• For expert Dermatology the doctor is Mark Lupin

    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.
  • Expert Approach.
    Beautiful Results

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

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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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News & Events

Cosmedica Blog

  • 10 November 2015

    Facial scars, whether caused by acne, skin trauma or surgical incisions, can leave the skin discoloured and uneven. Under the guidance of your dermatologist, specialized treatments and products may be able to smooth the playing field of your complexion for good. Let us review:

    Laser treatments for uneven, coloured scars.

    Depressed (atrophic) or pitted scars and discolouration can benefit from fractionated resurfacing laser treatments such as Fraxel® DUAL, HALO™ or Sciton Profractional™ laser treatments. These procedures treat scarred skin, applying nano-sized pixels of energy for rapid healing and improved safety. With each treatment in a tailored, recommended series, the skin becomes smoother and more even. Laser energy translates to heat in the skin which causes redness and, after a few days, flakiness as the skin exfoliates the treated pixels of skin. With each treatment, a portion of each scar is permanently removed, revealing clearer skin.

    Dermal filler treatments for depressed scars.

    Your dermatologist can instantly improve wider planes of atrophic scars using a natural hyaluronan gel injectable filler such as Juvederm or Belotero. By easing such fillers under areas of depressed scarring, skin instantly responds—results are immediate and long lasting (longevity varies from months to years). The market’s leading filler products now integrate a gentle anaesthetic so treatments are more comfortable than ever.

    Skincare products for pigmented scars and uneven skin tone.

    Topical peptide- and vitamin A -based products can help lift pigment that has built up in and around scarred skin, leaving it smoother, softer and more evenly toned. By simultaneously suppressing excess pigment formation, darkened scars can be lightened. 

    EXPERT TIPS for preventing acne scars:

    First and foremost, do not pick or squeeze. While it can be satisfying to express a pustule or blackhead, you risk pushing acne-causing bacteria deeper into the skin follicle, prolonging the life of your pimple or causing/worsening an infection. The inflammation associated with irritated or infected acne lesions is what causes scarring. Help control the risks of active acne by keeping skin clean, adequately hydrated and gently treated with acne-controlling products or topical treatments. For advice on daily skincare for acne-prone skin, you may consider a consultation with one of our expert skincare advisors at our dedicated Scar Care or Clear Skin in-office Clinics.

    To learn more about our tips for treating facial scars or on acne-scar prevention, contact us today

  • 4 November 2015

    Inspired by a recent addition to the Cosmedica family (Karen became a grandmother this year), we felt it prudent to address the topic of skincare during pregnancy. Safe skincare products to use while pregnant can be difficult to find and many pregnant women struggle with skin changes, irritations and acne through pregnancy. We have found many online resources that discuss what to avoid while pregnant so here we offer a little guidance toward a few safe skincare products to use during pregnancy and while nursing.

    NOTE: We would like to remind our readers that these recommendations may not be for everyone and do not supersede the value or importance of an in-person, professional consultation. Prior to adopting these suggestions, we encourage you to visit us for a complimentary consultation or to consult with your family or maternity physician.

    Pregnant skin is more sensitive and delicate than non-pregnant skin. Body chemistry changes significantly over those precious nine months and skin is more prone to reactions, acne and pigment changes, in particular. To keep your skin as smooth, clear and protected as possible through your pregnancy, consider these gentle options:

    Cleanse with the Clarisonic SMART Profile.

    Combined with any gentle cleanser, Clarisonic SMART Profile cleanses 11 times more effectively than manual cleansing. Its patented oscillating technology gently clears each delicate pore of debris, sloughing skin cells and excess sebum (oil). PLUS, regular use softly stimulates skin for a boost to your anti-aging efforts; this daily stimulation can help to keep fine lines at bay and is suitable for most skin types.

    Protect your skin from sun damage and pigment accumulation with this powerful daily duo: a topical antioxidant, like vitamin C, and a physical (mineral) sunscreen.

    Antioxidants help defend the skin from free radical damage which includes accelerated skin aging and pigmentation. Mineral sunscreens reflect the sun’s rays to compound the benefits of your topical antioxidant. Used together, these products can protect the skin from nearly 100% of harmful UVA, UVB and infrared rays.

    For a safe topical antioxidant during pregnancy, we usually recommend SkinCeuticals Serum 10. This pure, powerful yet gentle source of L-ascorbic vitamin C delivers the only form of vitamin C proven to effectively penetrate into the dermis and help more naturally defend against and repair UV damage. We also like SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 - it is chemical-free, paraben-free and offers a universal tint for all-but-invisible coverage that balances the complexion and keeps skin glowing.

    To learn more about skin care during pregnancy and the products and treatments recommended to keep skin healthy and clear, contact our coordinators today. We are pleased to offer complimentary consultations to Victoria, BC patients.

  • 22 October 2015

    Planning a winter hot holiday … or wishing to finally clear those unsightly leg veins for next summer, this is a great time to consider clearing those blue and red weblike spider veins.  While you might be able to hide them by a strategic hemline, if you are seeking real freedom, it’s time to learn about treatment options for leg veins.

    Lasers have long been employed to reduce and clear unwanted leg veins. Today’s lasers are even more efficient and effective than ever before. Here are a few things you need to know about laser treatments for leg veins.

    Lasers target veins, specifically.

    Specialized lasers are employed to treat leg veins. This means that they are tuned to treat the tones of red, blue and purple specific to leg veins. Surrounding skin is relatively untouched.

    Leg veins gradually clear.

    From the very first pulse, veins respond initially.  Small veins may blanche and larger veins may temporarily darken.  Over a 2-3 month period, the body naturally removes your unsightly veins.   On average, 2-3 treatment sessions, 2-3 months apart are required.  Some veins may clear in one session and some may take more than the average.

    Lasers treat different sizes of veins.

    Laser energy, absorbed by targeted leg veins, acts to coagulate and heat up the inner lining of these unnecessary veins. The body responds with its natural cleansing processes to gradually clear these veins.   In general, veins up to 4mm diameter can be treated.  For resistant and/or arborizing veins, a second treatment called sclerotherapy (small injections of a sugar-salt solution) may be combined with laser: we call these combination treatments:  “Sclero-YAG.” 

    Lasers work best (at their safest) on un-tanned skin. 

    At a very basic level, laser settings distinguish between colours. The more tanned or darker your skin, the more difficult it is for lasers to distinguish unwanted spider veins. With all laser procedures, clients are cautioned to avoid tanning before, between and too soon following treatment. This minimizes the risk of adverse effects and maximizes the outcome and your investment in your laser treatment.

    To learn more about laser treatments for leg veins, call us today or request a complimentary consultation.

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    Victoria, BC V8R 6V4
  • Tel: 250.598.3300