Skin Care at DermMedica

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Rediscover your true look at DermMedica…

with one of our many skin care treatments or products…

DermMedica is your home for skin care in Kelowna. For years, we’ve offered the latest treatments for the most common and serious conditions We hope that you’ll come to us when you have problems. A single appointment with Dr. Crippen is all it takes to understand what we have to offer you.

Dr. Crippen is one of the most experienced cosmetic professionals in British Columbia, especially when it comes to the potential of lasers and Botox. Conditions that can be easily treated include everything from discoloration and moles to signs of aging such as wrinkles.

We would love to speak with you about any of the solutions that we have to offer at our clinic. We can talk to you about the most modern solutions for your biggest problems. Schedule an appointment today to set up a consultation.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We always invest in the world’s best technology and products to ensure optimal results.

AREAS TREATED

Face
All Body Parts

TREATMENTS / PRODUCTS

SkinMedica
Colorscience Mineral Makeup
Elta MD Sunscreen Products
Latisse for Eyelashes

Our Most Popular Products

SkinMedica Skin Care Products in Kelowna

SkinMedica is a very high quality skin care product line that combines the power and effectiveness of peptides, antioxidants, and vitamins to help rejuvenate and protect your skin from signs of aging.

For more than 10 years, SkinMedica has been developing innovative skin care treatments that help to rejuvenate skin and make it more youthful. Their scientifically proven essential ingredients range from Vitamins C and E, Retinol, collagen, antioxidants and TNS – their patented blend of growth factors, all in one bottle. SkinMedica’s founding goal is to create lifelong skin care products and solutions that rejuvenate skin and help to rekindle your skin’s youthful appearance. Their top-selling, award-winning products have been featured in many magazines and television shows around the world.

SkinMedica was founded more than a decade ago by world renowned dermatologist Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, who wanted his patients to have access to the best possible ingredients and formulations. SkinMedica offers a complete line of very high-quality skin care products that utilize proven skin rejuvenators such as vitamins E and C, retinol, tea tree oil and salicylic acid. You can achieve healthier, more youthful skin with the help of SkinMedica’s unique formulations.

Colorescience Mineral Makeup

As part of our commitment to bringing the best products possible to our skincare customers, we now carry the Colorescience makeup line. These natural mineral makeups look great and are designed to protect your skin while keeping you looking your best out in the summer sun. Perfect for any outdoor summer adventure!

What makes this line of makeup so effective at defending your skin? It’s the fact that many of these selections come with a powerful SPF rating, up to 30 SPF for the UV protective foundation, and 50 SPF for the mineral sunscreen brushes. Look great and care for your skin by substituting your greasy sunscreen with a new daily makeup.

All of these products are naturally formulated to be gentle and non-irritable to the skin. The powders are fine enough that your skin should breathe easily even with a complete application. The wide range of colors available for all different skin tones will make it easy to choose the perfect one for you.

Check out the informational Colorescience videos below and give us a call if you would like to try them out on our skin.

Elta MD Suncreens

The EltaMD sunscreen products provide safe, broad-spectrum UV protection. A good/quality sunscreen helps prevent sunburns and if used correctly with other sun protection methods, should reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the suns UV rays. Ultraviolet rays are invisible energy that radiates directly from the sun. UV-A (aging) rays account for 95% of our sun exposure. Most of the sun exposure we receive is during our youth, before 20 years of age. These UV-A rays lead to skin cancer as we get older. UV-A rays penetrate more deeply into the skin layers compared to UV-B and cause a number of issues including loss of collagen, wrinkles, textural changes and much more. UV-B (burning) rays mostly affect the outer layer of the skin. These are the rays that you can get from a tanning salon. These rays cause sunburns and tanning that also greatly increase the risk of skin cancer over time. Your risk for skin cancer approximately doubles in those sun worshipers who have had more than five sunburns. The Skin Cancer Foundation (Nov. 2010)

When using EltaMD sunscreens, the UV-A and UV-B rays reflect and scatter away from your skin, not absorbed. This gives you much more protection than normal from the sun to prevent a sunburn.

