Acne Treatments Edmonton: Do’s & Don’ts

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Acne Treatments Edmonton: The Do’s & Don’ts of Acne

f you have ever battled with Acne you can relate to the physical and emotional toll it can take on you. Acne can also be a sensitive subject to approach when searching for the answers and solutions for this condition. So in this blog series titled “the Do’s & Don’ts of Acne” we will be looking at the most common causes of acne and giving out some PRO TIPS in hopes to shed some light on this rather touchy subject.

The most important thing when beginning your search is understanding your own skin condition and the source of your condition.

In this segment of our series we will begin by looking at one of the contributing factors: Diet and Nutrition.

Diet can play a major role in aggravating conditions of the skin, acne being one of them. Your diet may not necessarily be the cause but it can either help treat the condition or interfere, and set-back treatment. Remember that anything ingested by the body effects on major organs, and with your skin being the largest and most visible of all, it is the window into your internal health.

Studies have shown that acneic skin is deprived of important essential vitamins and nutrients. To help address this chemical imbalance you must restore healthy levels within your body. Now let’s get to the “ the do’s and don’ts of the anti-acne diet.


  • Vitamin E. In studies, acneic skin shows to be deprived of this essential antioxidant. Natural food sources include: almonds, hazelnuts, spinach, and kale
  • Vitamin C.. This natural antioxidant helps reduce inflammation and redness. Natural food sources include: citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, papaya, and pineapple
  • Vitamin B3.. This natural element aids the body in transforming different foods into energy. Natural food sources include: mushrooms, potatoes, whole grains, meats and alternatives
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acid.. Omega 3 levels are lacking in the average diet and are essential to proper skin health. Natural sources include: fish oils, salmon, free range meats and eggs
  • Water.. Keep your skin hydrated by keeping the cells within your body hydrated as well. Your body needs to maintain a water balance in order to carry out its daily functions


  • Sugars. Food high in sugar can spike healthy insulin levels in the body. This can have a negative effect on acne and worsen the condition
  • Dairy. Dairy products can have an effect on the amount of oil produced in the skin, so be conscious of your dairy intake. For other sources of calcium try include leafy greens in your diet

I recommend focusing on one area at a time, this will help you pinpoint possible sources and treat appropriately. Once you have taken care of possible internal imbalances, controlling the external condition will be much easier.

Book a free consultation with our skin health experts and begin your journey to clear and healthy skin. We will help you develop a skin health plan that includes homecare, medical esthetic procedures, and maintenance.

Dérmica MedEsthetics
Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
(780) 885 7108

Skin Resurfacing Edmonton- FAQs

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ALISA is Dérmica’s very own Skin Resurfacing/ Skin Rejuvenation/ Skin Tightening laser treatment in Edmonton.


Skin Resurfacing Edmonton, ALISA – FAQs

How does the ALISA ME Rx work?

ALISA is a Skin Rejuvenation or Skin Resurfacing treatment. In other words, it reverses the signs of aging through the non-traumatic removal of skin surface layers that induce neocollagenesis (the production of new collagen).

Following the removal of surface skin layers though selective photothermolysis, the body’s natural wound-healing response begins to regenerate the epidermis and the underlying wounded skin layers, which gives an overall glow and youthful look to the skin, but more specifically, treats fine lines and wrinkles and minimizes large pores.

What is Selective Photothermolysis?

Selective Photothermolysis is a method that destroys a specified target without damaging the surrounding tissue. The method consists of irradiating the target with pulsed visible radiation. As a result, the targeted area is heated above body temperature which causes the proteins to coagulate. Because the target absorbs the radiation much more strongly than the surrounding tissue, this surrounding tissue is almost not heated at all.

Is the ALISA ME Rx safe at 65 years old?

Absolutely! There are no contraindications based on age since light-based treatments are safe and non-invasive.

How many treatments are required?

Your skin needs the time needed to recover and produce new collagen. Therefore, the typical regimen is an average of 5 treatment sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart. However, the number of treatments is completely up to you depending on the results you desire. Having said that, we do not recommend over 12 treatments in one year.

