Posts Tagged ‘skin care’

SKIN TYPE QUIZ

What is your SKIN TYPE? 

Curious to know what your basic skin type is? Knowing your skin type will help you narrow down your product selection and find the right treatments for you.  

Take the quiz to find your skin type! 


How-To: 

  1. Answer the questions by selecting the description that best suits you. Each answer is lettered.   
  1. Tally up your selection.  
  1. Use your results to match skin type. 

Lets get started… 

Which statement best describes your pores? 

A.) My pores are bigger/darker and noticeable on most of my face. 

B.) My pores are a little bigger/darker in ONLY one of these areas: nose, cheeks, or chin. 

C.) My pores are clear throughout, and I can only see then if I look really closely. 

D.) My pores are invisible throughout my face. 

Which statement best describes the texture of your skin? 

A.) My skin feels bumpy and slick. 

B.) My skin feels smooth for the most part, and a little slick around my nose. 

C.) My skin is smooth throughout. 

D.) My skin is rough and/or flaky. 

Which statement best describes your shine? 

A.) My skin is shiny for most of the day on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose.  

B.) My skin is oily towards the late afternoon, and mainly just down the centre.  

C.) My skin has a slight glow, but never shiny.  

D.) My skin is dull and ashy. 


Alright, now we are ready to tally! 

If you answered mostly A’s, you are considered and OILY skin type 

If you answered mostly B’s, you are a COMBO skin type 

If you answered mostly C’s, you are a NORMAL skin type.  

If you answered mostly D’s, you are a DRY skin type. 

Now that you have a reference for your skin type, you can use it as a keyword when choosing your products and services.  

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

dérmaPLANE

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Description: The technician gently grazes a medical-grade scalpel edge over the surface of the skin. This process delivers a fine shave that removes the dull surface skin and vellus facial hair

The process brightens the complexion, evens skin tone, and leaves the skin feeling supple and smooth.  

PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR SERVICE.

Recommended sessions: Results are often immediate. 4-6 weeks recommended for regular maintenance. 

Recommendations: Pair with a  BOOST Mild Peel to amplify results.

Downtime required: 24 hours

Time frame: 45-75 minutes

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 24 hours prior to procedure
  • Avoid waxing and shaving for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

Contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Recent sunburn (1 week post burn) 
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Active skin infection

Potential side effects:

  • Mild sensitivity
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)


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PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME

Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products to help maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.


Book your treatment with Dérmica!
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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Let’s talk… blackhead extractions

blackhead extractions

A guilty pleasure.

There’s something about popping blemishes that can be so satisfying to watch. Pimple popping videos gained such popularity, there was a television series devoted to the extraction!  

So, what does this juicy procedure involve? Read on as we dive into your pores for a proper blackhead extraction! 


blackheads

Blackhead extractions are the focal point of our pore cleansing facial: the PORE.

Pore cleansing is defined as the process of physically and/or chemically removing debris from the pores. The process clears build-up from the pores and allows them to contract.

Start with a fresh face.

Extractions are best on freshly cleansed and exfoliated skin. Cleansing ensures that no harmful bacteria is present when exposing the open pore. Exfoliation clears the opening of the pore and loosens the tip of the debris.  

A specialized solution is applied to help dislodge the oily debris after cleansing and exfoliating. The solution is commonly a sodium bicarbonate blend that creates a chemical reaction known as saponification. This reaction transforms oils & fats into a soap solution. Oily debris also becomes water-soluble in the process. 

After the solution has worked its magic, the skin is placed under a warm steamer. The warmth and humidity of the steam opens up the pores and dampens the now water-soluble waste.  

O3

Professional steamers feature an Ozone (O3) function that emits ozone steam onto the skin. Oincreases the skin’s healing abilities and disinfects the surface. O3 also has an oil-reducing effect that lasts beyond the service.

The physical extractions are performed using a pore extraction tool and directional pressure. Large pores are emptied individually using a “scooping” maneuver. Smaller pores and superficial debris are purged with a simple glide of the tool or fingers.

Following extractions, the skin is soothed and sanitized with a post extraction solution. The solution usually contains an antiseptic and a calming ingredient. 

Be prepared.

Blackhead extractions can take 15-30 minutes depending on the skin condition. They can also leave the skin looking irritated for 1-2 hours, so be prepared. Once the pores are cleared though, they can remain clear for up to 8 weeks.  

When it comes to our role as skincare technicians, we must say juicy extractions are by far a service favourite! 

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Sensitive & Rosacea Skin Care TIPS:

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Save 15% on all in-store Glo Skin Beauty home care at your skin care visit.

Rosacea is one of the most common skin conditions we see in our skin services, it can cause ruddy complexion and even alter the texture of the skin!

Read below for some TIPS on how to calm your skin and prevent flare-ups.

1. Avoid applying heat to the skin. For example: hot showers, heating fan in your vehicle, extended sun exposure.

2. Limit alcohol (especially red wine 😵) consumption when your are already experiencing a skin flush.

3. Use fragrance free and gentle products on your skin. 

4. Switch out your facial scrub for a gentle enzymatic exfoliant.

5. Use soothing mask 2-3 times/ week to hydrate and calm your skin.

6. Keep your moisturizer in the door compartment of your fridge for added cooling effect.

Looking for a gentle care line for your sensitive skin? We recommend the CALM SKIN SET!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Chemical Peels

dermica peels
We offer mild “boost” peels that can be added to other services or deep peels that use medium to strong skin acids.

PEELS

Chemical Peels deliver varying depths of chemical exfoliation through the application of enzymes or hydroxy acids such as: Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy (BHA).

Peels are customized depending on the current condition of the skin and desired results. Conditions that can be treated include: pigmentation, acne, fine lines, dry skin, and more. There is a recommended downtime of 2-7 days depending on the depth of the peel.

BOOST Mild Peels

BOOST peels are classified as mild skin acids. BOOSTS can be used to pre-treat the skin before transitioning into stronger skin peels. They are great for seasonal maintenance and can be added to a Facial service to amplify results.
Downtime: 24 – 48 hours.

AHA (10-20%)

$ 55

Relieves dry skin, reduces fines lines and pigmentation.

BHA (10-20%)

$ 55

Cleanses and decongests oily skin.

Enzyme

$ 55

Exfoliating peel ideal for all skin types and maintaining healthy skin.

Retinol & Vit C

$ 65

Brightens the complexion and softens the skin texture of the skin.

Deep Peels (20 – 85%)

Deep peels are classified as medium to strong skin acids. They range from 20% – 85% potency and can be layered for maximum effect. They are ideal for pre-treated skin and provide deeper resurfacing of the skin. May cause visible shedding and flaking. Downtime: 3-10 days

Complexion Refining

$ 145

Relieves dry skin, reduces fines lines and pigmentation.

Acne Treatment

$ 145

Cleanses and decongests oily skin.

Anti-Aging

$ 145

Delivers powerful exfoliation and promotes rejuvenation of skin cells.

Dry Skin Relief

$ 145

Relieves coarse/ flaking skin and boosts hydration levels.

Purchase a treatment package! Receive 15% OFF when you purchase a series of 6 treatments.

PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR PEEL.

Recommended sessions: 4-8

Downtime required: 1-7 days

Time frame: 15-30 minutes

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

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

PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME

Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products that will help to maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any of the treatments above.


Book your treatment with Dérmica!
Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

 

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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SAVE 15% ON ALL IN-STORE GLO SKINCARE WITH YOUR PEEL

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.


Book your treatment with Dérmica!
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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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