We are a multidisciplinary and integrative medical center with highly skilled professionals dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of medical skin care, laser & cosmetic skin treatments.
Who We Are
We are cosmetic & medical professionals committed to delivering high-quality treatments using the latest technologies in skin care. We promise to work closely with our patients to ensure they receive the best results possible for every treatment. We have a commitment to consistent, quality care because our clinic is built on the foundation of strong relationships.
Our patients are assured care at a high quality medical level in a no pressure environment. We are at the leading edge of medical & aesthetic technology as we maintain our renowned reputation for excellent customer service experiences.
DermMedica was originally established in 1994 (under the name Kelowna Vein & Laser Centre) to offer an alternative to more invasive plastic surgery procedures. There was also a serious need for a medical skin & laser clinic with well-trained physicians in the BC interior.
We moved into our new location in 2020 at “The Shore” directly across from Gyro Beach on Lakeshore Road. DermMedica is the perfect blend of a professional and relaxed clinical environment. Our clinic boasts a new modern design with natural lighting and inviting colors, favourable for patient comfort and serenity. Our facility is distinguished by a full range of medical and cosmetics skin treatments. Medical rooms are equipped with quality equipment and are oriented to ensure patient privacy.
Our most recognized and popular procedures are CoolSculpting® for non-invasive fat removal, Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm Fillers, Laser Tattoo Removal and DermaPeel for laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. These are all minimally or non-invasive technologies that provide exceptional results for the right patient.
Meet the Staff
"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
"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
"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
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.