Skin Care for Alberta Climate

skin care for Alberta climate

Skin concerns of people that are new to Alberta.

Whether your skin type is dry, oily, or combination, typically, after moving to Alberta, your skin becomes extremely dry in some areas, and extremely oily in others, and suddenly your skin is breaking out.

The reason for this is that Alberta has a very dry, arid climate. What happens is the skin becomes dehydrated which means it lacks water. In order to compensate for that water loss, your skin will elevate its oil production. Plus, this dehydration causes a build-up of dead and dry skin at the surface.

Build up will block products from getting into the fresh skin that really needs that hydration.

Rather than increasing the consistency of your moisturizer, like going for a thicker cream, or an oil-based product, you should be focusing on exfoliating using gentle daily exfoliants, such as the Gentle Enzyme Exfoliant, or the Daily Polishing Cleanser.

Follow up with hydrating moisturizer, such as the Conditioning Hydration, or the Oil Free Moisturizer, for those that tend to be a bit oilier.


A facial is an excellent way to extract buildup and start with a clean slate. And who can say no to a day at the spa? ;)

Plus, save 15% on all Glo Skin Beauty products with your skin care service at Dérmica!

Other skin concerns? We have a treatment for that…

dermica medesthetics Try our Treatment Selection Guide. Our easy-to-use, digital guide makes selecting the correct treatment for your skin type and concerns a breeze!

Our Skin questionnaire allows us to understand your skin type and concerns. Based on your answers, we recommend treatments to address your skin concerns and help you make informed decisions.

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Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Phototherapy

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IPL PHOTOTHERAPY

These advanced 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, broken capillaries and remove unwanted facial and body hair.

Browse through our selection and descriptions to see which treatment suits your skin’s needs most. We offer free consultations with 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 phototherapy can be painful, but 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!

IPL: PHOTOFACIALS

ALISA

dermica photo facials Ideal for treating dull skin appearance, textural damage such as scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and mature skin.

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ACLARA

dermica.ca The ultimate solution to clear sun spots, pigment scarring, age spots, or dark spots on your face. Also treats acne scarring.

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ALIVIA

dermica medesthetics facials Treats conditions characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible redness and broken capillaries.

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IPL: PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL


PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

***PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA SHAVED FLUSH TO SKIN***

Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

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) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity

Downtime required: 24 hrs

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)

Recommended sessions: 8-12


Not sure which treatment is right for you?

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Try our Treatment Selection Guide. Our easy-to-use, digital guide makes selecting the correct treatment for your skin type and concerns a breeze! Our Skin questionnaire allows us to understand your skin type and concerns. Based on your answers, we recommend treatments to address your skin concerns and help you make informed decisions.


Did you know we have an online store?

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Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!
Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Book your treatment with Dérmica!
Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

DIY Recipe- Natural Honey Mask

Are you a DRY skin type?

Does your skin feel tight, coarse, and easily irritated? Is it showing signs of premature aging, fine lines, and dull complexion? If so, you meet the most common characteristics of a DRY skin type.

Why is my skin DRY?

The underlying issue with dry skin is that it lacks in moisture (oil) and protection due to under production of sebum (oil) in the sebaceous glands (oil glands) of the skin. This lack of natural protection and moisture causes the skin to become fragile and sensitive to external factors. Premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles are a major concern with dry skin. Insufficient oil supply causes skin to lose elasticity and the aging process is accelerated. Dry skin can also become easily irritated by products, cold, heat, and sun exposure. One pro of having dry skin is that your pores are virtually invisible! So when properly cared for your skin can look flawless!

Try this DIY Recipe- Natural Honey Mask for DRY skin:

This mask is a great way to exfoliate DRY skin without irritation. The enzymes in the honey will help dissolve dead skin away, increase hydration and moisture absorption. To maximize results choose a therapeutic skin care service performed by a qualified professional, who can help you understand and treat your skin. A relaxing facial will leave your skin feeling pampered, revived, and give your skin the extra boost it needs to begin a proper regimen. Try a Dérmica Custom Facial and get a head start! Ingredients
  • ¼ cup of plain oatmeal
  • ¼ cup of warm water
  • 2 tsp of honey
Instructions
  • Mix ingredients into a thick paste
  • Apply using finger over entire face, including lips for softness
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes, rinse with warm water
Well friends, we hope you enjoyed reading and learning about dry skin!

