Relaxation Massage Whyte Ave

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What is a Relaxation Massage?

Located on Whyte Ave, Dérmica offers a vast menu of spa services including Relaxation Massage.

The Swedish Massage incorporated into this relaxing service helps to soothe and loosen the superficial layers of the muscles.

Your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, and legs are then treated to a hot towel press. This promotes blood flow.

What is the difference between relaxation massage and deep tissue massage?

Unlike deep tissue massage, a relaxation massage is not a therapeutic treatment. Instead, it’s meant to pamper and relieve stress through light, soft touch and pressure point techniques.

If you are seeking treatment for injuries or chronic pain covered by Alberta Health Care, we recommend accessing the services of an RMT.

Unwind Wednesdays

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Sore and tired and its only hump day?

What better way to renew your senses midweek than a Relaxation Massage?

Enjoy a 60 minute massage for only $60, all day every Wednesday!

Do you offer Couple’s Massage?

We recommend calling to book simultaneous appointments. Why not make it a date to remember? Ask us about our spa packages. We offer other spa favourites, for example, facials and pedicures. In addition, Dérmica’s liquor menu adds a twist to your spa date!

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Beard Care Edmonton

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Located in Edmonton, Dérmica offers a hybrid skin and beard care treatment- the Beard Facial. This specialized facial for men with beards offers the best of both worlds. It includes all of the essentials of a classic facial along with mild extractions, and a beard shampoo and conditioning treatment.

Beard facials help get rid of buildup consisting of sweat, dead skin, and oil that can lead to an itchy beard. In addition, they clear congested skin by extracting blackheads, milia, and other skin blemishes.

Can beard hair affect the skin underneath?

Yes, beard care is necessary to maintain the skin below healthy. Improper beard care can lead to skin issues, for instance, infection of the follicles. Other examples include fungal infections, ingrown hairs, and folliculitis. Infections are often confused for ‘beard acne’. However, it should be noted that ‘beard acne’ is not a condition and is most likely being mistaken for ingrown hairs.

Folliculitis vs ingrown hairs

Folliculitis is a condition that is characterized by multiple, consistent ingrown hairs. On the other hand, a single ingrown hair is a rare event.

The perfect beard line

Other beard treatments at Dérmica include IPL Beardline Hair Removal. With IPL phototherapy, we are able to permanently shape the beard line with laser precision. IPL treatments zap live hair roots. As a result, regrowth stops in the treated areas.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108


Bruised Nail Tips from a Pedicurist

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As Service Providers, we see all types foot conditions including bruised nails. We’ve answered some common questions below that we receive during pedicures.

Do bruised nails grow out?

Yes, they do grow out. However, if there has been trauma to the matrix of the nail, there may be permanent damage such as ridges. The matrix is where the nail is developed, in other words, a damaged “nail factory” will produce damaged nails.

How long does it take for a bruised nail to grow out?

The answer to that question depends on where the trauma is located on the nail. Typically it takes about a year for the nail to fully replenish itself; that is assuming the bruise is at the base of the nail.

On the other hand if the trauma is midpoint, it is safe to estimate it will take about 6 months to grow out. If the nail trauma is a quarter of the way down, it should out take about 3 months, and so on.

Does a new nail grow under the bruised nail?

No, a new nail does not grow underneath, but it grows behind it. So, if the trauma to the nail is bad enough, then the nail will eventually fall as the new nail starts to push out that damaged nail. Depending on how bad the bruise is, sometimes the nail will just slowly grow out.

Home care tips for bruised nails.

Keeping them clean and dry will prevent your vulnerable feet from developing other conditions, such as athlete’s foot or nail fungus. Avoiding tight shoes will prevent unnecessary pressure and will therefore allow normal blood flow to the feet. We recommend wearing sandals in the summer time, it is safe to cover up the bruise with nail polish.

If it is a pretty bad hematoma (bruise) it is recommended to have it drained by a doctor to alleviate some of the pressure.

Pedicures not only help wit the esthetics of a bruised nail, they also remove any collection of tissue and blood that collects between the nail and the nail bed.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Plantar Warts

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What is the difference between a corn and a plantar wart?

Plantar warts appear only on the sole of the foot. They are unique in that sense whereas other warts can transfer all over the body. Plantar warts usually appear in clusters. The main difference is that corns are not contagious. They are caused pressure. On the other hand, warts are caused by a virus. Moreover, they are contagious.

A good pre-indicator of a wart is the diversion in the natural print of the skin. Just like palms and fingerprints, feet have a unique set of ridges that make up the print of the skin. If you spot something that you think may be a wart, check for diversions on the ridges. The ridges on warts will completely grow around the wart.

