DERMATOLOGY & LASER CLINIC
ABOUT THE CLINIC
Derm.ca opened in 2008, and we have successfully treated over 100,000 people ,including 10,000 patients with skin cancer.
The clinic is led by Dr. Ken Alanen, a dermatologist, dermatopathologist, laboratory medicine specialist and cofounder of Revoderm Pharma skin care.
We have one of the busiest acne and cosmetic and laser dermatology practices in Western Canada.
We see the full range of skin conditions in our practice, be it acne, sun damage, hair loss, sensitive skin, scars, rosacea etc. and every cosmetic concern that patients may have.
The Revoderm medical-grade skin care line is designed to help treat the types of patients we see every single day.
We strongly believe that the best skin care is engineered by actual dermatology experts — nothing rivals training, credentials and experience.
TREATMENT & PROCEDURE MENU
We are one of Canada's busiest acne clinics, having successfully treated over 10,000 patients. We
treat all kinds of acne including teenage acne, hormonal acne and adult acne. We offer the full spectrum of services including lsolaz laser, chemical peels, DermaSweep, InnoPen as well as individualized skin care and prescription regimens. If it is difficult to make it into the clinic or if you desire easy, ongoing care, we have an e-consultation service email@example.com
We offer the full range of scar therapy — individualized for you depending on the type of scarring, your personal tolerance of downtime and budget. We have treated thousands of patients with this condition. The best outcomes from scar therapies — cortisone injections, subscision, laser therapy, platelet rich plasma - stem from how the many therapies are combined. Our Scar Gel with Silicone is also helpful.
Botox diminishes the appearance of muscle wrinkles. This very popular treatment works by reducing excessive muscle contractions that cause persistent frown lines, crow's feet and other deep wrinkles that develop over time. A safe and highly effective procedure that boasts a 97% satisfaction rate, Botox treatments are quick and have no downtime.
Botox is an excellent time-honoured approach to treating debilitating hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). Most patients get six to nine months of relief after being treated with a series of tiny needles, which place the medication into the armpits. Most plans cover the cost of the Botox medication.
Cortisone injections are the therapy of choice for treating new painful acne bumps — you know, the ones that come from seemingly nowhere and don't ever make it to the surface. Squeezing these is a pointless exercise. The spots can turn into unsightly cysts, scars or both. If you need an urgent "spot shot," call us and we will get you in ASAP.
If you've had a piercing or expansion or tear that has gone awry, you don't need to live with it. Several delicate surgical repair options (all done under local anesthetic) in our non-hospital
surgical facility can reverse these issues.
Sweating and the odour that comes with it are optional. Eradication (or at least excellent control) of this stubborn problem is now possible. This is achieved through Botox or miraDry laser — the only FDA-approved laser for this problem. "No sweat" as the expression goes. Talk to us.
Everyone loses volume with time; the grape becomes the raisin. Reversing this process is achieved through your own plan of injectable filler, Botox and laser and non-surgical face lift. Not everyone needs everything — we will go over what is best for you.
Cysts and lipomas form as "thickenings" under the surface of the skin. They are very common
and most such bumps are biologically innocent. They can be removed by Dr. Alanen and staff, usually through a small incision under local anesthetic. Skin tags, seborrheic keratoses and
overgrown oil glands are easily removed using noninvasive techniques. We always send tissue for testing to ensure that there is no skin cancer if there is ever a doubt. (This is why spots like this should not be treated by laser).
Mole mapping is the most trusted technology to help detect deadly melanoma skin cancer at its earliest, most curable stage. Your moles are photographed at six month intervals by a high-resolution camera. The images are analyzed by sophisticated computer algorithms and reviewed by Dr. Alanen. We typically combine mapping with facial sun damage analysis to grade the degree of sun damage that you may have incurred from sunshine many years ago. This analysis accurately guides our therapy recommendations.
Dr. Alanen and his team have removed tens of thousands of moles over the years — nuisance, cosmetic and pre-cancerous. We will happily assess all of your skin and make a team decision about how to remove your spots of concern and give you the best possible cosmetic outcome.
On occasion, acne scars are so deep that laser alone won't suffice. Subcision is a remarkable procedure that corrects the appearance of acne scars with minimal downtime. It is arguably the most effective acne scar procedure for deep scars, and it can be combined with laser therapy. A small needle with a cutting edge is inserted just under the skin surface by Dr. Alanen. Then, he releases the adhesions of the thick acne scar tissue. This treatment can be combined with platelet rich plasma (PRP). Come see our own before and afters. You will be impressed.