Chemical Peels- Retinol

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Retinol Chemical Peel; Ideal for all skin types except acne, breakouts, and sensitivity.

Our peels have been 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 plump cells to the surface of the skin giving it a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance.

PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR RETINOL PEEL.

Description: Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell rejuvenation 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 and dissolve away dead cells. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

The acids we use in our professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin.

This 1% Retinol and Vitamin C peel provides softer, firmer, brighter skin and diminishes the appearance of pores.

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 1 week from last tanning session

Recommended sessions: 4-8

Downtime required: 1-7 days

Time frame: 15-30 minutes

Contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Active skin infection

Potential side effects:

  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Visible shedding


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View Dérmica’s literature on Chemical Peels…

Chemical Peels Q & A

Chemical Peels as Acne Treatments: Do’s and Don’ts of Acne

VIDEO: Dérmica Chemical Peels

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you skin concerns? Try our Treatment Selection Guide.

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Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Facials and Back Treatments

 

 

Dérmica Facial treatments are customized to suite your skin care goals and needs. They are ideal for treating mild skin conditions and improving the overall appearance of the skin. There is no downtime required following the treatment.

Dérmica Facials include all the essentials of a classic facial procedure such as deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, and application of suitable serum, eye care, lip treatment, and moisturizer. The products used in our facials are handpicked at each visit in order to adapt to the skins changes and progress.

BEAUTY Facial

$ 125

The BEAUTY Facial includes all the essentials of classic facial with mild extractions, a brow Sculpt, nourishing mask application, and Pressure-Point facial massage. It is ideal for those preparing their face for an occasion or want to freshen the skin and brows.
75-90 min.

RELAX Facial

$ 125

The RELAX Facial includes all the essentials of classic facial procedure with light extractions, nourishing mask application, relaxation-face/shoulder/arm/hand massage, and moisturizing paraffin hand-dip.
75-90 min.

PORE Facial

$ 85

The PORE Facial includes all the essentials of a classic facial with an emphasis on clearing congested skin by extracting blackheads, milia, and other skin blemishes.
60 min.

MENS Facial

$ 125

MENS Facial includes all the essentials of a classic facial along with mild extractions, and a beard shampoo & conditioning treatment.
60 min.

BACK Treatment

$ 100

BACK Treatment focuses on treating skin conditions affecting the back. It is structured much like a facial service that includes cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions, and back massage.
75 min.

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Be prepared. Visit our online store to acquaint yourself with Glo Skin Beauty. Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products for your skin type and concerns. Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!


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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
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Skin Resurfacing

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Ask Dérmica: WHAT is Skin Resurfacing?

  • An esthetic procedure or personal use of an exfoliating product/tool that removes layers of damaged skin.
  • Improves the overall appearance and texture of the skin.
  • Boosts the regeneration rate of skin cells and promotes collagen production.
  • Improves circulation and absorptive ability of the skin.
  • Recommended for all skin types as part of a healthy skin care routine or to treat skin conditions.
  • Methods of resurfacing include: chemical, mechanical, and light-based treatment.

