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Spa Special: Spring Beauty Package

Spring Beauty Package

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Take advantage of our May and June spa special and treat yourself this spring! Throughout May and June 2021, we are offering a Spring Beauty package to help you prep for the arrival of nice weather, and all it brings!

This Spring Beauty Package includes:

  • Brow Lamination – tames unruly strands by securing the hair in an upward stroke pattern, then setting them into place with a gentle brow perming solution. Wax and tint is then applied giving brows plush volume and coverage (Reg. $85)!
  • Lash lift – This treatment uses different sizes of silicone pads to “lift” each lash individually and create a subtle, natural looking curl, for a full and natural yet perfect look (Reg. $85).
  • Half leg and underarm wax – heated resin wax is applied and removed with wolven cotton strips to give you a smooth, soft texture (Reg. $58).

ALL for $150!

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Limit to one treatment per client; No pre-purchasing.

Take advantage of our May spa special and schedule your appointment!
When booking this special, you must book under “SPRING BEAUTY PACKAGE”.
For the earliest appointment available, always choose “No Preference” of Service Provider.
Please give us a call us at (780) 885 7108 if you encounter difficulties booking this special.

Also, visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

2021 Spa Deals Edmonton

Our ongoing spa deals in Edmonton will keep you looking good all year around!

Our ongoing spa deals in Edmonton will keep you looking good all year around!

👉Mondays: 20% OFF Brow Lamination

Click HERE for details.

👉Thursdays: Lash Lift Happy Hour

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Save 20% OFF your Lash Lift or Lash Lift and Tint every Thursday from 3pm-7pm.


👉Saturdays: 20% OFF Body & Bikini Waxing

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Dérmica has you covered for waxing spa deals in Edmonton! Save 20% on body and bikini waxing every Saturday.


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Dérmica offers a vast selection of brow services.

👉Save 15% on all brow gels and pencils with ANY brow service.

The Glo Skin Beauty Brow Gel is a popular choice amongst brow lamination clients that want to achieve a “laminated” look past their service lifetime, which is typically between 6-8 weeks.

The Precise Micro Brow Liner is a Dérmica favourite! This long lasting, wax-based formula glides on skin and won’t budge or smudge after application for over ten hours. Includes built-in Spoolie Brush for shaping and blending. Best of all, it is packed with antioxidant Vitamins C and E!


👉SAVE 15% on all in-store Glo Skin Beauty products with ANY skincare treatment.

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Not sure which skin care service is right for you?

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.

Your skin expert will provide tips and recommend products to help you maintain spa quality ingredients in your home care routine.


Book your spa service with Dérmica!
Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Waxing Pre and Post Care

waxing pre and post care
Warm wax solution is applied in sections over the hair/skin. The wax and adhered hair is then swiftly pulled from the skin.  

Preparing for your waxing service

Waxing PRE and POST care is important to consider when booking your appointment.

The minimum hair length at time of appointment is 1/4 inch.

Waxing can be painful in sensitive areas. Some sensitivity and mild swelling may occur following the treatment. This may take up to 48 hours to completely calm down.

You may take an anti-inflammatory 30 minutes prior to your appointment to reduce discomfort and inflammation following your visit. This is specially great for those prone to ingrown hairs or major irritation.

Waxing Contraindications

Please review the following links before booking your appointment.

Health conditions that can affect waxing.

What medications can compromise my waxing service?

Product ingredients to discontinue prior to my waxing appointment.

Waxing Post Care

Waxing requires 24 hours downtime, therefore, we recommend no swimming, sweating, fragranced products, or sun exposure.

Regular exfoliation is recommended 4 days post waxing to help alleviate ingrown hairs.


IPL: A long term solution to unwanted hair.

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IPL Hair Removal is a long term solution to unwanted facial and body hair. Ask your technician if IPL is right for you.


Book your waxing service today!

Online Scheduling

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Waxing Safety- Medications

Face and Body Waxing Edmonton
Medical history information is gathered to confirm that your waxing service can be performed safely.

Is Waxing Safe?

At Dérmica, we take precaution to ensure your waxing service goes smoothly. Your waxing technician will gather some medical history information to confirm that your waxing service can be performed safely.

Waxing Contraindications- Medications


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SATURDAY WAXING SPECIAL- SAVE 20% ON BODY WAXING EVERY SATURDAY!


Book your waxing service today!

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Dermaplaning vs Waxing

What is the difference between waxing and dermaplaning?

A FINE DIFFERENCE…

Waxing, unlike dermaplaning, is not able to pick up the very fine vellus hair.

Vellus hair is typically about 2 shades lighter than the natural hair colour or has no pigment at all. It’s really fine and has been eroding over the years through friction so its really hard for the wax (unless it is a specialty wax) to pick up these hairs.

MINOR TRAUMA

Also, waxing, although there are great formulas used in waxing services nowadays, there is still that minor trauma caused to the skin. That tug that happens isn’t always the greatest in really sensitive areas such as the eyes, the mouth, and the nose. While it does provide a bit of exfoliation, it does so in a really uncontrolled manner so there is a lot more chance of injuring the skin.

THE BRIGHT SIDE…

Dermaplaning delivers a very fine and detailed exfoliation surpassing the level of exfoliation delivered by waxing. For this reason, dermaplaning results is a brighter and even complexion.

