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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Whether your skin type is dry, oily, or combination, typically, after moving to Alberta, your skin becomes extremely dry in some areas, and extremely oily in others, and suddenly your skin is breaking out.
The reason for this is that Alberta has a very dry, arid climate. What happens is the skin becomes dehydrated which means it lacks water. In order to compensate for that water loss, your skin will elevate its oil production. Plus, this dehydration causes a build-up of dead and dry skin at the surface.
Build up will block products from getting into the fresh skin that really needs that hydration.
Rather than increasing the consistency of your moisturizer, like going for a thicker cream, or an oil-based product, you should be focusing on exfoliating using gentle daily exfoliants, such as the Gentle Enzyme Exfoliant, or the Daily Polishing Cleanser.
Follow up with hydrating moisturizer, such as the
Conditioning Hydration, or the
Oil Free Moisturizer, for those that tend to be a bit oilier. A facial is an excellent way to extract buildup and start with a clean slate. And who can say no to a day at the spa? ;)
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Other skin concerns? We have a treatment for that…
Try our Treatment Selection Guide. Our easy-to-use, digital guide makes selecting the correct treatment for your skin type and concerns a breeze!
Our Skin questionnaire allows us to understand your skin type and concerns. Based on your answers, we recommend treatments to address your skin concerns and help you make informed decisions.
IPL is a light-based treatment that penetrates through the skin to a nanometer depth. The light energy is absorbed into active bulbs which then causes them to self-destruct.
Can anyone have this treatment done?
IPL is a form of radiation, therefore there are health precautions that must be considered for this treatment. If you are currently under the care of a dermatologist or physician, we recommend consulting with them prior to your booking. There also certain medications and topical products that make your skin sensitive to light, and this would be noted in your intake form and your technician would then discuss further with you.
How effective are the treatments?
In successful treatments we can observe a 98% reduction in active follicles. Following proper protocol before and after your treatment will ensure that you can achieve best results.
How many sessions do I need?
8 – 12 sessions are recommended for maximum results. The exact number of sessions will depend on genetics and personal preference. Clients report 20-60% reduction after the first treatment. Each session afterwards will reduce the remaining amount of hair by approximately 10%. Sessions are continued until the client has reached their reduction goal and growth has been stopped.
Are the results permanent?
Over the years you may begin to gradually reproduce hair in the areas treated. If the previous hair growth was caused by hormonal imbalance there is a higher chance of the hair returning and, in less time than expected. Touch-ups are recommended approximately 2 years following the last session.
Is it painful?
The sensation felt when the energy is delivered is described by most as a small pin-prick shock lasting only milliseconds. When graded on a scale from 1-5 for the pain felt during the session, clients will on average report under a level 3. The portion of the device that is in contact with the skin has a patented cooling system that keeps your skin slightly numb on contact.
How do I prep for my visit?
You must wait at least 3 weeks after waxing or tweezing before your visit. The active bulbs are required to be intact for best result. The treatment area must be shaved prior to your visit.
Do I have to follow any special instructions afterwards?
You must avoid heat exposure in the area as this may result in burns due to the heat retention from the treatment. Avoid tight clothing and friction over the treatment site. Swimming and strenuous exercise should also be avoided for 48 – 72 hrs.
When do I return for my next treatment?
Treatments are ideally spaced 4 weeks apart. This follows the hairs natural growth pattern and ensures that live bulbs are present when the treatment is delivered. Once you have reached your treatment goal, you will be advised by the technician when to return for any touch-ups.
Q: My skin is normally clear, but lately I have been experiencing small bumps throughout my cheek and chin area. What can I do to get rid of this issue?
A: You start by having a pore extraction facial to pull the “bumps” (comedones and blackheads) out of your skin. This process involves thorough cleansing and light resurfacing, before an ozone steaming session. The steam opens the pores and softens the surface of the skin making extractions a breeze. Blackheads and oil-build up are pulled out of the skin leaving your pores clear of visible debris. Closed comedones (whiteheads) are pierced with a small lancet allowing for trapped debris to be safely removed.
After having your skin purged of impurities, it is important to stick to a regular cleansing and nourishing routine. Start by cleansing with a cleanser containing the appropriate blend of ingredients suitable for your skin type. Double cleansing is recommended every evening so your skin can breath and absorb nutrients overnight. Moisturizer should be applied while the skin is still humid in order to seal in added hydration. Regardless of your skin type moisturizer is very important in maintaining a healthy balance in your skin.
You may have blemishes pop up over the following week, this is normal as all the impurities are making their way up to the surface. If you are confident with your extractions, you can gently extract these blemishes after cleansing and a steamy shower. Although, if you can’t get it in the first 2 attempts then let it be as this may cause bruising or damage to the skin.
Once your skin has made a full recovery after 4-6 days, your skin should look and feel smoother with minimized pore size. You can schedule your facial sessions 4-6 weeks apart and once you’ve cleared the excess, seasonal facial and home maintenance should be suffice.