Redness on the Face

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What is facial redness a symptom of?

Facial redness can be a symptom of irritation, inflammation, damage, trauma to the skin, allergies, or skin conditions.

Should I be worried about broken capillaries?

Broken capillaries on the nose.

Although broken capillaries do not typically cause discomfort, they can cause inflammation due to an increased circulation to the area. In turn, this can cause enlarging of the pores. So, the concern is not so much from a health perspective as it is from an esthetic concern.

If the visual appearance bothers you, you should be concerned! If left untreated, it’s going to continue to progress and can cause other unsightly or esthetically unpleasing effects to the skin. It always good to consult with physician or a dermatologist to be aware of what the causes or contributing factors are.

Broken capillaries and redness on the face can make you photosensitive, meaning more reactive to sun exposure.

How do you get rid of redness and broken capillaries on your face?

The first step is to get the contributing factors under control if possible. From there, you can remove the redness and broken capillaries with phototherapy, in particular, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) photofacials.

The reason why IPL is highly recommended for alleviating broken blood vessels and inflammation on the skin is because of it’s target precision. IPL is a very targeted treatment that goes straight to the source without injuring or traumatizing the surrounding tissues or cells. It will not cause further damage or irritation as the light penetrates into the skin thereby preserving the surrounding tissues.

Other treatment options.

Second to photofacials, you can treat using an acid-based method. These treatments are on a topical level. We treat redness using salicylic acid. It helps reconstruct the superficial layers of the skin by causing controlled injury to the skin. In turn, this stimulates the skin to rebuild new cells and also helps to take down inflammation.

Often, broken capillaries are accompanied by a general redness or flush to the skin. This is usually caused by inflammation. Salicylic acid reduces the inflammation which helps to shrink down the pores. It also helps to decongest the pores that clogged up as a result of them opening up more than usual due to the inflammation.

Finally, acid-based treatments strengthen the skin and help to rebalance the skin’s ph level.

Salicylic vs Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Betahydroxy acids work more on a superficial level than alpha hydroxy acids. They don’t absorb as deep. This makes them ideal for treating sensitive or sensitized sin.

Home tips for redness and broken capillaries.

Avoid extended heat and sun exposure. If or when you do experience extended exposure, use different means to cool your skin down as soon as possible. We recommend putting spoons in the fridge (not freezer) and using them to calm the skin. You can also use cooling eye gel packs. Finally, use products that contain aloe.

How do I know if I have rosacea?

There are 5 telling symptoms of rosacea. Symptoms of rosacea include sensitivity, enlarged pores, constant flush to the skin, broken capillaries, and pustules. Consult with physician or a dermatologist if you think you have rosacea to be aware of what the causes or contributing factors are.

What is the best moisturizer for rosacea?

Use a nourishing moisturizer that is ph balanced and is hydrating to the skin. It should contain aloe or other active soothing ingredients.

Does rosacea get worse with age?

Yes, rosacea is a progressive skin condition that is not known to have a cure. But never fear, there are steps you can take to manage rosacea symptoms. The cause is unknown but can be linked to genetics.

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Help! How can I tighten my skin?

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Will loose skin ever tighten?

The short answer is yes, loose skin can be tightened with a skin tightening treatment course. However, there are factors that contribute to how much the skin can be tightened, if it can be tightened at all. One factor is the area being treated. Some areas of the body have ticker tissue, for example, the limbs, and torso, including the abdominal area. Their underlying structures go a lot deeper. If you are looking to shape or form those body areas, you may want to consider radio frequency and infrared technology.

On the other hand, loose skin located on the chest, neck, face, or hands, can be tightened with IPL phototherapy.

Does skin tightening really work?

Another factor that determines whether skin can be tightened is the root cause of the loose skin. It could be related to age, environmental, or internal factors. As for age, we can’t stop the process. So, even though the skin can appear tighter and smoother after a treatment, it will still age. Therefore, skin tightening treatments will have to be maintained. IPL phototherapy can help you achieve a smoother, tighter complexion while reducing fine lines and mild wrinkles. Moderate up to severe wrinkles may see some improvement but those will not be resolved.


Hydrating products absorb better after a photofacial.

If the loose skin is caused by dehydration or some superficial factor, an IPL skin tightening treatment will help because they get rid of dead skin. Plus, any hydrating products that are applied to the skin after a treatment absorb better into those fresh cells, rather than being blocked by the dead skin. Dead skin piled up can also create fine lines and creases in the skin. But once dead skin is cleared, the fresh, plump cells are revealed.

How long do photofacial results last?

Treatment results last about 3 months after each treatment. The progression of each treatment plateaus at about the 3-week mark post treatment. That is how long it takes for your skin to go through a full process. Keep in mind that it takes the skin up to 2 months to do a full turnover and rebuild those structures.

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(780) 885 7108

Chemical Peel Results: Is one peel enough?

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Can you see results after one chemical peel?

The number of chemical peels (acid peels) you need in order to see results depends on what your goal is and how far your want to take the results.

If your goal is to exfoliate the skin and brighten the overall complexion on a basic level and you have fairly clear skin, then yes, one chemical peel is enough to achieve a more rejuvenated complexion. Keep in mind that it is not a permanent fix. In other words, the results will last you from six to eight weeks.

On the other hand, if you are looking to treat acne or deep congestion in the skin, then one treatment will not be enough. You will need to continue treatments until the oil is balanced, the inflammation is reduced, and the pores are cleaned out. All this takes multiple sessions. Realistically, these types of goals are achieved in about six to eight treatments.

