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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

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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


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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.


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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

 

To Peel or Not to Peel?

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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

Top 3 Chemical Peels

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular chemical peels and their benefits.

1. Glycolic Acid

glycolic acid peels yeg This is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and is made up of the smallest molecules compared to others. Do not let the molecule size fool you though, glycolic acid is a powerhouse in terms of performance. This acid exfoliates the outermost layers of skin but also has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin and stimulate cell turnover. Glycolic acid works from the inside out which provides a plumper appearance. Think lighten, brighten and tighten.

2. Lactic Acid

lactic acid peels edmontonYes you guessed it, this acid is milk-derived and is also an AHA. Lactic acid is wonderful for hydration, brightening and the best choice for those with sensitive skin. This is one of the more gentle peels and a great option for beginners or those who are not a candidate for more aggressive peels.

3. Salicylic Acid

acne peels yegThis is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and is derived from willow bark. This acid is made up of a larger molecular size which means it works on the outer layers of skin. This acid is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory making it the top choice when dealing with acne, redness and oily skin. We like to think of this acid like Pac-Man running along the surface of the skin gobbling up dead skin cells and breaking through oil.

See other literature on CHEMICAL PEELS:

-DO’s & DON’Ts WHILE TREATING YOUR ACNE WITH PEELS (read more) -SKIN BENEFITS OF PEELS (read more) -CHEMICAL PEELS Q & A (read more)
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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.
Online Scheduling and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin! Love, Peace, and Great Skin! Dérmica MedEsthetics (780) 885-7108 dermica.ca

April Special: Phototherapy Save 20

April Special: 20% OFF IPL PHOTOTHERAPY

Shed away the dead cells you’ve been collecting on your face, or the hair you’ve been collecting on any given body part over this past, long winter! Specializing in skincare, Dérmica offers a selection of treatments to address your skin concerns. This April, all IPL treatments are 20% OFF!  

IPL: PHOTOFACIALS

ALISA

dermica photo facials Ideal for treating dull skin appearance, textural damage such as scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and mature skin.

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ACLARA

dermica.ca The ultimate solution to clear sun spots, pigment scarring, age spots, or dark spots on your face. Also treats acne scarring.

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ALIVIA

dermica medesthetics facials Treats conditions characterized by frequent, consistent redness, and visible redness and broken capillaries.

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IPL: PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL

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
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)
Recommended sessions: 8-12


For IPL PHOTOTHERAPY, 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. Excludes packages; No pre-purchasing. These specials are not valid with any other offer/promotion.

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Not sure which treatment is right for you?

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Treatment Selection Guide. Our easy-to-use, digital guide makes selecting the correct treatment for your skin type and concerns a breeze! Our Skin questionnaire allows us to understand your skin type and concerns. Based on your answers, we recommend treatments to address your skin concerns and help you make informed decisions.

Did you know we have an online store?

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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- Hydrating

Our Peel menu has changed. View our NEW Chemical Peel Menu

Hydrating Peel

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.

HYDRATING 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 acid peel solution provides intense exfoliation for normal combination and dry skin types concerned with aging and hyperpigmentation. It contains 35% glycolic and 35% lactic acid.

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.

  • 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).

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


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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

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