Wrinkle Treatment

Feel more confident about your appearance and take a few years off your skin by improving unwanted lines and wrinkles.

Rediscover your true look at DermMedica…

with one of our many solutions to treat unwanted wrinkles…

It began when we were born, smiling, frowning, crying, and laughing. Those emotions displayed on our face borne out of a need to express ourselves when we couldn’t do it with words. Even though we can now communicate with our voice, our expressions still show through on our skin and communicate our intent even when we don’t realize or desire it. Some lines are natural and desirable while others may betray our real emotions and project an unwanted effect to those around us. Thankfully we have a whole host of advanced treatment options to improve those unwanted lines and wrinkles on the face to leave us looking more relaxed, natural and refreshed.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We always invest in the world’s best technology and products to ensure optimal results.
Dr. Crippen has treated over 12,000 patients for botox, filler and other injections in our Kelowna clinic.

AREAS TREATED

Glabelle(between eyebrows)
Crows Feet
Forehead
Neck
Jaw
Chin
Nose (bunny lines)
Lip Lines
Gummy Smile

TECHNIQUES

Erbium Laser
Affirm Fractional Laser

Our Most Popular Treatment Options

Botox® Cosmetic

With over 15 years of experience and over 12,000 injectable patients alone, Dr. Crippen is an expert Botox injector who has trained physicians and nurses alike. Trust your one and only face to someone with years of experience and dedication to their craft.

Anyone who wants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on their face.

Treatment: Botox Cosmetic
Description: Neuromodulator to relax and smoothen lines
Procedure Time: 5-10 minutes
Recovery Time: None
Technique: Small injections into dynamic muscle groups
Pain Level: Minimal
Lasts: 3 months
Anesthesia: None required

Fractional CO2 Laser

A Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser is similar to an Erbium Laser in that they both vaporize water to remove layers of problem skin and stimulate collagen growth. A Fractional CO2 Laser however, is a much better skin tightening laser and therefore is used for the treatment of deeper skin problems.

Procedure Time: 30-45 minutes
Recovery Time: 7-10 days
Lasts: Permanent
Technique: CO2 laser treatment
Pain Level: Minimal with anesthetic
Results: Seen in 7-10 days, improve over next 2 months.
Anesthesia: Topical and injection anesthetic

Other Lasers, Products, & Solutions

We constantly invest in industry leading equipment and products to ensure that we stay at the forefront of optimal care. Give us a call to book a consultation and meet with one of our team members. During you consultation we will learn more about your goals and budget and come up with a treatment plan using a variety of our treatment options individualized to your specific needs.

Treatment Results

Just like skin, results may vary. These pictures (of our awesome, real-life clients!) help you see what is possible and sets a realistic expectation.

We’d love to get to know you, learn more about your goals, and see what treatment options would suit you best.

Book a consultation with us today!

*Treatment results may vary from person to person

  • I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for awhile now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. Staff is also excellent!!! Thank you.

    LK Jan 15, 2013
  • Dr. Crippen is an absolute maser with Botox. I’ve had little filler implants done around my face, my ears and lips so far, and each operation came out looking exactly the way I had hoped. Not too puffy, not too thin.

    John Savill Sep 4, 2014
  • This place does the best work of all the skincare clinics I’ve tried in the Vancouver area. I go back periodically for new botox and juvederm injections, and they always make it look brand new and just right every single time. This place has earned my business.

    Greg Monte Aug 26, 2014
  • I was deeply impressed with the work of this clinic. We visited for my teenage daughter after over-the-counter medications had failed her. The acne removal treatment recommended and performed by Doctor Crippen was incredibly effective. We’ve been back for a couple more treatments over the years, and they are all as effective. I wanted to note in particular that he and the staff had a wonderful manner while administering treatment. My daughter typically hates clinical environments but she always felt very comfortable here.

    Phoebe Provenzano Jun 29, 2014
  • This is the only place that I’ve gone for age spots since it opened. I loved how easily I could schedule at short notice, and the commitment the staff showed to making sure that I understood everything I wanted to know. I was treated very well here.

    Yolanda Tighman Sep. 05, 2014
  • I loved how little time it took to set up the chemical peel treatment and to get it. Your clinic made the day very convenient for me, especially since two other clinics had already told me that they couldn’t fit me in that. Your chemical peel was also one of the most effective that I’ve ever had. I’m extremely satisfied.

    SeasonDucharme Sep. 5, 2014
  • I had excellent results with a Coolsculpting operation at this clinic. Dr. Crippen took me through everything I wanted to know before we started, and I was still surprised at how easy it was. It took a little longer than I would have liked for the results to kick in, but I didn’t change anything and I lost weight.

    Ami Hamann Aug 26, 2014
  • My coolsculpting treatment was first performed at this clinic, at the Kelowna location, which might be their only one. I’ve never had coolsculpting performed anywhere else, so I can’t judge the quality compared to other clinics, but it was really effective. The procedure was completely painless and didn’t even feel uncomfortable. The easiest weight I have ever lost.

    Ron Woodhouse Jul 06, 2014
  • Dr Crippen performed the Juvederm treatment in a highly professional, caring and pleasant manner. I found the entire experience to be a comfortable one and despite having some initial reservations/nervousness, both he and his extremely competent staff, made me feel totally at ease and reassured. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire experience of being treated by Dr Crippen and his staff.

    DC Feb 9, 2012
  • I chose DermMedica hoping they would be able to help me with my lips. Dr. Crippen recommended a Juvederm filler, and I’m thrilled with both how easy it was and how great it looks. I was particularly pleased with the end result of the lip filler because I’ve had friends with that swollen look, and I did not want any part of that.