Latisse to grow long, thick, natural eyelashes

Latisse allows your eyelashes to become thicker and fuller without false eyelash extension. By encouraging eyelashes to grow for a longer time before falling out, Latisse treatment gives you noticeable results.

The Latisse solution, made of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution at 0.03 per cent is the only FDA approved treatment to help you grow thicker, natural eyelashes. Results can typically be seen after eight weeks. Fullest results occur between 12 and 16 weeks.

Not enough lashes? Ask Dr. Crippen if Latisse is right for you.

It’s a once-per-day application treatment that works gradually and effectively. You apply the solution with a brush to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, results start to show in as little as 8 weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. Latisse is now available in Kelowna!

  • 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

Our Philosophy

We strive to offer all of the health and beauty treatments that are necessary to keep skin looking its best at all times. However, we do believe there is a right way to go about care. Nearly everything we offer at our rejuvenation clinic is non-invasive. That means no surgery and no serious downtime to heal and recover. We want you to walk out of your appointment already feeling better.

All Types of Skin-Care Solutions

You can find all sorts of health and cosmetic solutions at our Kelowna clinic. We have so many available that it’s often better just to start with your condition. Schedule an appointment to get advice about what you need. We’ll tell you how we can best help.

Chemical Peels

Our rejuvenating peels are perfect for any conditions where you want to bring fresh young skin cells to the front, especially when the current surface cells are damaged or discolored. This simple procedure can be completed in little more than half-an-hour, and there’s usually no downtime involved at all for your normal activities. It’s a light procedure that can be effective at stimulating the growth of new collagen.

Lasers

Lasers are part of a complete revolution in beauty and healthcare over the past ten years, and DermMedica’s own Dr. Crippen has been in front of it the whole time. Today, DermMedica has almost a dozen different lasers available for use, and we can closely match the right one to the condition that is giving you trouble. Our laser procedures are non-invasive and have short recovery times.

Fillers and Injections

When improving the look of skin, sometimes more is needed than changing the color. We use fillers by injection to treat many common problems including wrinkles and volume issues. Botox and Juvederm are the fillers we use most commonly at the clinic, and we use them all over the face and body. Applications include treatment for thin lips, hyperhidrosis, and many other conditions.

Skin Care Starts at Home

Skin care doesn’t start at the clinic doors. You can prevent a lot of problems and cultivate beauty just by maintaining strong daily habits.

Try our Recommended Products

There are products out there that we are happy to recommend. You can find some creams, rubs and sprays right here on this site. Some of the excellent options include SkinMedica, Cellex-C and Elta-MD sunscreens.

Makeup that also has skin health benefits is the best of both worlds, and that’s just what you get with the Colorescience makeup products.

Make Sure to Protect

You don’t even necessarily need products to have healthy skin. As long as you follow the right advice, you may be able to enjoy a youthful look into old age. Here are some of the things you should always remember for a healthy look:

Prepare for the Sun: Sun exposure is very likely the largest contributor to problems, especially in the tender areas around the lips and eyes. It’s implicated in everything from rosacea to cancer, and any discoloration may be the result of sun damage. Protecting yourself from the sun begins with wearing the right protection. You should always be using the proper sunscreen for the weather, and staying out of direct sunlight when possible.

Watch for the Signs: Your skin is good at telling you what it needs. You should always pay close attention to the state of it and how it’s reacting to the different products you use. If you notice it’s reddened, or itchy or dry, it could be a sign of a problem that needs to be addressed.

Address Problems Immediately: If you want to really care for your body, you need to make sure that you’re having problems addressed as soon as they show up. Some conditions are far easier to treat when they’re in the early stages.

ABOUT SKINMEDICA

SkinMedica Skin Care Products in Kelowna

SkinMedica is a very high quality skin care product line that combines the power and effectiveness of peptides, antioxidants, and vitamins to help rejuvenate and protect your skin from signs of aging.

