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    Dr Mark Lupin is a world renowned Dermatologist and sought after lecturer in the field of non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

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    Sometimes there is no specific concern with a wrinkle here or there, but we can feel that we are looking tired or drawn. Lifting, tightening, relaxing and restoring are the four dimensions that we look at to erase that tired look.
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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

  • 6 June 2016

    Make room ladies, these cosmetic procedures are gaining popularity with men everywhere.

    There’s a common misconception that undergoing cosmetic or aesthetic procedures to improve one’s appearance is a woman’s domain, but this simply isn’t true. These treatments can be beneficial for men and women alike, and in fact, more men than ever before are opting for a wide variety of aesthetic treatments to freshen their appearance and regain a youthful glow. With Father’s Day just around the corner, what better time to highlight some of the many treatments that are perfect for the men in our lives!

    BOTOX COSMETIC®

    BOTOX—or perhaps more accurately in this case, Brotox—treatments are a rapidly growing trend among men, who now make up a significant percentage of BOTOX COSMETIC patients. This treatment helps relax dynamic wrinkles caused by frowning and squinting, working by relaxing the muscles that cause them. The treatment is perfect for busy men who can’t afford any downtime, but want to look as young and fresh as possible.

    BOTOX THERAPEUTIC® for hyperhidrosis

    Your face isn’t the only area that can benefit from BOTOX treatments. For the many men affected by hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by a tendency to underarm sweating to the point that it interferes with daily activities, BOTOX THERAPEUTIC can be life changing. Hyperhidrosis can be distressing and socially embarrassing, and when antiperspirants just aren’t enough, many men turn to BOTOX THERAPEUTIC.

    Laser hair removal

    While beards and man buns are in, that doesn’t mean that men are comfortable with all of their body hair. Exhausted by waxing and other hair removal methods, many are turning to a more permanent solution for their back, chest, neck hair and more with laser hair removal. Treatments with the LightSheer DUET laser and Nd:YAG lasers take seconds to minutes, and can be performed in the span of a one-hour lunch break if need be!

    BELKYRA™

    Chin fat, double chin, turkey neck—no matter what you call it, submental fullness affects men and women alike. Composed of deoxycolic acid, a natural fat-metabolizing molecule found in the body, BELKYRA is a safe and effective injectable treatment that helps to permanently reduce the fat layer on the chin, for a refined and strengthened jawline. Many men are turning to BELKYRA to help them re-discover the strong-jawed young men they once were.

    COOLSCULPT™

    At Cosmedica, we also offer non-invasive, permanent fat removal that goes beyond the chin.  With this well-recognized and clinically proven technology, it is possible to truly transform body shapes such as reducing a persistent belly or shrinking the love handles.  And we can treat twice as fast for body treatments as we offer the advanced DualSculpt system – cutting treatment times in half.

    Ultherapy®

    Over time, many of us experience skin sagging, leading to jowls, heavy brows, and neck lines. These issues affect men as commonly as they do women, and when they do, we recommend Ultherapy. This treatment uses focused ultrasound energy to target the deep layers of the skin and boost collagen production, naturally lifting and tightening these specific problem areas. The result is a fresher, more youthful definition, and improved skin tone.

    Clear + Brilliant®

    Developed by the makers of Fraxel®, Clear + Brilliant uses fractionated laser technology to fight the first signs of aging and sun damage. And ideally, there is no downtime. For young men with early wrinkling, or those who are looking for wrinkle prevention, this treatment helps stimulate new collagen to soften theses fine lines, reduce pore size, smooth skin texture and complexion, and improve the health of skin.

    The bottom line? Men value their appearance in the same ways women do, and employing the services of a skilled dermatologist or licensed aesthetician to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance is not just for the females among us.

    To learn more about these treatments, contact our qualified skin care experts today for a complimentary consultation. 

  • 15 May 2016

    What it’s really like to have your lips beautified.

