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IPL Hair Removal Q & A

What is IPL Hair Removal?

IPL is a light-based treatment that penetrates through the skin to a nanometer depth. The light energy is absorbed into active bulbs which then causes them to self-destruct.

Can anyone have this treatment done?

IPL is a form of radiation, therefore there are health precautions that must be considered for this treatment. If you are currently under the care of a dermatologist or physician, we recommend consulting with them prior to your booking. There also certain medications and topical products that make your skin sensitive to light, and this would be noted in your intake form and your technician would then discuss further with you.

How effective are the treatments?

In successful treatments we can observe a 98% reduction in active follicles. Following proper protocol before and after your treatment will ensure that you can achieve best results.

How many sessions do I need?

8 – 12 sessions are recommended for maximum results. The exact number of sessions will depend on genetics and personal preference. Clients report 20-60% reduction after the first treatment. Each session afterwards will reduce the remaining amount of hair by approximately 10%. Sessions are continued until the client has reached their reduction goal and growth has been stopped.

Are the results permanent?

Over the years you may begin to gradually reproduce hair in the areas treated. If the previous hair growth was caused by hormonal imbalance there is a higher chance of the hair returning and, in less time than expected. Touch-ups are recommended approximately 2 years following the last session.

Is it painful?

The sensation felt when the energy is delivered is described by most as a small pin-prick shock lasting only milliseconds. When graded on a scale from 1-5 for the pain felt during the session, clients will on average report under a level 3. The portion of the device that is in contact with the skin has a patented cooling system that keeps your skin slightly numb on contact.

How do I prep for my visit?

You must wait at least 3 weeks after waxing or tweezing before your visit. The active bulbs are required to be intact for best result. The treatment area must be shaved prior to your visit.

Do I have to follow any special instructions afterwards?

You must avoid heat exposure in the area as this may result in burns due to the heat retention from the treatment. Avoid tight clothing and friction over the treatment site. Swimming and strenuous exercise should also be avoided for 48 – 72 hrs.

When do I return for my next treatment?

Treatments are ideally spaced 4 weeks apart. This follows the hairs natural growth pattern and ensures that live bulbs are present when the treatment is delivered. Once you have reached your treatment goal, you will be advised by the technician when to return for any touch-ups.

About IPL…

VIEW OTHER LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:
Criteria to review before booking your IPL Hair Removal
What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?


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(780) 885 7108
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IPL Hair Removal Special-May 2017

IPL Hair Removal Special

LADIES-FREE underarm IPL Hair Removal with your purchase of ANY IPL Bikini.
GENTLEMEN- FREE neck IPL Hair Removal with your IPL Beardline purchase.

About IPL…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:
What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects
The Sharplight Formax – Dérmica’s chosen technology

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Treatments
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference

Are you ready for your treatment?

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.

Recommended sessions: 6-8

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) AND/OR waxing 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)
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from May 1-31, 2017. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of May, and your next session on the last week of May.
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The difference between LASER and IPL

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What is the difference between LASER and IPL?

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LASER AND IPL?
A: IPL and Laser are light-based treatment methods used in the skincare and med esthetics industry to treat a variety of common skin conditions and permanent hair reduction.
The IPL and Laser equipment deliver their results by emitting a specific range of light energy towards a specific target in the skin. In a successful treatment the light energy is absorbed by water, blood, or pigment in the skin, which are eradicated without causing disruption the surrounding tissue.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)


IPL technologies project flashes of light energy onto the surface of the skin. The handheld device is placed directly on the skin and flashed at set intervals. The device emits a broad band of light energy into the skin, which is then quickly absorbed by the target. The diameter covered by the spot size varies and is ideal for larger areas.

IPL treatments are said to have less discomfort involved during the procedure, and require shorter recover periods and visible down-time. The peak temperature during these sessions is typically lower than that of Laser, making it ideal for treating heat sensitive skin conditions such as Melasma and Rosacea.

LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation)

Lasers operate by emitting a single wave of steady or pulsed laser light into their target. Depending on the manufacturer of the Laser equipment, some lasers are not suitable for all skin tones or skin conditions; therefore the technician is required to use different attachments or machines for treatment.

The spot size used to treat with laser is more concentrated, therefore smaller, and procedure time can be longer. For treatment of skin conditions, Laser tends to have a longer period of recovery and visible down-time following sessions. Lasers are said to be ideal for treating leg veins and tattoo removal.

IPL and Laser are both safe and effective treatment methods for treating skin conditions and permanently reducing unwanted hair. It is important to remember that results vary with both methods, there are specific guidelines to follow pre/post treatment, and number of sessions can range from 4-12.

For clients who meet the skin and/or hair criteria for IPL or Laser, the success of treatment is also influenced by the quality of equipment being used, and the technician’s knowledge of operating light-based technology.

In summary, the major difference between the two IPL and Laser is the range of light energy emitted by the device. Regardless of whether you choose IPL or Laser, it is always best to do your research.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Dérmica’s Pigment Removal Photofacial

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Aclara ME (Pigment Removal)

Pigment Removal for Dark Spots/Sun Spots

Are you in search for the ultimate solution to clear sun spots, pigment scarring, or dark spots on your face? Stop wasting your time and money on costly lotions and potions that promise results, and let Aclara ME be the answer to your skin concern! This treatment will lighten and clear dark to light pigmented lesions!

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR ACLARA PHOTOFACIAL ONLINE.

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 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)

Book your free consultation with our Skin Expert and begin your journey to a flawless complexion! Online Scheduling

View Dérmica’s literature on ACLARA for Pigment Removal…

ACLARA FAQs
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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!

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(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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