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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?

Try our TREATMENT SELECTION GUIDE to help you choose the best course of action for your skin.


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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
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November Special: ALIVIA Photo facial Edmonton

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ALIVIA ME photofacials are 40% OFF throughout November 2015!

NOVEMBER SPECIAL: 40% OFF ALIVIA ME Photo facial Edmonton

Wondering where the redness and broken capillaries on your face came from? Vascular lesions are due to conditions such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or simply genetically sensitive skin. These types of conditions are characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible redness and broken capillaries. They are most commonly found in the facial and neck area. If left untreated these conditions can worsen, or mutate the skin’s texture.

At Dérmica, we have laser procedures that treat these conditions. Our Alivia ME laser photofacial will diminish redness and dissolve broken capillaries on areas of the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands! Best of all, throughout November, Alivia ME photofacials are 40% off!

Perfect for skin conditions usually characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible capillaries such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or simply genetically sensitive skin, Alivia ME 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.

Our chosen technology emits a light beam into the skin which is absorbed by different skin lesions. Through selective photothermolysis, a light pulse selectively destroys a specified target without damaging the surrounding tissue. The applied light pulse is absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin (formed by the combination of hemoglobin with oxygen, present in oxygenated blood) in the blood within the vessel, causing the blood to coagulate and the vessel to break up into particles that are naturally filtered away through the body’s lymphatic system.

Want to know more about ALIVIA?
Read up on Rosacea Treatment.
Read up on Alivia FAQs.

ALIVIA ME PHOTOFACIAL PROTOCOL
Time frame: 45 minutes
Recommended sessions: 4-6
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) 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)

Book your free consultation with our Skin Expert and begin your journey to a flawless complexion! This November Special excludes package purchases. Offer expires Nov. 28, 2015. Online Scheduling

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

Alivia ME: Vascular Lesion Treatment

Alivia ME (Vascular Lesion Removal Photofacial)

Wondering where the redness and broken capillaries on your face came from? Vascular lesions are due to conditions such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or simply genetically sensitive skin. These types of conditions are characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible redness and broken capillaries. They are most commonly found in the facial and neck area. If left untreated these conditions can worsen, or mutate the skin’s texture. Dérmica’s Alivia ME Treatment will diminish redness and dissolve broken capillaries on areas of the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands!

ALIVIA ME PHOTOFACIAL
Description: Vascular lesions are due to conditions such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or skin trauma. These types of conditions are characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible redness and broken capillaries. They are most commonly found in the facial and neck area. If left untreated these conditions can worsen, or mutate the skin’s texture.

We treat these conditions by emitting a light beam into the skin which is absorbed by different skin lesions. Through selective photothermolysis, the light pulse selectively destroys a specified target without damaging the surrounding tissue, causing the blood to coagulate and the vessel to break up into particles that are naturally filtered away through the body’s lymphatic system.

Alivia ME 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.

Time frame: 45 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-6

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) 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)


Book your free consultation with our Skin Expert and begin your journey to an even-toned complexion! Online Scheduling

View Dérmica’s literature on redness and broken capillaries…

ALIVIA FAQs
Alliviate the RED: Rosacea treatments, symptoms, triggers, and types
VIDEO: Dérmica Photofacials
VIDEO: Dérmica Advanced Skincare
VIDEO: Dérmica Phototherapy


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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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