For more than 10 years, SkinMedica has been developing innovative skin care treatments that help to rejuvenate skin and make it more youthful. Their scientifically proven essential ingredients range from Vitamins C and E, Retinol, collagen, antioxidants and TNS – their patented blend of growth factors, all in one bottle. SkinMedica’s founding goal is to create lifelong skin care products and solutions that rejuvenate skin and help to rekindle your skin’s youthful appearance. Their top-selling, award-winning products have been featured in many magazines and television shows around the world.

SkinMedica was founded more than a decade ago by world renowned dermatologist Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, who wanted his patients to have access to the best possible ingredients and formulations. SkinMedica offers a complete line of very high-quality skin care products that utilize proven skin rejuvenators such as vitamins E and C, retinol, tea tree oil and salicylic acid. You can achieve healthier, more youthful skin with the help of SkinMedica’s unique formulations.


TNS Essential Serum

The TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enhance your skin’s texture and tone.  Optimal and long lasting results were achieved after 90 days of use.  The vast majority of patients who have used this product rated their skin as much more healthy looking and youthful.  Application of this product should occur in the morning and evening after first cleansing and toning the skin.  You should apply this product to the entire face and neck/chest region to maximize it’s effectiveness.

What’s Inside

Chamber 1: TNS Recovery Complex®

Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS®)

A physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized growth factor blend that helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture.

Chamber 2: APS Corrective Complex

Peptides help support skin:

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
Hydrolyzed Silk (Sericin)
Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline

Antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage:

Ergothioneine (EGT)
An antioxidant with free radical scavenging properties.

Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10)

An antioxidant that helps to counteract free radical damage and works synergistically with vitamin E.

Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

A natural antioxidant rich in polyphenols.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

A stable form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), a proven antioxidant.

Tocopheryl Acetate

A form of vitamin E, an antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.

Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract

A natural antioxidant rich in polyphenols

Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate

A bio-optimized yeast extract that helps prevent free radical damage.

Specialty Ingredients

Alpha-Arbutin

Brightens skin.

Hyaluronic Filling Spheres

Dehydrated filling spheres, containing hyaluronic acid, help trap water on the surface of the skin like a sponge.


Lytera 2.0

Lytera 2.0 is an advanced serum that is pigment correcting. Used regularly, it can over time lighten the appearance of brown spots in the skin caused by aging and/or sun exposure.

 

What’s Inside: Key Ingredients

Tranexamic Acid

Helps correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Phenylethyl Resorcinol

Helps support melanin balance to correct the appearance of hyperpigmentation.

Niacinamide & Tetrapeptide-30

Helps prevent the appearance of new spots while visibly balancing the appearance of your skin tone.

Marine Extract Blend

Helps to correct and prevent the appearance of hyperpigmentation while supporting a healthy skin barrier.

Phytic Acid

Enhances skin texture and promotes even-looking skin.


HA5™ Serum (Hyaluronic Acid Serum)

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HA5 is a brand-new serum from SkinMedica that contains 5 forms of Hyaluronic Acid and gives you instant skin-smoothing benefits for up to 8 hours, AND enables your skin to produce its own HA for long-term skin health. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is produced naturally in our bodies and preserves hydration. It is a gel-like, water holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in our joints and nerves. HA hydrates our skin and hair, and even fills our eyes.

Many HA products on the market hydrate skin. After all, hyaluronic acid is amazing in its ability to retain water, but this new product, SkinMedica HA5, is different.
HA5 is DIFFERENT in these 5 ways!

1. Time-released HA: A SkinMedica proprietary ingredient for sustained release of HA
2. It contains Sodium Hyaluronate: For IMMEDIATE hydration
3. It has Uncross-Linked HA: For smoothness and Hydration
4. It contains Nano-HA: Which soothes the skin
5. It contains Cross-Linked HA: To provide long-lasting hydration for up to 8 hours.

What’s Inside: Key Ingredients

VITISENSCE Technology:

A SkinMedica® exclusive technology that harnesses potent antioxidants found in Vitis Flower Stem Cell Extract, Peptide Complex to support rejuvenation and hydration, and Polysaccharides from French Polynesia for healthy-looking skin – all working to support skin’s ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.

