Skin Exfoliation

Smooth July 10, 2015

Remove What Ages You

Dermal Laser’s effective exfoliation treatments will refresh and polish your skin, revealing a layer of new, clean and healthy skin.

Dermal Diamond Facial

Exclusive to our clients, this luxurious treatment combines MicroExfoliation with Venus Viva Diamond Polar firming treatment.
It can be used regularly to enhance skin’s natural vitality and radiance or for any special occasion.
Deep exfoliation leaves skin feeling noticeably soft and hydrated while gentle muscle stimulation lifts and tones, creating a youthful luminosity.

Microdermabrasion

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The Microdermabrasion Exfoliation System used in our clinics is a crystal free treatment that promotes a smoother more youthful skin. Using the patented DiamondTome™ wands the treatment is a safe, therapeutic approach to superior skin care results.

MicroExfoliation is a technique that removes a thin layer of dead skin cells on the epidermal layer, leaving it more supple and vibrant. The Exfoliation System removes this layer by gently polishing the skin with natural diamond chips bonded to the tip of the wand, while vacuuming the exfoliated skin cells away in a controlled manner. Removing this outer layer leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin.

Exfoliation also stimulates vascular circulation beneath the surface of the skin resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance. Treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, back, legs, and elbows. It can be used alone, or in combination with other treatments such as Skin rejuvenation and Chemical peels.

Results are based on a reasonable treatment schedule. Visits spaced a month apart are common with a maintenance treatment every three months. To achieve maximum results, several treatments are recommended. Yours skin care professional will provide you a treatment plan.

MicroExfoliation treatments using the DiamondTome™ Wands offers exceptional benefits. Ideal for a special event or as a program for overall skin rejuvenation, this treatment is non-invasive, pain-free and requires no downtime from work or social activities. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after the treatment.*

 

Medical-Grade Peels

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Medical grade chemical peels safely target and remove a thin layer of dead skin cells on the epidermal layer while promoting new cell growth. The results are noticeable quickly – a younger, brighter and more vibrant complexion – which continue to improve over the course of several treatments.*

Highlights of Dermal Laser’s elegant peels:*

  • The perfect “lunchtime” or “red-carpet-ready” peels (Hollywood’s best kept beauty secret)
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Stimulates cellular turnover
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves overall skin tone and smooths skin texture
  • Luminescent glow continues to improve over the next 24 hours period
  • Dermatologist preferred
  • Comfortable with no downtime

Your Certified Laser Technician will help determine which of our chemical peels will be most suited to your specific desired results. They will also recommend a home care skin care regime to enhance and maintain the results. Our medical grade peels take 45 min and can be applied every 7- 10 days.

ZO® Skin Health Ossential® Stimulator Peel Treatments

This revolutionary beta/alpha acid peel stimulates cellular turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles while improving overall skin tone, texture and clarity without downtime. This peel can be repeated every 2-4 weeks for maximum results.

Stimulator peel active ingredients:

  • Salicylic Acid: Targets excess oil & promotes chemical exfoliation of dead skin cells
  • Lactic & Citric Acids: Helps improve skin texture, hydration and clarity

Candidates:

  • Anti-aging clients
  • Clients with pigmentation
  • Clients with acne and/or oily skin

Stimulator Peel can be combined with Enzymatic Peel for enhanced results-deluxe treatment

AbsoluPEEL ADVANCED

AbsoluPEEL ADVANCED is an anti-ageing superficial peel which is particularly appropriate to treat a lack of radiance, fine lines, the loss of elasticity, microcystic acne and skin imperfections. Superficial peelings are often called “lunchtime peels”, as they allow you to return to your daily activity, immediately following the treatment.
AbsoluPEEL ADVANCED will visibly improve the skin condition without any side effects. It can be used safely and is highly recommended for sensitive skin types.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Our ADVANCED peels are mainly formulated from 50% and 70% pure glycolic acid. They remove dead skin cells promoting healthier cells to move closer to the skin surface.
Their high ability to penetrate the skin enables for faster cellular renewal, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and controls the surproduction of sebum, which causes microcystic acne.
In addition to glycolic acid, our peels contains the following five active ingredients:

  • Kojic acid: it’s primary action is to lower the overproduction of melanin, while also having antibacterial and antifungal properties. In this case, it is mainly used as a skin lightener.
  • Bearberry: is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Vitamins A, C and E: promotes the process of revitalization, regeneration and reactivation of the skin, which has been initialized with the use of glycolic acid.

Formulated to treat dull complexions, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and imperfections. This product is authorized by Health Canada.