How long is the recovery phase? Is there any downtime?

ALISA does NOT require any downtime whatsoever! You can come in during your lunch hour and return to work and no one will ever know why you look better than you did in the morning! ;)

How long does a treatment take?

This depends on the different treatments you would like during your session, however, a full ALISA photofacial takes 15-30 minutes, after which you can continue your daily routine.

Are photofacials safe?

Our Skin Experts are knowledgeable on our technology and on the biology of the skin. Our team is lead by experts in the field with over 15 years of experience in medical esthetics treatments. This increases the safety of all of our treatments. Our treatments are non-invasive and safe, with minimum side effects if any at all. Side effects could possibly include:

  • Discomfort (stinging sensation up to one hour after treatment)
  • Change of pigmentation (most cases occur on people with darker skin and can be avoided by conducting a test patch)
  • Fragile Skin (skin may become temporarily fragile)
  • Purpura (purple bruising lasting from 5-15 days)
  • Scarring (may happen on darker skin but still, very rare)

Questions or concerns? We’d be happy to hear from you!

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(780) 885-7108
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Anti Aging Edmonton

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Some of us may start to see a slowing-down of our skin’s regenerating process as early as our late twenties. Our fine lines penetrate deeper and deeper with every smile and every frown. Before we know it, we start to see crow’s feet forming, marionette lines getting deeper, etc. Aging is a natural part of life and therefore we must embrace it.

Helping your skin care for itself for as long as it can.

Dérmica understands your skin cells’ regeneration process and the different factors that may affect your skin’s ability to replenish itself.

Our skin can continue to regenerate itself for as long as possible through treatments, maintenance, and products.

Benefits of anti aging treatments

👉 Anti aging treatments correct long term problem areas. For example, scars that were once zits which you popped and became infected.

👉 Treatments encourage your skin to resume regeneration. Missing elements that are necessary for skin to replenish itself (such as nutrients and hydration) rejuvenate the skin.

👉 They train your skin to care for itself. Especially during climate changes and extreme weather conditions (such as the ones we experience living in Edmonton, Alberta).

At Dérmica, we offer a wide range of MedEsthetics treatments and products, as well as anti aging tips for the Edmonton climate.

Our anti aging treatments include a variety of chemical peels. Peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell turnover rate. Because of their molecular structure, these acids are able to penetrate past the acid mantle of the skin and deep into the layers beneath the surface of the skin. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate.

Our advanced laser treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With just a quick pulse of light we can diminish brown spots, redness, fine lines, and broken capillaries, all symptoms of aging skin.

Facials are great for anti aging maintenance. Designed to help reverse/ prevent premature aging, we incorporate highly concentrated products in all our facials. After a deep cleanse, exfoliation, and hydrating steam, we pack the skin with nutrients with a relaxing anti-aging massage using brightening, hydrating pharmaceutical-grade, paraben-free, natural products.

For anti aging home maintenance, we carry great anti aging serums that are an excellent way to ensure you are feeding your skin the regular nutrients it needs to regenerate itself when acclimated to Edmonton.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

IPL Treatments Edmonton

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MedEsthetics IPL Treatments Edmonton

Located in Edmonton AB., Dérmica’s IPL treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With just a quick pulse of light we can now remove unwanted facial and body hair, and diminish brown spots, redness, and broken capillaries.

Browse through our selection and descriptions to see which treatment suits your skin’s needs most. Our Skin Experts will analyze your skin condition, outline the benefits, and help you select the best treatment option.

IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL (Permanent Hair Reduction)

Are you longing for solution to unwanted facial and body hair? Life can be easy with Dermica’s IPL Hair Removal Treatment! Our IPL Hair Removal Treatment will deliver permanent results on any area of face and body, including male facial hair! In other words, razor burn and ingrown hairs will be a thing of the past!

ACLARA ME Treatment (Pigment Removal)

Are you in search for the ultimate solution to clear sun spots, pigment scarring, or dark spots on your face? This treatment will lighten and clear dark to light pigmented lesions!

