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November Special- 25% OFF all IPL HR

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IPL Hair Removal Special

25% OFF all IPL Hair Removal. This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from November 1-30, 2017. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of November, and your next session on the last week of November.

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.

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)

Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs
Online Scheduling

Learn more about IPL…

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


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Chemical Peels- Acne

Acne Peel; Ideal for oily, acneic, and sun-damaged skin.

Our peels have been designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh plump cells to the surface of the skin giving it a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance.

PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR ACNE PEEL.

Description: Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell turnover rate. Because of their molecular structure, these acids are able to penetrate past the acid mantle of the skin and deep into the layers beneath the surface of the skin. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

The acids we use in our professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin.

This 20% salicylic acid solution provides intense exfoliation for problematic or oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores.

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)
NOTE: To be eligible for this treatment your skin must be pretreated with AHA or BHA (e.g. Enzyme Peel or pretreated with home care).
Online Scheduling

View Dérmica’s literature on Chemical Peels…

Chemical Peels Q & A
Chemical Peels as Acne Treatments: Do’s and Don’ts of Acne
VIDEO: Dérmica Chemical Peels

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you skin concerns? Try our Treatment Selection Guide.

dermica skincareDid you know we have an online Store? Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!

Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Chemical Peels- Enzyme

Enzyme Chemical Peel; Ideal for all skin types.

Our peels have been designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh plump cells to the surface of the skin giving it a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance.

PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR ENZYME PEEL.

Description: Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell rejuvenation rate. Because of their molecular structure, these acids are able to penetrate past the acid mantle of the skin and deep into the layers beneath the surface of the skin and dissolve away dead cells. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

The acids we use in our professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin.

Our Enzyme Peel is a 20% multi-fruit acid complex. It is made of white grape wine and fresh fruit pulp that gently exfoliates the upper epidermis while wine polyphenols condition the skin.

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
Online Scheduling

View Dérmica’s literature on Chemical Peels…

Chemical Peels Q & A
Chemical Peels as Acne Treatments: Do’s and Don’ts of Acne
VIDEO: Dérmica Chemical Peels

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you skin concerns? Try our Treatment Selection Guide.

dermica skincareDid you know we have an online store? Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!

Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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.

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

Post Breakup Skin Recovery

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Stressful Breakups and Skin Health


As some of you may know, “Ask Dermica” is featured on our website, dermica.ca, as a way to answer any Skincare questions you may have.
Here is an interesting submission:

Q: I have had good skin for most of my years, but over the past few months it has been acting up and breaking out. I haven’t been using anything different on my skin or stopped using my regular products. I have though, been going through an ugly break-up. Could this be the reason for my sudden break-outs?


A: As if dealing with the emotional uppercut break-up thrusts your way isn’t enough, most of us will also experience changes in our physical appearance, including the decline of our skin health. The endless nights sobbing will leave your eyeballs and under eyes feeling like a bad rug burn, your complexion starts to resemble the pepperoni pizza you’ve been stuffing your face with, your nose as red as the sorrow drowning wine you’ve guzzled, and your skin feels as tender as the heart that’s been shattered. Now take a moment, dry those tears and listen up!


For those of you going through this emotional rollercoaster, we may not be able to mend a broken heart but we sure can help you mend a broken complexion…

Think of your skin as a reflection of the emotional storm brewing inside your body, it too is suffering with you and needs a little extra TLC. During times of distress we tend to stray away from our daily routine and our “me time” or self-care routine drops down the list of priorities.

Poor diet, skin hygiene, lack of sleep, constant crying, and nervous habits take control of your skin, so what can you do to help your skin through this time? Let’s begin by examining some of the most common skin issues during this period.

ACNE or BLEMISHES

This can be one of the worst things that can happen to your skin during this period. Not only does it take a toll on your self-esteem, but it can leave you scarred for weeks. Diet can play a role in this department, so if you know there are certain foods or food groups that cause you to break out; this is the time to AVOID them.

If your skin has already taken a turn for the worst, you can help reduce and heal the damage by following a regular skin care routine.

HOW-TO TIPS:

Purifying-Gel-Cleanser Start off with a fresh cleanse using the Purifying Gel Cleanser in the morning, and finish your day with a double cleanse in the evening.

If you normally have a normal or combination skin, use Purifying Gel Cleanser for your evening wash only.
Daily-Polishing-Cleanser Spot treatment are also great for a quick fix, just be sure to stick only to the areas affected as these products have a higher concentration of active ingredients and can have an extremely drying effect on the skin.
Take a small amount of the Daily Polishing Cleanser and rub into a paste, leave on overnight. The Salicylic Acid will help banish blemish!
dermica medesthetics facials A relaxing facial will treat your skin and mind to a much needed “me time”. Your skin will feel refreshed and nurtured after having been purged of the impurities, build-up, and infused with nutrients.
Book your FIX Facial or LUX Facial.

SENSITIVITY OR DRY SKIN AROUND THE EYES

The constant flow of tears, friction, and pressure on your eyes leaves your skin feeling tender and looking tired. This fragile skin is easily irritated and can become puffy or sunken, magnifying fine lines and wrinkles.

It is important to protect and nourish your eye area by using proper eye care products and application.

HOW-TO TIPS:

If you already using eye care, add an extra dab of Eye Restore (dry/mature), or Vital Eye Cream (combo/oily) after applying moisturizer for added barrier. When applying, ensure you are only applying on the ocular bone using your ring fingers in a dabbing motion. Use day and night before applying your moisturizer, and possibly once in between if your eyes are feeling really dry.

Keep products in a cool dark cupboard or fridge for added soothing effects.

REDNESS and BROKEN CAPILLARIES

For those of you that are prone to broken capillaries and Rosacea or Rosacea like symptoms, your skin may flare up during this stressful period.

Soothing skin masks such as Cucumber Recovery Mask , are an excellent way to keep your skin calm and prevent further damage. This step will add hydration, calm redness and inflammation.

HOW-TO TIPS:

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After a night of water work, try giving your skin a nice thorough cleanse with Gentle Cream Cleanser based cleanser, then follow up with soothing mask, focusing on the cheek and nose area, as these tend to be the most sensitive. You can also try storing your products in the fridge for added calming and cooling effect.
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If the symptoms persist even after you broken heart has mended a great option is the ALIVIA IPL Photofacial. Not only will it help reduce the vascular appearance present in the skin at the time of treatment, but it will also help reduce the severity of symptoms in the future. Book your ALIVIA IPL Photofacial .

Hope this helps, thanks for reading!

Peace, Love, 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

Get in Touch

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10518 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton / Get directions
(780) 885-7108 info@dermica.ca