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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!

Why choose a Lash Lift?

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Experience the lash lift benefits for yourself! Located in Edmonton, Dérmica offers a full spa menu that includes this popular eyelash enhancement service.

During a lash lift, we use different sizes of silicone pads to “lift” each lash individually and create a subtle, natural looking curl. There are many benefits to the lash lift, let’s review a few.

Clean and classy curl finish

The full and natural yet perfect look is not the only benefit of a lash lift, but it’s a top one!

No artificial glue left to strain lashes

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When it comes to the preservation of the integrity of the hair, lash lifts are gentler on the lashes in relation to other eyelash enhancement methods. For example, lash extensions require each lash to be connected to an artificial lash with adhesive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the lash lift, you process one time and then work on repair.

Cost effective, no fill required

The lash lift is a very low-maintenance service in comparison to other methods. Less frequent required visits is another benefit of the lift. Someone who can’t devote time every 2-3 weeks to fills would prefer the lift because you are looking at 6-10 weeks before you need another lift (depending on your natural lashes).

Lashes remain washable and makeup friendly

You’re looking at 48 hours post-treatment where you have to be cautious. However, after this period your lashes are safe for normal wear.


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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Does IPL Hair Removal work on facial hair?

IPL hair removal on face

Located in Edmonton, Dérmica offer IPL hair removal treatments to remove hair on the face permanently.

Can IPL remove facial hair permanently?

IPL equipment delivers results by emitting a specific range of light energy towards a specific target in the skin. When it comes to facial and body hair, the target is the hair bulb.

Hair colour plays an important role when setting expectations for treatment outcomes. The light energy pulsed by the operating system targets pigment cells found in the hair bulb. As a result, the more pigment cells present, the more energy is absorbed and therefore, producing optimal results. 

IPL Hair Removal Treatment Protocols

Our IPL Hair Removal treatment will deliver permanent results on any area of face and body. Above all, razor burn, ingrown hairs, and embarrassing stubble will be a thing of the past!

Your safety is our first concern, therefore, please review the following criteria before booking online.

Pre-treatment protocols:

  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • Discontinue usage any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • 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

Contraindications:

  • 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

If any, potential side effects can include discomfort and fragile skin. Visible effects, for instance, edema (swelling) and erythema (redness), can last up to 24 hours.

Your technician will conclude the session by providing Post Care instructions. After that, you can expect your hair to shed approximately 2 weeks post-treatment. Subsequently, we recommend rebooking every 4-8 weeks.

Treatment course length

Facial areas require shorter rebooking timeframes than body areas. We recommend 8-12 treatment sessions spread 4-6 weeks apart. That is to say, a successful IPL treatment course requires commitment.

Treatment Tips

Phototherapy treatments “zap” live hair follicles while waxing removes them from the bulb. As a result, waxing counteracts IPL and laser treatments. Consequently, shaving is the only method of hair removal in between sessions.

Additionally, exfoliating twice per week will help prevent ingrown hairs.

Please shave the morning of your appointment. Furthermore, area should be shaved flush to the skin for best results.

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View Dérmica’s literature on IPL…

Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects

What is the difference between IPL and Laser Hair Removal?

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal BEFORE & AFTER


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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

How do I care for my Lash Lift?

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Located in Old Strathcona, Dérmica offers Lash Lift services. A Lash Lift is a natural eyelash enhancement. It creates curl using a reverse perming process. Lash Lifts last around 8 weeks. Taking good care of your lashes after a Lash Lift will help them last to their full potential.

Lash Maintenance

Don’t worry, it’s easy! The cardinal rule is keeping the eyelashes dry for 48 hours immediately after your Lash Lift. After that, maintenance mainly consists of cleaning and brushing.

Maintaining a youthful appearance through the eyelashes

There are so many ways that we age. For example, our eyes and lips get smaller, our noses and ears grow. Plus, we start growing hair in undesired areas, and the hair we want starts to thin! This includes eyebrows and eyelashes. So, Lash Lift or no Lash Lift, if you would like to preserve your eyelashes, we have some tips for you.

Cleanse

Help your eyelashes fight the aging process by cleaning them with a gentle cleanser after having worn mascara or eyeliner. This is a good way to keep your eyelashes as strong and thick as possible as you age.

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We recommend the Lily Anne Foam Bubble Wash and Cleansing Brush. Apply in small circular motions, gently work 1/2 pump of wash over lashes with your lash brush.

Treat

Treating the eyelashes with a growth serum is recommended for those 30 years of age plus. This is because this is the time that our lashes start thinning. Try the Adoreyes Eyelash Enhancing Serum. Apply to clean lash line, 1-2 times daily.

Makeup

Stick to mineral-based mascara whenever possible. It’s hard to find waterproof mascara that washes away with ease. Usually, there is a price to pay for waterproof mascara. That is, they ate hard to remove. We recommend the Glo Skin Beauty Waterproof Mascara. This mineral-based mascara gives non-flaking, smudge proof, waterproof all day wear, while washes away with ease.


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Microblading Edmonton South

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Microblading Treatment

Located in south Edmonton, Dérmica’s offers 3 levels of Microblading service.

Your eyebrows are designed by our experts using your natural facial structure, measurements, and any desired personal touches. Each individual hair stroke is carefully placed on the skin, building a beautiful and natural brow that lasts up to 3 years.

