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September Special- 2 for 1 Photofacials

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September Special: Photofacials 2 for 1

Our advanced photofacial treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With just a quick pulse of light we can smooth skin, diminish brown spots, redness, and broken capillaries.

Throughout September 2016, combine any 2 photofacials for the price of 1.

Choose from:

ACLARA for pigment removal (read more…)
ALISA for skin rejuvenation (read more…)
ALIVIA for redness removal (read more…)

This special is limited to one area and is delivered in the same session. Not valid with any other promotion. Offer valid from September 1-30, 2016. No pre-purchasing.

Browse through our selection and descriptions to see which treatment suits your skin’s needs most. Try our Treatment Selection Guide to help you choose the best course of action for your skin. We offer free consultations with our Skin Expert who will analyze your skin condition, outline the benefits, and help you select the best treatment option.

We use the Sharplight Formax system that features a patented Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) technology. It delivers quick pulses of light into the skin on areas of the face, neck, arms, hands, and legs. The depth of light penetration is measured according to the condition being treated, thereby targeting only selected areas and layers of the skin.

You may have heard that laser treatment can be painful, but with our Sharplight Formax system, you can rest assured that your photo facial will be a breeze. All hand pieces for the system feature a cooling window that cools your skin to a safe temperature during the service, meaning your skin feels cool and comfortable throughout!

Book now and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

Also, visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products. Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:


Skin Resurfacing Edmonton, ALISA ME- FAQs
ALIVIA FAQs
Rosacea Treatment
Ask Dérmica: Sun Spot Removal Edmonton
FAQs on our Dark Spot Corrector Tx in Edmonton, ACLARA ME
VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Advanced Skin Care
VIDEO: Dérmica MedEsthetics Photofacials

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

IPL Hair Removal Edmonton

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June 2016 Special: 40% OFF ALL IPL Hair Removal

This month at Dérmica, we are offering 40% OFF ALL IPL Hair Removal Treatments. Multiple sessions can be bought during the month, however, purchase must be made on the day of treatment. Excludes packages; No pre-purchasing.

Multiple areas may be purchased, however, treatment time may not go over 1.5 hours for any appointment. Our online booking system provides treatment time information when you schedule online. Schedule your appointment now to secure a spot!

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.
PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA TO BE TREATED SHAVED FLUSH TO THE SKIN.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Recommended sessions: 8-12

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)
Online Booking

View Dérmica’s literature on IPL…

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


Visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products.
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. Offer ends June 30, 2016.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

April Special

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April Special

For the LADIES, Dérmica is treating you to underarm IPL Hair Removal with your purchase of ANY IPL Bikini.

For the GENTS, Dérmica is treating you to neck IPL Hair Removal with your IPL Beardline purchase.

Online Scheduling

brazilianThe Brazilian leaves only a small strip down the centre. It will give you the same flexibility with shape and coverage that the French offers, but also clears any unwanted strays from the backside leaving you confident from any angle.

hollywood The Hollywood will clear all existing hair from front to bunny tail leaving you G-string ready all around. Many spas will refer to this technique as a Brazilian, so make sure to clarify with your laser technician.

frenchThe French removes most of the hair from the front, removal from underside, and excludes the backside. The flattering little v-patch will bring the hairline down 2-3 inches from the bikini line, and give you most coverage at the top and taper neatly into the back.


Visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products.
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.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Ingrown Hairs

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Ingrown Hairs

The most common question we hear from our male skin care clients are regarding the ingrown hairs in their lower face/neck region. What causes them? How can I get rid of them? In this post we’ll answer your questions, and bring you tips for treating, and preventing ingrown hairs.

WHAT CAUSES INGROWN HAIRS?

Ingrown hairs are caused by trapped hairs in the hair follicle that have become weakened, diverted, or blocked during the hair growth cycle. The trapped hair continues to grow within the follicle causing painful pressure and inflammation of the follicles.
The inflamed follicles often become infected causing painful discomfort; they can also leave your skin scarred for months, and be harmful to your health.
As with any infection, if left untreated, it can spread to other areas of the system via the circulatory system. In severe cases a trip to the doctor for drainage, and a course of antibiotics, may be required.

Using a dull or low quality razor contributes to this condition by increasing the need to apply unnecessary pressure in order to achieve a clean shave. The excess pressure causes the blades to scrape along the skin and opening of the hair follicle, creating micro-tears.
Your skin reacts to this trauma by forming new cells at the site of injury which can cause hyperkeratosis, an overgrowth of skin surrounding the follicle, or blockage of the follicle opening.

