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To-Do’s for your I Do’s: Skin Wedding Prep

Skin Wedding Prep: a 3 Step Program for healthy manageable skin.

We recently received a question in our “Ask Dérmica” feature.


“dear dermica,

how soon should i start prepping for my wedding day?”


It’s never too soon to start planning for your big day, especially when it comes to your skin. It can take several months for your skin to clear unwanted blemishes, plump up fine lines and wrinkles, and banish dark spots, so the sooner you get started the closer you’ll get to your skin goals. 

We’ve come up with a 3 Step Program for healthy manageable skin for any occasion or just everyday wash and wear ;) 

STEP 1: Professional Treatment  

This is your professional service and typically the first step to the 3 Step Program. Our skin care professionals will help you select the right treatment for your skin concern and help you establish a routine for follow-ups, as you may need more than 1 session of your selected treatment.  

Your professional treatment will give your skin the most visible result and get to the source of your skin concerns. Think of this step as the booster for all things to follow.  

Depending on what your skin type, age, and concern is, you will be directed to one or a combination of the following treatments. 

The Chemical Peel 

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Chemical Peels are used to deliver deep exfoliation benefits that cannot be achieved by simply scrubbing the skin. The molecular structure of the acids is so fine that they can penetrate below the surface and seperate the top layers of the skin. This process leaves the skin renewed and gives way to clearer skin with every treatment.  

Chemical Peels can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Pricing is $145+ and service time is approximately 30 minutes.  


The Photofacial

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Photofacials are delivered using an IPL System that penetrates light directly into its target in the skin. The light causes a heating effect which either dissolves unwanted matter such as pigment or broken blood vessels, or multiplies the source creating volume. Results are quick to follow and long lasting. 

Photofacials can be booked 3 – 4 weeks apart until desired results are achieved. Prices range from $45 – $175 and service time is 20 – 45 minutes.  

STEP 2: Maintenance  

Now that we have your skin where we want it, a routine facial should do the trick. This will also ensure that we can track our progress and intervene if your skin decides to backtrack.  


The Facial

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Facials are great for maintaining healthy skin. They are also great for minor concerns such as congested pores, few breakouts, dull skin, or minor pigment imperfections. It may also be suggested as an opener to other services if you have heavy build-up in the pores.  

Facials are basically the most thorough cleanse, exfoliation, and zit popping session your skin will ever have. 

Facials can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Prices ranges from $85 – $125 and service time is 1hr – 1hr 45min. 

STEP 3: Home Care and Pre-Day Prep 

Now that you have invested your time, money, and effort into achieving this glow you should treat it right outside of the spa. Choosing the right products for your skin type is key to preventing the problems from reoccurring.  

Your skincare professional will help you select the appropriate products for daily use and guide you on how to use them appropriately. Not every product needs to be used according to their written rules and some may have other uses not listed.  

TOP 3 products to have on hand: Cleanser, Eye Care, Moisturizer.  

Although we cannot be there to prep your skin the day of here are some tips the night before: 

SKIN Wedding Prep 

  1. Double cleanse with your desired cleanser. Take your time massaging into every corner of you face and neck using circular motions.   
  2. Exfoliate using a mild scrub or gentle enzyme exfoliant. Make sure to include your lip and neck area. Having a fresh canvas will ensure your makeup stays and sets smooth.  
  3. Mask using a light gel mask for hydration or pore refining to shrink pores in the t-zone. Make sure you don’t let them set too long as you don’t want any last-minute mishaps.
  4. Eye Care because it’s a must always. This will help tone puffiness and lighten dark circles.
  5. Lip Care will help soften your pucker for that newlywed PDA. 
  6. Moisturize as per usual including your neck. Use good pressure to help stimulate circulation and increase your glow. 

Now let’s toast to the happily wedded couple and their glowing SKIN! 

Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Our gift to you- $50 gift card!

Thinking about microblading? Achieve the brows you’ve always wanted! Dermica is gifting you a $50 gift card.

Gift card for Microblading Levels 1,2,and 3 only. Gift cards expire June 30, 2020. One card per client. While quantities last. Not valid with any other promotion.

What is the difference between Levels 1, 2, and 3?

Level I : Increase the definition of your brow line, add density to thinning areas, fill small gaps and scars, or balance the overall brow shape. Includes 30% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure.

Level II : Remodel brow your shape, balance highly uneven brows, fill-in gaps, scars, increase density and thickness in sparse brows. Includes 60% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure.