LEVELS & PRICING

Microblading- Level I : Increase the definition of your brow line, add density to thinning areas, fill small gaps and scars, or balance the overall brow shape. Includes up to 30% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $350

Microblading – Level II : Remodel your brow shape, balance highly uneven brows, fill-in gaps, scars, increase density and thickness in sparse brows. Includes up to 60% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $450

Microblading – Level III : Restore your brows from tip-tip and top-bottom with a complete coverage of severely thinned brows or missing brows. Includes up to 100% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $550

Microblading Refresher : (under 12 months since last session) Hair strokes are refined and color is intensified or refreshed. No reshaping. $150

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

Contraindications-CONDITIONS:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Abnormalities
  • Keloid Scarring
  • Herpes
  • Skin disease or disorder
  • Psoriasis/Eczema
  • Acne
  • Sunburn
  • Sensitivity or allergy to anaesthetic
  • Pregnant/Nursing

Contraindications- MEDICATIONS:

  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) medications. Example: Asprin™
  • Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
  • Niacin
  • Retinol (2% or higher) – Avoid usage for 3 days prior to appointment. If prescribed, consult with physician
  • Acne medication (topical/oral) – Consult with physician

Time frame: Scroll down to see Booking Procedure

Contraindications- RECENT PROCEDURES:

  • BOTOX and dermal fillers (brow/forehead/eye area) – must wait 2 weeks following injection date.
  • Skin peels – Skin must be completely recovered prior to procedure date (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
  • IPL or LASER treatments – Skin must be completely recovered (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
  • Tanning – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your tanning session.
  • Waxing – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your waxing session.

Potential side effects:

  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

Downtime required: 2-8 days

View Dérmica’s literature on microblading…

How does microblading last so long?

Healing After your microblading procedure

VIDEO: Dérmica Microblading Before & After Pics.

VIDEO: Microblading Colour Pallette

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Waxing procedure can be performed 4 weeks following procedure.

Rosacea Laser Treatment

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What is a vascular lesion and where do they come from?

Vascular lesions are due to conditions such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or simply genetics. Frequent, consistent redness and broken capillaries are typical characteristics present of these types of conditions.

Vascular lesions are most commonly found in the facial and neck area. If left untreated these conditions can worsen, or mutate the skin’s texture.

Vascular Lesion Treatment

We treat these conditions with phototherapy. Photofacials emit light energy into the skin. The light beam destroys specified targets without damaging the surrounding tissue. After that, the blood coagulates and the vessels break into tiny particles that are naturally filtered away through the body’s lymphatic system.

The ALIVIA photofacial will diminish redness and dissolve broken capillaries on areas of the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.

We use Sharplight’s Formax-VP System. Their DPC technology makes your treatments safe and effective in less time. Above all, you can rest assured that your treatment is performed by a qualified technician with your comfort in mind.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

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) session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity

Time frame: 45 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-6

Contraindications:

  • 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)

Downtime required: 24 hrs

Other literature on redness and broken capillaries…

ALIVIA FAQs
Alliviate the RED: Rosacea treatments, symptoms, triggers, and types

VIDEOS

Photofacials: What can I expect?
Advanced Skincare Treatments
Phototherapy explained.

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Pairing your treatments with professional products will maximize results.
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Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns. Similarly, you can submit questions via email. In conclusion, professional skincare products will help you reach your skin goals sooner.


Not sure if this is the right treatment for you?

Try our Treatment Selection Guide. It is easy to use and designed to help you select the best option for your skin goals. In addition, you can email any questions to our Ask Dermica feature. For specific concerns, we recommend attaching pictures to provide a visible aide. As a result, our professionals will be able to better determine a treatment for you.

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Ingrown Toenail Removal

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What is an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenail removal can cause immediate relief. An ingrown toenail is a nail that has grown outside of the nail grooves where the nail typically grows along. The nail grooves are like tracks that guide the nail out towards the tip of the toe. Sometimes the nail grooves are diverted due to genetics. Sometimes they can become diverted by an injury or constant pressure on the toenail.

This causes the nail to grow into the side walls (the skin tissue that surrounds the sides of the nail) creating pressure and at times breaking through the skin. This can then lead to infection and inflammation, severe pain, and trouble walking and wearing closed-toe shoes. They can even cause pain during sleeping from any pressure, for example sheets, blankets, or socks.

Ingrown toenails can be caused by improper cutting. Typically the nail is cut too short or cut into the sidewall corners of the nail and left jagged with the a portion that can then pierce through the skin as it grows upwards and gets snagged in the skin.

Can work boots cause ingrown toenails?

Considering the amount of moisture and pressure that can occur in the heavy work boots, it can aggravate the condition if it is pre-existing, or it can potentially cause enough trauma to the nail to cause an ingrown toenail.

Can a pedicure remove an ingrown toenail?

A basic pedicure cannot remove an ingrown toenail. The training is different to perform this type of pedicure due to the fact that improper methods can cause infections. At Dérmica, we offer advanced pedicures. The pedicure performed to remove ingrown toenails is called the “Ingrown pedicure“.

In the Ingrown pedicure, the nails are properly prepared for removal . The area is kept clean and sanitized while specialized tools and extraction methods are used. Plus, proper aftercare instructions and products for home care are provided.

Can I wear work boots after ingrown toenail removal?

Once the ingrown nail is removed, immediate relief is felt. It is recommended that you let the ingrown area heal. We recommend waiting about 72 hours onward, depending on how deep the ingrown was, before you start wearing work boots again.

Are ingrown toenails recurring after the Ingrown pedicure?

Ingrown toenails can be recurring if they are due to genetics, or caused by trauma to the root of the nail or untreated fungus.

The ingrown pedicure can correct ingrown nails if they are not due to genetics. For example, if you have deformed toenails naturally, ingrown toenails will always happen. They can be maintained with an Ingrown pedicure twice a year in combination with regular pedicures every 2-3 months.

On the other hand, if the ingrown nail is due to injury, the Ingrown pedicure can correct the ingrown nail permanently.


Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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