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Facial Massage Benefits

How often does one have to massage their face to see results?

Giving yourself regular face massages at home has many benefits and anti aging effects. Giving your skin at least 60 seconds of stretch time and drainage really helps to release toxins in the skin that cause damage if not released.

Of course, we do not recommend that you go as deep as we do during a facial. If you were to compare what we do in a facial to the massage world, it would be considered a deep tissue massage. Facials are like a deep tissue massage for your face because the muscles are so superficial and fine. The massage we do during a facial gives the muscles the equivalent of a workout.

If you want to benefit from massage overall, doing a light massage daily at home to support what we do in the service also helps.

Does face tapping increase collagen?

This one is subject to opinion, but it is good in a way that it invigorates and stimulates the skin to do what it needs to do which is to get the circulation flowing.

Can facial massage reduce bags under the eyes?

Facial massaging can reduce bags under the eyes to a certain extent. If bags are caused by poor circulation to the skin it will help becasue you are draining certain fluids and toxins that are trapped in the skin.

However, if it is due to structural damage due to aging it won’t help. Also, if there is an underlying condition it is unlikely to help much. If you see puffiness or it looks like edema (fluid retention) at that point it would most likely be an underlying condition and its best to consult with a physician.

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Does facial massage really work for anti-aging?

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Do facial massages really work?

Yes, facial massages really work depending on the results or effects you are looking to achieve with a facial massage. The RELAX facial works to help improve circulation which then helps with anti-aging, fluid draining, releasing toxins, and detoxifying the skin.

For dull, sallow complexion.

Facial massaging improves circulation which helps bring some flush back up to the surface of dull, sallow complexion. In addition, it helps with the absorption of products that are being used during a facial. This happens because we’re increasing circulation through muscle manipulation. The way your stomach is stimulated to start digestion when you take a bite of food, your skin’s excretion and absorption abilities get activated through massage.

The massage component during a RELAX facial increases circulation which gets things going and flowing.

Plus, lymphatic drainage!

The RELAX facial helps with lymphatic drainage which can reduce puffiness, as well as inflammation in the skin.

It also helps warm and relax the muscles which will give you anti-aging benefits because when the muscles are tense we create those harder frowns and creases in the skin, so it will not completely remove the wrinkles but it will help to relax the face.

Having the acids in the muscles released through massage really helps with mobilty and flexibilty. Good flexibility in the face can help reduce headaches and tension. In addition, while it will not repair or treat, it can alleviate symptoms of TMJ.

In conclusion, facial massages really work on many levels.

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What is the best facial for anti-aging?

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The best facial for anti aging can be found at Dérmica! Our facial menu offers a variety of facials. Most of our facials include light extractions, a nourishing mask application, and Pressure-Point facial massage; All key players in the fight against aging.

How often should you have a facial?

We generally recommend booking every 4-6 weeks. However, this period depends on your age, skin type, and even work environment!

When we are young we tend to have oilier skin. This results in acne breakouts which we in turn try to cover up with cheap makeup. At least we were using cheap makeup back then!

Although our skin is tight and our pores are relatively small in our youth, years of this cycle make way for the changes we see as we age.

Environmental factors

There are certain environmental factors that will increase the rate at which your pores need a cleanup. Restaurant workers, particularly those in the kitchen, may see their skin become congested over time. This in part can be due to higher than normal temperatures. Those working outdoors during the summer may experience the same, due to similar reasons.

Do facials help with wrinkles?

Facials help with wrinkles to a certain degree: The exfoliation included in our facials will clear away your skin allowing products to be better absorbed. The pore extractions will clean your pores from within. The mask application will deliver anti-aging benefits through different key ingredients. The pressure-point facial massage will promote blood flow to your facial muscles.

However, for these effects to take place, facials must be a regular part of your routine. If facials have not been a part of your routine and you are looking to reverse some signs of aging, we recommend the ALISA photofacial.

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Slow the Aging Process: Cell Metabolism and Anti Aging

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Is it possible to slow the aging process?

As we age our bodies will inevitably go through many changes and stages. Our bodily functions begin to slow along with our lifestyles. We begin to notice changes in the way we look and feel.