4-STEPS PROTOCOL:
    • Preparation: purifies the skin and prepares it for the exfoliating solution. Its ingredients particularly enable to clear the pores. During its application, the pH of the skin will decrease to 3.5.
    • Exfoliant 50% or 70%: exfoliates the skin due to the action of the glycolic acid, combined with the other ingredients in the solution. Its application of 2 to 6 minutes will reduce the pH to close to 1.9 for the 50% peeling and 1.6 for the 70%, in order to eliminate the upper layers of the epidermis.
    • Neutralizer: quickly neutralizes the reaction of the glycolic acid to soothe and provide immediate relief. The neutralization increases the pH level to close to 8.0.
    • Isotonic Skin Care: restores, moisturizes and soothes the epidermis bringing it back to its original pH level.

This treatment protocol was specifically designed to bring impressive results upon the first application and will provide the following skin benefits: Revives radiance, Refines texture, Smoothes fine lines, Improves elasticity, Tightens pores, Reduces dark spots, Stimulates cellular renewal.

Call us at 604.638.SKIN (7546) or Book Your Consultation here for more information and pricing.

FAQ

Microdermabrasion

What is MicroExfoliation (microdermabrasion)?

MicroExfoliation is a skin-revitalizing treatment that helps repair skin that is damaged from the sun, scars, acne and the unwanted effects of aging. Our trained professional uses gentle abrasion along with a vacuum system to remove the dead, outer layer of skin. Removing the outer layer of dead skin leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells.

Does Microdermabrasion hurt?

No, it doesn’t generally hurt, it feels like a light abrasion. Our Certified Laser Technician will customize the level of pressure to your skin type. Your skin may feel warm and appear pinkish immediately following treatment, but this will not last.

How do I prepare for Microdermabrasion?

There are no specific preparation instructions for this treatment. We do recommend that you avoid any substance (acid peels, heavy exfoliation, etc.) and any situation (such as sun burn) that may leave your skin sensitive on treatment day. We don’t perform Microdermabrasion on clients with Rocasea or broken capillaries.

How long does the procedure take and how many treatments will I need?



Microdermabrasion is a 45 minute treatment. Clients will see and feel noticeable improvements after each treatment. Severe skin problems, such as deep acne scars and dark spots, will take several treatments before any improvement is noticeable.

How will I look after the treatment?

Your skin may look slightly flushed immediately after the treatment but should return to normal in 10 to 30 minutes. Your skin will look and feel smoother even after the first treatment.

What will I do after the treatment?

Your Dermal Skin specialist will recommend skin care products to maintain the results of your treatment at home. However, it is advisable to avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for at least a few days after your treatment. A sunscreen is essential to use afterwards since exfoliated skin has temporarily lost some of its natural protection to the environment.

Can I combine Microdermabrasion with another treatment?

Yes, you can. Microdermabrasion is the perfect compliment to other treatments, including BOTOX® and dermal fillers, chemical peels, skin rejuvenation and skin tightening. We can customize a skin treatment package for individual skin types and desired results.

Medical-Grade Peel

What is a Medical-Grade Peel?

Our Medical Grade Peels are a combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA) or Enzymes and Peptides. These chemical exfoliations promote facial rejuvenation, reduce appearance of hyperpigmentation as well as acne and minor scarring caused by acne.

How is the peel performed?

Our exfoliative treatment products are applied to the skin at a concentration predetermined level that is best for your skin type. Our medical-grade peels have the highest concentration available. The peel is left on for approximately 3-10 minutes, depending on your skin type. We then apply a nourishing mask, post peel medical grade recovery cream and a broad spectrum sunscreen.

How many peels will I need?

Most clients should plan on receiving 4 to 6 peels, every two to three weeks, to achieve optimal results. A single peel will firm and freshen the skin, however improvement is gradual and seen as treatments progress.

What are the risks?

Some people respond to a chemical peels with only mild pinkness or redness. Adverse reactions such as gentle peeling are possible.

How do I prepare for a Chemical Peel?

Avoid exfoliating and applying exfoliating agents (retinol, AHA/BHA, benzoyl peroxide) or any other product which includes prescription based ingredients for about 24 hours prior to your medical-grade peel. Notify us if you have cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes outbreak anywhere on the face prior to appointment.

What should I do post-peel?

It is important that you refrain from using home skin care products that contain active ingredients or other topical skin products that could irritate the skin for at least 24 hours post treatment. It is advisable that you follow the recommended home skin care that your Dermal Laser Skin Health Specialist suggested. This will maintain and enhance your results.

*Individual downtime, results and treatment times may vary.