Specialty Ingredients

A proprietary mix of five types of HA that smooth the skin, thereby decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Time Release HA:

A SkinMedica® proprietary ingredient for sustained release of HA

Sodium Hyaluronate:

For immediate hydration

Uncross-linked HA:

For smoothness and hydration

Nano HA:

Soothes skin

Cross-Linked HA:

Provides long-lasting hydration for up to 8 hours

As we age, however, we produce less hyaluronic acid. Decreasing levels of hyaluronic acid are known to accompany the ageing process and it is estimated that by the time we reach our mid-40’s, the synthesis of HA is roughly half that required by the body.  It needs to be replenished.


TNS Eye Repair™

TNS Eye Repair by SkinMedica is for people with normal to dry skin types.  It works to reduce lines and wrinkles as well as improve smoothness and hydration around your eyes.  This product should be applied twice per day, morning and evening, just before applying your daily moisturizer.

What’s Inside

Key Ingredients

Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS®):

A physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized combination of multiple natural messenger proteins.

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7:

A synthetic peptide that helps improve appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide:

A synthetic tripeptide that helps improve appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate:

A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

Tocopheryl Acetate:

A stabilized ester of vitamin E that is an antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.

Retinyl Palmitate:

A natural lipid soluble form of retinol.

N-Hydroxysuccinimide and Chrysin:

This combination of ingredients reduces the appearance of dark circles.

Boron Nitride:

Optimizes the optical diffusion effect of light, which lessens the visibility of dark circles and discolorations to enhance skin appearance.


Vitamin C+E Complex

Vitamin C&E complex by SkinMedica is formulated for all skin types and works to improve the appearance of the skin in tone and texture.  Patients should expect to see the skin becoming brighter and a more youthful look to the skin showing in 3 months or less.

You should apply this Vitamin Complex each morning after cleansing the skin, toning and applying TNS recover complex but before applying your moisturizer.  The application area for this product should include the face, neck and chest area for optimal results.

What’s Inside

Key Ingredients

Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C):

A water-soluble antioxidant vitamin found in plants and produced synthetically.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C):

A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).

Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E):

A stabilized ester of vitamin E.

Tocopherol (vitamin E):

Oil-soluble, natural form of vitamin E.


Dermal Repair Cream

Dermal Repair Cream by SkinMedica is formulated for normal to dry skin types to help hydrate and add moisture to dry skin.  It is to be applied two times per day after cleansing, toning and applying other treatment products (if applicable).  You should apply this cream to the face, neck and chest areas by putting a small amount into your hand and gently massaging into the skin.

What’s Inside

Key Ingredients

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate:

A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), a free radical scavenger.

Tocopheryl Acetate:

A stabilized ester of vitamin E, an important antioxidant and free-radical scavenger.

Tocopheryl Linoleate:

A vitamin E/fatty acid derivative that helps keep the skin moist and supple.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid):

A derivative of hyaluronic acid that naturally occurs in the skin. Has the ability to retain up to 40 times its weight in water on the surface of the skin.

Algae Extract:

An extract derived from a wide variety of plants grown in seawater and fresh water.


Retinol Complex 0.5%

Retinol Complex 0.5% by SkinMedica is formulated for all skin types.  The purpose of using this product is to enhance your skin’s tone, texture and it’s resiliency for diminished appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles.  You should apply this product in the evening after cleansing and toning and before applying your moisturizer.

If this is the first time you have used a retinol product, we recommend starting with 2 times per week, and gradually increasing frequency of use until daily use is tolerated.  You should use this product on the face, neck and chest areas.

Key Benefits of Retinol Complex 0.5

Enhances skin tone, texture, and resiliency

Diminishes appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles

Enhances skin tone and texture


Facial Cleanser

The Facial Cleanser by SkinMedica is appropriate for all skin types to both cleanse and hydrate the skin.  This product should be used in the morning and evening as a regular skin care regimen.  This product is to be applied to the face, neck and chest liberally twice daily.

To apply this product, first moisten your skin with lukewarm water, lather the product into your hands and then massage into the skin.

What’s Inside: Key Ingredients

Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5):

An agent that binds moisture to surface skin layers. Soothing and calming, it encourages healthy skin.

Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract:

Helps prevent free radical damage.

ABOUT COLORSCIENCE

As part of our commitment to bringing the best products possible to our skincare customers, we now carry the Colorescience makeup line. These natural mineral makeups look great and are designed to protect your skin while keeping you looking your best out in the summer sun. Perfect for any outdoor summer adventure!

What makes this line of makeup so effective at defending your skin? It’s the fact that many of these selections come with a powerful SPF rating, up to 30 SPF for the UV protective foundation, and 50 SPF for the mineral sunscreen brushes. Look great and care for your skin by substituting your greasy sunscreen with a new daily makeup.

All of these products are naturally formulated to be gentle and non-irritable to the skin. The powders are fine enough that your skin should breathe easily even with a complete application. The wide range of colors available for all different skin tones will make it easy to choose the perfect one for you.  

Check out the informational Colorescience videos below and give us a call if you would like to try them out on our skin.

 

 

 

ABOUT ELTA MD

Elta MD Suncreens – How they Work


The EltaMD sunscreen products provide safe, broad-spectrum UV protection. A good/quality sunscreen helps prevent sunburns and if used correctly with other sun protection methods, should reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the suns UV rays. Ultraviolet rays are invisible energy that radiates directly from the sun. UV-A (aging) rays account for 95% of our sun exposure. Most of the sun exposure we receive is during our youth, before 20 years of age. These UV-A rays lead to skin cancer as we get older. UV-A rays penetrate more deeply into the skin layers compared to UV-B and cause a number of issues including loss of collagen, wrinkles, textural changes and much more. UV-B (burning) rays mostly affect the outer layer of the skin. These are the rays that you can get from a tanning salon. These rays cause sunburns and tanning that also greatly increase the risk of skin cancer over time. Your risk for skin cancer approximately doubles in those sun worshipers who have had more than five sunburns. The Skin Cancer Foundation (Nov. 2010)

When using EltaMD sunscreens, the UV-A and UV-B rays reflect and scatter away from your skin, not absorbed. This gives you much more protection than normal from the sun to prevent a sunburn.

EltaMD products in the NEWS

The EltaMD Formulation


All EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with zinc oxide, a natural mineral ingredient that is inert and safe on any skin type. Because zinc maintains its protective ability in the sun, it is more stable than some other chemical ingredients that may degrade as you wear them. The EltaMD Zinc sunscreen blocks the widest spectrum of UV-A and UV-B rays, protecting skin against burning and the premature appearance of aging and risk of skin cancer. Zinc is safe for even the most sensitive skin types.

ABOUT LATISSE

Latisse to grow long, thick, natural eyelashes

Latisse allows your eyelashes to become thicker and fuller without false eyelash extension. By encouraging eyelashes to grow for a longer time before falling out, Latisse treatment gives you noticeable results.

The Latisse solution, made of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution at 0.03 per cent is the only FDA approved treatment to help you grow thicker, natural eyelashes. Results can typically be seen after eight weeks. Fullest results occur between 12 and 16 weeks.

Not enough lashes? Ask Dr. Crippen if Latisse is right for you.

It’s a once-per-day application treatment that works gradually and effectively. You apply the solution with a brush to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, results start to show in as little as 8 weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. Latisse is now available in Kelowna!

Brooke Shields after 16 weeks of using Latisse.

How Does Latisse Work?

Bimatoprost is the main ingredient in the solution. It is a Prostaglandin, a type of lipid, that is commonly used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension using eye drops. It was found to increase the length of eyelashes and subsequently approved by the FDA.

Latisse is thought to alter the eyelash growth cycle so that the growth phase is longer and more hairs are grown during that phase.

The eyelash growth was first discovered while Allergan was using bimatoprost in a medicated eye drop used to lower eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. These patients started to grow fuller eyelashes. As a result Allergan did studies into this side effect and developed a drug called Latisse to promote eyelash growth. Following a clinical trial Latisse was approved by the FDA in December of 2008. Since that time about 350,000 individuals in the United States have used about 1.5 million bottles of the product.

