Spa Gift Certificate Edmonton

Spa Gift Cards

Located in Edmonton, Dérmica offers a spa gift certificate selection in-store or online.

Spa Gift Cards make a great gift for someone special! Gift cards can be used towards services and in-store product purchases only.

Our spa gift cards are perfect for any occasion. For example, birthdays, holidays, weddings, Christmas, and more! In addition, our menu includes a vast variety of treatments and services to choose from. Above all, gift cards are flexible and never expire.

Purchase your Spa Gift Card online today and give the gift of beauty and relaxation!

Gift cards in specific amounts

We have gift cards are available in dollar amounts or individual treatments, and make a great gift for yourself or a loved one! Gift cards in specific amounts are available electronically, however, they must be purchased via E-transfer to bookings@dermica.ca.  For gift cards in specific amounts, please contact us by email or call us at (780) 885-7108 to place your order. Gift cards are emailed within 24 hours after E-transfer is received.

Treatment Selection Guide Tools Online

Your guest can use our Treatment Selection Guide. This online consultation is designed to provide details on treatments available for individual skin concerns. On the other hand, if you’re gifting a gift card to a Brow Lover, we also have a Brow Quiz to help your guest select the perfect brow service.

Finally, for the product junkie, we have a Home Care Selection Guide to help them select the best fit for their skin.

Purchase your spa gift certificate in Edmonton! Purchase Gift Card

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Massage Benefits for Body

massage benefits for body

How does massage help the body?

The massage benefits for the body are multiple. Physical benefits of relaxation massage include the flushing of toxins. The movements done in a relaxation massage warm the muscle tissues. As a result, the muscles relax and release tension and toxins.

Relaxation massage does not work on a deep tissue level, however, certain movements such as effleurage have drainage benefits. With specific movements your esthetician is stimulating that circulation, helping the blood flow along. In turn, this stimulates the lymphatic system that runs along the vascular system.

When done properly, relaxation massage pushes the blood flow back to the heart which aids the circulatory system. Especially when working on the extremities, for example, your legs. Those areas have a longer way to go to push the blood back to the heart.

Mental benefits

Other massage benefits for the body include an overall calming effect. The mental benefits of relaxation massage include the release of stress and tension. It achieves this by relaxing the one’s mind in general. When your mind is relaxed your are able to release any pent-up tension in your muscles.

Plus, for a set amount of time you are forced to mentally disconnect from your surroundings, work, life, phone, all of that. The mental benefits can in turn aid in things such as digestion and sleep.

How often should you get massages?

With relaxation massage, because yo are strictly working on the relaxation aspect of a massage and not the therapeutic aspect, they can be done as often as you like, or as a part of a 6-8 week routine.

Does body massage help skin?

Relaxation massage can help boost the skin’s natural function. An emollient is used to glide over the skin. Depending on the type of massage medium being used, it can help moisturize the skin including hard to reach areas, for example, the back.

Our Relaxation Body Treatment is our Relaxation Massage 2.0. It includes dry brushing as well which has benefits on the skin. The dry brushing helps to boost any effects on the skin because it sloughs away the dead surface cells and introduces hydration to the new cells that are ready to absorb that nourishing oil.


Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Why am I getting pigmentation on my face?

pigmentation on face

Hyperpigmentation on the face.

There are many different reasons for new pigmentation on your face that was not there before. Some reason could be skin conditions such as melasma, medications, hormonal fluctuations, excessive sun exposure, or aging. Trauma or injury to the skin can also cause hyperpigmented scarring.

Treating hyperpigmentation with products.

Hyperpigmentation reacts well to alphahydroxy acids (AHA) such as glycolic acid. Glycolic acid penetrates into the skin and lifts away the top layers of the skin by separating and dissolving the intracellular bonds. This causes controlled chemical damage to the skin which then stimulates it to regenerate new fresh cells at an accelerated rate to replace those that have been purged.

Look for other AHAs in your homecare products such as lactic acid, vitamin c, and retinol to help you treat hyperpigmentation with products at home.

Spa treatments that get rid of new pigmentation on the face.

Photofacials are a top choice for those seeking the removal of dark spots, sun spots, and pigmented acne scarring. It works by delivering quick pulses of UV light to the targeted area. Subsequently, the spot breaks up and the pigment is brought to the surface. The pigment is shed with your skin’s natural processes. As a result, a clear and uniform complexion is revealed.

The other option we offer are chemical peels, specifically, deep peels. Deep peels are classified as medium to strong skin acids. They range from 20% to 85% and can be layered. They are ideal for pre-treated skin and provide deeper resurfacing of the skin. Some peels may cause visible shedding and flaking.


Peace, Love, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Common Signs of Aging

common signs of aging

What are the most common signs of aging?

Knowing the most common signs of aging can help you retain your youthful looks longer. Let’s discuss the most common signs, and the steps we can take towards delaying the aging process.

Loss of Elasticity

Loss of elasticity or ‘plumpness’ is attributed to collagen loss. Collagen is a building block of the skin. During our youth, collagen plumps the skin thereby creating volume. However, as we age we stop producing collagen at the same rate. This in turn affects the elasticity leaving us with saggy skin as we age. Plus, the loss of muscle tone is going to cause expression lines.