What about when treating hyperpigmentation?

The same thing goes when treating hyperpigmentation. It depends on a few factors. These include the amount of pigmentation there is in the area, the size of the spot, how deep it is, and the cause of the hyperpigmentation, to name a few. For example, hyperpigmentation can occur due to factors such as medication, skin conditions, genetics, and trauma to the skin.

Anti-aging goals

Like the rest of us, you are always going to be fighting against time! So whatever results you are able to achieve with anti-aging treatments is temporary because you age everyday. So if the goal is anti-aging, then resurfacing the skin and accelerating the cell’s turnover rate is the goal. These results can be achieved with one deep chemical peel. But if you have sensitive skin, it is a process that can be delivered gradually overthree to four sessions. Peels will only penetrate as deep as that grade/level of percentage can go. From there, anything beyond would just be causing unnecessary trauma to the skin.

Are chemical peels painful?

Chemical peels can be uncomfortable. Depending on their pain tolerance, some people may experience pain in the form of stinging or a little burning sensation. The average person will report an intense irritation often described as the feeling you get when you’ve cut jalapeño peppers and then accidentally touched your face.

You may also feel a strong urge to scratch where the peel has been applied while its absorbing into the skin. In terms of it being painful, it’s a matter of individual experience. For most people its not the case. In addition, any discomfort that you feel can be reduced by fanning the area during the treatment.

What is the downside of chemical peels?

The downside of chemical peels is the recovery process. Depending on your reaction, some people may experience major flaking that is very apparent.

Skincare Menu Edmonton

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Located in Edmonton, our skincare clinic offers different treatments to choose from.

We’d like to be part of your skincare regimen! Check out our multiple skincare spa services:

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Facials are a great way to keep your pores clean and free of oil or impurities that can cause breakouts.

We recommend booking a facial every 4-6 weeks.

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Dermaplane delivers a fine shave that removes the dull surface skin and vellus facial hair as the technician gently grazes a medical-grade scalpel edge over the surface of the skin.

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Great for skin rejuvenation! They accelerate the cell turnover rate by chemically penetrating beneath the surface of the skin to dissolve away dead skin cells. We recommend 4-8 treatment sessions.

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Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology to diminishes brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, fine lines and other textural damage. We recommend 4-6 treatments when treating the above skin concerns.


Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products that will help to maximize results.

This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any of the treatments above.

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Sun Spot Removal YEG


Sun Spots Appeared Over the Summer

Located in YEG, we offer sun spot removal treatments in our vast spa menu. Sun spots usually appear in areas of high sun exposure such as the forehead, nose, cheeks, and decollate. They can also appear on the body, back of the hands, upper shoulders (especially on people who drive during times of the day when the sun is at its strongest), etc.


Sun spots are cells that were damaged by UV exposure. Typically this damage has been caused before the age of 18 and surfaces later on in life and becomes darkened with repeated or excessive sun exposure.

If brown spots appear over the summer, we can surmise that they are sun damaged cells that have surfaced in the form of sun spots as a result of sun exposure over the summer.

Sun Spot Removal Treatment

We will shed some light on repair and maintenance:


IPL Photofacials are safe, non-invasive advanced skincare procedures that deliver immediate results. We offer different types of photofacials for different skin concerns, and when dealing with sun spots specifically, we recommend the ACLARA photofacial.

ACLARA works to removes pigment spots (brown spots/sun spots/ age spots) and damage affecting your face, neck, chest, hands, and arms.

The procedure delivers quick pulses of light to targeted areas. The light penetrates between 535-580nm into your skin. This process breaks up the spot, which then brings the pigment to the surface. Finally, the spot sheds with your skin’s natural processes.

We perform all of our laser procedures using Sharplight’s Formax-VP System. The system has a number of safety-control features. For example, it includes a contact cooling tip that cools the skin being treated, adding maximum comfort and protection.

Best of all, there is no downtime required for this procedure. A full face photofacial takes 30-45 minutes, after which you can continue your daily routine!


As we mentioned earlier, most damage has been caused before the age of 18. The damage surfaces later on in life and becomes darkened with repeated or excessive sun exposure.

Having said this, we recommend following our Anti Aging tips, and of course, always use sun protection. Sun block is vital, even in the winter months.

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Dermaplaning Treatment

How long does a dermaplaning treatment last for?

There are 2 different results that you get from your dermaplaning treatment. In regards to the hair growth aspect, we would say it takes 6-8 weeks for the fine vellus facial hair to grow back. As for the skin resurfacing aspect, dermaplane provides a superficial exfoliation that also lasts 6-8 weeks. Once buildup returns, it’s not as much a before.

Does hair grow back stubbly after dermaplaning?

Although it can feel that way, it does not actually change the hair growth pattern. The hair has basically just been cut blunt so it’s no longer thinned out by regular daily friction caused by the hair that was there previously. Eventually the hair will smooth out again.

What will adding a boost do to my dermaplane service?

It will amplify the effects that are being sought after according to the boost selected. While dermaplane will do the same for everyone, you can personalize your service and target you problem areas by choosing either a BHA boost for oily, congested, acne-prone skin, or by choosing the AHA boost for dry textured, mature, dull, uneven skin tone, or hyper-pigmented skin. A Vitamin C boost is good for brightening the skin.

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