Posts Tagged ‘acne’

Should I Peel or Flake After an Acne Treatment?

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” I had my first acne treatment peel a week ago. I have not seen any peeling or flaking…” 

Do not fret as you are still in the early stages of the treatment. Patience is key with chemical peels!  

The visible reaction caused by chemical peels during and post-treatment varies per individual. There are a few key points we will cover as we help you understand your skins’ response and expectations for your recent acne treatment peel.  

1 | The waiting period 

At this point, it is too soon to rate the success of your treatment. Your skin is still undergoing the process of lifting the layer of skin that was separated during the application of the peel. Once the skin has fully separated from the underlying skin cells, it will begin to shed. This can take up to 2 weeks. 

2 | Not all skins shed alike 

When we google or hear the term ‘chemical peel’, we assume our skin will be immediately shedding in sheets or visible patches of skin.

The visible reaction through the healing process depends on the skin type and condition being treated. Oily and acne-prone skin is coarser and has a thicker oil barrier holding the skin cells together. Shedding occurs most during and after cleansing and even so does not flake like a dry skin type. Trust in the process and use exfoliant 2-3 times a week for an added boost.

3 | Number of peels  

Peels are most effective when delivered in a controlled manner in order to avoid injury and produce lasting results.

To begin, the skin is treated using lighter peels in order to increase the skin’s tolerance. With each treatment, the intensity of the peels is increased until optimal results are achieved. This measured approach allows for the application of stronger acids with less risk of causing adverse reactions or irreversible damage to the skin. Keep in mind that the stronger the peel, the more visible reaction during and post-treatment. 

Although the name and online visuals of the treatment can lead one to believe that all peels should cause major flaking and sloughing, this is not always the case. Be patient with your progress and trust that your skin is operating in its’ own unique way and the skin is rejuvenating on a microscopic level regardless of what you see with the naked eye.  

MORE ABOUT PEELS…


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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

September Special- FREE AHA/BHA Peel Boost to your LUX or Back Treatment

Throughout August, we are adding a free AHA/BHA Peel boost ($40 value) to all LUX  facials and Back Treatments! 

 

The LUX 

The LUX facial is what its name surmises, luxury. 

Skincare, massage, and brows all in one package. 

Your skin is treated to a thorough deep pore cleanse and exfoliation. After a warm steam session, extractions release impurities and debris from the skin. Masking and moisture care infuses your skin with nutrients. 

Whether you have blemishes, dry, oily, or acne prone skin, our custom applications ensure that we address your specific needs every time. 

Your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, and face are treated to a relaxing combination of Swedish and Pressure point massage. 

That’s not all though, your spa session is finished off with a dérmica brow Shape, leaving your face looking and feeling anew! 


AHA/BHA Peel Boost 

AHA/BHA acids are ideal for treating active acne conditions, dry skin, pigmentation, and fine lines. They can be layered and are available in varying degrees of intensity.  

The AHA/BHA Boost is a light acid peel that gives your skin that gentle boost it needs to self-regenerate and repair. There is an expected downtime of 1-3 days depending on your skin. 


The BACK Treatment

Our Back Treatment, a facial for your back, begins with a deep pore cleanse followed by exfoliation to remove build up and dead skin. Next, we apply a professional extraction fluid that opens the pores and softens the oil and debris that causes clogged pores.

A relaxing steam session warms and softens the skin before the manual extractions begin. Your technician releases the trapped debris inside the pores using an extraction tool.

Steamed towels are used to wipe the skin clean in preparation to close the pores with toner. Toner is used to give your skin a boost of hydration which helps draw moisture deeper into the skin. Your back is then massaged with nutrients through a custom mask application. Ideal for all skin types.


This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from September 3-28, 2019. No pre-purchasing.  BOOK NOW.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Special- LUX Facial boost!

LUX Facial Boost Special ends July 31, 2019.


The facial that packs a punch!

