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Dr. Mark Lupin

Dr. Mark Lupin


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

  • 6 September 2017

    The benefits of intra-oral cheek tightening.

    As a leader in the field of cosmetic dermatology and a preeminent laser specialist, Dr. Lupin carefully vets and works with devices that are documented to safely achieve improvements to the skin. We recently launched a new laser system that meets these high safety standards and provides an exciting new treatment in the realm of skin tightening.

    Introducing intra-oral tightening with the Fotona laser device.

    This specialized treatment addresses the loss of collagen that contributes to the formation of folds on the cheeks and around the mouth. While we love the laughter and happy times that contributed to the formation of our laugh lines, when these lines stick around permanently, it’s not so funny. Intra-oral tightening is the perfect non-invasive way to maintain the integrity and strength of the skin and keep us looking rejuvenated and refreshed.  

    What is intra-oral tightening?

    For Victoria and Vancouver Island patients who have started to notice their laugh lines deepening and wrinkles appearing around their mouth, intra-oral cheek tightening is an innovative way to non-invasively rebuild the skin’s collagen network to smooth and soften the nasolabial folds and perioral lines and wrinkles without injections or surgery.

    How does intra-oral tightening work?

    This device delivers pulses of laser energy to the deepest layers of connective tissue through the mouth. This skin responds to this thermal energy by initiating the production of new collagen and by renewing the existing collagen fibers. Over a period of weeks and months as the treated skin’s collagen is remodelled and built, a tightening effect ensues, rejuvenating the tone and texture of the skin.

    What is the recovery time like?

    This gentle laser treatment is non-ablative, making for a comfortable treatment and no recovery time.

    What to expect.

    Satisfying results can be achieved with as little as one treatment. However, deeper perioral wrinkles and nasolabial folds will require repeat sessions to realize an ideal outcome.

    Keep on smiling.

    Intra-oral cheek tightening is a breakthrough way we can address these often difficult to treat aging changes with outcomes that look beautifully natural–after all, it’s still your skin, but newly regenerated. If lines and wrinkles around the mouth are a concern for you, we welcome you to contact us to arrange a consultation and discover if intra-oral tightening is right for you!

  • 28 July 2017

    Advanced laser treatments in Victoria B.C.

    With Dr. Mark Lupin, Dermatologist, at the helm, Cosmedica Laser Centre has become known for the advanced and extensive laser treatments it offers. With many years of experience with laser safety, advanced techniques and laser physics under his belt, Dr. Lupin is constantly in pursuit of the latest laser innovations to improve the experience and outcomes for his Victoria, B.C. and Vancouver Island patients. We are excited to announce that the Fotana laser system has joined the ranks of our premiere laser devices. This versatile treatment platform has a range of unique applications that can address snoring and sleep apnea, acne scarring and perioral volume loss.

    Fotona NightLase®

    Snoring and apnea treatment.

    For patients who suffer from poor quality sleep due to snoring and/or sleep apnea, NightLase® offers a safe and effective alternative to sleep apnea machines and chemical treatments.

    A series of three treatments spaced over a 6 week period is a non-invasive way to reduce the effects of sleep apnea and snoring that can last up to a year. It does so by safely treating the oral mucosa tissue with laser energy to induce collagen contraction. The resultant tightening effect translates into a decreased amplitude of snoring and a reduced occurrence of apnea.

    Patients look forward to better quality rest when their sleep patterns are not disrupted. Treatments are comfortable and effective, and can be repeated as needed.


    Laser acne scar removal.

    Scar reduction is one of the special focuses we have at Cosmedica. The Fotana Frac3® is an excellent tool to target and treat specific and deep skin imperfections. The Frac3® technology uses a self-induced, fractional effect via the Nd:YAG laser, and an exact pulse structure that generates tiny concentrated spikes of high temperature. The pulses of laser energy remodel the existing collagen and build new collagen to smooth away skin imperfections and rejuvenate the skin tissues non-invasively.  


    Intra-Oral Tightening

    The aging changes that happen around the mouth such as deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines can now be treated from the inside out. The SmoothLiftin™ treatment is a breakthrough non-ablative Er:YAG intraoral laser therapy. It uses precise and gentle “bulk-heating” to stimulate collagen contraction from inside the mouth which results in a plumping effect to the nasolabial folds. In addition to an immediate tightening effect, new collagen is synthesized which improves the overall tightness and elasticity of the treated tissue. With this gentle and non-invasive treatment, patients can enjoy a more youthful appearance to their lower face and mouth over a period of weeks and months following their SmoothLiftin™ session.

    With the introduction of this versatile treatment platform we can provide Victoria, B.C. and Vancouver Island patients the opportunity to safely and effectively treat a variety of specific concerns. To learn more about how the new Fotana laser treatment platform can help you treat snoring, sleep apnea, acne scarring and assist with intra-oral tightening, we welcome you to arrange a consultation with us today!


  • 25 May 2017

    Chin fat reduction in Victoria, B.C.

    Have you noticed that your chin and jawline don’t look quite as refined as they once did? Or perhaps at any age, you have always noticed this genetically inherited double chin type fullness. Now there is a non-surgical solution that removes fat for men and women. Victoria, B.C. and Vancouver Island residents who are seeking to reduce a double chin or contour their jawline, need look no further than Belkyra™.

    Is there a difference between Belkyra™ and Kybella®?

    You may have heard of both Kybella® and Belkyra® as injectable treatments to reduce double chins, and wondered if one is better than the other. The fact of the matter is, they are one in the same treatment. The branding is just different in the United States where it’s known as Kybella, while in Canada, we call it Belkyra.

    How Belkyra works.

    The active ingredient in Belkyra is found normally in our body. The Belkyra treatment involves the application of a precise treatment grid underneath your chin. This maps out precisely where the medicated treatment will be injected. Once the medication has been delivered, it breaks down the fat cells, releasing their contents which are then processed through our body’s natural disposal pathways. A side bonus that has been noted from this treatment is a firming effect for improved jawline contours.

    Belkyra recovery.

    Treatments take 15-20 minutes. There is an option for a local anesthetic. Many patients elect to treat without this and will experience 15 minutes or so of a stinging sensation that is relieved with a cool compress.  Some swelling can last for a week or two and there is a possibility of bruising. There is no need to refrain from your usual activities after the treatment.

    How many treatments will I need?

    Two to four treatment sessions, two months apart are usually needed for best results.  Some patients will realize their desired result with one treatment; the majority will need at least two treatments.
    If I gain weight, will the fat come back? Clinical results have shown that Belkyra chin fat reduction results are  just as long lasting as surgical liposuction; they are not undone by weight gain post treatment.  

    If you’re ready to slim down and firm up your chin and jawline, Belkyra may be for you. To find out, book a consultation with us today.

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    Victoria, BC V8R 6V4
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