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

VIDEO: Dérmica Chemical Peels

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July Special: Gift with Chemical Peel Package

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July Special: Gift with Chemical Peels

Proper home care regimen is vital in maintaining and promoting chemical peel results. During the month of July, receive a FULL SIZE cleanser with your purchase of 2 chemical peels, OR a FULL SIZE cleanser AND moisturizer with your purchase of 3 peels.

Not valid with any other promotion. Peels must be used every 4 weeks consecutively after purchase. Offer valid from July 1-31, 2017.


Q: How do chemical peels work?
A: Chemical 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 a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

Q: How many treatments are needed?
A: The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of the condition we are treating. However, even if we are not treating any major skin concerns, it’s a good idea to incorporate a couple of peels annually to your anti-aging skin regimen by the age of 30.

Q: What type of acid is used?
A: The acids used in professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin. Most commonly used acids include glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol).
Dependent on your skin type and condition, your skin care specialist will select an appropriate acid to use. Persons who have never had a peel before must begin with our Grape Enzyme Peel.

FACT: Did you know glycolic acid stimulates exfoliation? It treats flaky or dull skin and hyper pigmentation. The smaller a molecule, the more easily it gets into the skin and penetrates deeply. Because glycolic is the smallest of all the acids, it yields the most dramatic results.

Q: What results can I expect?
A: Typical results with most peels include
  • Increased vibrancy
  • Increased hydration
  • Increased product penetration and absorption
  • Clearance in skin tone
  • Smooth and improved texture
  • Clearance or reduction of active blemishes
  • Improved appearance of scarring

PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR CHEMICAL PEEL.


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
Time frame: 15-30 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-8

Downtime required: 1-7 days

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

View Dérmica’s literature on Chemical Peels…

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.

Book your Chemical Peel with Dérmica! Online Scheduling


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Acne Treatments Edmonton: Do’s & Don’ts

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Our Chemical Peel procedures are a safe, non-invasive way to treat acne

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

If 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.

Do…
  • 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

Don’t…
  • 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
dermica.ca

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