Ingrown hairs will typically occur in areas of the body with a high concentration of dense coarse and/or curly hair, such as the beard, neck, back, or chest. Areas where the skin is under pressure or friction due to clothing or creases in the skin are also susceptible. When your hair attempts to break through the surface of the skin, it is pressure back into your skin, thus causing the ingrown hair to form.

Men with darker skin tones can develop a condition called psuedofolliculitis, another form of ingrown hairs. This is due to the texture of the hair being thicker, stronger, and tightly curled.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF MY INGROWN HAIRS?

Tips for Preventing Ingrown Hairs

  • Replace your razor continuously. If it’s not doing the job in a couple swipes then it is time to say goodbye!
  • Gently exfoliate before shaving. Start with a good exfoliation using mild AHA/BHA or enzyme based cleanser. This will gently loosen dead surface cells without the vigorous scrubbing of skin scrubs, giving you a smooth skin to glide your razor. The Daily Polishing Cleanser by Glo offers you a micro exfoliation along with the benefits of BHA- Salicylic Acid.
  • Prep the hair for shaving. Press a damp-hot towel into your skin after exfoliating. This will help soften the hair and open the follicles making it easier to cut through the hair.
  • Use a good quality barrier to protect your skin during the shave. Choose a shaving agent that contains less fragrance and ingredients that benefit your skin during the shave. Highly fragranced products can irritate the skin and cause unnecessary sensitivity. Shaving oils are a great addition to your shave regime.
  • Seal the skin after shaving. Following a good shave your skin is left exposed and sensitized. Using a mask or protective aftershave will give your skin a protective barrier against the elements. Try the Cucumber Recovery Mask by Glo for a lightweight protection and refreshing hydration.

Tips for Treating Ingrown Hairs

  • Permanent removal. For permanent treatment of this condition laser/IPL hair removal will do the trick. This process permanently reduces the amount of hair that grows in the area treated and with the right process you can also reduce scarring and inflammation. It can be performed over the entire area, targeted areas, or along your beard line for a crisp outline. Book your hair removal service with our laser/IPL expert.
  • Chemical Peel. Chemicals peels are a great way to dissolve the follicle blocking layers from the skin and reveal fresh undamaged layers. They also help push the trapped hair in the follicle and debris to the surface. A Grape Enzyme Peel is the go-to when treating ingrown hair and psuedofolliculitis.
  • Extraction of the hair . Unless the tip of the hair is visible, extraction should be performed by skin care pro. This will ensure that the hair is safely and effectively removed, with less discomfort and risk of scarring. This treatment is normally performed during a facial treatment and is the focus of the dermica MAN facial treatment.
  • Topical Tretinoin (Retin A) and Retinol (Vit A) derivatives . This medicinal ingredient decreases the overgrowth of skin surrounding the follicle and diminishes scarring. The Tretinol .05% by Glo is excellent treating affected areas at home. It can be incorporated into any homecare routine and is has many other benefits to the skin.
Schedule your treatments with Dérmica Online Scheduling
Visit our Online Skin Care Store.

We hope these tips help you keep that jawline looking smooth and fresh for days!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Shop the Neighbourhood

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Shop the Neighbourhood

If you haven’t heard about Shop the Neighbourhood before, it’s a free national program from Yellow Pages designed to support local businesses and remind communities that local shopping can have a far-reaching effect. On Saturday, November 28, Canadians will be encouraged to make local purchases at local businesses, such as Dermica MedEsthetics. .

The Yellow Pages team will be ON SITE in Old Strathcona on Saturday, November 28 from 10-3:30pm handing out swag to guests while encouraging you to shop local. #shopthehood

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DONATIONS FOR YESS

Throughtout December, we will be collecting gently worn items from Youth Empowerment and Support Services Winter Wish List . We will be accepting donations from this list as well as monetary donations to help the Youth Empowerment and Support Services continue to provide shelter, safety, and hope to youth facing difficult realities in our Old Strathcona community.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS


This year, we are celebrating Christmas by showcasing 12 different promotions leading upto Christmas day! Check out our 12 days of Christmas promotions!

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DECEMBER SPECIAL


Throughout December, receive a complimentary Dérmica gift card when you spend $150 or more!