Latisse is relatively new to Kelowna and Dr. Crippen is bringing this new treatment to the interior of BC. Not all clinics carry this fabulous product.

If you are interested in received Latisse eyelash treatments, please contact DermMedica to set up a consultation today.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Habits Do You Often Recommend to People You Have Treated?

The most important habit is consistency and using good quality products that are tested to be effective. Cleansing, toning, moisturizing and of course Vitamins A, C and retinol are all very important.

What Sunscreen Do You Recommend for Protection During the Summer?

Our two most popular and effective sunscreens are our EltaMD line as well as our SkinMedica total defence sunscreen.

Do You Offer Preventative Care?

Absolutely, there are many preventative procedures for your skin beyond rejuvenation products.

What Do You Recommend for Dryness?

The key here is to not dry out your skin with a harsher-than-needed cleanser and using a good quality moisturizer that works well.

What Do You Recommend for Reddened Areas?

Redness is a sign of irritation or inflammation. There are many potential causes. Sometimes products are needed, other times laser treatments are the best option for long term results.

What Do You Recommend for Frequent Acne Breakouts?

A simple regime with a good cleanser, toner, and light moisturizer are key. Our SkinMedica line is an excellent choice for many patients.

Can Any of Your Treatments Help to Create a More Youthful Appearance?

Think of skin care products as our preventative tools, while our laser and injectable solutions will correct current damage.

What Should I Bring to My Consultation at Dermmedica?

Bring a list of your current care products, your goals, and an open mind! We have many options depending on your goals so be prepared to learn quite a lot about the possibilities.

What Sunscreen Do You Recommend for Protection During the Summer?

We recommend sunscreens that contain zinc oxide to achieve the best protection from both UV-A and UV-B radiation. Our most popular and cosmetically elegant sunscreens are made by EltaMD as well as SkinMedica.

Do You Offer Preventative Procedures?

Absolutely, we have a range of treatments that can prevent skin cancer, lines & wrinkles, pigmentation change and more. Our products by SkinMedica also contain growth factors which helps skin grow more collagen and elastin.

What Do You Recommend for Frequent Acne Breakouts?

The most common reason for acne is either inflammation of the hair follicle or plugging of the hair follicle with excessive or thick oil secretions. We have skin care products that can help keep your pores open and less inflamed. Usually, in combination with topical or oral medications, we can achieve significant improvements in acne.

How Often Should I Use a Chemical Peel While Using TNS SkinMedica Serum?

You can have a chemical peel any time while using TNS essential serum. We recommend a break of one week during your peeling phase before restarting again.

What Is the Best over the Counter Scar And/Or Stretch Mark Treatments for Post Breast Augmentation?

The best scar ointment is petroleum jelly which provides an excellent barrier for the skin during the healing phase.

Can You Recommend a Good Anti-wrinkle Face Cream for the Days when I Don’t Use Retin-A?

There are a number of choices depending on your skin type. We recommend you see one of our skin care specialists to discuss your options. SkinMedica has a whole range of selection for this particular purpose.

Any Suggestions for My Uneven Skin Tone?

We have multiple laser and skin care options. We would need to see you for a formal assessment with one of our skin care specialists.

How Can I Revive My Skin and Give It More Life? Also What Do You Recommend to Get Rid of the Wrinkles Under My Eyes?

See the scar ointment comment on this page for a suggestion. For wrinkles around/under the eyes we normally recommend fractional CO2 laser treatment for noticeable long lasting results combined with SkinMedica skin care products to maintain those results.

Is TNS Serum Worth the Money?

TNS essential serum is like a protein shake for the skin, providing nourishment and nutrients to allow your skin to function at its optimal level. Each patient is unique and has to decide if the investment is worth the cost.

What Treatment is Best for Linear Scar Removal?

To remove a scar, surgery is usually the best option in this case.

What Are the Best Products After a Facelift?

We recommend the SkinMedica product line as it is very well tested and contains active ingredients proven to help keep skin looking younger and healthier.

Which Product(s) Should I Use After Having A Procedure?