ALISA ME Treatment (Skin Rejuvenation Photo Facial)

Is your skin looking a little down these days? Want to lift/tone and brighten your tired skin? ALISA treats dull skin appearance and textural damage. For example, scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and mature skin. The treatment can be performed on areas of the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms!

ALIVIA ME Treatment (Vascular Lesion Removal Photo Facial)

Wondering where the redness and broken capillaries on your face came from? It could be due to conditions such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or simply genetically sensitive skin.

These types of conditions are characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible redness and broken capillaries. If left untreated these conditions can worsen, or mutate the skin’s texture. ALIVIA will diminish redness and dissolve broken capillaries on areas of the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands!

Talk to our Skin Experts and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

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IPL/Laser Hair Removal Treatment

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Are you longing for solution to unwanted facial and body hair? Phototherapy is a popular choice, for example, IPL and laser hair removal treatment.

IPL or LASER technology?

The IPL and Laser equipment deliver their results by emitting a specific range of light energy towards a specific target in the skin. Most importantly, both treatments are safe and effective in permanently reducing unwanted hair.

IPL Hair Removal

Our IPL Hair Removal treatment will deliver permanent results on any area of face and body, including male facial hair. Above all, razor burn, ingrown hairs, and embarrassing stubble will be a thing of the past!

Your safety is our first concern, therefore, please review the following criteria before booking online.

Pre-treatment protocols:

  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • Discontinue usage any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity


  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

If any, potential side effects can include discomfort and fragile skin. Visible effects, for instance, edema (swelling) and erythema (redness), can last up to 24 hours.

Your technician will conclude the session by providing Post Care instructions. After that, you can expect your hair to shed approximately 2 weeks post-treatment. Subsequently, we recommend rebooking every 4-8 weeks.

Treatment course length

Body areas require longer rebooking timeframes than facial areas. Therefore, depending on the area being treated, your treatment course could last up to 2 years. That is to say, a successful IPL treatment course requires commitment.

Treatment Tips

Phototherapy treatments “zap” live hair follicles while waxing removes them from the bulb. As a result, waxing counteracts IPL and laser treatments. Consequently, shaving is the only method of hair removal in between sessions.

Additionally, exfoliating twice per week will help prevent ingrown hairs.

Please shave the morning of your appointment. Furthermore, area should be shaved flush to the skin for best results.

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View Dérmica’s literature on IPL…

Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects

What is the difference between IPL and Laser Hair Removal?

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal BEFORE & AFTER

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

IPL Laser Treatment: Dérmica Introduces New Medi Spa Services

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Introducing new treatments

We’ve decided it’s time to add a little extra to our menu, therefore, we have added a few IPL laser treatment options to our selection!

These advanced treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions. With just a quick pulse of light we can now diminish brown spots, redness, broken capillaries and remove unwanted facial and body hair. Above all, our treatments are safe and deliver maximum results

IPL Laser Treatment MENU

Our new line of services include the

ACLARA: IPL laser treatment for pigmentation removal,

ALIVIA: IPL laser treatment for Rosacea and other vascular lesions and redness reduction,

ALISA: IPL treatment for skin tightening and pore minimizing, and

IPL Hair Removal.

Browse through our selection and descriptions to see which treatment suits your skin’s needs most. We offer free consultations. Our Skin Expert who will analyze your skin condition, outline the benefits, and help you select the best treatment option.

We use the Sharplight Formax system that features a patented Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) technology. It delivers quick pulses of light into the skin on areas of the face, neck, arms, hands, and legs. The depth of light penetration is measured according to the condition being treated, thereby targeting only selected areas and layers of the skin.

You may have heard that laser treatment can be painful. However, with our Sharplight Formax system, you can rest assured that your service will be a breeze. All hand pieces for the system feature a cooling window that cools your skin to a safe temperature during the service, meaning your skin feels cool and comfortable throughout!

Book your free consultation with our Skin Expert and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!
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