DermMedica - Kelowna, BC

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Conveniently located to serve Kelowna, BC.

Treatment Options

Latisse

Use Latisse to grow long, thick, natural eyelashes.

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Before & After Gallery

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

With Latisse You Can

Rediscover Your True Look at DermMedica

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.

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

What is Latisse?

The Latisse solution, made of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution at 0.03 percent, 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.

How Does It Work?

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!

Longer Eyelashes – The Answer is Latisse

There are many different things that we like to do to make ourselves as beautiful as can be. We do what we can to keep our bodies looking youthful through good dieting and exercise, and of course, there is the help of laser hair removal to keep our bodies silky smooth. Botox is great for doing away with wrinkles and fine lines. But there are ways to beautify ourselves that not everyone considers.

Many people absolutely love the look of longer eyelashes. But, as many models in magazines have shown us, the adding of fake eyelashes is becoming the norm. Now, not only are fake eyelashes not meant to be permanent, they are also not the best way to obtain a natural look, and this can be just as important as the length of the eyelashes themselves.

How Long Does Latisse Take to Begin 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.

Latisse for Eyelash Growth

Latisse is a once-a-day application treatment. You apply the solution using a brush to the base of your upper eyelashes. It helps your eyelashes to grow thanks to its active ingredient known as bimatoprost. It has shown to affect the growth of eyelash hair in two ways:

  • Firstly, it increases the length of the eyelash growth phase, which is also known as the “anagen” phase.
  • Secondly, it increases the number of hairs that grow during this phase.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Latisse

Longer Eyelashes with Latisse – DermMedica

How Much Does Latisse Cost?

Latisse costs less than having eyelash extensions done regularly.

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.

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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“Fantastic Job!”

"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." – Harold Elliot

“Surprised How Easy It Was!”

"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

“Highly Recommend”

"I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for a while 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. The staff is also excellent!!! Thank you." – LK

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Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Meet Dr. Craig Crippen
MD CCFP FCFP

Born and raised in Ottawa Ontario, Dr. Crippen has attended three Canadian universities and obtained four educational titles including his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). Since graduating in 2001, Dr. Crippen has continued to expand his knowledge, focusing his practice in the fields of Medical Dermatology, Vein, Laser & Cosmetic Medicine.

After receiving his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, Dr. Crippen then completed his specialty training in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba over the next two years. He has worked extensively in public and private medicine since 2003, but in response to rising demand, Dr. Crippen has devoted his practice exclusively to both medical & cosmetic skin care procedures/treatments at his clinic.