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Skincare Edmonton Whyte Ave

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Located on Whyte avenue in Edmonton, Dérmica offers skincare and other spa services.

We’d like to be part of your skincare regimen! Check out our multiple skincare spa services:


skincare edmonton whyte

Facials are a great way to keep your pores clean and free of oil or impurities that can cause breakouts. We recommend booking a facial every 4-6 weeks.


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Chemical peels are great for skin rejuvenation because they accelerate the cell turnover rate by chemically penetrating beneath the surface of the skin to dissolve away dead skin cells. If you are treating a concern, such as sun damage, fine lines, or hyperpigmentation, we recommend 4-8 sessions.


Photofacials use Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology to diminish brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, fine lines and other textural damage. We recommend 4-6 treatments when treating the above skin concerns.


Dérmaplane delivers a fine shave that removes the dull surface skin and vellus facial hair as the technician gently grazes a medical-grade scalpel edge over the surface of the skin.


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

Fixing Dehydrated Skin

fixing dehydrated skin

What is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

Dry skin lacks oil, dehydrated skin lacks water. Dehydrated skin is not a skin type, it is a skin condition caused by external factors.

How do you fix dehydrated skin?

A good hydrator can be part of your solution. Hydrators are different than many moisturizers or creams. Creams are a water-in-oil solution, whereas a hydrator has more water than oil. The best example of a hydrator is hyaluronic acid.

Some people say that they do not use moisturizer because it causes them to break out. While it is true that some moisturizers can cause breakouts, these are usually oil-based. In an effort to avoid breakouts, you deprive your skin of necessary hydration. All skin types benefit from hydration

Dehydrated skin can also be soothed with a cleanser containing lactic acid.

NOTE: A cleanser with lactic acid will sting when you first start using it due to the minor cracks in the skin caused by the dryness. However, once that heals it’s great for long term use.

Will drinking water fix dehydrated skin?

Drinking water helps support everything else you are doing on a topical level.

Did you know that hyaluronic acid and drinking water join forces for hydration? Hyaluronic acid acts like a magnet to the water you drink. They are attracted to each other and keep the skin hydrated.

Drinking water according to your body weight and your metabolism will help you get the water to all the cells.

Why is my face dry even after I moisturize?

Most likely because you have an excessive build up of dead skin cells at the surface that are blocking any product or cleanser from actually getting to the fresh cells that need that nourishment.

You can remove this dead surface layer with proper exfoliation. Keep in mind that dry skin should not be using an exfoliant scrub. Instead, this skin type should use an enzyme exfoliant.

Peace, Love, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

Beard Care Edmonton

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Located in Edmonton, Dérmica offers a hybrid skin and beard care treatment- the Beard Facial. This specialized facial for men with beards offers the best of both worlds. It includes all of the essentials of a classic facial along with mild extractions, and a beard shampoo and conditioning treatment.

Beard facials help get rid of buildup consisting of sweat, dead skin, and oil that can lead to an itchy beard. In addition, they clear congested skin by extracting blackheads, milia, and other skin blemishes.

Can beard hair affect the skin underneath?

Yes, beard care is necessary to maintain the skin below healthy. Improper beard care can lead to skin issues, for instance, infection of the follicles. Other examples include fungal infections, ingrown hairs, and folliculitis. Infections are often confused for ‘beard acne’. However, it should be noted that ‘beard acne’ is not a condition and is most likely being mistaken for ingrown hairs.

Folliculitis vs ingrown hairs

Folliculitis is a condition that is characterized by multiple, consistent ingrown hairs. On the other hand, a single ingrown hair is a rare event.

The perfect beard line

Other beard treatments at Dérmica include IPL Beardline Hair Removal. With IPL phototherapy, we are able to permanently shape the beard line with laser precision. IPL treatments zap live hair roots. As a result, regrowth stops in the treated areas.

Book your beard care treatment in Edmonton! Schedule Appointment

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108


MedEsthetics specials

December 2022- Free underarms with any bikini

Receive a free session of IPL Hair Removal on your underarms with the purchase of any IPL Hair Removal bikini.

This special is not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer valid from December 1-31, 2022. No pre-purchasing. Please include both areas when booking your appointment.

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November 2022- 25% OFF Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are medical-esthetic skin treatments. They are customized depending on the current condition of the skin and desired results. As a result, they treat a variety of conditions, for example, pigmentation, acne, fine lines, dry skin, and more.

The first thing to remember when booking your peel is the recommended downtime of 2-7 days depending on the depth of the peel. Please review the criteria before booking your peel.

Throughout November 2022, receive 25% off ANY deep peel. This special is not valid with any other promotion. Offer is valid from November 1-30, 2021. No pre-purchasing.

October 2022- Free hands or neck with Photofacial

As we age, we tend to prioritize our faces and forget the other giveaways that reveal our true age. That is not to say aging is a bad thing. In fact, there is a certain beauty in aging. However, if you are like us, we like to collect as much wisdom as we can, with as few wrinkles and age spots as possible.

Over time, hands accumulate damage resulting in age spots and other pigmented lesions. Our skin loses elasticity which creates fine lines everywhere, including our hands and neck. IPL treatments are ideal for treating pigmented and textural damage that come from aging.

