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Jhoenna has taken her 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and known expertise to develop the Dérmica line of results-driven esthetic treatments that are sure to surpass your expectations!

Ingrown hair removal Edmonton

How can I get rid of ingrown hairs and bumps on my face and scalp? 

Let’ start by understanding the cause of these bumps on the scalp… 

Razor bumps are often caused by close shaving and barbering techniques. The shaved areas of the skin endure micro-trauma over the protrusion of the hair follicle. The damage is often due to dull blades, excessive pressure, repeated passes, and/or shaving against the grain. 

Our skin’s natural response to trauma is to repair and rebuild the damaged tissue, causing a blockage over the opening of the follicle. This blockage prevents the hair strand from breaking through to the surface of the skin. The hair strand will continue to grow and coil back into the skin causing it to swell.

What treatment is recommended for getting rid of these bumps? 

Our preferred method to treat scalp folliculitis is with salicylic acid peels or ‘Acne Treatment”. Known for its exfoliating and anti-inflammatory benefits, Salicylic Acid is an effective solution for this and other skin conditions. 

What to expect during your treatment…

Salicylic acid is applied to the area for 2-8 minutes and can be layered to intensify the treatment. The acid penetrates deep into follicles where it loosens and softens the oils and buildup. This allows for the hair to become dislodged as the skin begins to shed the excess layers above the follicle opening.  

The treatment takes 30-45 minutes and may require manual extraction of the trapped hair. The chemical peel process is repeated 3-4 weeks apart until desired results are achieved, on average 4-6 sessions are required for maximum results.  

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What should I be doing at home?  

Products containing Salicylic Acid are great for at-home treatment. Regular use of these products will continue the treatment process and boost results. 

TIPS  

Proper home care is key for maximizing results and preventing future breakouts. Here are some tips to follow:  

  • Keep the area dry and clean.  
  • Avoid wearing headgear for extended periods. 
  • Do not shave down to the skin with razors. 
  • Use electric trimmers with a guard to avoid close shave. 
  • Exfoliate regularly using a skin scrub.  
  • Avoid picking at live skin. 

While the visibly bumpy appearance on the skin is the most common concern, other far more concerning issues can arise from these bumps on the scalp. These skin flare-ups can cause scarring, permanent hair loss, bacterial and fungal infections. In severe cases, your skincare specialist may suggest a visit with your doctor for testing or diagnosis before commencing treatment.  

Our role is to help improve the general health of your skin through professional care, products, and care recommendations. Call to book your complimentary phone consult with one of our skincare specialists!  

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Does IPL Hair Removal work?

Does IPL Hair Removal work?

Well…does it?

Yes, IPL Hair Removal does work. However, results may vary amongst individuals. While some individuals may reach desired results sooner than others, we recommend 8-12 sessions for maximum results.

Ensuring your IPL Hair Removal treatments work.

Below are some tips from our experts:

👉Make the commitment.

The length of your treatment course can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. Your body naturally tries to repair the hair follicles damaged by the light energy. As a result, we must increase the intensity of energy with every new treatment, until we reach our desired goal.

A fresh shave the morning of your appointment will maximize results. All forms of hair removal that pull the hair from the follicle, for example, waxing, must be avoided during treatment course.

👉Attend scheduled appointments.

We recommend facial areas be booked 4-6 weeks apart, and body parts spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Waiting too long between treatments may result in retrograde energy settings.

👉Follow after-care instructions.

Following post care instructions will extend the safety of your treatment at home. Knowing your aftercare instructions will help you book your appointment accordingly.


Preparing so that your IPL Hair Removal works.

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Should I Peel or Flake After an Acne Treatment?

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” I had my first acne treatment peel a week ago. I have not seen any peeling or flaking…” 

Do not fret as you are still in the early stages of the treatment. Patience is key with chemical peels!  

The visible reaction caused by chemical peels during and post-treatment varies per individual. There are a few key points we will cover as we help you understand your skins’ response and expectations for your recent acne treatment peel.  

1 | The waiting period 

At this point, it is too soon to rate the success of your treatment. Your skin is still undergoing the process of lifting the layer of skin that was separated during the application of the peel. Once the skin has fully separated from the underlying skin cells, it will begin to shed. This can take up to 2 weeks. 

2 | Not all skins shed alike 

When we google or hear the term ‘chemical peel’, we assume our skin will be immediately shedding in sheets or visible patches of skin.

The visible reaction through the healing process depends on the skin type and condition being treated. Oily and acne-prone skin is coarser and has a thicker oil barrier holding the skin cells together. Shedding occurs most during and after cleansing and even so does not flake like a dry skin type. Trust in the process and use exfoliant 2-3 times a week for an added boost.

3 | Number of peels  

Peels are most effective when delivered in a controlled manner in order to avoid injury and produce lasting results.

To begin, the skin is treated using lighter peels in order to increase the skin’s tolerance. With each treatment, the intensity of the peels is increased until optimal results are achieved. This measured approach allows for the application of stronger acids with less risk of causing adverse reactions or irreversible damage to the skin. Keep in mind that the stronger the peel, the more visible reaction during and post-treatment. 

