DermMedica - Kelowna, BC

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Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm


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Conveniently located to serve Kelowna, BC.

Treatment Options

DermaPeel (Laser Peels)

We will help you smoothen your skin to feel more confident with your appearance.

Book a consultation with us today!

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 DermaPeel You Can

Rediscover Your True Look at DermMedica

A Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser is similar to an Erbium Laser in that they both vaporize water to remove layers of problem skin and stimulate collagen growth. A fractional CO2 laser, however, is a much better skin tightening laser and therefore is used for the treatment of deeper skin problems.


Dr. Crippen is certified in cosmetic laser procedures by the American Board of Laser Surgery. Always make sure you see an experienced and well-trained laser physician for your fractional laser treatments.

How does it work?

A fractional CO2 laser heats water, and our skin cells are made primarily of water. When directed at the problem skin area, the laser gently removes skin cells, exposing fresh layers of lower lying skin. The heat from the laser also helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen, aiding in the development of younger, smoother skin. No matter how aged the outer layers of skin may appear, Fractional CO2 treatments in Kelowna will always help improve aging and/or sun damaged skin.

Recovery Time

1-7 days – Due to the intensity of the treatment, fractional CO2 laser patients often experience redness, and slight swelling following the procedure. Patients are encouraged to moisturize the skin, apply sunscreen, avoid sun exposure, and maintain a regular cleansing schedule during recovery.

Expected Results

Smoother, tighter, firmer, and younger looking skin are the common results of fractional CO2 laser treatments. If a fractional CO2 laser is used to treat acne, brown spots, melasma, or wrinkles, patients can expect the gradual removal of these conditions after a series of treatments.

Fractional Laser Treatments in Kelowna, BC

At DermMedica, the average fractional laser treatment in Kelowna is 20 to 30 minutes. The rest of the appointment time is spent waiting for the numbing cream to properly freeze the treatment area. After exposure to the laser, the treated skin is soothed with a moisturizing ointment before the patient is able to leave the office and proceed home. To the left is a video of a patient followed daily for one week during and immediately after a facial fractional CO2 laser treatment.

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Treatment Spotlight:

DermaPeel Fractional CO2 Laser


  • Only clinic in Kelowna that performs full face ablative resurfacing for noticeable permanent results.
  • Certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery, Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
  • Over 10 years of experience performing this procedure on hundreds of patients.

PROCEDURE TIME: 30-45 minutes
RECOVERY TIME: 7-10 days
LASTS: Permanent
TECHNIQUE: CO2 laser treatment to remove aged, sun damaged skin.
RESULTS: Seen in 7-10 days, improving further over the next 2 months
PAIN LEVEL: Minimal with anaesthetic
ANESTHESIA: Topical and injection anaesthetic

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Services & Treatments Offered

Related Treatments

“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

Doctor Crippen Family Photo

Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Meet Dr. Craig Crippen

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.