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Glo Therapeutics offers a systematic approach to treat multiple skin concerns by incorporating a daily skin care regimen with advanced treatments. Utilizing innovative technology and cutting-edge science, their formulations are created with potent concentrations of active ingredients to clinically transform the skin.

Not sure which products are right for you? Try our Home Care Selection Guide.

Also, try our Treatment Selection Guide to help you select the correct treatment for your skin care needs.

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

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The holiday party season has arrived and your skin has taken a turn for the worst!
Getting along with your skin during the winter months can be difficult, and with the festivities just around the corner you need a remedy ASAP! With a couple weeks to go before the big FIESTA we can help you recover the glow and maintain it throughout the New Year. :)

Customizing your winter skin care routine will help you combat the drying effects of the season and keep your skin happy and healthy throughout. To be most effective with your treatment, you must first understand the signals your skin is displaying which will allow you to respond appropriately. So let us address some common winter skin care concerns.

My skin is oilier than usual and I’ve been breaking out…

Your skin is constantly fluctuating with changes in the temperature and moisture levels in the air. With the winter being a dry season both indoors and outdoors your skin is under an accelerated rate of trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), an evaporation and diffusion of skin hydration. Although water is what your skin requires, it compensates for the lost moisture by producing more oil. This causes a buildup of dead cells saturated in excess surface oils, clogged pores, and frequents breakouts.

In order to restore your skins moisturizer balance and hydration, choose products containing hydrating (water) ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. Stay away from heavy creams and oil based products as these will only block and clog further.

Photofacials , AHA/BHA peels , and traditional facials are a great way to give your skin a fresh start, balance pH levels, and deliver a much needed boost of nutrients for the season. They also help clear clogged pores, excess oil, remove painful blemishes before they spread, and diminish existing scars.

Try our Treatment Selection Guide to learn more and find the right treatment program for you.

TIPS for taming OILY Winter Skin…
  • Use light gel cleansers free of parabens and sulfate. A thorough cleanse in the morning and double cleanse at night gives your skin the fresh cleanse it desires without stripping away vital moisture. Try GLO Purifying Cleanser with Salicylic Acid(BHA) to help clear breakouts and balance pH.
  • Using a hydrating toner or mist. This gives your skin a boost of hydration which helps your skin absorb moisture from deeper into the skin. Try GLO Conditioning Tonic with Hyaluronic Acid, Rose Hip, and soothing Chamomile.
  • Moisturize regularly. Using a lightweight oil-free moisturizer morning and night while skin is still moist will provide the right amount of moisture without leaving your skin feeling heavy or greasy. Try GLO Oil-Free Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid.

My skin is flaking non-stop no matter how much moisturizer I apply….

When faced with cooler temperatures your skins natural response is to slow its metabolic rate, which includes the rate at which your skin regenerates, this is known as the cell turnover rate. The cell turnover rate of your skin determines how frequently dried cells at the surface shed and regenerate. When this process slows down, you get a buildup of dead cells resulting in flaking skin, fine lines, and dry patches. These layers of dead cells also block vital nutrients and moisture from absorbing into the fresh cells, which is why no amount of product seems to relieve the dryness.

Introducing regular exfoliation to your skin care routine will help increase your cell turnover rate throughout the winter months and maintain it at an active level. Exfoliation is achieved using chemical or manual exfoliants, both offering resurfacing benefits, but differ in procedure and interaction with the skin. Manual exfoliants (skin scrubs) will give a great skin scrubbing massage while sloughing away dead skin cells. Manual exfoliants are not recommended for sensitive or acneic skin types.

Enzymatic exfoliants containing fruit enzymes, AHA, or BHA, react with the skin on a chemical level by dissolving the binding matter between the skin cells causing them to gently lift and rinse away. The active ingredients and intensity vary depending on concentration level and quality of the acids and enzymes.

Photofacials , AHA peels , and traditional facials are an excellent way to eliminate flaking skin and bring plump new cells to the surface. Amongst the many benefits these treatments offer, they also speed up the skins cell turnover rate, boost collagen production, resurface, brighten complexion, and restore vital moisture and hydration. Try our Treatment Selection Guide to learn more and find the right treatment program for you.

TIPS for smoothing FLAKING winter skin…
  • Exfoliate every 2-3 days. This ensures that your skin is always fresh and reaping the benefits of your skin care product ingredients. For those who enjoy a regular scrub try Glo Daily Polishing Cleanser with Salicylic Acid (BHA), amino acids, and gentle Jojoba beads.
  • Use skin scrubs that are made specifically for the face. It may be easy to reach for the body scrub in the shower, but the granules are not shaped or sized for use on sensitive skin such as the face. Facial scrubs contain micro beads that are smooth and will not cause tears in the skin.
  • Lactic Acid for AHA benefits. This hydrating milk acid is excellent for gently dissolving surface cells, boosting hydration, and balancing pH, and brighten dull complexion. Try Glo Refresh Facial Polish with nourishing benefits of Borage Oil, Acai Oil, and gentle Jojoba beads.
  • Hyaluronic Acid for added moisture. This excellent hydrating ingredient can attract and hold 1000 times its weight in water, making it a must have for dry skin. Try Glo Conditioning Hydration Cream with a powerful antioxidant combination of Vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Keeping your skin happy during the winter months is really quite simple…watch for the hints and DO as it asks! After all, your skin is your first line of defence and will show you who is BOSS when not tended to. ;)

Try our Home Care Selection Guide to select the correct skincare products for your skin type and concerns!