Throughout October 2022, receive a free neck or hands IPL treatment with ANY full face photofacial. This special is not valid with any other promotion. Offer is valid from October 1-30, 2021. No pre-purchasing. 

How should I prepare for my Photofacial?

Types of Photofacial IPL treatments

While all photofacials emit light energy into the skin, the difference between them lies in their specific targets.

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ALISA blasts collagen cells to boost collagen production. It target fine lines, skin smoothing, textured scarring, and large pores. Promotes skin rejuvenation.

ACLARA dissolves blemishes by destroying excess melanin cells. Recommended for removal of dark spots, pigmented scarring, and sun damage.

ALIVIA cauterizes superficial vessels and dissolves them back into the skin while flushing out the excess. It is used to treat vascular lesions.

Vascular lesions are due to conditions such as Rosacea, couperose skin, sensitized skin, or simply genetics. Subsequently, if left untreated these conditions can worsen, or mutate the skin’s texture.

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September 2022- 25% OFF Photofacial IPL treatments

Weather-wise it’s been a great summer in Edmonton, Alberta. Now that it’s coming to an end, it’s time to consider a skin recovery plan. Hiding behind a tan is the damage left behind by heat and harmful sun rays.

Whether you’d like to remove sun spots or regain some elasticity, a photofacial is great for skin recovery. Throughout September 2022, receive 25% off ANY full face photofacial. This special is not valid with any other promotion. Offer is valid from September 1-30, 2021. No pre-purchasing. 

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

What is the meaning of the SPF number in sunscreen?

What is the meaning of the SPF number in sunscreen

The meaning of the SPF number in sunscreen has caused much confusion. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The number afterwards comes from a formula. The formula is used to calculate the number of minutes your skin be safely exposed to the sun before it starts to have negative effects.

Think of it as a stop watch that starts when you step out into the sun. The higher the number, the more minutes it buys you.

Protection increases slightly as the SPF number goes higher by allowing less percentage of rays to hit your skin.

Do SPF 15 and 50 have the same ingredients?

SPF 50s will have more zinc. The higher the zinc the more protection, but also the whiter the cast that it leaves. In fact, you can buy a zinc stick, which is like a chapstick for areas where you’re highly exposed.

Keep in mind that sunscreens do not always protect you from burning. It will definitely extend the amount of time you can safely be in the sun before it starts causing damage. However, for some skin types will burn anyway with or without sunscreen.

Physical vs Chemical?

Physical sunscreens are made of minerals and act like sunglasses for your skin. zinc is a mineral is a finely ground rock that has been finely crushed that sits on the skin. When you apply it, it binds to your skin at the surface and provides a “shade” over your skin.

Physical sunscreen is the best type of sunscreen to use over your face or for sensitive skin types. On the other hand, they tend to be a little greasier because they do not absorb into the skin. Also, they can leave a white cast depending on how high your SPF is.

Chemical sunscreens absorb into the skin right away, they are not greasy and do not leave a white cast. however, they are actually going into your skin and interacting on a cellular level, coating each cell. While they have benefits, the fact that they are going into your cells leaves room for adverse reactions.

New day sunscreens

Some product lines have become more sophisticated with their formulations and are able to dilute the white cast without losing efficacy or adding ingredients.

Now that you know the meaning of the SPF number in sunscreen, which SPF is right for you?

Other posts you may enjoy:

Skin Care for Alberta Climate

What are some tips for Sunburn Relief?

Peace, Love, and Great Skin!

-Dérmica MedEsthetics

Retinol and Sensitive Skin

can you use retinol if you have sensitive skin

What does retinol do?

Retinol does pretty much everything. Firstly, retinol helps accelerate the cell turnover rate. The cell turnover rate is how quickly your cells are coming up with a new one, bringing it up to the surface, and purging it. Young skin is constantly regenerating; retinol has that affect on skin in general.

Retinol is meant for temporary use. When you are using it, it forces your skin to exfoliate. This exfoliation process will give you textural repair, as well as remove scarring and hyperpigmentation and acne. In addition, due to its regenerating capacity, it is also used in anti-aging products.

Can you use retinol if you have sensitive skin?

The negative side effects outweigh the benefits of retinol for someone that has sensitive skin. Keep in mind there are different types of sensitive skin. Sensitive skin types include rosacea and can range to a dryer, more mature/sensitive skin.

Using retinol when you have sensitive skin may cause irritation. For instance, rosacea can look like an abundance of skin, which leads clients to exfoliate more often than they should.

However, the reality is that inflammation is causing the skin to get thick and the pores to get big. As a result, the type of exfoliation provided by retinol will make the problem worse. Instead, we recommend using salicylic acid. Salicylic acid will exfoliate the damaged skin and also take down inflammation. Additionally, salicylic acid helps to strengthen the fibres of the skin which greatly helps rosacea.

Rosacea pimples

Sometimes rosacea acne gets confused for regular acne, however, rosacea pimples will never burst. Salicylic acid is the only way to get rid of those pimples.

In conclusion, using retinol when you have sensitive skin is not the best option. Try using products with salicylic acid.

Other posts you may enjoy:

Sensitive Skin Tips

Alliviate the RED: Rosacea treatments, symptoms, triggers, and types

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108

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