Scar Treatment

We will help you reduce the appearance of scars so that you can live more confidently.

Rediscover your true look at DermMedica…

by getting rid of an unwanted scar…

We may be able to help you completely recover from skin damage that has become permanent scarring. Using lasers and/or dermal fillers, we can target scars by diminishing their colour and/or encouraging the development of new smoother skin. Call our office today to find out what we can do for you.  We treat all kinds of scars from acne, to traumatic scars and more!

WHY CHOOSE US?

Decades of Experience
We invest in industry leading technology
Dr. Crippen is certified by the ABLS and ASLMS in laser procedures.

AREAS TREATED

Forehead
Nose
Chin
Face
Arms / Legs
Stomach
Acne Scars
Breast Augmentation Scars
And More

TECHNIQUES / EQUIPMENT

VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser
Affirm Fractional Laser
Fractional CO2 Laser

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

Scar Treatments—Diminish Scars at our Kelowna Clinic

We may be able to help you completely recover from skin damage that has become permanent scarring. Using lasers and/or dermal fillers, we can target scars by diminishing their colour and/or encouraging the development of new smoother skin. Call our office today to find out what we can do for you.  We treat all kinds of scars from acne, to traumatic scars and more.

Treatments for Facial Scars

Depending on the size and severity of the skin damage, our clinic may recommend one of several different options. We also steadily introduce new treatments at our clinic which may not yet be reflected on our website. To get the best information about your scars, you should call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Crippen.

Treatments may involve our…

Laser Treatments to Treat Scars

Many of our scar removal treatments are administered with lasers. We use lasers because they can offer some of the best outcomes for a range of different skin conditions. Using these devices well takes certification and proper training in addition to years of experience, and our clinic is dedicated to staying at the forefront of technology.

More Comfortable Treatments

Modern laser treatments are more comfortable than they’ve ever been, and that includes scar removal treatments.  Scars in particular can be a challenge because they’re often deep or cover a large area.

Non-Surgical Treatments

No more will you need to go under the knife to solve problems like scars. Our laser treatments work on the surface of the skin but can also penetrate deeply to affect more change if required. Additionally, these modern lasers are even more effective at targeting precise areas of the skin, so even the smallest scars can be easily treated.

Highly Effective

Outcomes for our newest laser treatments would have been stunning only a few years ago. The latest technology is effective at dealing with scars that could not be effectively treated even in the recent past. If you were once a poor candidate for removal, you may want to consider another appointment to discuss new options.

Start Today—Schedule a Consultation

Before we can begin your treatment or discuss the cost of laser treatment for scars, we must examine the problem area. That begins with a medical consultation between you and Dr. Crippen. This is a simple meeting that will allow us to evaluate your case and choose the best treatment option.

Quick Answers About Scar Treatments

Which Treatment Is Used for Acne Scars?

Like any scar, acne scars come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and textures. We will most likely address your acne scar with a combination of the treatments we have available, some to lighten unwanted colors, and others to renew the skin underneath it to compel the creation of fresher skin at the surface.

How Completely Can Large Scars Be Removed?

Large scars can be removed far more completely now than was possible with older technology. We may not be able to remove all signs of damage, but the color and prominence of most scars can be greatly diminished with our treatments.

Are the Results Permanent?

Yes. Once we have diminished the appearance of a scar, the effect should be permanent. Some scars are small enough that the appearance can be removed completely, and those will also not return. If there are any limitations presented by your scar, we’ll discuss those with you during the consultation.

How Long Does It Take for a Scar to Disappear After Treatment?

By definition a scar will never completely disappear. We can perform treatments on the scar depending on its appearance to make it less visible though.

What Is A Good Option To Treat Scars Left From Bug Bites?

These kinds of scars are usually excised, or cut out. This leaves a fine linear scar for most patients.

What Treatments Are Suitable for Smooth White Scars Like Hypopigmentation?

A lack of pigmentation is very difficult to treat however we can occasionally make improvements with fractional CO2 lasers.

Do Scars from Breast Augmentation Ever Fade Completely?

They will fade gradually over time but it is unlikely they will every completely go away.

Can You Recommend a Good Scar Treatment/Cream for Post Op Breast Augmentation?

We usually recommend petroleum jelly for most skin healing as it works very well to keep the skin hydrated and protected. It is also very inexpensive and will not cause any irritation to the skin. The only other product we recommend to patients is our SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel that has shown some promise in improving the appearance of scars after months of use.

How Do I Get Rid of Razor Bump Scars on My Bikini Line?

The best option is to do a series of laser hair removal sessions so you don’t have to shave any longer!

What Can Be Done to Fix an Indentation Scar on Nose?

In these cases, we sometimes use a dermal filler like Juvederm to fill in these scars very quickly and with excellent results.

Can Fillers Be Used to Correct Surgical Scars?

Yes, we sometimes use fillers to camouflage scars that are depressed in the skin.

My Scars Turn Black. Why Does This Happen?

People with darker skin types will usually have a darker scar after healing has taken place. This will usually lighten over many months but sometimes we can perform laser treatments to improve the appearance.

Are the Results Permanent?

Yes. Once we have diminished the appearance of a scar, the effect should be permanent. Some scars are small enough that the appearance can be removed completely, and those will also not return. If there are any limitations presented by your scar, we’ll discuss those with you during the consultation.

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