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September Special- 2 for 1 Photofacials

September Special: Photofacials 2 for 1

Our advanced photofacial treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With just a quick pulse of light we can smooth skin, diminish brown spots, redness, and broken capillaries.

Throughout September 2016, combine any 2 photofacials for the price of 1.

Choose from:

ACLARA for pigment removal (read more…)
ALISA for skin rejuvenation (read more…)
ALIVIA for redness removal (read more…)

This special is limited to one area and is delivered in the same session. Not valid with any other promotion. Offer valid from September 1-30, 2016. No pre-purchasing.

Browse through our selection and descriptions to see which treatment suits your skin’s needs most. Try our Treatment Selection Guide to help you choose the best course of action for your skin. We offer free consultations with our Skin Expert who will analyze your skin condition, outline the benefits, and help you select the best treatment option.

We use the Sharplight Formax system that features a patented Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) technology. It delivers quick pulses of light into the skin on areas of the face, neck, arms, hands, and legs. The depth of light penetration is measured according to the condition being treated, thereby targeting only selected areas and layers of the skin.

You may have heard that laser treatment can be painful, but with our Sharplight Formax system, you can rest assured that your photo facial will be a breeze. All hand pieces for the system feature a cooling window that cools your skin to a safe temperature during the service, meaning your skin feels cool and comfortable throughout!

Book now and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

Also, visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products. Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!


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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108

August Special- IPL is BACK!

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IPL Special

For the LADIES, Dérmica is treating you to underarm IPL Hair Removal with your purchase of ANY IPL Bikini.

For the GENTS, Dérmica is treating you to neck IPL Hair Removal with your IPL Beardline purchase.

Online Scheduling


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

brazilianThe Brazilian leaves only a small strip down the centre. It will give you the same flexibility with shape and coverage that the French offers, but also clears any unwanted strays from the backside leaving you confident from any angle.

hollywood The Hollywood will clear all existing hair from front to bunny tail leaving you G-string ready all around. Many spas will refer to this technique as a Brazilian, so make sure to clarify with your laser technician.

frenchThe French removes most of the hair from the front, removal from underside, and excludes the backside. The flattering little v-patch will bring the hairline down 2-3 inches from the bikini line, and give you most coverage at the top and taper neatly into the back.

Did you know we have an online Store?

Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!
Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from August 1-31, 2016. No pre-purchasing. Book your appointment- spots are limited!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Select CARA Skincare products 40% OFF!

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We are having a CARA Skincare SALE at Dérmica MedEsthetics!!

Save 40% on these 4 CARA Skincare products! Offer ends Aug. 30, 2016, while quantities last. In-store pick up only.

Hydra Calm Soothing Serum 1 oz / 30ml . Reg. $75
Specially formulated, for even the most sensitive, rosacea-prone skin. A clinically-proven, unique marine complex combined with willow herb and oat beta-glucan, help to reduce the appearance of facial redness and calm reactive skin with continued daily use.
Silc Radiance Repair Serum 0.5 oz / 15ml. Reg. $45
A dynamic veil for the skin with botanical extracts including cucumber, matricaria, lavender and ginseng, along with oils of carrot, apricot, vitamins A and E provide a shield against environmental aggression. It’s silky finish immediately improves the appearance of the skin. Recommended to be applied after moisturizer and before foundation to prime and perfect the complexion.
PhytoMud Pore Minimizing Mask 4 oz / 113g. Reg. $39
This vegetable mud mask contains the feature ingredient bentonite, a powerful skin clarifier for both, face and body. With the combined vegetable extracts it is also ideal for skin firmness, smoothness, tone and hydration while leaving the skin feeling fresh and looking clean.
Amicelle Anti-Line Serum 1 oz / 30ml. Reg. $89
This scientifically advanced, amino-peptide serum is highly effective in reducing the visible appearance of crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown and lip lines. The formulation has added benefits of sodium hyaluronate, polysaccharides and DMAE that provide the skin with an immediate tightening and lifting effect. Use of product will complement professional anti-wrinkle treatments based on infiltration, peeling, dermal fillers, and laser treatments.

Did you know we have an Online Skincare Store?

Visit to shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!
Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

The difference between LASER and IPL

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What is the difference between LASER and IPL?