Loss of Hydration

Skin becomes dryer as we age because the sebaceous glands in the skin, like any other structure of the body, are not as active as we age. This loss of hydration manifests itself through a dull, sallow appearance, crepey skin, and fine lines. Overall, the texture of the skin changes as a result of water loss.

Hyperpigmentation

There are environmental factors such as sun exposure and climate as well as other pollutants and oxidants in the air that cause aging in general. These environmental factors can also contribute to hyperpigmattion which can cause an aged appearance to the skin. Hyperpigmentation can be in the form of freckles, sun spots, lentigines, etc.

Thin Skin

The thickness of the skin changes as well with aging. The skin tries to thin out as a result of the deficiencies in collagen and hydration.

Fighting the common signs of aging at home

Try to incorporate products that accelerate your skin’s cell turnover rate; They are very useful. Examples include retinol, glycolic and lactic acid. When combined, vitamins C and E make a good protectant.

When it comes to exfoliation, try using an enzymatic exfoliant. These are really good for anti-aging because they achieve deep exfoliation and hydration without causing friction at the surface.

Wearing SPF daily helps. Be mindful when you are being exposed to the sun for periods longer than 15-30 minutes consistently. Wear a hat during longer periods of sun exposure. Cooling the skin also helps, for example, cold spoons kept in the fridge will calm the skin and reduce inflammation.

Finally, avoid the use of irratating cleansers and moisturizers. Stick with products that actually bring nutrients to the skin.

Professional Treatments

When it comes to skin rejuvenation, photofacials are amazing because they do not cause superficial damage to the skin. The light energy penetrates directly to the main contributing factor of loss of elasticity which is the collagen cells.

We have a certain amount of collagen cells in our skin at any given time. When the light energy hits those cells, they are stimulated/traumatized enough so that they regenerate new collagen cells in order to replace those “traumatized” collagen cells. However, those collagen cells that are affected by the light energy for the most part are not completely destroyed, yet they are “repaired” in a sense so you end up with a multiplied amount of collagen present in your skin after a photofacial treatment.


Peace, Love, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Blackheads in the Ears

ear blackhead removal

How common are blackheads in the ears ?

Blackheads in the ears are more common than you think. Like the face, the ears are an area that collect oil, ear wax, dead skin, and debris. The pores in the ears can also become enlarged and clogged. As estheticians, we see blackheads in the ears, especially in oilier skin types, or in people that do a lot of physical activity.

Can ear wax cause blackheads?

Ear wax would be part of the blockage among with dead skin.

Do earbuds cause blackheads in the ears?

Do earbuds cause blackheads in the ears?

Earphones can contribute to the issue if they are not kept as clean as they should be. If you use ‘airpods’, Apple has announced that they are ok with using rubbing alcohol to disinfect your devices.

How do you remove blackheads in your ear?

Ear blackhead removal is done through extractions during a facial. Let your technician know to check the ears. Keep in mind the blackheads will return after a facial. The facial will clean the pores, but the area will continue to collect oil and debris.

Our facial menu includes a variety of facials.

Tips for home

To increase the amount of time between ear blackhead removal facials, blot your cleanser behind your ears and in the concha of the ear. Dry gently but thoroughly. If you are prone to blackheads in your ear we suggest limiting the amount of time you wear earphones.


Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Pedicure YEG

pedicure yeg

PEDÍCARE: Dérmica Pedicures

Located in YEG, Dérmica offers pedicure treatments designed to provide you with all the benefits of a traditional pedicure combined with our treatment approach and signature touch of luxury.

Our Pedícare services help you improve and maintain the overall esthetic appeal and health of your feet.

PEDÍCARE MENU

Classic PEDÍCARE

Price: $75

Timing: 1hr 15min

Luxury is in the details.
This pedicure service is ideal for feet in need of a professional skin and nail grooming, detailing, and paint service.

Gel polish add-on

Price: $5 application fee; $10 removal fee.

Timing: + 15 min.

MINI PEDÍ

Price: $50

Timing: 40min

Bring those little feet in for a treat!
This service includes a foot soak, nail shaping, buff, and polish application.

Gel polish add-on

Price: $5 application fee; $10 removal fee.

Timing: + 15 min.


Anti-Fungal Tx PÉDICARE

Price: $125

Timing: Up to 1hr 45min

Fungal growth on your nails can lead to discomfort, deformities, and discolouration. Infected nails are treated to help prevent transmission and further complications.

Your nail care treatment plan will require follow-up service and use of the anti-fungal solution and home care instructions provided with your service.

Includes aftercare: anti-fungal drops.

Ingrown Nail PEDÍCARE

Price: $125

Timing: Up to 1hr 45min.

Ingrown toenails can cause discomfort and lead to infection when left untreated. Pressure is relieved by clearing debris and carefully trimming the ingrown portion of your nail.

A specialized nail brace is secured onto the affected nail to help guide the toenail as it grows and prevents it from back in the tissues of the nail wall.

Includes aftercare: nail softening solution)

Book your pedicure in Edmonton!
Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Get in Touch

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10518 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton / Get directions
(780) 885-7108 bookings@dermica.ca