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Looking for skin care at home?

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Dérmica helps you select the correct products for your skin type and concerns!

Home Care Selection Guide

Dérmica MedEsthetics is pleased to introduce our advanced, online, interactive Home Care Selection Guide!

Our easy-to-use, digital guide makes selecting the correct home care products for your skin type and concerns a breeze!

Our Skin questionnaire allows us to understand your skin type and concerns.
With the information you provide, we are able to recommend home care products to address your skin type and concerns. We provide thorough information on all products recommended to help you make a fully informed decision.


Glo Therapeutics offers a systematic approach to treat multiple skin concerns by utilizing potent concentrations of active ingredients and cutting-edge science to create their formulations to clinically transform the skin.

Try our Home Care Selection Guide.

Also, try our Treatment Selection Guide to help you select the correct treatment for your skin care needs.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

ACLARA: Pigment Removal Treatment Edmonton

ACLARA:Pigment Removal Treatment Edmonton

Aclara will lighten and clear dark to light pigmented lesions!

This pigment removal treatment works to removes pigment spots and damage affecting your face, neck, chest, hands, and arms. This treatment works by delivering quick pulses of light to the targeted area. This process breaks up the spot, which then brings the pigment to the surface and sheds the spot with your skins natural processes.

ACLARA ME PHOTOFACIAL
Description: Aclara ME works to removes pigment spots and damage affecting your face, neck, chest, hands, and arms. This treatment works by delivering quick pulses of light to the targeted area. This process breaks up the spot, which then brings the pigment to the surface and sheds the spot with your skins natural processes. Revealing a clear, uniform complexion.

This treatment is performed using Sharplight’s Formax-VP System. This equipment delivers quick pulses of light into the skin, targeting only the selected area. The hand piece also features a contact cooling tip that cools the skin being treated, adding maximum comfort and protection.

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


Time frame: 45 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-6

Downtime required: 24 hrs

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimuli>Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

Schedule your free consultation with our Skin Expert and begin your journey to a flawless complexion!

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

Back Acne Treatment Edmonton

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Back Acne Treatment Edmonton

Battling Back Acne? Back acne, aka ‘Bacne’ can be a sensitive subject to approach when searching for the answers and solutions for this condition. This condition can be caused by several factors but seems to be more prevalent in physically active people. All of our Skin Care treatments are designed to meet your skin’s specific needs. Back care products are selected based on your expressed skin concerns in consultation with our skin specialist. Dérmica features 2 types of Back Acne treatments to help clear this condition:
Our BACK ACID PEEL Tx is a Professional AHA/BHA Chemical Peel designed to balance the skin’s pH, lift scarring, and help prevent future breakouts. These treatments are ideal for problematic acne prone skin. Online Scheduling
Our dérmica BACK Treatment is a 75-minute treatment begins with a deep pore cleanse followed by exfoliation to remove build up and dead skin on your back. A relaxing steam session warms and softens the skin in preparation for manual extractions. Your back is then massaged with nutrients through a custom mask application. Moisture care is applied. Ideal for all skin types. Ideal for all skin types, it’s meant to maintain skin balance, clear infected blemishes, and of course, to pamper ;) Online Scheduling

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

A chemical peel is a medical esthetic procedure designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh new cells to the surface of the skin giving it a healthy, smooth and even appearance. Curious about chemical peels? Click here to learn more. Besides maintaining proper skin care through professional care, there are other factors we recommend: Stay on top of your diet 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. Consistently wash your bed sheets Especially if you eat in bed, it is important to wash your sheets approximately once a week. You may sweat during your sleep that attracts bacteria. Shower after physical activity When you sweat during a workout, your pores become enlarged thereby opening up to bacteria. Close your pores by taking a quick refreshing shower. Book a 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 is right for you! Love, Peace, and Great Skin! Dérmica MedEsthetics (780) 885 7108 dermica.ca

Rosacea Treatment

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Rosacea treatments, symptoms, & types

Alliviate the RED: Rosacea treatments, symptoms, triggers, and types

As we age, we see Rosacea becoming more prevalent in the faces around us, even perhaps our own.

Perhaps this is because this skin disorder affects an estimated 2 million Canadians. That’s an outstanding figure, considering Canada is home to an estimated 35.87 million people.

ABOUT ROSACEA
Rosacea may begin in childhood as a flattering natural blush appearing on the cheeks, but may spread and progress gradually to the other areas of the face, the ears, chest, back, and eyes in adulthood. Rosacea typically develops between the ages 30 to 50. It affects more women, perhaps because our skin is thinner, but when men develop rosacea, it seems to be more severe. If left untreated and unmanaged, rosacea symptoms become more severe in time, decreasing treatment success rate. Nearly three quarters of rosacea sufferers report feelings of low self-esteem.