Throughout July, we are adding a comp Retinol and Vitamin C Peel Power boost ($55 value) to all LUX facials

The LUX incorporates skincare, massage, and brows, all in one package. 

Book your LUX this month to enjoy the relaxation of a facial with the power of a peel! 

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Struggling with Blackheads

Here’s our latest “Ask Dérmica” entry…


Hi Dérmica,
I’m struggling with blackheads. I just wonder if you can help with this problem.
Please give me some information of any technique that could help to reduce or get rid of blackheads.
Thank you so much.

-ANONYMOUS


Hello!

Blackheads are a common skin issue that can easily be treated at Dérmica. We recommend a 2-part treatment as follows:

Step 1:  PORE Facial ($85) to remove the existing blackheads from the pores. This treatment includes cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, and pore extractions.

Step 2: Photofacial ($45 – $175) to seal the pores closed and reduce the appearance of uneven texture and redness caused by enlarged pores. This treatment is performed by using IPL (Intense Pulse Light) device to treat the targeted condition.

Bookings are available at dermica.ca/book-now.

Hope this information helps…😊

Any questions you’d like answered?

Write to us through our “Ask Dérmica” feature. We remove all names to ensure your identity remains anonymous.

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Save 15% on in-store Glo Skin Beauty products. Your service provider can help you select products that will help you achieve and maintain your desired results.

To manage larger pores, we recommend the Daily Hydration to improve your skin’s ability to retain moisture. Also, avoid exfoliants that contain granules and opt for an enzyme exfoliant, such as the Phyto Calm Enzyme Mask.

Glo Skin Beauty formulas are paraben-free and safe for the most sensitive of skin types. Above all, their research and technology result in a skincare line that clinically transforms the skin. 

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March Special: ALL Peels $85

DERMICA chemical peels

March 2019 Special: ALL Chemical Peels- $85

How do Chemical Peels work?

Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell turnover rate. Because of their molecular structure, they 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.

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

-PICK YOUR PEEL-

ENZYME PEEL

dermica medesthetics facials Our Enzyme Peel is a 20% multi-fruit acid complex made of white grape wine and fresh fruit pulp that gently exfoliates the upper epidermis while wine polyphenols condition the skin. A great introductory-level peel ideal for all skin types.

BRIGHTENING PEEL

dermica photo facials This acid peel solution provides intense exfoliation for combination and dry skin types concerned with aging and hyperpigmentation. It contains 35% glycolic and 35% lactic acid. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.


ACNE PEEL

dermica.ca This 20% salicylic acid solution provides intense exfoliation for problematic or oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores. Intense exfoliation for problematic or oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores.

RETINOL PEEL

dermica medesthetics facials This 1% Retinol and Vitamin C peel provides softer, firmer, brighter skin and diminishes the appearance of pores. Can be booked alone or added to another peel for an extra boost. Ideal for all skin types except acne, breakouts, and sensitivity.


PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR 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

NOTE: To be eligible for the Acne or Retinol peels, your skin must be pretreated with AHA or BHA (e.g. Enzyme Peel or pretreated with home care)


See Dérmica’s literature on CHEMICAL PEELS:

-DO’s & DON’Ts WHILE TREATING YOUR ACNE WITH PEELS (read more)
-SKIN BENEFITS OF PEELS (read more)
-CHEMICAL PEELS Q & A (read more)


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SAVE 15% ON ALL IN-STORE GLO SKINCARE WITH YOUR PEEL

When professionally treating your skin, it’s ideal to supplement your treatment with a proper homecare regimen. Professional skincare products add vitamins and nutrients that boost cell rejuvenation thereby extending the results of your peel. Visit our ONLINE SKINCARE STORE to peruse our professional Skincare products.

Not sure which products and ingredients are right for your skin type and concerns?

Try our HOME CARE SELECTION GUIDE to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. No pre-purchasing; Ends March 30, 2019.
Online Scheduling and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Chemical Peels- Retinol

Our Chemical Peel menu has changed. View our NEW Chemical Peel Menu

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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


Online Scheduling

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

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