An accurate diagnosis is followed by recommendations, choices, education and exceptional skincare experiences.
Advanced Skin Analysis
Trying to understand your skin composition and finding the right skincare routine can be frustrating and a waste of time and money. Under-nourished skin that is stripped of its protective layers is vulnerable to breakouts, infections and reactive irritations. We offer a 60min in-depth analysis with a therapist trained in the Pastiche™ Method at our Olds location; this helps with identifying skin concerns and establishing the cause of these conditions. Data is gathered, using an SD 202 Unit that digitally measures lipid, hydration, melanin and erythema levels. In addition the OBSERV® camera shows skin fluorescence and polarized light change. This unique method not only analyzes the surface of the visible skin, but also shows what lies beneath; revealing the color, tone, texture, and sun damage. This allows us to link products, such as Dermaviduals®, with treatment methods for each skin condition and develop individualized protocols for men, women, teens and children.
Alkaline Hair Removal
Alkaline Hair Removal is an effective option for the removal of light, fine, peach-fuzz hair by changing the pH of the skin. This treatment increases the pH of the skin to 8 and thereby removes the fine (peach fuzz) light hair that laser cannot ablate. It is a novel method which during a 20 min application to the face a strong alkaline solutions is applied, and fine”peach fuzz” hair is then peeled off.
This unique mask-like treatment is topically applied and administered bi-weekly on the face, chest or back depending on the area of concern, and is very effective for acne, aging, oil and pore-related problems.
Excessive dead skin cell buildup and poor skin function contribute to wrinkles, fine lines, premature aging, pigmentation, blackheads and breakouts. Our Signature treatment, the Medi-Facial is customized to meet the specific needs and long-term goals of each client. Vitamins and active concentrates with creams identical to the membrane structure of the skin, and a delivery system that guarantees penetration into the deeper layers, are the points of difference/benefit of this facial treatment. The facial and hand massage provides a wonderful feeling of relaxation leaving the skin soft, supple and well hydrated.
This well-known superficial skin resurfacing procedure uses gentle mechanical abrasion to remove skin plaque and debris related to sun damage and external factors, by increasing blood supply, improving lymphatic drainage and enhancing product penetration. We combine the Diamond Microderm™ with our laser treatments thereby optimizing your outcomes at Olds location.
Micro-needling / Dermal Rolling
MicroPen®, although non-ablative, can be another tool comparing it with Fractional Laser, IPL and Chemical Peels. MicroPen® uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer than laser resurfacing due to less epidermal damage. The automated vibrating function of the MicroPen® increases the effectiveness of treatment through increased absorption of products and stimulating collagen production. Read more about microneedling with the MicroPen® here.
Mole Mapping with Digital Dermoscopy
The approach to diagnosing moles has changed over the past decade. By using the dermascope, our primary care family physician will be able to determine the suspicions of melanoma. Signs of melanoma are diagnosed earlier and more accurately, so there is no unnecessary removal of benign lesions. Lesions are excised when they show signs of concern. At DermaNuva Skin and Health, we keep pictures of borderline lesions in our medical software program for comparison during follow up appointments. If you’re concerned about a mole on your body and want someone to take a look it, our qualified physicians will do just that. The dermascope provides high resolution images that can be sent to a remote specialty provider or used to document and archive an existing condition. The best method to assess whether moles need to be ‘mapped’ is through a complete assessment of all your moles using the dermascope. The images created by the dermoscopy are catalogued or also known as “mapping”.
Nutritional Advice For Skin Health with GAPS Protocols
We have noticed many clients with skin difficulties also struggle with GI related problems. Research shows that by improving the immune system of the gut, which regulates 70% of the immune system of the body, the skin will respond positively.
Medical skin conditions that warrants a prescription will be issued by the examining doctor, for filling at the drug store of the patients choice.