Level III : Restore your brows from tip-tip and top-bottom with a complete coverage of severely thinned brows or missing brows. Includes up to 100% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure.

Learn more.


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

WildRumpus On Whyte Shop Hop Event

whyte ave shop hop 2019
Over 60 participating stores on Whyte Ave!

Whyte Ave has gone mad with savings!

Shop till you drop on AUG 15!

The #WildRumpusOnWhyte Shop Hop event ends at 7:00pm.🛍

Over 60 stores are participating in this event to bring you unbelievable savings!! 🤑

We are excited to be participating in the Whyte Ave #ShopHop 2019!!

Our SHOP HOP DEALS include:
•$50 gift cards for #microblading
•50% OFF Classic #eyelashextensions
•15% OFF instore #gloskinbeauty skincare with any facial, chemical peel, or photofacial
•20% OFF lash lifts and lash lift with tint


Mark your calendar- AUG 15, 2019 🗓

View deals of other participating stores by visiting All Events
or Old Strathcona.

AUGUST SPECIAL- IPL Hair Removal- Underarm with Bikini

Throughout August, receive a complimentary underarm IPL Hair Removal session with ANY IPL Hair Removal bikini treatment.

Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

PLEASE SHAVE AREAS TO BE TREATED FLUSH TO SKIN THE MORNING BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.


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

Recommended sessions: 8-12

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)

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from August 1-31, 2019. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of August, and your next session on the last week of August.

Online Scheduling

About IPL…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:

What to Expect When Doing IPL Hair Removal

Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects

VIDEO: Preparing for IPL Hair Removal

VIDEO: Bikini Hair Removal Styles


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

10518 Whyte Ave.

Edmonton, Alberta.

What to Expect when doing IPL Hair Removal

What can I expect when doing IPL Hair Removal treatments?

How many treatments do I need before I see results from my IPL Hair Removal treatments?

Results are immediate! 

Although your hair may require 8 – 12 sessions, you will experience lasting results with each treatment including your first. 

In fact, your initial treatment will give you the most noticeable reduction. Clients report an average of 20-60% less hair growth following their initial treatment. Not only do they experience less hair growth, but the texture of the hair also becomes finer and delayed in growth rate. 

Now don’t get too comfortable as this effect is not permanent just yet. 

Within the first few days following your session, your hair may appear to have stopped growing. Your hair will resume growth by week 2 and at this point you might think your treatment was unsuccessful. Keep in mind that this resumed growth is a combination of active hair bulbs and inactive hair now shedding from its follicle post-treatment. Once the shedding process has ended, we are able to measure the effects of the treatment. 

Your next treatment will be scheduled within 4 weeks after your first session. 

Each treatment following your initial session will increase the amount of reduction by approximately 10% to maximum of 80-98% overall reduction.

Depending on the number of sessions to date, your recorded progress, and expected sun exposure, we may reduce the frequency of your treatments. You will start off with a 4 week pause between treatments, later increasing to 5 weeks, then 6 weeks until you reach your treatment goal.

Your feedback is key when tracking progress AND making progress. 

At every visit your technician will be asking a series of questions in order to measure the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results. Additionally, your feedback can also used to make accurate adjustments to the intensity level of your treatment. 

After each visit please ensure to track the following to share with your technician at your next visit: 

  1. How much of a reduction have you experienced? 
  2. Has the texture/ thickness of the hair changed?
  3. Has the colour of the treated hair changed? Is the hair light, medium, or dark tone? 
  4. How long did it take for your hair to grow back after your last session? 
  5. How frequently are you shaving the area? 
  6. If there was a reaction, how long did it last, and what type of reaction was it? 

Be patient and realistic with your results 

Although we would love to promise maximum results after 1 session, technology is not quite there yet! For now, expect to have up to 12 sessions over the span of 1-2 years. In the meantime, you can enjoy NOT having to deal with ingrown hairs, itchy razor bumps, embarrassing 5 o’clock shadows, daily shaving routine, or painful waxing! 

Learn more about IPL Hair Removal at https://dermica.ca/ipl-hr/

Book your appointment!

📱 https://dermica.ca/book-now/

🏫 10518 Whyte Ave. Edmonton, Alberta.

☎️ (780) 885-7108

Esthetics and Medi Spa on Whyte

We love being on Whyte Ave ❤️

There’s so many things to do! 😱

Unique places to shop, delectable places to eat, deluxe hotels to stay, and of course, a little spa in the heart of Whyte Ave, @dermica.ca, the perfect place to ‘spa’.

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(780) 885-7108 info@dermica.ca