DermMedica is your home for skin and laser treatments in Kelowna. A wide range of premium treatments are available here for many skin conditions and symptoms. We are primarily a laser & skin care clinic, though additional treatments are available to target problems such as stubborn fat, hair and tattoos.
Whether you’re suffering from a genetic skin condition or external skin damage, we have treatments that can improve the look and feel your skin. You can learn more about any of our common treatments by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions, please call our clinic and request an appointment.
Laser & RF Treatments
Fractional CO2 Laser
The Fractional CO2 Laser works on the principle that skin cells are mostly water. By heating these cells precisely with laser energy, water can be evaporated without causing lasting damage to the skin. The layer is naturally removed by the body, and fresh skin cells are created to become the surface layer. In this way, damage to skin can be effectively hidden or diminished.
Here are the many conditions it treats:
- Brown Spots
- Moles/Skin Tags
- Pearly Penile Papules
- Saggy Skin
- Skin Cancer
- Sun Damage
Laser Hair Removal
DermMedica is here to help if you want to get rid of unwanted hair. By targeting and destroying the follicle at the root, hair can be removed selectively. Over repeated hair removal treatments, the hair follicle can be completely destroyed, making the hair loss permanent.
While many people love this treatment for their legs, it’s also very effective on other parts of the body. Unwanted hair can be removed from the pelvis, underarm and even face.
These treatments are incredibly effective under the right conditions, but you’ll need to visit our clinic for a consultation to determine if it’s right for you.
Skin Cancer Treatments
Acne, skin cancer and more can be diminished with our Erbium Laser treatments. By warming water in the skin, new, fresher layers are exposed. Learn on our treatment page how Erbium lasers can renew your skin.
Our IPL Laser treatment is a versatile approach to conditions ranging from brown spots to sun damage. This laser uses a spectrum of light instead of only one wavelength, so it may be effective for spots you’ve had trouble treating in the past.
Some abnormal skin cells causing acne and early skin cancers can be treated with Photodynamic Therapy. By using a light-activated medication, problematic cells can be targeted specifically while leaving normal cells intact.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Several tattoo removal lasers are used at DermMedica, including one that is among the most powerful in the world—The Fotona QX MAX. Our premium lasers allow us to treat stubborn and difficult tattoos more effectively than ever before.
Additional Laser Treatments
Over a dozen types of medical lasers have been used at DermMedica, and the ones being used here now are some of the most effective in the world. Here are some of the devices we have available:
The Fractional Affirm Laser treatment is a treatment that does not remove skin. Instead, it gently heats skin to stimulate new collagen production. It can treat wrinkles and scars, and can also be used to tighten skin.
Skin Treatments & Injections
Chemical peels gently remove dead surface skin cells so that newer, younger ones can rise up and take their place. It’s a simple procedure, and involves a chemical application that rarely takes longer than half-an-hour. While irritation may result, there are rarely any serious side effects to chemical treatments. Find out more on our chemical peel treatment page.
This simple procedure can be used to treat many different types of damaged skin. We administer chemical peels for:
- Brown Spots
- Sun Damage
Botox is a common treatment for many cosmetic problems, and few skincare doctors around British Columbia can match the experience that Dr. Crippen brings to Botox treatments. He has been treating patients with Botox for more than ten years, and now injects more Botox per year than anyone else in the BC interior.
Here at DermMedica, Botox is used to treat all of the following and more…
- Sun Damage
Appointments often take the form of simple injections with little pain or downtime. If you’d like to find out how we can help you with our Botox treatments, visit our Botox Page now.
Juvederm is a non-surgical injection treatment that works as a great alternative to plastic surgery. In fact, Juvederm fillers may be able to stimulate the development of new collagen in some cases. There are many different products in the Juvederm family now, and they can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Facial Volume Loss
- Ear Lobe Creases
- Saggy Skin
- Thin Lips
Appointments may be completed in minutes, and the results can last for as long as several years. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in these treatments. Alternatively, you can learn more here on our Juvederm page.
Double chins can now be treated with the brand new Belkyra treatment. US-based patients may know this treatment by the name Kybella. By either name, it is effective at targeting and diminishing the appearance of fat under the chin.
For underarm sweat reduction or elimination, MiraDry offers a completely new solution. This comfortable one-hour treatment can remove a significant amount of the sweat glands located under in the armpits, reducing underarm sweat permanently in just one session.
Our Sclerotherapy vein injection treatment is a simple, 10-minute procedure that can stop problematic varicose and spider veins so that they can be broken down and completely absorbed by the body. Additional benefits include reduced swelling and pressure.
Other Helpful Treatments
Please speak to us about your skin desires, so that we can help build an effective plan for the skin you want. We have other treatments than those listed here, including the facial volume improving DermaLift procedure that is performed exclusively by Dr. Crippen.
Those aren’t the only treatments we offer. Our clinic also carries a large supply of skin care products, uncommon laser treatments, fillers and other services. Please call for an appointment to learn more about your condition and how we can help.
Coolsculpting for Stubborn Fat
A new type of treatment called Coolsculpting can freeze cells just under the skin so that stubborn fat can be dissolved and removed naturally by the body. Learn more, and see some images of patients who have tried Coolsculpting.
How Much Are Your Skin and Laser Treatments?
Every treatment is customized to the needs of the patient, so it is impossible for us to post prices for our treatments. If you come in for a consultation, we’ll be able to tell you what we offer, and how our treatments can help you. We can treat many more conditions than just those you see listed on this page.
Are You Fully Licensed for All Your Treatments?
Yes, absolutely. A full list of the qualifications and certifications of Dr. Craig Crippen can be found right here. For nearly every treatment we offer, you can see some before/after images from our own clinic. Just visit the page for any of our individual treatments.
What Kind of Home Skin Products Do You Carry?
How Many Types of Lasers Do You Currently Have?
We have about a dozen lasers to treat all sorts of skin issues both medical and cosmetic. It’s important that your derm clinic has access to a wide variety of technologies. You can’t treat everything with just one device.
Are Your Lasers Treatments Effective for Problems That Are the Result of Age?
Yes, we have a few lasers for this including our Fractional CO2, Fractional Affirm, Erbium, Q-Switched and other lasers/light devices.
Are Your Lasers Effective for Problems Caused by Damage to the Skin?
There are many reasons for damaged skin and yes, we likely have a solution! If we don’t, we’ll tell you where you need to go.
What Is Your Newest Laser Procedure, and How Does It Help?
Our latest exciting procedure is miraDry for permanent underarm sweat reduction. Most patients need 1-3 treatments and you can then enjoy a lifetime of little to no sweating.
Will You Let Me Choose Which Laser I Want for My Treatment?
Absolutely not. You need to see a physician who has a lot of experience with lasers to determine the best one for your situation. Any clinic that lets you choose the treatment is unprofessional to say the least. It takes many years of study and experience to become familiar with these devices. Our patients come to us because we know what we’re doing.
Can Your Laser Treatments Treat All Areas of the Body?
Sure? There are so many treatments and skin conditions that we likely have a treatment for what you have but of course, we need to see you first!
What Should I Bring to a Consultation About One of Your Skin or Laser Treatments?
Bring your skin and all your medical history and skin care information. We want to know as much as we can about you before suggesting any treatment options.