Does IPL Hair Removal work on facial hair?

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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


  • 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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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

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.


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.


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.


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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What is a LASH LIFT?

Located in South Edmonton, we offer Lash Lift services. Lash lifts are a gentle form of lash perming that curls the natural lashes along the lash line. It gives the appearance of longer more feminine lashes.

Lash lifts can last up to 12 weeks depending on after-care products used and thickness of lashes. Try to minimize rubbing and use gentle products on the eye area. Thick lashes are more resistant and will fall faster than thin lashes.

It is recommended that clients wait 12 weeks between lash lifts. This allows your hair to recover and regenerate new growth.

What can go wrong during a Lash Lift?

It is rare for reactions to occur as the products are kept strictly on the lashes. People who have sensitivity to latex are not recommended to have the service, as the adhesive used does contain latex.

If you have ever reacted to artificial lash glue used for strip lashes, you are at risk of having a reaction. Typical allergic reaction will cause the eyes to swell for up to 72 hours.

How does it work?

The first step is to open the bonds in the hair, giving flexibility within the mid shaft where the curl is found. The second step sets the lashes into position and seals the hair shaft. The third step reintroduces moisture back into the lashes.

How do I care for my lashes after the treatment?

Avoid water for 48hrs, therefore, coming to your appointment with freshly washed hair will be of benefit.

You must also avoid makeup, and pressure on the lashes for 48hrs. It is recommended to sleep on your back in order to avoid bending the lashes overnight. Using a lash comb to lift and operate the lashes will help set.

Afterwards you can return to your regular routine and products.

What did you notice first? The eyelashes or the eyebrows?

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Skincare YEG

Located in YEG, Dérmica offers skincare and other spa services.

We’d like to be part of your skincare regimen! Check out our multiple skincare spa treatments:


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Facials are a great way to keep your pores clean and free of oil or impurities that can cause breakouts. We recommend booking a facial every 4-6 weeks.


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Chemical peels are great for skin rejuvenation because they accelerate the cell turnover rate by chemically penetrating beneath the surface of the skin to dissolve away dead skin cells. If you are treating a concern, such as sun damage, fine lines, or hyperpigmentation, we recommend 4-8 sessions.


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Photofacials use Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology to diminish brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, fine lines and other textural damage. We recommend 4-6 treatments when treating the above skin concerns.


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Dérmaplane delivers a fine shave that removes the dull surface skin and vellus facial hair as the technician gently grazes a medical-grade scalpel edge over the surface of the skin.


Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products that will help to maximize results.

This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any of the treatments above.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

What does a lash lift do?

Located in Edmonton, Dérmica offers lash lift services to maximize your eye beauty. What the lash lift does is gently perm the eyelashes using a formula specifically created for the eye area.

What does the lash lift process look like?

The process typically involves a two-step process similar to hair perming. It gives the natural lashes a curl and lifting effect which gives the appearance of fuller, extended lashes.

How long does the lash lift last?

Maximum results are seen during the first few weeks after the service. But any effects it has on the natural hair strand will remain until that hair is naturally shed. Everyone’s rate varies but typically you’re looking at 20% shedding and regrowth every couple of weeks for the lash and brow areas. With that being said, you’re looking at 6-10 weeks.

Is a lash lift better than eyelash extensions?

In terms of safety, a lash lift and false eyelashes are about the same. If someone has sensitive eyes they will react to anything being placed on the eyes, for example, makeup or products being used in a service.

As far as the side effects on the natural lashes, a lash lift would have less potential side effects when it comes to the wear. During the service, we use and remove the products and thats the end of that. There is nothing left on the lashes such as products or tools that apply extra weight. On the other hand, with lash extensions you have an adhesive that you’ll be wearing until that lash sheds. Plus, it does add weight regardless of how amazing the technician and the products are. it’s still weighing on your lashes.

Does crying affect lash lift?

Crying will have negative effects if you’re doing it early into the 48-hour period. Unfortunately, it is going to have an effect on the longevity and efficacy of the service. It is important to keep your lashes dry during this period.

However, if it’s beyond that 48 hours it should not affect the wear- unless you’re rubbing your eyes a lot, applying pressure, or bending the lashes downward.

Do you still wear mascara with a lash lift?

You can apply mascara as often as you’d like. Its best to avoid oil-based eye makeup remover if you are getting a tint along with your service as this can strip your colour. In fact, any strong products over the eyes can minimize the effects. But with mascara you are good to go!

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(780) 885 7108

Getting Rid of Toenail Fungus

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How do I get rid of fungus on my toenails?

There are a few different steps that can and should be taken depending on the severity of the fungus. A nail fungus case is considered severe when the fungus has grown capillaries towards the tip of the toenail. If this is the case, it may be necessary to start antibiotics or other prescribed medications prior to having an advanced pedicure for nail fungus in a spa.

On the other hand, mild to moderate nail fungus can be treated with proper treatment, home care, and follow up care. The proper treatment is a specialized pedicure in which the nails are trimmed and filed down to an appropriate length. Next, the nails are thoroughly cleaned of any debris that may be obstructing and contributing to the condition.

The Anti-Fungal also includes detailed instructions for home care, along with products to sustain the progress.

How long does it take to treat fungus?

The process can take up to a year as a result of potential contamination. As a result, the natural nail must grow out. A healthy nail will then replace the infected nail. Healthy toenails take up to 12 months to fully restore themselves. In the case of infection and/or injury to the nail it can take longer.

What does fungus look like on feet?

In general, the toenail typically starts to thicken at the beginning. You may find excessive debris beneath and around the nail. There can be a foul odour associated with the fungus. In addition, you may see darkening and discolouration of the nail as well as change in texture.

Moreover, the growth rate may be affected. In severe cases, you may see visible vessels or roots at the tip of the toe nail as well as lifting of the nail.

Home care recommendations

We recommend you accompany treatments with home care. Footlogix Nail Tincture Spray is our recommended home care product.  This anti-microbial spray penetrates into the skin under the nail to eliminate fungus.

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(780) 885 7108

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