how soon should i start prepping for my wedding day?”
It’s never too soon to start planning for your big day, especially when it comes to your skin. It can take several months for your skin to clear unwanted blemishes, plump up fine lines and wrinkles, and banish dark spots, so the sooner you get started the closer you’ll get to your skin goals.
We’ve come up with a 3 Step Program for healthy manageable skin for any occasion or just everyday wash and wear ;)
STEP 1: Professional Treatment
This is your professional service and typically the first step to the 3 Step Program. Our skin care professionals will help you select the right treatment for your skin concern and help you establish a routine for follow-ups, as you may need more than 1 session of your selected treatment.
Your professional treatment will give your skin the most visible result and get to the source of your skin concerns. Think of this step as the booster for all things to follow.
Depending on what your skin type, age, and concern is, you will be directed to one or a combination of the following treatments.
The Chemical Peel
Chemical Peels are used to deliver deep exfoliation benefits that cannot be achieved by simply scrubbing the skin. The molecular structure of the acids is so fine that they can penetrate below the surface and seperate the top layers of the skin. This process leaves the skin renewed and gives way to clearer skin with every treatment.
Chemical Peels can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Pricing is $145+ and service time is approximately 30 minutes.
Photofacials are delivered using an IPL System that penetrates light directly into its target in the skin. The light causes a heating effect which either dissolves unwanted matter such as pigment or broken blood vessels, or multiplies the source creating volume. Results are quick to follow and long lasting.
Photofacials can be booked 3 – 4 weeks apart until desired results are achieved. Prices range from $45 – $175 and service time is 20 – 45 minutes.
STEP 2: Maintenance
Now that we have your skin where we want it, a routine facial should do the trick. This will also ensure that we can track our progress and intervene if your skin decides to backtrack.
Facials are great for maintaining healthy skin. They are also great for minor concerns such as congested pores, few breakouts, dull skin, or minor pigment imperfections. It may also be suggested as an opener to other services if you have heavy build-up in the pores.
Facials are basically the most thorough cleanse, exfoliation, and zit popping session your skin will ever have.
Facials can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Prices ranges from $85 – $125 and service time is 1hr – 1hr 45min.
STEP 3: Home Care and Pre-Day Prep
Now that you have invested your time, money, and effort into achieving this glow you should treat it right outside of the spa. Choosing the right products for your skin type is key to preventing the problems from reoccurring.
Your skincare professional will help you select the appropriate products for daily use and guide you on how to use them appropriately. Not every product needs to be used according to their written rules and some may have other uses not listed.
TOP 3 products to have on hand: Cleanser, Eye Care, Moisturizer.
Although we cannot be there to prep your skin the day of here are some tips the night before:
SKIN Wedding Prep
Double cleanse with your desired cleanser. Take your time massaging into every corner of you face and neck using circular motions.
Exfoliate using a mild scrub or gentle enzyme exfoliant. Make sure to include your lip and neck area. Having a fresh canvas will ensure your makeup stays and sets smooth.
Mask using a light gel mask for hydration or pore refining to shrink pores in the t-zone. Make sure you don’t let them set too long as you don’t want any last-minute mishaps.
Eye Care because it’s a must always. This will help tone puffiness and lighten dark circles.
Lip Care will help soften your pucker for that newlywed PDA.
Moisturize as per usual including your neck. Use good pressure to help stimulate circulation and increase your glow.
Now let’s toast to the happily wedded couple and their glowing SKIN!
How many treatments do I need before I see results from my IPL Hair Removal treatments?
Results are immediate!
Although your hair may require 8 – 12 sessions, you will experience lasting results with each treatment including your first.
In fact, your initial treatment will give you the most noticeable reduction. Clients report an average of 20-60% less hair growth following their initial treatment. Not only do they experience less hair growth, but the texture of the hair also becomes finer and delayed in growth rate.
Now don’t get too comfortable as this effect is not permanent just yet.
