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To-Do’s for your I Do’s: Skin Wedding Prep

Skin Wedding Prep: a 3 Step Program for healthy manageable skin.

We recently received a question in our “Ask Dérmica” feature.


“dear dermica,

how soon should i start prepping for my wedding day?”


It’s never too soon to start planning for your big day, especially when it comes to your skin. It can take several months for your skin to clear unwanted blemishes, plump up fine lines and wrinkles, and banish dark spots, so the sooner you get started the closer you’ll get to your skin goals. 

We’ve come up with a 3 Step Program for healthy manageable skin for any occasion or just everyday wash and wear ;) 

STEP 1: Professional Treatment  

This is your professional service and typically the first step to the 3 Step Program. Our skin care professionals will help you select the right treatment for your skin concern and help you establish a routine for follow-ups, as you may need more than 1 session of your selected treatment.  

Your professional treatment will give your skin the most visible result and get to the source of your skin concerns. Think of this step as the booster for all things to follow.  

Depending on what your skin type, age, and concern is, you will be directed to one or a combination of the following treatments. 

The Chemical Peel 

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Chemical Peels are used to deliver deep exfoliation benefits that cannot be achieved by simply scrubbing the skin. The molecular structure of the acids is so fine that they can penetrate below the surface and seperate the top layers of the skin. This process leaves the skin renewed and gives way to clearer skin with every treatment.  

Chemical Peels can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Pricing is $145+ and service time is approximately 30 minutes.  


The Photofacial

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Photofacials are delivered using an IPL System that penetrates light directly into its target in the skin. The light causes a heating effect which either dissolves unwanted matter such as pigment or broken blood vessels, or multiplies the source creating volume. Results are quick to follow and long lasting. 

Photofacials can be booked 3 – 4 weeks apart until desired results are achieved. Prices range from $45 – $175 and service time is 20 – 45 minutes.  

STEP 2: Maintenance  

Now that we have your skin where we want it, a routine facial should do the trick. This will also ensure that we can track our progress and intervene if your skin decides to backtrack.  


The Facial

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Facials are great for maintaining healthy skin. They are also great for minor concerns such as congested pores, few breakouts, dull skin, or minor pigment imperfections. It may also be suggested as an opener to other services if you have heavy build-up in the pores.  

Facials are basically the most thorough cleanse, exfoliation, and zit popping session your skin will ever have. 

Facials can be booked 4 – 6 weeks apart depending on your skin. Prices ranges from $85 – $125 and service time is 1hr – 1hr 45min. 

STEP 3: Home Care and Pre-Day Prep 

Now that you have invested your time, money, and effort into achieving this glow you should treat it right outside of the spa. Choosing the right products for your skin type is key to preventing the problems from reoccurring.  

Your skincare professional will help you select the appropriate products for daily use and guide you on how to use them appropriately. Not every product needs to be used according to their written rules and some may have other uses not listed.  

TOP 3 products to have on hand: Cleanser, Eye Care, Moisturizer.  

Although we cannot be there to prep your skin the day of here are some tips the night before: 

SKIN Wedding Prep 

  1. Double cleanse with your desired cleanser. Take your time massaging into every corner of you face and neck using circular motions.   
  2. Exfoliate using a mild scrub or gentle enzyme exfoliant. Make sure to include your lip and neck area. Having a fresh canvas will ensure your makeup stays and sets smooth.  
  3. Mask using a light gel mask for hydration or pore refining to shrink pores in the t-zone. Make sure you don’t let them set too long as you don’t want any last-minute mishaps.
  4. Eye Care because it’s a must always. This will help tone puffiness and lighten dark circles.
  5. Lip Care will help soften your pucker for that newlywed PDA. 
  6. Moisturize as per usual including your neck. Use good pressure to help stimulate circulation and increase your glow. 

Now let’s toast to the happily wedded couple and their glowing SKIN! 

Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

MARCH 2017: BOGO PHOTOFACIALS

MARCH 2017 Special: BOGO Photofacials

Our advanced photofacial treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With just a quick pulse of light we can smooth skin, diminish brown spots, redness, and broken capillaries.

Throughout March, combine any 2 photofacials for the price of 1.

Choose from:

ACLARA for pigment removal (read more…)
ALISA for skin rejuvenation (read more…)
ALIVIA for redness removal (read more…)

This special is limited to one area and is delivered in the same session. Not valid with any other promotion. Offer valid from March 1-31, 2017. No pre-purchasing.

Browse through our selection and descriptions to see which treatment suits your skin’s needs most. Try our Treatment Selection Guide to help you choose the best course of action for your skin. We offer free consultations with our Skin Expert who will analyze your skin condition, outline the benefits, and help you select the best treatment option.

We use the Sharplight Formax system that features a patented Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) technology. It delivers quick pulses of light into the skin on areas of the face, neck, arms, hands, and legs. The depth of light penetration is measured according to the condition being treated, thereby targeting only selected areas and layers of the skin.

You may have heard that laser treatment can be painful, but with our Sharplight Formax system, you can rest assured that your photo facial will be a breeze. All hand pieces for the system feature a cooling window that cools your skin to a safe temperature during the service, meaning your skin feels cool and comfortable throughout!

Book now and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

Also, 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!

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:


Skin Resurfacing Edmonton, ALISA ME- FAQs
ALIVIA FAQs
Rosacea Treatment
Ask Dérmica: Sun Spot Removal Edmonton
FAQs on our Dark Spot Corrector Tx in Edmonton, ACLARA ME
VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Advanced Skin Care
VIDEO: Dérmica MedEsthetics Photofacials

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
10518 82 Ave.
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

September Special- 2 for 1 Photofacials

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September Special: Photofacials 2 for 1

Our advanced photofacial treatments are tailored to treat major skin conditions and deliver maximum results. With just a quick pulse of light we can smooth skin, diminish brown spots, redness, and broken capillaries.

Throughout September 2016, combine any 2 photofacials for the price of 1.

Choose from:

ACLARA for pigment removal (read more…)
ALISA for skin rejuvenation (read more…)
ALIVIA for redness removal (read more…)

This special is limited to one area and is delivered in the same session. Not valid with any other promotion. Offer valid from September 1-30, 2016. No pre-purchasing.

Browse through our selection and descriptions to see which treatment suits your skin’s needs most. Try our Treatment Selection Guide to help you choose the best course of action for your skin. We offer free consultations with our Skin Expert who will analyze your skin condition, outline the benefits, and help you select the best treatment option.

We use the Sharplight Formax system that features a patented Dynamic Pulse Control (DPC) technology. It delivers quick pulses of light into the skin on areas of the face, neck, arms, hands, and legs. The depth of light penetration is measured according to the condition being treated, thereby targeting only selected areas and layers of the skin.

You may have heard that laser treatment can be painful, but with our Sharplight Formax system, you can rest assured that your photo facial will be a breeze. All hand pieces for the system feature a cooling window that cools your skin to a safe temperature during the service, meaning your skin feels cool and comfortable throughout!

Book now and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

Also, 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!

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:


Skin Resurfacing Edmonton, ALISA ME- FAQs
ALIVIA FAQs
Rosacea Treatment
Ask Dérmica: Sun Spot Removal Edmonton
FAQs on our Dark Spot Corrector Tx in Edmonton, ACLARA ME
VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Advanced Skin Care
VIDEO: Dérmica MedEsthetics Photofacials

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.

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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

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

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

Get in Touch

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(780) 885-7108 info@dermica.ca