This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions (except our ’12 Days of Christmas’). Limit one per customer per day. Complimentary gift card can only be used on treatments. We are always offering great deals monthly on our services. Check out our monthly specials !

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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Shuttle

On Saturdays, December 5, 12 and 19 from 1pm-5pm, two horse-drawn sleighs will move through Old Strathcona, stopping at several shuttle stop locations, each located by major parking lots. Guests are welcome to get on and off the sleigh or ride the whole route. Sleighs come by each stop approximately every 30 minutes. Last picksups are at approximately 4:30pm each day.

Sleigh rides are by donation to the and Whyte Avenue Rotary Club and the Old Strathcona Foundation . The Rotary Club volunteers will be manning each shuttle stop location that is identifiable by a giant feather flag.

Unfortunately, this year the sleigh won’t be stopping by Dérmica MedEsthetics, however, we would love for you to come by and visit us. Saturdays we are open from 10am-6pm.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Dérmica’s 12 days of Christmas

Dérmica’s 12 days of Christmas

*All specials must be purchased on date of promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions (except our December special: Receive a complimentary $50 gift card with minimum $150 purchase), which runs all throughout December 2015. Limit one per customer per day. Complimentary gift card can only be used on treatments.

Day 1: December 1, 2015

Day 1: December 1, 2015

On the 1st day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… FREE UNDERARM HR PACKAGE of 3, with your purchase of ANY BIKINI HR PACKAGE of 3.

This is an excellent deal with savings valued at $270!

Take extra care of your skin this winter and try Glo’s Therapeutic Body Duo Kit,$62. Polish and renew for a smoother, softer you. Balancing gentle exfoliation with hydration are key steps to achieving smooth, soft skin. Treat and repair rough, bumpy skin on the body, reduce inflammation and rebalance the skin’s protective barrier with this powerful pairing.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 2: December 2, 2015

Day 2: December 2, 2015

On the 2nd day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… 40% OFF ALISA PHOTOFACIALS.

Show off a younger, brighter, tighter, and supple face during the festivities. This photofacial improves the skin’s texture and vibrancy.

Nourish your skin with Glo’sBrightening Polish, $44. This exfoliant brightens and refreshes skin by removing dead skin cells and debris to enhance the absorption of natural brighteners. Also try the Vital Eye Cream, $29. This eye cream deeply moisturizes the eye area, leaving it appearing smooth and revitalized.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 3: December 3, 2015

Day 3: December 3, 2015

On the 3rd day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… $30 OFF A BACK ACID PEEL.

Prepare your back for plunging backlines and say goodbye to backne.

Take extra care of your skin this winter and try the Therapeutic Body Duo Kit,$62. Balancing gentle exfoliation with hydration are key steps to achieving smooth, soft skin. Treat and repair rough, bumpy skin on the body, reduce inflammation and rebalance the skin’s protective barrier with this powerful pairing.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 4: December 4, 2015

Day 4: December 4, 2015

On the 4th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… FREE SKIN REJUVENATION on HANDS with your ALISA PHOTOFACIAL.

They will think you drank from the fountain of youth! This is an excellent deal with savings valued at $115!

Nourish your skin with Brightening Polish, $44. This exfoliant brightens and refreshes skin by removing dead skin cells and debris to enhance the absorption of natural brighteners.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 5: December 5, 2015

Day 5: December 5, 2015

On the 5th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… 40% OFF ACLARA PHOTOFACIALS.

Show off a clear, even complexion during the festivities. This photofacial improves the skin’s texture and vibrancy.

Enhance your complexion during the festivities with the Brightening Polish, $44. This mask brightens and refreshes skin by removing dead skin cells and debris to boost the absorption of natural brighteners.

Always protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Glo’s Moisturizing Tint, $44, a lightweight oil-free formula that provides moisture to combat dehydration and dryness and a sheer hint of color to softly even tone and enhance skin’s radiance. Available in fair and medium tint.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 6: December 8, 2015

Day 6: December 8, 2015

On the 6th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… $30 OFF SALICYLIC ACID ACNE PEEL.

Every ending is the beginning of something new. What novelties will the end of acne mean for you?

