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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

  • 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 eliminate 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 eliminate 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 elimination 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.

  • 6 June 2017

    A proven cellulite treatment in Victoria B.C.

    There is no shortage of cellulite cures on the market, but generally they provide little to no positive effect for a concern that affects up to 90 percent of women. That is...until now!

    Introducing Cellfina.

    The false promises of beautifully smooth contours are over with this revolutionary cellulite treatment. Cellfina is an FDA and Health Canada approved procedure that is clinically proven to improve the characteristic dimples and bulges that appear on the buttock and thigh areas.

    Cellfina is the cellulite solution women have been waiting for.  

    This quick and minimally invasive treatment delivers results that last at least three years!

    How Cellfina works.

    Cellfina addresses the underlying, structural cause of cellulite. The dimpling you typically see on the thighs and buttocks is caused by tight connective bands woven throughout fat. This tension pulls the skin down, creating the uneven orange peel-like appearance. During the treatment, each cellulite dimple is marked, a local numbing agent is applied, and the treatment is applied. The proprietary Cellfina technology instantly releases the connective band tension providing immediate results that improve further over time.

    Celfina recovery.

    This non-invasive treatment doesn’t pose any serious adverse effects. Patients can go about their usual routines, but may want to minimize their activities for the first 24 hours after treatment. Common side effects include some soreness and bruising which subsides over a period of 3-4 weeks following the treatment.

    We are very excited and honored to be chosen as one of the first clinics in Canada to provide Cellfina treatments. Women in Victoria, B.C. and throughout British Columbia can finally access a proven and safe solution to correct cellulite. Imagine slipping on your shorts or bathing suit and not feeling self-conscious about your cellulite! It’s finally a possibility. Contact us today to book your Cellfina consultation.


  • 3 May 2017


    Benefiting The Victoria Women’s Transition House Society.

    As a destination for world-class dermatology and laser therapy, Cosmedica has created and nurtured relationships with many women in the Victoria B.C. community.  We’d like to give back, and so we are hosting a special Women’s Day event benefiting the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society.


    This non-profit organization provides emergency shelter, support, counselling and education to women of all ages, with or without children who are experiencing domestic abuse. Providing women with a safe and respectful environment in which they can plan the direction of their lives according to their own values and needs, is instrumental in nurturing a healthy and vibrant community for us all.

    On Wednesday May 24th, 2017 we will be hosting an exclusive limited appointments of our valued patients and their friends to a special event that will include:

    • Skin analysis to address the specific needs of your skin
    • Clinical peel
    • Full makeup application
    • Photoshoot and print of your glowing skin
    • High tea in our lounge
    • The opportunity to bid in a silent auction
    • Special gift bag

    In addition, for the month of May, we are launching a donation drive collecting gently used business wear and unopened toiletries to give to The Victoria Women’s Transition House. With each item donated, your name will be entered to win a Clear + Brilliant® treatment (value of $295). Entry deadline May 31st 2017.

    For more information about how you can get involved, email assistance@cosmedica.ca.

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