Rosacea appears to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, which may include the immune system and a family history. It is unknown exactly what causes Rosacea, however, research shows that Rosacea is a chronic condition without a cure.
Like other chronic conditions, managing triggers that affect this skin disorder paired with treatment can reduce Rosacea symptoms.

SYMPTOMS OF ROSACEA
If you are dealing with Rosacea, you may experience some of the following:
  • Flushing
  • Persistent Redness
  • Bumps and Pimples
  • Visible Blood Vessels
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Burning or Stinging
  • Swelling
  • Eye Irritation
  • Dry Appearance
  • Skin Thickening
  • Plaques (overgrowths of skin)
DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ROSACEA
There are four forms of rosacea, which are defined by the following range of symptoms:

Mild: Characterized by occasional or consistent facial flushing and redness. There may some swelling, burning and stinging, roughness, and visible red blood vessels as it progresses to the next level.

Moderate: Characterized by persistent mild symptoms, plus the appearance of pimple-like bumps. Unfortunately, many people mistake moderate Rosacea for acne, and do not treat their condition appropriately until more advanced levels of Rosacea.

Severe (Rhinophym): Characterized by moderate Rosacea symptoms, plus the thickening of the skin tissue and plaque formation in the nose thereby giving an enlarged appearance.

Ocular: Characterized by skin symptoms that also affect the eyes and eyelids. It may cause redness to the surrounding skin tissue but also burning or stinging, dryness, light sensitivity, blurred vision, and watery, bloodshot eyes.

MANAGING ROSACEA TRIGGERS:
Should you decide to treat your Rosacea successfully, you must avoid or minimize the following factors:
Weather
Protect skin from sun, wind, and excess temperatures (something we all experience living in Canada). We cannot emphasize how important using sunscreen daily is, even during winter! Throughout the winter months, cover your cheeks and face with a scarf. Wash the scarf/scarves regularly. If possible, replace the scarf every day or every other day to prevent breakouts.
Food and Drink
Avoid eating/drinking hot soup and hot drinks, as well as spicy foods. Try to avoid or minimize your alcohol intake. These foods and drinks trigger rosacea as they increase blood flow and promote dilation of the blood vessels under the skin. This may sound like a daunting task initially, but keeping track of dietary triggers from the start of your treatment can help normalize your diet as you teach yourself new eating habits.
Intense Exercise
This is not an excuse to skip physical activity! All we are saying is that when exercising, try to avoid over-heating. This may mean you go to the gym more often for shorter periods of time, or perhaps you change the time of day you exercise. Also, exercising near a fan when indoors is a good way to keep you cool during your workout. If you do feel that you overheated, take a cool shower to minimize symptom flare-up.
Stress
This one is a bit more difficult to manage for some people. Stress is part of life and learning stress management techniques will do more for your life than reduce Rosacea symptoms. When you’re feeling stress, try relaxation techniques such as deep-breathing exercises, meditation or visualization techniques, where you visualize your stress as an inanimate object of which you mentally “let go”. Additionally, if possible, try to add activities that will help you physically relieve stress, such as going for a massage, or doing yoga.

ROSACEA TREATMENT
At Dérmica, we treat Rosacea with laser treatments.
ALIVIA ME PHOTOFACIAL
Description: Dérmica’s Alivia ME Treatment will diminish redness and dissolve broken capillaries on areas of the face and neckline.
Vascular lesions are due to conditions such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or skin trauma. These types of conditions are characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible redness and broken capillaries. They are most commonly found in the facial and neck area. If left untreated these conditions can worsen, or mutate the skin’s texture.
We treat these conditions by emitting a light beam into the skin which is absorbed by different skin lesions. Through selective photothermolysis, the light pulse selectively destroys a specified target without damaging the surrounding tissue, causing the blood to coagulate and the vessel to break up into particles that are naturally filtered away through the body’s lymphatic system.
Alivia ME is performed using Sharplight’s Formax-VP System. This equipment delivers quick pulses of light into the skin, targeting only the selected area. The hand piece also features a contact cooling tip that cools the skin being treated, adding maximum comfort and protection.
Time frame: 45 minutes
Recommended sessions: 4-6
Downtime required: 24 hrs
Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity
Contraindications:
  • 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
Potential side effects
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
Online Scheduling

Dérmica MedEsthetics
Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Data sources
WPR. Canada Population 2015. Retrieved from http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/canada-population/
RosaceaFacts. What is happening with my skin and what can I do about it? Retrieved from http://www.rosaceafacts.ca
Chatelaine. Rosacea. Retrieved from http://www.chatelaine.com/health/health-a-z/rosacea/
Canadian Dermatology Association. Rosacea. Retrieved from http://www.dermatology.ca/skin-hair-nails/skin/rosacea/#/

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