Archive for July 2012
Isolaz® acne treatment is offered in Victoria, BC to care for acne-prone skin and minimize acne scarring
July 20th, 2012
Cosmedica provides Isolaz® for optimal acne treatment in Victoria, BC to manage active acne and minimize scarring. Vacuum suction unclogs congested pores and broad-band light helps target acne-causing bacteria.
Popular media have picked up on the benefits of Isolaz® as a remedy to picking and scrubbing - Isolaz® ensures skin is decongested and clean, maximizing the benefits of acne-fighting skincare products and prescription creams and making it far less tempting to squeeze. In fact, real Isolaz® patients are openly sharing their success. To learn more about Isolaz®, a popular acne treatment, available exclusively at Cosmedica in Victoria, BC, contact us today or schedule a consultation online.
July 19th, 2012
For Victoria, BC teens suffering from acne, highschool can be an unnecessarily stressful time. The Skin Tx Acne Treatment kit offers proven medical-grade active ingredients - benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid - in an easy, two-step daily regime. Cleanse and treat - it's that simple.
Cosmedica offers a platform of state-of-the-art technologies to support acne management outside aggressive medicinal therapies such as Accutane. Isolaz®, Micropeel Plus clinical peels and SilkPeel™ help to manage active acne and minimize scarring. Treatment outcomes are maximized and prolonged with at-home skincare, like Skin Tx Acne Treatment and Clarisonic, and topical and/or systemic therapies for more aggressive acne cases.
To prepare your teen for the school year, consider an acne management program through Cosmedica. We offer complimentary consults for you and your teen. Contact us today or request a consultation online.
Until Labour Day, receive a FREE SkinTx Acne Treatment kit with the purchase of a package of 3 acne treatments. Contact us with inquiries.
July 12th, 2012
Victoria, BC acne treatment for adults involves comprehensive planning at Cosmedica. Our dermatologist, Dr. Mark Lupin, and specially trained medical staff, including nurses and health care attendants, review active acne and scarring to formulate an ideal program for each patient's unique lifestyle. Programs may include advanced skin care and treatment options, optimized by topical and/systemic prescription therapies.
Acne can occur when hormone levels rise and resulting sebum production is secreted into the follicular canal. Simultaneously, keratonized cells in the follicle obstruct the excretion of sebum and clog pores. When acne-bacteria is also present in the follicle, inflammatory blemishes and pimples form. For adults, our decreasing ability for cell renewal compounds this effect - making acne possible at any age.
Adult acne patients in Victoria may benefit from the therapeutic concentrations of salicylic acid, LHA and dioic acid in SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense. This unique product efficiently reduces active acne while simultaneously treating signs of aging like texture changes and irregular pigment. The unique, patented compound of clinical ingredients encourages exfoliation and decongests pores, controls sebum production and fights acne-causing bacteria. For treatment of active acne in Victoria, BC, consider SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense and a consultation with the skin experts at Cosmedica. Contact us today.
July 10th, 2012
Healthy skin is the result of commitment. We use skin care everyday to wash, moisturize and protect - what if those products were wrong for our skin type?
Victoria, BC patients experience a multitude of reactions to improper skin care which can include acne breakouts. For inherently acne-prone skin, ensuring the proper balance of hydration can have a very positive impact on your acne treatment.
For teen acne in Victoria, BC, Cosmedica recommends pharmaceutical-grade skin care utilizing therapeutic concentrations of benzoyl peroxide, salycylic acid and/or retinol. Try SkinTx Acne Treatment System - a two-step medicated wash and treatment lotion. Adult acne in Victoria, BC may benefit from retinol and/or salycylic acid on alternate nights. Try SkinCeuticals Retinol or Blemish + Age. Further manage excess sebum and flaking skin with SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque - 10 minutes once each week (great for spot treatment of face and body pimples too).
When using dehydrating agents such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or retinol, it is important to manage sebum production - ensuring your skin is receiving adequate hydration is key in the quest to control breakouts. Cosmedica recommends products with humectants - different than traditional moisturizers and less favourable to acne-causing bacteria. Humectants hydrate skin, maintaining the natural moisture barrier to help control sebum production. We recommend SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture.
July 6th, 2012
Teen and adult acne is of equal concern to Victoria, BC patients. Having received countless inquiries into options outside traditional medicinal therapies, Cosmedica has evolved a platform of unique acne treatments to help manage active acne and to minimize scarring.
Victoria, BC patients typically seek comprehensive solutions to acne including naturopathic medicine and over-the-counter remedies. Acne is often persistent and unexpected and so we have a need for healthy, mindful longterm management.
Cosmedica is pleased to introduce Isolaz® - a combination system of vacuum suction and broad-band light for all natual acne relief. Vacuum suction clears debris and congestion from pores, including white and blackheads, while flashes of broad-band light act as antiseptic to target acne-causing bacteria. Cleared skin is them optimized to receive topical acne therapies. Isolaz® treatments are even safe throughout courses of topical retinoids and systemic antibiotics.
Keep watch for details on our sophisticated acne and scarring treatment options this summer. For more information on Isolaz® treatment in Victoria, BC, contact us today or schedule a complimentary consultation online.
Clarisonic in Victoria, BC: Cosmedica recommends Clarisonic skin cleansing to maximize skin care products
July 5th, 2012
Victoria, BC patients: brought to you by the makers of Sonicare Toothbrush, the Clarisonic Cleansing system introduces sonic cleansing to face and body. Utilizing a patented oscillating technology, Clarisonic surpasses the capabilities of other facial cleansing units by gently and deeply cleansing skin - not spinning and causing irritation. A selection of brush types from delicate to deep pore allow a tailored cleansing program for very sensitive skin types including rosacea to oily and acne-prone skin types. Clarisonic is proven to cleanse six times more effectively than manual cleansing and improve the penetration of active ingredients in skin care products by more than 60%. Victoria, BC patients greatly enjoy the softness that comes from daily use of Clarisonic - skin looks and feels softer than ever before.
Clarisonic is best enjoyed with medical-grade skin care products - optimize your skin care regime with products proven to produce a clincial benefit to the skin and its structures. For a complimentary consultation with the skin experts at Cosmedica, contact us today or request a consultation online.
Announcement: Violinist Mark Lupin plays Philip T. Young Recital Hall with Carla Dodek to benefit the Victoria Conservatory of Music
July 3rd, 2012
To benefit the Victoria Conservatory of Music's Piano Academy, Dr. Mark Lupin and Dr. Carla Dodek will perform a recital this Sunday July 8th 2012, 2:30 p.m. at the Philip T. Youngh Recital Hall of the University of Victoria. Admission to this lovely occassion is by donaton and surely not to be missed. Arrive early as space is limited.