    It’s not uncommon for people to wish they had a little more volume or even an improved shape to their lips. Nowadays, public figures are openly sharing the results of their endeavours to augment and refine their lips—essentially de-stigmatizing this simple and effective aesthetic solution that transforms thin, uneven, or asymmetric lips, and mitigates the collagen loss that occurs as we age.  As with the skin in general, most of us lose volume in our lips with time.  For optimal aesthetic harmony, having lip treatments brings the face into balance. 

    The outcomes of lip augmentation can be truly remarkable, and fortunately, modern methods produce results that are noticed for all the right reasons. You’ll be known for your smooth, gorgeous, even and harmonious pucker.  Dr. Lupin’s emphasis is on beautiful, natural results – lip restoration rather than augmentation.

    What to expect from a lip treatment:

    • A thorough consultation will determine the ideal course of treatment to achieve your desired lip shape and volume. An understanding of the anatomy of the lip and your unique physiological traits will yield lips that are balanced and harmonious with respect to your facial features.
    • Dermal filler lip treatments contain a dose of lidocaine, which greatly diminishes any discomfort.  Dr. Lupin performs all treatments himself – bringing many years of experience and sensibility.
    • Advanced techniques pioneered by Dr Lupin help mitigate potential pain, swelling and bruising over the course of the treatment, which can be as quick as 15 minutes.
    • The results of a lip filler treatment are instant. Some mild swelling and redness may be present for a few hours following the injection. Over the course of one to two weeks, the filler integrates naturally with the lips, at which point the final treatment outcome becomes evident.

    Lip treatments are long lasting, with follow up treatments recommended every six to eight months to maintain results. In addition to enhancing the size and shape of the lips, these filler treatments have been shown to activate natural collagen production, thus providing anti-aging benefits that counteract the loss of volume that occurs over time.

    With these facts in mind, Victoria patients can look forward to a seamless lip enhancement treatment experience. If you’re ready to take the plunge and realize subtle and beautiful improvements to your smile, we welcome you to book an appointment with us. Call (250) 598-3300 or email info@cosmedica.ca to arrange your appointment today.

  • 30 April 2016

    As we head into the abundant, beautiful days Spring and Summer offer us in Victoria, it is time to step up your sunscreen game.

    Why is wearing sunscreen important for your skin health?

    Firstly, as a dermatology centre specializing in aesthetic medicine, a large part of the work we do centers around correcting the negative effects of the sun on the skin; wrinkles, brown spots, skin laxity and facial redness are generally linked to sun damage. We have the ability to minimize these aging changes and reduce the need for corrective measures by wearing sunscreen daily, rain or shine.

    Secondly, sunscreen can help prevent the incidence of skin cancer, including possibly melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. As THE most common form of cancer diagnosed in North America, it is clear that whatever can be done to mitigate the occurrence of skin cancer is a good thing.

    On that note, here are the top three sunscreen tips your dermatologist swears by:

    1. Apply your sunscreen over any areas of exposed skin before you get dressed. A good habit to cultivate in the summer months is to apply sunscreen before dressing for the day. Make sure to cover areas you may typically overlook, like the ears, hairline, feet and back of the neck.
    2. Keep extra sunscreen at work or in your handbag for easy reapplication throughout the day as needed. The UV index is at its height between 10 am and 2 pm over the Summer months. When you consider this, your sunscreen has become ineffective by the time you are ready to eat lunch on the patio or drive home from the office. Keeping sunscreen on-hand can help you maintain optimal protection when the sun is at its highest intensity.
    3. Make sure your sunscreen is broad spectrum and check the expiry date. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen will ensure that your skin is protected from both UVA and UVB rays. Expired sunscreen will not provide you with proper protection, which poses serious risks to your skin health. Take a moment to check expiry dates on last year’s sunscreen to ensure it’s up to the task.

    Integrating these habits into your skincare routine will enhance the health and beauty of your skin for years to come. At Cosmedica, we carry a range of professional sunscreens to suit every skin type and personal preference. Let us help you find your go-to sunscreen for the sunny days ahead. Come by for a visit or contact us today to arrange a consultation. 

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    Victoria, BC V8R 6V4
  • Tel: 250.598.3300