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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

  • 8 September 2016

    The rejuvenation results of laser without the downtime.

    We all want clear and brilliant skin; however, even the most diligent skincare routine can land shy of the mark when correcting the signs of aging. Wrinkles, enlarged pores and age spots require intervention with laser skin resurfacing to gain an edge on the aging process. Many Victoria patients put off this next step due to the time, cost, and recovery time involved with stronger lasers.  Clear+Brilliant® laser treatments can fit into almost anyone’s schedule as there is virtually no downtime and no medication required.

    Clear + Brilliant® laser treatments are the perfect entry-level procedure for correcting the visible signs of skin aging. Known as “baby Fraxel,” this gentle laser balances results with a manageable treatment experience and recovery—providing the best of both worlds.  Intended for all ages and all skin types, it is flexible enough to fit into most busy lifestyles and provide both treatment and maintenance type results.

    How does the Clear + Brilliant® laser work?

    • Just like Fraxel, the Clear + Brilliant® laser uses fractional laser resurfacing technology to treat a fraction of the skin’s surface at a time. In this case, a smaller percentage of the skin is treated with each session, allowing for more rapid healing.
    • The micro laser beams that are emitted into the depths of the skin initiate a healing response that activates cell renewal. New collagen is synthesized, and damaged, unhealthy skin cells are eliminated as a result of this process.  In this respect, it also helps improve skin health.
    • Quick and comfortable resurfacing over a series of treatments yields noticeable improvements to the texture and quality of skin; the appearance of sun damage, pigmentation, lines and wrinkles are diminished—all without the inherent lengthy recovery and downtime of more assertive laser resurfacing treatments.

    If a busy lifestyle has kept you from enjoying the benefits of laser skin resurfacing, Clear + Brilliant® is your BFF; restore skin health, shrink pores and realize a bright and even complexion without a blip in your daily schedule. Get started today—contact us to arrange your Clear + Brilliant® consultation.

  • 25 August 2016

    The start of a school year can be a stressful time; don’t add your skin to your list of worries.

    From classes and events to new social situations galore, you want to make sure you put your best foot—or more accurately, face—forward. After long days spent beachside and perhaps a few sunscreen applications too little, summer sun damage can rear its ugly head. Luckily, there are some great non-invasive treatment options for sun damage repair to ensure you start the school year feeling refreshed and ready to face the day (pun very much intended).

    Get Clear + Brilliant® skin.  

    Clear and Brilliant laser treatments are a great alternative to Fraxel laser that offer gentle, effective skin resurfacing. Safe and non-invasive, the treatment leaves your skin looking healthier and feeling smoother, while improving the appearance of large pores and combating early sun damage, whether it’s visible or not.

    Clear + Brilliant is an ideal treatment option for younger patients as a preventative strategy; treatments are quick with minimal discomfort and no downtime.  Treatments take 15-30 minutes and while one treatment provides results, they can be repeated as often as you like.  Many patients choose to treat once a month or once a season to help mitigate the need for heavier treatments in the future: i.e.  “Projuvenation.”  Clear + Brilliant® is also affordable; a definite bonus for students.

    Treat yourself to a SkinCeuticals Peel.

    Clinical peels are another easy and affordable way to improve the health of your skin before heading back to school. With the SkinCeuticals line of professional peels, the types and concentrations of alpha and beta hydroxylacids can be customized to suit your skin type and condition. For example, when it comes to sun damage specifically, lactic acid and glycolic acid are ideal to address this issue. When applied to the skin, these acids dissolve the bonds that hold the surface dead skin cells together, leading to more glowy skin

    When administered by a skincare professional, a SkinCeuticals peel is a safe and controlled way to reveal healthy, renewed skin. In addition to reducing visible signs of sun damage and photoaging, your skin will be smooth and soft, your pores more refined, and any fine lines or mild post-inflammatory pigmentation acne scars will be less noticeable.

    There’s only so much you can do at home to repair that summer sun damage and reveal your freshest skin; let us help you. To learn more about our non-invasive treatment options, we invite you to book a personal, professional consultation. Contact us to arrange your appointment today.


  • 11 August 2016

    Say goodbye to that full neck for good with BELKYRA™ for double chin removal.

    Chin fat, double chin, turkey neck—whatever you call it, submental fullness is an issue that affects more than half our adult population. This aesthetic condition, experienced by men and women alike, can be the result of natural aging or weight gain, but is most often due to genetic makeup, making it resistant to the usual benefits of healthy diet and exercise. Regardless of the cause, this stubborn layer of fat that distends the skin of the jawline and neck can age us beyond our years and affect our overall self-esteem.  Both men and women are affected.

    So, how does one get rid of a double chin?

    Until recently, surgical treatment options like liposuction were the leading solutions for submental fullness. Laser and energy-based systems have always been effective for lifting and firming facial contours, but improvements to fullness were limited; until now. BELKYRA™, an innovative, safe and effective injectable treatment for submental fullness is now available to patients in Victoria and beyond.

    What is BELKYRA™?

    BELKYRA™ is a minimally-invasive, injectable treatment, and a popular non-surgical option for chin fat removal. Originally launched in the U.S. under the name KYBELLA™, the treatment helps to contour the chin and jawline and create a more desirable front and side profile, with very little downtime.

    What should you expect from a treatment?

    Treatments begin with the careful planning and marking of the treatment site to ensure the medication is evenly distributed. Deoxycolic acid—a natural fat-metabolizing molecule found in the body—is then gently and precisely eased under the skin, where it gets to work destroying fat cells. After a series of two to six sessions, the fat layer on the chin gradually, permanently reduces, and two chins become one.

    You can expect some swelling, tenderness, and possibly bruising, after which a beautifully defined and refined jawline is revealed. The treatment is proven to result in sustained chin fat reduction, even when recipients have gained weight after treatment!

    What are you waiting for?

    Are you ready to finally lose your double chin? Contact us today to request a consultation, and determine if BELKYRA™ is right for you.


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