Although the name and online visuals of the treatment can lead one to believe that all peels should cause major flaking and sloughing, this is not always the case. Be patient with your progress and trust that your skin is operating in its’ own unique way and the skin is rejuvenating on a microscopic level regardless of what you see with the naked eye.  

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In search of your pick for Microblading in Edmonton?

Microblading in Edmonton
Dérmica has over 5 years of experience in microblading in Edmonton.

Researching spas that offer microblading in Edmonton is important. Microblading and brow tattooing is an art form that requires special attention to detail and practice. It can take years to master this popular service and art form. 

Faces come in different shapes, colours, and features, making each service an opportunity to enhance techniques. Brow artists develop their signature style and technique that draws clients with similar vision. 

Doing your research and finding the right artist or clinic to suit your needs will make all the difference when attaining your desired look. 

Read on as we define the dérmica microblading service and see if we are your place in Edmonton for microblading! 

Brow Goals… 

Our goal is to achieve versatile brows that blend seamlessly into your natural brow and compliment your features. Once healed, the finished brows can be dressed-up with a little colour or worn bare for a fresh-faced look. 

Identifying your brow needs… 

In your consultation, we assess the existing hair growth, shape, and discuss your desired look. With this information, we can select the appropriate level of coverage to suit your brow needs. Whether it’s a Level 1, 2, or 3, your brows will be topped up or fully restored to their most natural finish. 

Precision shaping  

The microblading service begins with a personalized mapping of your brow area. This map provides a precise outline of the microblading. The outline gives you a guide of the areas in need of fill, and ensures that the shape suits your face and aligns with your other features.  

Hair strokes 

Each hair stroke is etched by following your natural hair growth, lending way to a multidimensional look that flows with the existing brows. The direction, placement, length, and thickness are measured accordingly with your natural hair. 

Customized colour 

Your brow colour is hand-selected by identifying the hue and level of your skin tone. We then customize a blend that matches and holds pigment after the skin has healed over. 

Complimentary follow-up 

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Although your brows may look great on the initial date of service, once shed and healed, the results may differ. We want to ensure that your brows are up to par with your expectations, and for that reason, we include a complimentary Refresher session in our microblading services.

Your Refresher session is a colour fill for areas that did not retain the initial procedure or have since faded (50% pigment remaining). We consider how unique our skin is when healing and allow 6-weeks to 12 months for this Refresher visit. 


We are keen on helping you look your best and understand the vital role brows play in your facial appearance. Our service goal is to provide you with brows that flatter your natural features and save you effort in your daily prep routine.  

Call today to book your complimentary consultation with our brow experts. 

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
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Ingrown Hair Remedies

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IPL is one of the most effective ways of treating ingrown hairs.

Are you struggling with ingrown hairs in your beard area?

Ingrown hair remedies are a top skincare concern for most males, especially in areas around the creases of the mouth area and neckline.

Although exfoliation and other skin resurfacing methods can offer mild relief, they do not provide a permanent solution to the issue. 

So, what can you do to alleviate this condition once and for all? Our TOP pick for treating ingrown hairs is IPL Hair Removal

What is IPL? 

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a form of phototherapy used to treat structures of the skin/hair.

This advanced method of phototherapy is similar to the commonly known LASER Hair Removal treatment, as it delivers permanent results for most hair and skin types. IPL Hair Removal differs from LASER in the effect that it has on the surrounding tissue. 

How does it work? 

IPL Hair Removal targets active hair follicles with a rapid pulse of light into the bulb of the hair strand. This action causes the live bulb to self-destruct and dissolve within 2-6 weeks.  

How effective is IPL? 

IPL Hair Removal can deliver maximum results of up to 98% hair reduction that lasts 3+ years dependent on the treatment site.  

Clients may need follow-up sessions to maintain maximum results 3 or more years following the last treatment date. Follow-up treatments required ranges from 1-3 sessions spaced 3-4 months apart.  

Why IPL

Up to 98% hair reduction that lasts 3+ years dependent on the treatment site.

IPL is one of the most effective ways of treating ingrown hairs because it not only removes the source of the condition but also helps alleviate some of the scarring left behind.  

How does IPL compare to other methods of ingrown hair removal?


Let us help you get rid of stubborn ingrown hairs and start clearing your skin with IPL Hair Removal. We guarantee you will be amazed with the results after just one treatment! 

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
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Methods of ingrown hair removal

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How does IPL compare to other methods of ingrown hair removal?

Ingrown Hair Removal

IPL is one of the most effective ways of treating ingrown hairs because it not only removes the source of the condition but also helps alleviate some of the scarring left behind.  

Here is how it compares: 

Waxing 

Waxing gives temporary removal and can thin the hair. Thinning the hair may result in more ingrown as the hair becomes too soft to break through the skin. It is not recommended to wax male facial hair due to risk of infection.  

Tweezing 

Provides temporary relief and can be time consuming. Picking out ingrown can leave scarring and infections.  

Shaving 

Often the cause of the condition and can cause major irritation over bumps. 

Exfoliating 

Clears the skin making of dead skin but does not remove the source of the problem or provide major benefit.   


So now that you have the details, let us help you get rid of stubborn ingrown hairs and start clearing your skin with IPL Hair Removal. We guarantee you will be amazed with the results after just one treatment! 

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