April 1, 2022 marks Dérmica’s 8th year anniversary. A passion for esthetics and a strong bond between friends created this skin and beauty haven on Whyte avenue. See below for client appreciation days.
Did you know?
Dérmica MedEsthetics was in the making for over 6 years before its founders took the plunge. The pair of friends mulled over all the risks and possibilities of enterprising together. Believing their joys would double and their disappointments be cut in half, they dove head first into the world of spa business.
Each friend brings their strengths to the business. While they take their business very seriously, neither of them take themselves too seriously, as evident in the fact they chose April Fool’s Day to open their spa in Edmonton, Alberta.
Every year on April Fool’s day, they toast to their business and ask themselves, “What did we ever talk about before starting our business?” They think for a moment before they both remember, “Oh yes, boys!”
Client Appreciation Days- April 1 & 2, 2022
Thank you for trusting Dérmica with your skincare and beauty needs. We are thankful to have clients like you and to show our appreciation, we’d like to offer you some deals!
Combine any 2 photofacials for the price of 1. This special is limited to full face photofacials and is delivered in the same session. Not valid with any other promotion.
Booking instructions: Book one photofacial only. Advise your technician during your appointment of your second selection.
👉FREE brow microliner with Brow Lamination
Brow Lamination promises plush volume and coverage, and tames unruly strands.
The process involves securing the hair in an upward stroke pattern, then setting them into place with a gentle brow perming solution. Once complete, the brows appear fuller, bolder, and the strands remain in position.
The Lash Package includes a Lash Lift and EyEnvy conditioner (2.0 ml.) for $140. Upgrade your Lash Package to a Lash Lift with Tint! Upgraded Lash Package can be purchased for $160.
Proven to work, EyEnvy® feeds hair follicles with a vitamin-peptide combo for longer and thicker growth after just 4 to 6 weeks!
👉Free Boost with Facial or Dermaplane
Receive a complimentary boost with any facial our a full face dermaplane treatment. BOOSTS are great for seasonal maintenance and anti-aging.
Dérmica offers what is commonly known as a laser treatment in Edmonton, specifically, IPL Phototherapy.
TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS for IPL Hair Removal
When predicting the before and after results of your IPL Hair Removal, we take the following factors into careful consideration: your hair type, skin tone, and treatment area. These key points help us set realistic expectations for your treatment course and keep your skin safe.
To help you better understand how these points come into play when predicting your before and after results, allow us to dissect the consult.
Hair growth is present in most areas of the human body. It can range from thick/coarse textures to peach fuzz. Some hair becomes more evident with hormones during puberty and, some hair is only present in our fetal stage. The purpose of hair is to protect us from the elements, a means of skin lubrication. In other words, it aids in temperature regulation, and other bodily functions.
Different IPL/ Laser hair removal treatment areas see varying degrees of success.
Bikini | Underarms | Face | Chest | Back
The pubic, underarm, lower facial region, chest, and back grow what is known as terminal hair. Terminal hair is present at birth and grows throughout the years. Some hair starts as vellus hair (fine hair) during childhood and develops into coarser hair during puberty.
Because of the colour content and thickness of the bulb, these areas tend to get quick and dramatic results within the first couple of sessions. The downside is that these areas are hormonally influenced and may require touch-ups sooner than other areas.
Hairline | Scalp | Arms | Legs
These regions of the body also contain terminal hair growth. Because these areas are not as affected by hormones in our adult years, they typically require fewer sessions and, the results last longer before touch-ups are necessary.
Although results vary depending on your hair and skin type, proper aftercare and scheduling are vital to ensuring your treatments are successful.
Let’s review IPL/ laser hair removal and hair color: Your hair tone/type plays an important role when predicting the results of your IPL Hair Removal treatments. This is because the energy emitted into the root of your hair is attracted to and absorbed by the melanin cells. Melanin cells are responsible for adding colour to our hair, skin, and eyes. So, the higher the content, the darker the colour.
Therefore, we understand that the higher the melanin content and thickness of the hair shaft, the more energy is absorbed and the higher predictability of destroying the bulb of the hair. As a result, it can be predicted that darker hair tones will see higher success rates.
Can light hair be removed with IPL/ LASER?
Advanced IPL / LASER operating systems can now effectively treat lighter hair tones.
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.
Light natural hair tones usually contain enough base pigment to properly absorb the energy into the hair bulb.
IPL/ Laser Hair Removal, Skin Tone, and The Fitzpatrick Scale
The treatment approach to IPL/ Laser hair removal depends on skin tone.The most commonly used guide for selecting the skin type for LASER and IPL treatments is the Fitzpatrick Scale. This guide helps us predict the skin’s rate of aging, risk of cancer, and reaction to UV exposure. The Fitzpatrick Scale ranges from level 1 – 6, with level one being the lightest and level six the darkest.
Different treatment approaches for different skin tones
Because lighter skin tones contain less melanin, they absorb less energy and release it faster. As a result, they are less likely to react adversely following LASER and IPL treatments. In addition, less energy absorption allows us to use higher settings in the early stages of treatment which translates into a higher rate of hair reduction.
On the other hand, melanin-rich tones absorb more energy. Therefore, a lower setting is required, especially in the early stages of the treatment course. Easing the skin into the treatment reduces the risk of burns and hyperpigmentation until it builds tolerance to the energy. Although we can safely treat darker skin, the rate of hair reduction decreases in darker skin tones.
In short, advanced IPL / LASER operating systems can effectively treat a wide range of skin tones. However, there are limitations to treating beyond a Level 5. Adverse reactions such as burns and permanent scarring can occur due to the pigment in the skin absorbing the energy emitted by the laser.
Mark your calendars! Saturday October 30 ONLY- Get a free Brow Shape with your Brow and Lash Tint.
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Please note that your service provider will be taking before and after pictures which may be used for future marketing purposes as a condition of this deal.
Pick up some EyEnvy during your spa visit!
EyEnvy is a vegan lash and brow conditioner that amplifies your natural hair growth. It contains a combination of nutrient rich vitamins and peptides that elevate hydration and nourish the hair shaft.
“My natural lashes have grow so long!”
Michelle R.- EyEnvy user
EyEnvy Conditioner is great for use on sparse areas of the lash & brow line to help promote new hair growth.
Processing, cleansing, cosmetics, and sun exposure can cause moisture loss which can cause premature colour fading and brittle lashes. The added nutrients in EyEnvy are perfect for post-care as they lock in moisture and extend the life and efficacy of your service!
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