Another way to test if you are dealing with a plantar wart is by squeezing the tissue around it. If it hurts, it is most likely a wart, otherwise it could just be a corn. It’s always best to check with your doctor.

Where do plantar warts come from?

A wart is a virus that is spread by touch and cross contamination (being exposed to it after someone has touched that surface). For instance, exposing broken skin to the virus will result in a wart.

Are plantar warts an STD?

No, they are strictly affect the sole of the foot.

What happens to a plantar wart if left untreated?

If left untreated, plantar warts will continue to grow through the sole of the foot and become very painful. They are easy to spread through touch or cross contamination. If the virus continues to get worse, it will start pulling nutrients from your body. In addition, it will start pulling blood supply from that area. All this leaves you vulnerable to other infections.


If it is manageable with over the counter medications, you can get pads or ointments. However, medical intervention is required if warts spread out of control, the person is usually prescribed an antiviral oral medication and/or have them frozen off with liquid nitrogen which is painful on the foot.

Home tips to prevent Plantar’s Warts

👉Always wear sandals in a public space.

👉Don’t share socks or shoes.

👉Clean pedicures.

Can you get a pedicure if you have plantar’s warts?

In minor cases you can have a pedicure that is properly staged for prevention for cross contamination. If you wish to book a pedicure and you have plantar warts, please include a note on your booking.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Athlete’s Foot Treatment & Tips

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Could it really be Athlete’s Foot?

Also known as Tinea Pedis, Athlete’s Foot is a foot fungus found between the toes. Because of their appearance, many people mistake them for moisture blisters. We recommend following our tips below if you believe you may have Athlete’s Foot.

The fungus is localized during early stages. However if it starts to spread, it goes all over the foot often mimicking dry skin. This may cause some people to think their feet are just simply dry. However, it is contagious, so it’s best to seek Athlete’s Foot treatment immediately. A good indicator is if it’s only affecting one foot or one section more than others.

In its developed stages Athlete’s Foot leads to scaly, dry skin and can become itchy and hot in its bad stages. Plus, it smells! Be on the lookout for a particular musky smell.

Athlete’s Foot Causes

Foot fungi are often spread through cross contamination in locker room floors, swimming pools, sharing shoes/socks. Their preferred environment is humid and therefore thrive in feet enclosed in humid shoes, as well as toes that have not been dried properly.

Home care tips

  • Wear cotton socks.
  • Change socks and shoes regularly.
  • Wear flip flops in public places.
  • Avoid home slippers made of cloth material on the inside.
  • Get clean regular pedicures.
  • Avoid close-toed slippers at home.

Athlete’s Foot Treatment

Use a scrubbing glove to get rid of dead skin between the toes. Getting rid of that dead skin eliminates food sources for the fungus to grow. Afterwards when getting out of the shower, use powder in between the toes to absorb moisture. In addition, you can use over the counter foot sprays with urea.

Regular Pedicures

Regular pedicures are important to maintain foot health. Our pedicures are designed to provide you with all the benefits of a traditional pedicure combined with our treatment approach and signature touch of luxury.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108


Heel Fissures Treatment and Home Care Tips

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What causes fissures on your feet?

Heel fissures are deep cracks in calloused areas of the foot. Callous is an overgrowth of dry dead skin. This is often caused by improper foot care. For instance, not removing callous on a regular basis and allowing it to get abnormally thick. However, there are other causes of fissures. Medications that dry out the skin, bad foot wear, and improper weight distribution can cause excessive callous which can then lead to fissures.

How long does it take to heal a heel fissure?

Fissures do not go away on their own. They need to be shaved down. Heel fissures treatment includes a series of pedicures to safely and effectively remove excess callous.

Careful though…

Sometimes, excessive callous is caused by bad pedicures. If too much callous is removed, the skin will overcompensate and build twice as much callous. Fissures can be taken down by means of either a pedicure blade, drills, and rasps in a spa pedicure.

Garbage to some, gold to others.

Aftercare includes using a foot cream that contains urea. Urea is derived from urine. More specifically, it is a waste product excreted by your kidneys when you urinate. Though this sounds gross, urea helps to soften and eat away the dead skin. While your kidneys may consider it garbage, urea is gold to your sad feet! Urea has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that heal and protect your feet.

Tips: Moisturizing often, regular pedicures, and home care.

After applying foot cream, try to use soft socks, for example, cotton socks. Avoid pantyhose as they can get caught in the fissures. Consequently, this can cause snagging and even bleeding which can lead to infections. Moreover, using a foot paddle or pumice stone in the shower will help maintain foot care.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

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