Within the first few days following your session, your hair may appear to have stopped growing. Your hair will resume growth by week 2 and at this point you might think your treatment was unsuccessful. Keep in mind that this resumed growth is a combination of active hair bulbs and inactive hair now shedding from its follicle post-treatment. Once the shedding process has ended, we are able to measure the effects of the treatment.
Your next treatment will be scheduled within 4 weeks after your first session.
Each treatment following your initial session will increase the amount of reduction by approximately 10% to maximum of 80-98% overall reduction.
Depending on the number of sessions to date, your recorded progress, and expected sun exposure, we may reduce the frequency of your treatments. You will start off with a 4 week pause between treatments, later increasing to 5 weeks, then 6 weeks until you reach your treatment goal.
Your feedback is key when tracking progress AND making progress.
At every visit your technician will be asking a series of questions in order to measure the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results. Additionally, your feedback can also used to make accurate adjustments to the intensity level of your treatment.
After each visit please ensure to track the following to share with your technician at your next visit:
How much of a reduction have you experienced?
Has the texture/ thickness of the hair changed?
Has the colour of the treated hair changed? Is the hair light, medium, or dark tone?
How long did it take for your hair to grow back after your last session?
How frequently are you shaving the area?
If there was a reaction, how long did it last, and what type of reaction was it?
Be patient and realistic with your results
Although we would love to promise maximum results after 1 session, technology is not quite there yet! For now, expect to have up to 12 sessions over the span of 1-2 years. In the meantime, you can enjoy NOT having to deal with ingrown hairs, itchy razor bumps, embarrassing 5 o’clock shadows, daily shaving routine, or painful waxing!
Are you longing for solution to unwanted facial and body hair? Have you considered IPL Hair Removal? Life can be easy with Dermica’s IPL Hair Removal Treatment!
Our IPL Hair Removal Treatment will deliver permanent results on any area of face and body, including male facial hair! Razor burn, ingrown hairs, and embarrassing stubble will be a thing of the past after your IPL Hair Removal session!
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.
PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA TO BE TREATED SHAVED FLUSH TO THE SKIN.
Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.
Recommended sessions: 8-12
Downtime required: 24 hrs
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
Disorders stimulated by light
Cancer (remission under 2 years)
Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
Hi Dérmica, I’m struggling with blackheads. I just wonder if you can help with this problem. Please give me some information of any technique that could help to reduce or get rid of blackheads. Thank you so much.
Blackheads are a common skin issue that can easily be treated at Dérmica. We recommend a 2-part treatment as follows:
Step 1:FIX Facial ($85) to remove the existing blackheads from the pores. This treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, and pore extractions.
Step 2: Photofacial ($45 – $175) to seal the pores closed and reduce the appearance of uneven texture and redness caused by enlarged pores. This treatment is performed by using IPL (Intense Pulse Light) device to treat the targeted condition.
Bookings are available at dermica.ca/book-now.
Hope this information helps…😊
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Write to us through our “Ask Dérmica” feature. We remove all names to ensure your identity remains anonymous.
LashLIFT is a gentle lash perming service that delivers a semi-permanent curl. The process begins with your lashes being strategically fanned and positioned on a fitted silicone pad prior to the 2-step treatment. Once your 45-60-minute service has wrapped up, your lashes are left with a smooth curl that can last up to 6-8 weeks!
Perfect pairings for your LASHLIFT!
If you’re looking for a defined lash-line pair your LashLIFT with a Lash Tint to really make those lashes stand out. The added color intensifies the lashes and brings out fine hairs that aren’t always able to support mascara. This is great combination for those days in the sun and water, no need for heavy waterproof mascara or bye-bye melted lash lines.
Although a LashLIFT can’t get you the length you want, pairing your service with the EyEnvy Lash and Brow Conditioner will! This super serum boosts your hair natural growth and gets your lashes to their max length by nourishing new growth with nutrients. Apply once a day and your lashes will look and stronger within minimum 6 weeks!
Throughout April 2019, get your LashLIFT & EyEnvy combo for $ 140.
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. No pre-purchasing; Ends April 30, 2019.