Kelowna Physician
1626 Richter St., #200
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2M3 CA
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, University of Ottawa
    Medical: MD, University of Western Ontario
    Masters: MSc, Pharmacology/Molecular Biology, University of Ottawa
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Family Medicine, University of Manitoba
    Phlebology, American Board of Phlebology
    Dermatology, Cardiff University, Wales
    Harvard Medical School

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Shouldn't Tying off Only the Superficial Branch of the Temporal Artery Be Successful?

The image you show here is not of an artery, rather this is a vein.  If you are considering cosmetic improvement of this vein, just one option... READ MORE

Sclerotherapy for Large Veins?

Larger "ropey" veins can indeed be treated with Sclerotherapy.  There is a caveat to this however in that after treatment those treated... READ MORE

Can a Medical Assistant Administer Sclerotherapy?

This is a common situation encountered by many patients.  They visit a physicians office because of their desire to have a physician perform the... READ MORE

KTP Laser Best Treatment for Spider Veins on Face?

The KTP laser is an excellent option for treating those small spider veins on the face.  The V-Beam is also another good option but for pin-point... READ MORE

Blisters After Sclerotherapy

This looks like a reaction to something on your skin rather than injection into the veins under the skin.  How many days is this after the... READ MORE

Best Treatment for Threadlike Spider Veins?

This is an excellent question and i have this question posed to me more than once per week.  Many cosmetic spas and non-vein specialist clinics... READ MORE

Can Sclerotherapy Treat Facial Veins?

The physician should not use a "foam" solution for this, rather just the liquid version of the same sclerosant. i prefer to use an... READ MORE

Facials and Blackhead Removal While on Accutane?

Be careful who you see as your skin will have impaired wound healing so they should not be very aggressive with the treatment. but generally you... READ MORE

Best Sclerotherapy Solution?

It all depends on the type of vein being treated and what each clinic has to offer. For smaller veins, a salt/sugar solution may be used as well... READ MORE

28 yrs female with moderate cystic acne.

It will take some time to see results with Isotretinoin. Give it at least 2-3 months see improvements and if you want to change dose please consult... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Crippen

Craig Crippen, MD has shared 7 before and after pictures with 8 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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