Put your skin on the right path and prolong your skin’s newfound health. Try the Purifying Gel Cleanser, $27. This cleanser purifies skin without stripping away natural moisture. Salicylic Acid deeply cleanses pores while antioxidants protect and soothe the skin. Also try the Oil Free Moisturizer, $43, ideal for problematic skin as it lightly moisturizes and balances skin with botanicals and essential hydrators.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 7: December 9, 2015

Day 7: December 9, 2015

On the 7th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… 25% OFF ANY HR PACKAGE of 3.

Take extra care of your skin this winter and try the Therapeutic Body Duo Kit,$62. Polish and renew for a smoother, softer you. Balancing gentle exfoliation with hydration are key steps to achieving smooth, soft skin. Treat and repair rough, bumpy skin on the body, reduce inflammation and rebalance the skin’s protective barrier with this powerful pairing.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 8: December 10, 2015

Day 8: December 10, 2015

On the 8th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… 40% OFF ALIVIA PHOTOFACIALS.

Show off a younger, clear comlexion during the festivities. This photofacial removes redness and dissolves broken capillaries.

Put your skin on the right path and prolong your skin’s newfound health. Try the Sensitive Skin Set, $39. This kit comes with four products designed to provide serious calming action to even the most sensitive skin. This balancing and protecting, redness-relieving skincare regimen is packed with powerful anti-inflammatories, hydrators and antioxidants to revitalize, increase strength and enhance radiance.

Kit Includes:
  • Gentle Cream Cleanser (2 fl. oz.) – This light cream cleanser thoroughly removes makeup, excess oil and debris while respecting the natural moisture balance of even the most sensitive skin.
  • Cucumber Recovery Mask (0.75 fl. oz.) – Reduces inflammation and irritation in sensitive skin. Soothes, hydrates and tones while relieving puffiness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Corrective Soothing Serum (0.5 fl. oz.) – Revitalize skin with this elegant, nutrient rich formula designed to help restore the skin’s natural barrier function to calm irritation, increase strength and enhance radiance.
  • Balancing Moisture Remedy (0.75 fl. oz.) – Safeguard skin and promote a balanced complexion with this ultra soothing moisturizer that helps eliminate redness, diminish hyperpigmentation and shield against future oxidative damage.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 9: December 11, 2015

Day 9: December 11, 2015

On the 9th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… 40% OFF GRAPE ENZYME PEEL.

Show off a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance during the festivities. This is an excellent deal with savings valued at $50!

Put your skin on the right path and prolong your skin’s newfound health. Try the Hydrating Gel Cleanser, $29. It thoroughly cleanses and nourishes normal to dry skin with a light foaming action. Also try the Conditioning Hydration Cream, $42. This moisturizer hydrates, strengthens and fortifies dry skin with an antioxidant-rich blend of moisturizing ingredients.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 10: December 12, 2015

Day 10: December 12, 2015

On the 10th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… FREE UNDERARM HR PACKAGE of 3, when you purchase a LOWER LEG HR PACKAGE of 3.

Take extra care of your skin this winter and try the Therapeutic Body Duo Kit,$62. Balancing gentle exfoliation with hydration are key steps to achieving smooth, soft skin. Treat and repair rough, bumpy skin on the body, reduce inflammation and rebalance the skin’s protective barrier with this powerful pairing.

This is an excellent deal with savings valued at $270!
Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 11: December 15, 2015

Day 11: December 15, 2015

On the 11th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… MEN’S BEARDLINE HR PACKAGE of 3 for ONLY $380!

Sport a crisp, defined beardline during the festivities. This is an excellent deal with savings valued at $115!

Keep your beard clean with the Multi-Active Scrub, $39. This gentle foaming scrub leaves the skin feeling refreshed. Rice bran, bamboo, green tea and walnut are ingredients in this combination that provide even exfoliation, moisture, antioxidants, and other repairing and strengthening activity. Ginseng and ginger root invigorate, tone, promote circulation and healing, and soothe and soften the skin.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!


Day 12: December 16, 2015

Day 12: December 16, 2015

On the 12th day of Christmas dérmica gave to me… FREE PIGMENT REMOVAL on HANDS with your ACLARA PHOTOFACIAL.

They will think you drank from the fountain of youth! This is an excellent deal with savings valued at $115!

Nourish your skin with Tretinol 0.5% Serum, $62. Tretinol 0.5% reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation with All-Trans-Retinol. This silky, anhydrous formula promotes circulation for a more luminous complexion.

Throughout December, receive a $50 gift card when you spend $150 or more!

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