Slowing of metabolism

One of the first things that may come to mind when considering the aging process is the slowing of metabolism. When we think about the declining rate of metabolism, most will only consider the metabolic rate of the digestive system. But what about the cell metabolism of our skin?

Our bodies are composed of billions of specialized cells. These cells are grouped according to functions, and make up the different body systems and organs within the human anatomy.

The largest organ found within the body is the skin. Its main function is to protect the body from the external environment and regulate body temperature. It is a reflection of your current health, age, and oftentimes your lifestyle.

READ MORE on how to slow the aging process…

Caring for your skin in your late 20’s to mid 30’s

Skin care in your 40’s and 50’s: Your Anti-Aging Plan of Action

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Skincare Tips for your late 20’s to mid 30’s

Lazy Skin Cells

Typically in our late 20’s – mid 30’s our skin cells slow down and become “lazy”. They no longer regenerate at the same speed in which it used to in our earlier years.

This laziness creates a backlog of dead cells on the surface of the skin and paves the way for the appearance of fine linesdehydrationpremature wrinkles, and dullness. Sun damage endured over the years now begins to reach the surface in the form of brown spots (hyperpigmentation), broken capillaries, and excessive ruddiness.

Skincare tips: Start It Sooner Than Later.

The first step in the anti-aging journey is prevention. It is never too early to start caring for your skin and preparing for what the years will bring. We recommend younger clients begin with a healthy homecare regimen which includes proper cleansing and hydration day and night.

A fresh cleanse in the morning and daily moisturizer with a minimum 20 SPF, and a hydrating eye gel to keep your eye area looking vibrant.

At the end of the day we suggest a double cleanse to first clear the skin of daily environmental buildup/makeup, and then wash the bare skin itself. This routine will keep your skin balanced and protected throughout the day and night.

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For younger clients beginning a professional skin treatment schedule, Phototherapy will deliver immediate results. Photofacials aid in the clearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and tightening of pores and texture. With a refresher treatment every 6 months your skin will defy age!

At this stage in the aging process resurfacing and exfoliation are vital in keeping your cells active, and clear of nutrient blocking dead cells.

Changes and Damage to Our Skin.

The changes and damage to our skin do not happen overnight, and everyday time slowly claims its youth. Therefore, once the skin reaches a more advanced stage in aging, reversing the effects of time is a process that also takes time and commitment.

Understanding your skin care products and the interactions of the ingredients with your skin is important when selecting your products. What may have worked a few years ago may not be ideal for your skin now.

Ensure that your products are age appropriate, targeted to treat your areas of concern, and most importantly protect your skin from further damage with minimum SPF20.


Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products to help maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.

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Anti Aging Skin Care: A Plan of Action in Your 40’s and 50’s

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Anti Aging Skin Care Treatment Steps

STEP 1: Resurfarcing and Refirming

Anti aging skin care regimens begin with resurfacing and firming of the skin. Resurfacing is achieved through esthetic procedures that remove layers of damaged skin. As a result, this boosts the regeneration of skin cells and collagen production which results in the firming of the skin.

Methods of resurfacing include chemical, mechanical, and light-based treatments. Dérmica offers all 3 types:

Chemical👉 Chemical peels deliver varying depths of chemical exfoliation through the application of enzymes or hydroxy acids

Mechanical👉 Dermaplaning, delivers a fine shave that removes dull surface skin and vellus facial hair with the use of a medical-grade scalpel.

Light-based👉 The ALISA photofacial will boost collagen production, speed of cell regeneration, tighten pores, and plump the skin.

STEP 2: Clearing away hyperpigmentation

Our next step is to clear away hyperpigmentation such as sun damage and age spots.  The ACLARA photofacial removes unwanted pigment. It dissolves pigment by first pulling it to the surface, then forcing it to shed the spot within days.

Once your desired results are achieved you can maintain results with a refresher every 6 months, keeping your skin looking fresh and vibrant!


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Professional treatments go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products. Consequently, we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any anti aging skin care treatment.

Ensure that your products are age appropriate. Above all, they should be targeted to treat your areas of concern. Serums provide additional benefits, in other words, think of them as vitamins for your skin.

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

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