthy appearance. Dermal fillers can immediately restore and rebalance facial proportions by restoring lost volume and providing the much needed support.

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  • Laser resurfacing such as with the Fraxel laser improves skin health while evening out the skin's tone and reversing premature lines. Its patented gliding application means that it remains the only laser of its kind to provide nice, even treatments with high safety. The Excel V laser is commonly used to remove unwanted spider veins. 

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The Cosmedica Experience

Over the years, our commitment to our clients has been to offer quality and innovation in a safe and relaxed, professional environment. As a Dermatologist centre, we are able to provide our clients with advanced skin care and individualized treatment plans, tailored to your specific needs. 

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Cosmedica Blog

  • 13 February 2017

    What to know about eyelash enhancement.

    Makeup and beauty trends come and go, but something that never goes out of favour is long, dark and lush lashes. The recent trend in lash extensions shows the lengths–literally and figuratively–that women will go to in order to attain this beauty standard.

    Lash extension side effects to be aware of:

    • In some cases, damage to the hair follicle can lead to damage and the loss of several of the eyelash hairs, leaving the lashes sparser than before.
    • There have also been cases of allergic reactions to the adhesive that is used to bind the extension to the natural lash. This can result in severe swelling and irritation of the eye and around the eye area.

    These associated side effects may have you thinking twice about pursuing a lash extension treatment. You need not resign yourself to sparse and short lashes. There’s a safe and easy at-home solution that allows you to grow your lashes longer and fuller–we’re talking about Latisse®.

    Why choose Latisse?

    Latisse side effects are minimal and infrequent. In very few cases, an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness may be experienced. Even rarer, Latisse side effects include skin darkening where the treatment is applied, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids.

    The benefits of the treatment are clinically proven – and best of all, it is your own hair that is enhanced. With consistent, nightly use, Latisse users normally realize gradual improvements to the length, volume and pigment depth of their eyelashes. An initial treatment cycle takes 16 to 18 weeks. Maintenance two to three times per week thereafter helps sustain those nice full, long lashes.

    We've got a special offer just in time for Valentine's Day.

    So if you’re ready to grow beautiful lashes that are all your own, Latisse will give them the boost they need. Contact us to make your purchase.

     

  • 9 February 2017

    Lip Injections Before and After

    Beautiful results delivered by an injectable artist.

    The shape and size of the lips are key defining aspects of our appearance. When these proportions are uneven or imbalanced, it may cause us to be self-conscious or dissatisfied with our smile. If you can relate to these feelings, there is something you can do. Lip injections with soft, hyaluronic gels are a safe and simple way to realize lasting enhancements to your smile. The results speak for themselves.

    Lip Injection Benefits

    • A lip injection using a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler treatment such as JUVÉDERM can be employed to create balanced volume between the upper and lower lip.
    • It can reshape the lips to correct asymmetry for a harmonious and flattering outcome.
    • Research has shown that the presence of the HA filler activates the skin’s natural collagen production, leading to improved natural collagen tissue volume in the lips.
    • Treatments are long-lasting with maintenance every 6 to 12 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the lip filler treatment.

    Trust your lips to an expert.

    In order to realize a natural look that complements your features, it is important to work with an experienced and skilled injector. When it comes to lip treatments, we keep this goal top of mind.  Our dermatologist, Dr Lupin, lectures worldwide on beautiful proportions and on lip treatments; you are assured that he is the only one who will treat your lips.

    Everyone will notice, no one will know.

    This is one of the commitments we make to Victoria and Vancouver Island patients. We know you want to look and feel your best at every age–and most importantly, you don’t want to compromise your natural and inherent beauty. The smile of your dreams is just a lip injection consultation away.

    We got a very special offer to sweeten the deal just in time for Valentine's Day.

    Contact us to arrange an appointment today.

  • 3 November 2016

    A permanent solution for excess underarm sweat.

    Whether in hot environments or moments of nervousness and anxiety, excess underarm sweat can leave us feeling embarrassed to lift up our arms.  It can stain clothing and really affect our social and professional lives. If this is a familiar feeling to you, then MiraDry® may be just what you need.

    MiraDry® is a permanent, non-invasive solution for excessive underarm sweating. In 1 to 2 one-hour treatments, MiraDry® provides an average of over 80 per cent improvement to these issues, leaving your underarms dry and comfortable. A side bonus effect is reduction in odour as well as reduction in hair.

    How does MiraDry work?

    The MiraDry device handpiece is placed on the underarm area after the area is completely anesthetized. A suction action draws the sweat glands closer to where the heat energy emanates. This energy destroys the sweat and odour glands while the surface skin and tissues are kept cool for a safe and comfortable treatment.

    Is it safe to eliminate these sweat glands?

    The sweat glands of the underarms comprise just 2 per cent of the millions of sweat glands on the body. Which means that following the treatment, you will sweat normally.

    For men and women in Victoria B.C., finding relief from the embarrassment of underarm sweat is safe and simple. Contact us to arrange a MiraDry® consultation today.

     

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    Victoria, BC V8R 6V4
  • Tel: 250.598.3300