Cosmetic Skin Problems

We’ll help you fix any imperfections in your skin so that you can live life more confidently.

Cosmetic Skin Problems

Get friendly and affordable help with your cosmetic skin problems here at our full-service Kelowna skin care center.

Our clinic has been serving the Kelowna area for many years now, and is currently headed by the experienced and certified Dr. Craig Crippen. Dr. Crippen has been assisting patients with their cosmetic skin problems for over a decade, and in that time, has built DermMedica into one of the most successful local skin care and vein clinics in Kelowna.

We encourage you to call today with any questions you have about our skin treatment services. We can help with many more problems than just those listed here, and we would love to discuss your needs and options during a no-obligation consultation. Contact us to get help, or keep reading to learn more about the cosmetic skin problems that are treated here.

We use the latest methods and the most non-invasive technology possible to help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted. Please call our office to get help with these conditions. You can click on any of them to learn more about the treatments we offer.

Acne Scars

Acne is a serious problem that affects adolescents and adults alike. While it’s nearly impossible to predict who will suffer from outbreaks and when they will happen, proactive treatment can prevent permanent damage such as acne scars from appearing. We offer three different acne treatments, which we’ll recommend based on your circumstances.

  • The V-Beam Laser: Our pulsed dye laser is used for many of our skin treatments, and it is effective at reducing the visibility of all kinds of red marks on the skin. You may be able to see differences immediately, but 3-4 cycle treatment schedules are usually the most effective.
  • The Fractional Affirm Laser: This gentle treatment is non-ablative, meaning it doesn’t remove any skin. While non-invasive, it can be incredibly effective at reducing scar tissue and redness in general.
  • The Fractional CO2 Laser: This laser works by heating the moisture in skin cells, accurately removing small layers of the skin to expose the fresh layers beneath them. It’s an effective way to restore the original youthful look to skin that has been damaged by acne scars.

No matter which of our treatments you’re considering, you’re in good hands at DermMedica. Dr. Crippen is completely certified to administer all of these laser treatments, and he has been helping Kelowna and the the BC area with acne scar treatments for many years now.

Brown Spots

Brown spots are a very common condition that we can treat very successfully here at DermMedica. You may have heard them called age spots or liver spots, but they have nothing to do with your liver, and they aren’t always brown. They most often appear on people with light complexions, on areas that have received a lot of sun exposure.

We can treat brown spots in many different ways. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may recommend:

  • Alexandrite Q-Switched Laser
  • Chemical Peels
  • Fractional CO2 Laser
  • IPL
  • NdYag Q-Switch Laser
  • Photodynamic Therapy

You’ll need to schedule a consultation to learn which treatment will be most effective for you. No matter which one you choose, you’re in good hands. Dr. Crippen is professionally certified to administer all of these treatments, and he has been helping patients with brown spots in Kelowna for many years.


If you’ve noticed skin with a rippled look around your hips, thighs or buttocks, it may be cellulite. Cellulite occurs when the collagen fibers that connect fat to skin becomes stressed. This troublesome condition can be caused by many different lifestyle conditions, including:

  • Genetics
  • Hormone changes
  • Dehydration
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Here at DermMedica, we treat cellulite with the Accent Rf system. This advanced “radio frequency” system uses gentle heating to break down and reorganize collagen. Cellulite may be noticeably improved as soon as the treatment is finished, and results should become even better over the next couple months.

Facial Volume Loss

When the supporting layer of the skin on the face begins to deteriorate, it’s called facial volume loss. Wrinkles are the most common result, but you may be unhappy with the look of your lost volume for many reasons. Fortunately, we have an effective treatment available.

Dr. Crippen prefers the use of gentle and adjustable HA (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers. Advantages of this treatment include effective results with no surgery, no downtime, and easy adjustment. They can even be removed easily if the results don’t meet expectations. Dr. Crippen recommends Juverderm fillers, and there are many of them to suit your needs.

Fat Deposits

It’s often impossible to target the fat in the exact location you want. Even with the right diet and exercise, some spots are simply stubborn. If you’re trying to target fat around your waist, thighs or anywhere, we may have the perfect treatment for you.

Coolsculpting is a completely non-invasive treatment that eliminates stubborn fat deposits by freezing the fat cells underneath the skin. You’ll barely feel a thing, and you’ll be able to go about your normal tasks as soon as you walk out of the treatment. The frozen fat will collapse as it warms again, and will be removed naturally by the body.

Hair Removal

There are many different sources for unwanted hair growths. Most of them come back to genetics, though hormones, gland disorders and other problems can also play a role. No matter the placement of your unwanted hair, we can help you quickly.

We offer permanent laser hair removal here at our Kelowna skin care center. Our laser damages the hair at the root, so it falls out and doesn’t come back. You’ll need to schedule a consultation to find out if laser hair removal is the right treatment for you.

Moles/Skin Tags

Moles and skin tags are a frustrating problem with a quick and relatively painless solution. Slightly different treatments apply for these conditions, but both of them can be handled in a single visit with very little recovery time.

Depending on the size and location, Dr. Crippen can remove the growth with either surgically or with a laser. A consultation with an examination will be necessary to determine which treatment is the best for your case.

Saggy Skin

Sagging skin is a predictable consequence of aging, though the speed at which it develops can be based heavily on the choices you make. You’re most likely to have problems with sagging skin if you’re a smoker, or if you spend a lot of time out in the sun without adequate protection.

No matter the reason, we have a range of treatments and therapies available that can help you restore a youthful look to the skin on your face. Schedule a consultation today, and we’ll be able to tell you which of these popular treatments is the best for your case.

  • Accent
  • Juvederm Dermal Fillers
  • Fractional CO2 Laser

Laser Tattoo Removal

DermMedica has been serving Kelowna with laser tattoo removal services for years, and it’s only gotten better. Modern laser removal systems destroy the ink while it’s still in the skin. The ink dissolves and is naturally disposed of by the body.

Dr. Crippen is professionally certified to administer cosmetic laser procedures. When done properly, these procedures are very effective at removing tattoos with no scarring. Schedule a consultation today to find out what kinds of results are possible for your tattoo.

Thin Lips

Thin lips are a problem that affects many people for many reasons. You may be experiencing thin lips as a result of genetics, smoking, sun exposure or simply just age. While it can be a hard problem to avoid later in life, it can still be easily treated.

Here at DermMedica, Dr. Crippen uses Juvederm fillers to restore volume to thin lips. These adjustable and reversible injections look great almost immediately, and the procedure requires no recovery time. Set an appointment today to learn how we can help you with thin lips.


Wrinkles are one of the most enduring cosmetic challenges, and we approach them with a suite of different treatments. Some wrinkles are simply a product of age, while others can be more closely correlated to things like family history, smoking habits and sun exposure.

No matter the reason for your wrinkles, we have a treatment that can offer you some relief. We target wrinkles with all of these treatments:

  • Botox Cosmetic
  • Xeomin Cosmetic
  • Chemical Peels
  • Juvederm Dermal Fillers
  • Erbium Laser
  • Affirm Fractional Laser
  • Fractional CO2 Laser

You’ll need to schedule a consultation to find out which one is right for you. Dr. Crippen would love to speak to you.

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