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To Peel or Not to Peel?

What can a chemical peel do for me?

The chemicals used in chemical peels are acids and they 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.

Online Scheduling and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

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 and one of the most popular choices. 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 edmonton Yes 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 yeg This 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.

Online Scheduling

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

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
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.

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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

May Special

dermica medesthetics may special

Book you and a friend & each receives 20% OFF ANY MedEsthetics service!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, have a spa day with a friend and each receives 20% off any MedEsthetics service!

Our advanced treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With our MedEsthetics menu, we can smooth skin, diminish brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, and remove unwanted facial and body hair.

Our MedEsthetics menu features: We offer MedEsthetics solutions:
  • Active Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Age spots/ Sun spots/ Dark spots
  • Loss of Elasticity/ Dull skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large Pores
  • Uneven skin tone/ Melasma
  • Redness/ Broken capillaries/ Rosacea
  • Unwanted hair
Try our TREATMENT SELECTION GUIDE to see which MedEsthetics service is best suited for your skin concerns.
Offer ends May 31, 2016. This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. No pre-purchasing.

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!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Clear Skin Body Acne Spray

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Body Acne Trouble?

We are happy to add a new product to our online skincare store- Glo Therapeutics Clear Skin Body Spray.

This body acne spray visibly treats breakouts and congestion on the body by targeting acne-causing bacteria. Synergistic ingredients balance excess oil, protect the skin’s moisture barrier and help clear skin.

HOW DOES THIS PRODUCT WORK?
Disodium EDTA helps bind free radicals and impurities.
Sodium Chlorite breaks apart sebum and bacteria while preventing regrowth of bacteria for extended periods of time.
Salicylic Acid stimulates exfoliation in the skin, clearing pores and promoting new cell growth. Salicylic acid also reduces inflammation and smooths your skin’s surface.
Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil acts as an antibacterial and antioxidant ingredient to help prevent future body breakouts.

Ideal for use on the back and chest. Available for pick up or delivery.

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!

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

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