How to prepare for my dérmaPLANE treatment?

Book your dérmaPLANE treatment!
Online Scheduling


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

6 Most Popular Hair Removal Methods of Explained

Hair Removal Methods Explained
Hair Removal Methods

Hair Removal Methods Explained | What are your options?

Hair removal methods have been around since the days of Cleopatra, it has since evolved to include a vast selection of products, tools, gadgets, and highly sophisticated equipment. With all these options now available, how do you choose which one is most appropriate for your personal needs? 

Well, there are a few questions to consider: 

  • When are you expecting your results?  
  • What is your budget? 
  • How much maintenance are you able to commit to?
  • What will the effects be?  

In order to make this process a little easier for you, we’ve researched the pros, cons, and facts to consider when making your selection. 

1. Epilation (ep-i-la-tion) 

Process: The hair is dissolved or cut flush with skin. The root of the hair remains intact below the surface of the skin. There is no effect to the growth rate, texture, or density of growth.  

Common forms of depilation are razor shaving, electric shaver, epilation cream such as Nair ™.  

Longevity: 24hrs – 72hrs.  

Pricing: $

Frequency: As often as needed.  

Pros:  

  • Convenient. 
  • Suitable for all hair types. 
  • No wait periods.
  • Low cost.   

Cons:  

  • Hair has sharp tips when growing back.  
  • Risk of cuts in hard to reach or contoured areas. 
  • Chemical burns can occur if skin is not properly assessed prior to treating with creams.
  • Can cause ingrown hairs, razor burn, and/or skin irritation. 

Depilation (dep-i-la-tion) 

Depilation refers to the process of physically pulling the hair and root from the hair follicle in the skin. The process removes hair growth that is visible at the surface of the skin. Depilation can have a mild effect on the regrowth depending on the stage in which the hair is removed. The most positive effect is seen on active hair growth.  

Professional Methods of Depilation 

2. Waxing 

Process: Warm wax solution is applied in sections over the hair/skin. The wax and adhered hair is then swiftly pulled from the skin.  

Longevity 2-3 weeks.  

Price: $$ 

Frequency: 4-6 weeks or until hair is ¼ inch.  

Pros:  

  • Suitable for all hair types. 
  • Immediate results.
  • Softer hair growth.
  • Minimize occurrence of ingrown hairs.   

Cons:  

  • Must wait for the hair to grow back to the appropriate length. 
  • Can be painful in sensitive areas. 
  • Down-time 24hrs: no swimming, sweating, fragranced products, sun exposure.
  • Some sensitivity and mild swelling may occur following the treatment. Can take up to 48hrs to completely calm.  

3. Threading 

Process: A specialized thread is wound up and passed over the skin entwining the hair and pulling it from the hair follicle.  

Longevity: 2-3 weeks. 

Price: $

Frequency: 3-4 weeks. The hair must be visible at the surface.  

Pros: 

  • Price point. 
  • Express service.
  • No risk of allergic reaction to product.   

Cons:

  • Risk of cross contamination if thread is being anchored in the technician’s mouth.  
  • Friction burns can occur in sensitive areas.  
  • Hair may not be completely removed from its follicle and therefore grows back sooner than expected.  

4. Sugaring 

Process: A warm honey-like paste is maneuvered over the treatment area, adhering itself to the hair. After placement it is lifted away from the skin, taking along with it the unwanted hair.  

Longevity: 3-4 weeks. 

Price: $$

Frequency: 4-6 weeks. Sugaring only requires 1/8 inch of hair growth and can be done as soon as 2 weeks post service.  

Pros: 

  • Less length required for removal. 
  • Organic formulation.
  • Suitable for all skin types.  

Cons:

  • Uncommon service, difficult to source a professional technician.  
  • Service timing takes longer than waxing. 
  • Most effective on fine hair.  

5. Laser/IPL

Process: Hair is reduced by destroying the root of the hair using a light energy. There are slight variances in IPL vs Laser, but both deliver permanent reduction in hair growth rate, density, and thickness.  

Longevity: 5+ years 

Price: $$$ 

Frequency: 4-8 weeks. Until desired results (average 10-12 for max. results). 

Pros: 

  • Permanent reduction. 
  • Quick service.
  • Eliminates ingrown hairs.
  • Smooths texture and pigmentation in areas with dark-coarse growth.   

Cons:

  • Downtime 24-72 hours with strict guidelines.  
  • Results may regress with hormonal fluctuation.
  • Not suitable for deep skin tones or light hair types.
  • Risk of burns.  

6. Electrolysis/ Thermolysis 

Process: The root of the hair is destroyed by delivering an electric current to the bulb. This can be done with electrically charged tweezers, or by insertion of a charged needled into the follicular region.  

Longevity: 10+ years 

Price: $$$$ 

Frequency: 1-2 weeks until desired results. 

Pros:

  • Results are most often permanent. 
  • Can treat lightest hair tones.
  • Suitable for all skin types. 

Cons:

  • Costly due to number of sessions required. 
  • Lengthy service time. 
  • Painful. 
  • Frequency of visits required. 

About IPL Hair Removal…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:

What to Expect When Doing Permanent Hair Removal

What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL side effects 

Am I a good candidate for IPL treatments?

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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