After a procedure we recommend a good moisturizer with sunscreen daily. After the initial healing phase of the laser treatment, we recommend a combination of TNS serum products with growth factors to maintain your results.

Are SkinMedica® Products Safe To Use If I Have Rosacea?

Certain of the SkinMedica products ARE safe to use with Rosacea but we should assess your skin in person to decide which ones are right for you.

Are SkinMedica® Products Safe to Use While Pregnant? Or While Lactating?

Certain skin care products are safe to use, but again, we should assess your particular health in person before giving any specific suggestions.

Do You Recommend Refrigerating The Products To Maintain The Quality?

We recommend following the manufacturer’s recommended storage guidelines. Sometimes refrigeration can separate ingredients in the product and lead to disappointing results.

Are Colorescience Products Certified as Gluten-Free?

Yes they are gluten-free.

Does Colorescience contain Parabens?

Colorescience uses minerals for UV photo-protection so parabens are not included in the formulation.

What Sets Colorescience Apart from Other Mineral Makeup?

Colorescience products go on the skin easily and look more natural than other products we have tested. Our patients love this product line, that’s why we keep selling it.

Is Colorescience Sunscreen Safe?

Absolutely, it uses minerals to block UV rays which are not absorbed into the skin.

What Is the Difference Between SPF 30 and SPF 50?

Not much. You will get 1-2% more UVB photoprotection going with an SPF 50 over 30.

Is Colorescience Safe for All Skin Types?

Yes, it is safe for all skin types.

What Is So Unique About Colorescience?

Colorescience is a mineral makeup with integrated spf protection for great sun protection all day long.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Colorescience Will I See After My Treatment?

Colorescience is mineral based so there will be less potential irritation to the skin combined with excellent UV protection.

Can I Use Colorescience Mineral Makeup After A Major Skin Treatment?

It depends on the treatment, but normally yes you can use these products either immediately or shortly after your laser/skin treatment.

Is Mineral Makeup Better For My Skin?

It is generally accepted that mineral makeup is better for your skin as the minerals used are inert and are less well absorbed into the skin itself making for less potential skin reactions.

Is Colorescience Mineral Makeup Suitable For Mature Skin?

Absolutely, all skin types can be suitable for mineral makeup like Colorescience.

Will Your Mineral Makeup Cover My Rosacea And Acne Scars?

Colorescience makeup can definitely camouflage these conditions, however laser treatment can also make a long lasting or permanent change that helps the makeup work better.

How Long Does Latisse Take to Begin Working? How Long Will It Take Before I Can Tell Whether or Not It Is Working.

Latisse is a medication that was initially used to treat Glaucoma. They found that patients taking this medication (eye drops) grew longer, thicker eyelashes. So this medication (for eyelashes) is applied with a brush just to the eyelids (not in the eyes unless you have glaucoma) and it usually takes a few months to see significant results in terms of eyelash growth and thickness. They are working on other applications for this medication as well and in time we will see what they come up with next.

How Much Does Latisse Cost?

Latisse costs less than having eyelash extensions done regularly.

Does Latisse Work Better Than Revitalash?

For sure, it is much better and actually works!

Lost All Eyelashes Due to Extensions. Should I Use Latisse?

We would recommend you wait until your eyelashes begin to grow again and then start latisse.

Can Any Type of Doctor Prescribe Latisse?

Yes, this is possible.

How Long Does a Bottle of Latisse Last?

Depending on your use, it will last a couple months on average.

What Happens when You Stop Using Latisse?

Your eyelashes will return to their normal size and length over the next few months.

Can Latisse Be Used by Contact Lens Wearers?

Yes, there are no issues with latisse and contact lenses.

Is It Safe to Wear Latisse During the Daytime?

You can apply latisse any time of day.

Is It Safe To Use Latisse While Breastfeeding?

We recommend not using latisse or any drug for that matter while breastfeeding.

How Often Should Latisse Be Used?

Once nightly application is the normal frequency for latisse application.

How Often Do I Need to Apply Latisse to Maintain the Results?

Once you are stable and happy with your eyelashes, we recommend application once every 2-3 days for maintenance.

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