A: IPL and Laser are light-based treatment methods used in the skincare and med esthetics industry to treat a variety of common skin conditions and permanent hair reduction.
The IPL and Laser equipment deliver their results by emitting a specific range of light energy towards a specific target in the skin. In a successful treatment the light energy is absorbed by water, blood, or pigment in the skin, which are eradicated without causing disruption the surrounding tissue.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)

IPL technologies project flashes of light energy onto the surface of the skin. The handheld device is placed directly on the skin and flashed at set intervals. The device emits a broad band of light energy into the skin, which is then quickly absorbed by the target. The diameter covered by the spot size varies and is ideal for larger areas.

IPL treatments are said to have less discomfort involved during the procedure, and require shorter recover periods and visible down-time. The peak temperature during these sessions is typically lower than that of Laser, making it ideal for treating heat sensitive skin conditions such as Melasma and Rosacea.

LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)

Lasers operate by emitting a single wave of steady or pulsed laser light into their target. Depending on the manufacturer of the Laser equipment, some lasers are not suitable for all skin tones or skin conditions; therefore the technician is required to use different attachments or machines for treatment.

The spot size used to treat with laser is more concentrated, therefore smaller, and procedure time can be longer. For treatment of skin conditions, Laser tends to have a longer period of recovery and visible down-time following sessions. Lasers are said to be ideal for treating leg veins and tattoo removal.

IPL and Laser are both safe and effective treatment methods for treating skin conditions and permanently reducing unwanted hair. It is important to remember that results vary with both methods, there are specific guidelines to follow pre/post treatment, and number of sessions can range from 4-12.

For clients who meet the skin and/or hair criteria for IPL or Laser, the success of treatment is also influenced by the quality of equipment being used, and the technician’s knowledge of operating light-based technology.

In summary, the major difference between the two IPL and Laser is the range of light energy emitted by the device. Regardless of whether you choose IPL or Laser, it is always best to do your research.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Possibly the best facial in Edmonton.

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Looking for the best facial in Edmonton?

Well, we’re kind of biased, so book your facial with dérmica and decide for yourself! Dérmica facials are designed to meet your skin’s specific needs. Facial products are selected based on your expressed skin concerns in consultation with our skin specialist. We offer 4 types of facials:

Dérmica LUX

This 90-minute treatment takes your routine facial to the next level. This luxurious treatment incorporates all the benefits of our dérmica FIX with all the extras! Your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, and face are treated to a relaxing combination of Swedish and Pressure point massage. That’s not all though, your spa session is finished off with a dérmica BrowRx, leaving your face looking and feeling anew!

Dérmica FIX

This 60-minute treatment-focused facial is customized to meet your skin’s specific needs to address any skin concerns and conditions. Your skin will be treated to a thorough deep pore cleanse and exfoliation to remove impurities and debris from the skin. Then, the skin is infused with nutrients with our masking and moisture care. Give your skin the TLC it needs with the DermicaFIX facial! Whether you have blemishes, dry, oily, or acne prone skin, our thorough consultations and custom applications ensure that we address your skin’s specific needs.

Dérmica MAN

This 60-minute male skincare facial is designed to address male specific skin concerns, such as ingrown hairs, dull skin appearance, and coarse skin, along with other major skin concerns. Your tailor fit facial is complete with deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, mask application, relaxing scalp and eye massage, and moisture care. The dérmicaMAN facial will leave your skin looking clean and refreshed!

Dérmica BACK Treatment

This 75-minute treatment begins with a deep pore cleanse followed by exfoliation to remove build up and dead skin on your back. A relaxing steam session warms and softens the skin in preparation for manual extractions. Your back is then massaged with nutrients through a custom mask application. Moisture care is applied. Ideal for all skin types.
Click here to book your facial online. Also, visit our ONLINE Skincare Store. Love, Peace, and Great Skin! Dérmica MedEsthetics (780) 885 7108

May Special

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Book you and a friend & each receives 20% OFF ANY MedEsthetics service!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, have a spa day with a friend and each receives 20% off any MedEsthetics service!

Our advanced treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With our MedEsthetics menu, we can smooth skin, diminish brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, and remove unwanted facial and body hair.

Our MedEsthetics menu features: We offer MedEsthetics solutions:
  • Active Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Age spots/ Sun spots/ Dark spots
  • Loss of Elasticity/ Dull skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large Pores
  • Uneven skin tone/ Melasma
  • Redness/ Broken capillaries/ Rosacea
  • Unwanted hair
Try our TREATMENT SELECTION GUIDE to see which MedEsthetics service is best suited for your skin concerns.
Offer ends May 31, 2016. This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. No pre-purchasing.

Visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products.
Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

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(780) 885-7108