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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

  • 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.


  • 17 November 2017

    How to PREVENT, PROTECT and CORRECT your skin with SkinCeuticals.

    Cosmedica has always been a destination for SkinCeuticals in Victoria, but with our recent clinic renovation, we have elevated the retail experience for our patients with a dedicated skin analysis system and complete range of products to tailor to your individual needs.

    When you visit Cosmedica for a skincare consultation, you will have the opportunity to have your skin scanned. This specialized device allows us to examine your skin under a light that reveals the underlying sun damage, dehydration and areas of excess oil that are more difficult to detect with the naked eye.

    Based on this analysis and a consultation with one of our skin experts, we will design a skincare regimen that will work towards addressing any concerns that were highlighted by the skin scanner, and equip you to maintain your healthiest and most beautiful skin.


    We will base your skincare plan around these three steps, which are the foundation of any good skincare regimen, regardless of skin type or age.

    PREVENT with a topical antioxidant.
    This step prevents oxidative stress and damage from ultraviolet light—as well as internal and environmental triggers—that lead to skin aging.

    PROTECT with a broad-spectrum sunscreen everyday, rain or shine.
    UV damage is responsible for 90 percent of the signs of skin aging, not to mention skin cancer. Wearing sun protection everyday, rain or shine is one of the most important steps you can take to enjoy healthy and youthful skin for years to come.

    CORRECT with specialized, concentrated treatments.
    If you have specific skin concerns, the CORRECT step will work towards addressing them. Whether it’s acne, facial redness, dry and dehydrated skin, premature aging or pigmentation, daily use of a specialized treatment will help to bring your skin back into balance.

    Need help figuring out which PREVENT, PROTECT and CORRECT steps are right for you? A visit to our clinic for a personal, professional skincare consultation will help you get started on the SkinCeuticals routine that’s just right for you. Contact us today to arrange an appointment.

  • 8 December 2016

    Laser resurfacing with less downtime for heavenly skin.

    The New Year has many Victorians reflecting on what they want for themselves in 2017. If your skin just isn’t looking or feeling its most youthful and vibrant, a laser resurfacing treatment goes a long way to bring it back to life. The good news is that you can get beautiful results without disrupting your routine.

    One of the most versatile and advanced laser treatments we offer at Cosmedica is the HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser. This system allows us to provide a highly customized treatment for each patient with the ability to switch between ablative and non-ablative resurfacing.

    What does this mean for you?

    Experience the power of HALO™: the combination of two great laser treatments in one with quick recovery and nice, gentle improvements in:

    • Pore size
    • Skin texture
    • Discolouration such as brown spots and mottled skin tone
    • Wrinkles and fine lines
    • Scarring

    A HALO™ treatment reveals luminous skin that reflects your inner vitality–the HALO™ glow. If you’re ready to retire your age spots and turn over a new leaf for your skin in 2017, contact us to learn if HALO™ is right for you.


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    Victoria, BC V8R 6V4
  • Tel: 250.598.3300