    Harold Elliott Sep. 2, 2014

Restore Your True Look with our Gentle Wrinkle Treatments

Our gentle treatments can help you recover your true look when time, sun exposure or personal health habits have caused the development of lines on your face and neck. Wrinkling is one of the most frustrating signs of aging, and may appear years before they should if your lifestyle exposes you to any of the risk factors

Wrinkles may develop as either fine lines or deep furrows, and may appear prematurely around the most sensitive areas of the face including the areas just above the lips, under the eyes and on the neck. To treat these different areas, we offer a diverse range of specialized procedures designed to target lines in specific areas. Here are some of the way we offer a personalized wrinkle plan:

  • Botox Cosmetic
  • Erbium Laser
  • Affirm Fractional Laser
  • Fractional CO2 Laser

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today for a free consultation.

Why Do Wrinkles Develop?

They develop with long term UV exposure and when the body decreases the rate of new collagen and elastin production. Reduced levels of collagen and elastin are a normal part the body’s aging process. Although nothing can be done to prevent natural aging there are other environmental factors that will contribute to increased effects with age. These factors may help determine how likely you are to experience problems.

Genetic (family) influences play a large role in the development of all lines in the skin. A good family history can prevent a lot from forming in the first place but there are some health and diet habits you can develop to hold them off for a little longer if you’re not one of the lucky ones.

Limiting Wrinkling Risk Factors

Avoid Smoking: smoking not only causes wrinkles but it narrows blood flow to the skin so it ages much quicker than normal. Smoking not only ages your face quickly but also the entire body. If not for looks alone, you should stop smoking for all the health reasons.

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure: Sun exposure is a significant risk factor. Spending many hours, days and years in the sun breaks down your cells over time so when you get older your skin will be paper thin and develop not only signs of aging, but cancer. We treat cancers all the time at our clinic so we know what we’re talking about. What’s worse is getting cancer that takes up a large section that has to be removed and then closed with grafts from somewhere else. That is definitely not a pretty sight and can be avoided with simple sun care and protection all throughout life.

Avoid Tanning services/products – Tanning booths can age you very quickly! Constant muscle movement such as with the forehead or around the mouth can also contribute, though Botox and fillers can reduce movement and slow development of aging signs. These can stop and even reverse the formation of lines on the face with no downtime whatsoever.

Healthy Diet — Fluctuating weight can result in early and more frequent problems. A well-controlled diet can keep wrinkling at bay.

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you recover your beauty when you’ve been affected by symptoms of aging. Our modern devices and procedures can protect you against the most frustrating signs of aging.

Quick Answers About Wrinkles

How quickly can your procedures work? I’m hoping to have a serious reduction in the next two weeks. Do you have anything that would work for me?

It all depends on where they are located. If they are deep creases in the face, we can usually use fillers for quick improvement. If the lines are related to muscle movement then Botox cosmetic can be effective but it will take at least a few weeks to see their benefit. We also perform laser tightening but again, it can take weeks to months for symptoms to improve.

SmartXide laser, I have under eye lines that botox can’t treat and I have been looking at the smartxide laser. Is this something that can work for under eye wrinkles? I am 38 years old. My biggest concern is 1) is there a risk that I can do more damage? I have seen some women complain that their wrinkles were worse after doing this laser on realself? 2) Or, does it not work at all for some patients? Thanks in advance!

We never usually recommend Botox Cosmetic for under the eyes because those lines are not caused by specific muscle activity rather it is because the skin there is so thin. The fractional co2 laser (smartxide dot) is a perfect option for those under-eye lines. Usually, a couple of sessions is required for the premium results. If it’s done correctly, you should notice a very nice improvement.

What’s do You Recommend most often?

There are a variety of options for deep lines, some of those options include juvederm dermal fillers, laser treatments, and minor surgery. It all depends on the particular patient’s desired results.

What’s the Recommended Lip lines Treatment?

A common option here is filler for what we call “lipstick lines”. These results will last usually 6-9 months but varies widely between patients. A more permanent result can be obtained with fractional co2 laser applications and usually, a number of these are required for significant changes.

How to Get Rid of Forehead lines?

The best beauty option here is usually Botox cosmetic. It works quickly, lasts 3-4 months and has no downtime.

What’s the Recommended Option for lines around the Eyes?

Under the eyes and around the eyes, we have found that fractional co2 laser treatment for periorbital wrinkles is an excellent option with great long term results. Usually, one or two sessions are required depending on the patient’s particular situation.

What is the Recommended Way to Get Rid of Lines Above the Upper Lip?

Again, fractional co2 laser and juvederm dermal fillers are good options here depending on the patient’s case and ability to tolerate downtime with laser.

What is the Best Option for Smokers’ Lines?

Botox or laser are good options here. Botox can gradually improve those lines by allowing the lip to heal and repair the lines by reducing the dynamic movement of the lips. Fractional co2 laser is a more permanent and longer-lasting result, but the patient needs at least one week of downtime and a number of treatments are usually recommended for premium results.

What Options Are There For Nasolabial Folds in a Teenager?

For a teenager, we wouldn’t recommend anything as the face is still growing and changing over time. Once the patient is 21 years of age or older, we could consider Juvederm fillers but this depends on the patient and their goals.

What to Do with lines that Appear Only on One Side of the Face?

This is usually due to UV or sun exposure primarily to one side of the face and there are a few options available here but a great option is laser treatment, usually fractional co2. We usually recommend treating both sides of the face but performing a bit more of an aggressive application on the affected side.

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