CHEMICAL METHODS AND BENEFITS

Chemical Resurfacing

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  • There are different classifications of chemical resurfacing: AHA, BHA, Retinols, TCA, Enzymes.
  • Causes a chemical reaction at the surface of the skin that dissolves the bonds between the skin cells.
  • Varying intensity and penetration.
  • Can be delivered in low doses on a daily basis or as a stand alone treatment delivered by a trained technician.
  • Skin may require pre-treating with lower dose prior to procedure.
  • Down time varies depending on the dose delivered.
  • Topical products used for homecare may need to be prescribed by a physician.
Benefits:
  • Can treat a wide range of conditions.
  • Can be used as part of a daily maintenance routine.
  • Broad range of penetration level available from mild – deep.
  • Improves texture of the skin.
  • Reduces unwanted pigmentation.
  • Treats acne and related scarring.
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MECHANICAL METHODS AND BENEFITS

Granular Exfoliants

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  • Granular product that is massaged over the skin.
  • Lifts dead surface layer of skin.
  • Available in various formulations and intensity.
  • Product contain microbeads or granules that slough the outer layer.
  • Mild resurfacing.
  • Not typically recommended for acneic or sensitive skin.
Benefits:
  • Instant results.
  • Can be used daily as part of a regular skin care routine.
  • No downtime.
  • Increases absorption of products.
  • Stimulates circulation.

Dermaplaning

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  • Technician performs feathery strokes typically using a 10 gauge blade held at an angle over the surface of the skin.
  • Removes surface layer of the skin.
  • Form of mechanical skin resurfacing.
Benefits:
  • Also removes the vellus hair in the area treated.
  • Delivers instant results.
  • Minimal downtime.
  • Can alleviate and treat eczema, skin irritations, and excessively dry patches.
  • Promotes increased hydration and penetration of topical medications and treatment product.

Microdermabrasion

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  • Technician uses a wand over the skin to remove superficial layers.
  • Can be performed with a diamond encrusted tip being dragged over the skin or using a crystal spray to gently “sandblast” the surface of the skin.
  • Not recommended for acneic skin or highly sensitive skin types.
  • Mild – mid level resurfacing.
Benefits:
  • Minimal downtime required.
  • Can be paired with other methods of resurfacing for optimal results.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Improves texture.
  • Lightens pigmentation.

Abrasive Materials

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  • Used to lift the dead surface layer of the skin by causing friction.
  • Brushes bristles vary from soft – hard.
  • Can be used with products for added cleansing.
  • Abrasive materials include loofas, pumice, and other textured materials in varying coarseness.
  • Mild resurfacing.
  • Not recommended for sensitive or sensitized skin
Benefits:
  • Can be used as part of a daily routine or in a professional service.
  • Instant results.
  • No downtime.
  • Increases circulation.

Dermabrasion

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  • Performed by a medical professional.
  • Anesthetic is used to numb the skin prior to treatment.
  • In some cases a prescribed relaxant may be given to ease the patient.
  • Technician operates a high-speed device that scrapes away layers of skin.
  • Mid – deep resurfacing.
Benefits:
  • Delivers deep resurfacing with minimal sessions.
  • Can remove deep imperfections.
  • Dramatic results can be achieved.

Microneedling

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  • Pierces fine needles into the surface of the skin creating micro-lesions.
  • Varying levels of intensity depending on the device.
  • Minimal – no downtime required.
Benefits:
  • Tightens pores and smooths texture.
  • Effective on minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and acne scarring.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production.


LIGHT-BASED METHODS AND BENEFITS

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

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  • Stands for Intense Pulsed Light.
  • Device emits a broad band light energy into the skin.
  • Works below the surface of the skin on a cellular level, leaving the surface layer intact.
  • Depth of penetration varies medium – deep.
Benefits:
  • Minimal down time, if any.
  • Reduces redness and surface capillaries.
  • Removes pigmentation and evens skin tone.
  • Improves texture and tightens pores.
  • Reduces fine lines and pre-mature aging.
  • Treats acne and related scarring.

LASER Skin Resurfacing

phototherapy
  • Acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
  • Device emits a focused beam of light energy into the skin.
  • Depth of penetration varies from medium – deep.
  • Down time ranges depending on the type of laser used.
Benefits:
  • Improves textural damage.
  • Reduces signs of aging.
  • Reduces redness and vascularity from facial and body region.
  • Removes unwanted pigmented lesions.
  • Treats acne and related scarring.


Get in Touch

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Get in Touch

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