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Pubic and Underarm Skin Discolouration- Part 1

pubic and underarm skin discolouration

Why are my underarms and bikini-line discoloured and rough? 

The appearance of skin discolouration in the underarm and pubic regions are a common concern noted with Hair Removal clients. These dark patches may be accompanied by other symptoms such as irritation, rough texture, odour, or small growths.

It is important to properly diagnose the causes of your condition in order to understand the triggers and prepare a treatment plan for silky, even-toned skin 

Possible causes of skin discolouration

1| Health Factors 

Although this may not be the most common cause, underlying health conditions and medications account for a large majority of the possibilities.  

Health conditions: 

  • Acanthosis – a skin condition described as dark, velvety skin, in the groin, underarms, elbows, knees, neck, or groin area
  • Acromegaly – a condition that causes overproduction of human growth hormone
  • Cushing’s Syndrome – a condition caused by an excess production or exposure to cortisol
  • Skin infections
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Excessive weight
  • Diabete

Medications:  

  • Insulin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Human growth hormone
  • Birth control
  • Niacin

2| Genetic Influences 

Hyperpigmentation or ‘dark patches’ are most prevalent in skin tones that naturally produce higher levels of melanin.

Melanin is the pigment produced by the skin cells that provides it with colour. The amount of melanin in the skin fluctuates with sun exposure and in cases of scarring. Because darker skin tones retain and produce more melanin, they are at higher risk of developing dark patches and scars. 

3| Friction 

The skin’s natural response to trauma is to repair itself in the affected area by producing fresh cells to replace the damaged cells.

Repeated friction over sensitive areas of the skin due to tight or abrasive fabrics can cause micro-trauma to the skin which in turn stimulates the repair process. The skin then forms an abundance of cells over the pressure sites giving way for the appearance of dark patches, or streaks in the skin.  

4. | Shaving 

Shaving the bikini line and underarms can be harsh on the sensitive skin covering these areas, especially considering these areas are often populated with fast growing hair that requires frequent shaves. 

When the sharp blades of the razor glide along the skin, they make just enough contact with the skin to scrape away a thin sheet of dead skin. This can cause micro trauma to the skin, triggering the repair process which then draws pigment to the area.

5. |Chemicals

Skin interaction with ingredients found in deodorant can often lead to discolouration. Aluminum compounds in deodorants keep the underarms dry by blocking the pores from excreting sweat and helps prevent odour by inhibiting the bacterial growth.

Although there are many different contributors to this skin condition, there are also various remedies that may provide relief. Stay tuned for Pt.2


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To Peel or Not to Peel?

chemical peels

What can a chemical peel do for me?

The chemicals used in peels are acids that are derived from natural sources. A peel involves chemically removing the outermost layers of the skin which in return promotes exfoliation and cell turnover. Depending on the type of peels used they can help treat fine lines, textural issues, acne, scarring, redness and provide a fresher, healthier appearance to the skin.

Chemical peels can be done on any area of the body, most commonly the face, neck, chest, hands and back.

Peels range in strength and have amazing benefits, however, they contain powerful peeling agents and have the ability to really hurt someone if not properly administered. Through a a proper consultation, your professional service provider will educate you about the peel and the expected outcomes including post treatment instructions.

Different peels can be mixed together and are known as blended peels. They can also be mixed with other ingredients such as vitamin c, hylauronic acid and dead sea minerals to pack an extra punch and provide a variety of additional benefits.

Whether you’d like to use peels as an anti aging method, or have a clear skin goal, your service provider can create a treatment plan customized for you.


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

Not sure which peel is right for you?

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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.


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Facials and Back Treatments

 

 

Dérmica Facial treatments are customized to suite your skin care goals and needs. They are ideal for treating mild skin conditions and improving the overall appearance of the skin. There is no downtime required following the treatment.

Dérmica Facials include all the essentials of a classic facial procedure such as deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, and application of suitable serum, eye care, lip treatment, and moisturizer. The products used in our facials are handpicked at each visit in order to adapt to the skins changes and progress.

BEAUTY Facial

$ 125

The BEAUTY Facial includes all the essentials of classic facial with mild extractions, a brow Sculpt, nourishing mask application, and Pressure-Point facial massage. It is ideal for those preparing their face for an occasion or want to freshen the skin and brows.
75-90 min.

RELAX Facial

$ 125

The RELAX Facial includes all the essentials of classic facial procedure with light extractions, nourishing mask application, relaxation-face/shoulder/arm/hand massage, and moisturizing paraffin hand-dip.
75-90 min.

PORE Facial

$ 85

The PORE Facial includes all the essentials of a classic facial with an emphasis on clearing congested skin by extracting blackheads, milia, and other skin blemishes.
60 min.

MENS Facial

$ 125

MENS Facial includes all the essentials of a classic facial along with mild extractions, and a beard shampoo & conditioning treatment.
60 min.

BACK Treatment

$ 100

BACK Treatment focuses on treating skin conditions affecting the back. It is structured much like a facial service that includes cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions, and back massage.
75 min.

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ACLARA: Pigment Removal Treatment Edmonton

ACLARA:Pigment Removal Treatment Edmonton

Aclara will lighten and clear dark to light pigmented lesions!

This pigment removal treatment 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.

ACLARA ME PHOTOFACIAL
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 stimuli>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)

Schedule your free consultation with our Skin Expert and begin your journey to a flawless complexion!

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
(780) 885 7108
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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

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