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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

  • 28 March 2017

    Green beauty never looked so rich.

    One of the mainstays of the Cosmedica practice is providing Victoria and Vancouver Island residents with exceptional medical-grade and professional quality skincare. This commitment does not just apply to your cleanser and moisturizer, but to the makeup products that are applied over your everyday skincare.  After all, these products play a pretty big part in how your skin functions and thrives.

    The drive towards green beauty is a growing trend, thanks in large part to the development of high quality products that perform just as well, if not better, than their traditional makeup counterparts. The elimination of potential irritants and fillers is simply fantastic news for your skin, the health of which, as a dermatology and laser centre, is our biggest priority.

    In addition to a wonderful selection of mineral cosmetics from glo minerals, we now carry a select range of all natural cosmetic products from RMS Beauty.

    Why RMS Beauty?

    RMS Beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade and organic ingredients with care to preserve the enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants in their purest form. By using minimal heat in the manufacturing process, their healing properties remain fully intact and available to the skin.  Each ingredient in RMS Beauty is carefully chosen for its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin; all RMS Beauty formulations are free of harmful chemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic vitamins, and genetically altered ingredients (GMO).

    In addition to RMS Beauty’s dedication to purity and skin health, their products perform beautifully on the skin. The hues are rich and varied, and imbue the features with a hydrated, dewy glow.

    Come in and see for yourself! Our resident makeup artist Jenny is very excited to show the variety of looks you can achieve with the latest green beauty line to hit our shelves. Contact us to arrange a consultation with her today!

  • 4 April 2017

    Beautiful, healthy skin at every stage of life with Cosmedica.

    As a leading centre for dermatology and laser therapy, skin is most definitely our thing! Dr. Lupin has dedicated his career to the advancement of dermatology, facial rejuvenation and laser therapy–often contributing as an advisor to laser developers as the science and technology improves and evolves. The passion and dedication he brings to his practice is what makes Cosmedica a trusted resource for Victoria and Vancouver Island residents who are seeking to preserve the health and integrity of their skin at every age.

    The aging process is complex, and exhibits itself uniquely for every individual based on their age and lifestyle choices. While some things are out of our hands, like our genetic predispositions and inevitable hormonal shifts, the majority of the visible signs of aging are both preventable and treatable!

    Whether you are in your teens or 20s and looking to establish good habits, or in your 60s and beyond, and looking to see the energy and vitality you feel inside reflected back at you in the mirror, we can help. We have a myriad of non-invasive, safe and highly effective treatment options–and most importantly the experience and expertise–at our disposal to help you achieve your goals.

    In your 20s

    These are the years for prevention. Ensuring that you wear a topical antioxidant and a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every day, rain or shine combined with high quality, medical grade skin care and mineral cosmetics is an ideal recipe for healthy skin in your 20s. Monthly professional clinical peels and/or microdermabrasion are the treatments of choice to keep your skin at its best.

    In your 30s

    You may need to step up your skincare game by introducing repairing treatments such as eye creams and pigment inhibiting serums. Faint brown spots and facial redness may contribute to an uneven skin tone, while expression lines may start to appear. Professional neuromodulator treatments, such as Botox, will do wonders to smooth wrinkles while IPL Photorejuvenation and/or Clear + Brilliant laser will brighten and improve the evenness of the skin tone.

    In your 40s

    Hormonal changes that begin as early as our late 30s contribute to volume loss that manifests as a tired look and ill-defined facial contours. Peptide-rich skincare formulations paired with dermal filler treatments and skin tightening devices such as Thermage and Ultherapy are all excellent options to address this common aging concern. In addition to concerns with volume loss, the signs of sun damage become more visible–think fine lines, enlarged pores and defined brown spots. Fractional laser resurfacing is the gold standard treatment to turn back the clock on these aging changes with the dual benefit of also improving skin health.

    In your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.

    The signs of aging that begin in the 30s and 40s progress into the 50s and beyond. A multifarious treatment plan that includes homecare, non-invasive laser, light therapy and radiofrequency treatments will preserve the health and integrity of the skin, while facial rejuvenation techniques such as neuromodulators and dermal filler treatments refresh and restore harmony to the facial features.

    Beautiful skin at every stage.

    Whatever stage of the aging process you find yourself, there is a treatment plan that suits your unique needs. We’re confident that we can guide you on a beautiful rejuvenation journey through the ages. Contact us to arrange a professional, personal consultation today.

  • 20 March 2017

    Top Dermatologist-approved sun protection for your skin.

    It is common knowledge that the daily use of sunscreen is vital to help prevent skin cancer and UV damage that can prematurely age our appearance. That being said, not all sunscreens are created equal. The Canadian Dermatology Association recommends wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen (meaning it protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays) with a minimum sun protection factor of 30. While these important features are widely available over the counter, an obstacle that prevents many Victoria and Vancouver Island residents from wearing and reapplying sunscreen is its wearability: commercial brands often have a heavy and tacky feel—not exactly what one is looking for in their skincare routine. At Cosmedica, we carry a range of highly effective sunscreens that suit a variety of skin types and personal preferences in terms of their look and feel on the skin. Say goodbye to sticky and goopy sunscreen and hello to happy and healthy skin with our favourite sunscreens to help you enjoy the sun wisely.

    SkinCeuticals UV Eye Defense SPF 50

    This is a truly innovative SPF product from SkinCeuticals. The skin around the eyes and the eyelid is quite thin, and therefore more vulnerable to sun damage. Applying a heavy or goopy sunscreen that will migrate into the eyes and cause stinging just doesn’t make sense, and therefore, this delicate skin often goes unprotected, leading to premature lines and aging.

    UV Eye Defense SPF 50 is a non-migrating chemical-free sunscreen that provides much-needed protection for your precious peepers. Apply a small amount over the entire eye area and reapply throughout the day to ensure optimal protection.

    SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

    This groundbreaking weightless formula has won many awards from beauty editors for its exceptional mineral-based protection. Traditionally, physical sunscreens have felt heavy—this product is anything but! The slight tint blends in with most skin types without leaving a trace of colour or tackiness on the skin’s surface. If you break out or are sensitive to chemical sunscreens, you will love this formula!

    Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 50

    Reapplying is the last frontier in a tip-top sunscreen regimen. With Colorescience’s brush-on mineral sunscreen, you no longer have to worry about staining clothes or applying a creamy sunscreen overtop of makeup. A dusting of Sunforgettable provides safe and effective sun protection on the go. It’s great for often neglected spots that get a lot of sun exposure—brush it over your ears, along your hairline and part, and across your hands.

    These top three sun care products are suitable for all skin types. Add them to your routine to help prevent skin cancer and delay the signs of aging—you won’t be sorry!  Contact us to make your purchase today.


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