Some people experience oilier skin than others, making their skin appear shiny, greasy, thick, and dull. Oily skin is generally the result of overactive oil-producing sebaceous glands, causing enlarged pores, blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes.

Though oily skin is generally experienced by teenagers, all ages can experience this skin condition. There are many factors that may cause this condition, including genetics, diet, hormones, cosmetics, and hot weather. The amount of oil our skin produces does increase in our teenage years and generally decreases as we get older, but hormonal shifts such as pregnancy or menopause can cause a change in the activity of sebaceous glands.

Some people also experience combination skin, meaning their skin is oilier in some areas and drier in others. That is why, before undergoing any treatment, we at Ottawa’s Dermis Advanced Skin Care clinic consult with you to determine the best course of action for your skin.

Oily Skin Treatments in Ottawa:

NEW! Carbon Laser Peel $325

Five times more effective than chemical peels, this facial treatment is fast, safe, has minimal downtime, and is suitable for all skin types. Combining Lutronic’s Spectra dual-mode laser technology with medically activated carbon, the treatment removes damaged outer layers of skin and stimulates the production of collagen in underlying layers, all while minimizing skin pores. This procedure is also an excellent purifying process for deep cleaning and is very effective at controlling sebaceous secretion, inflammation, and acne. This treatment can be used on active acne.

Microdermabrasion $130

This non-invasive, zero downtime procedure is used to resurface the skin. The uppermost, superficial layers of dead skin are gently exfoliated with a controlled flow of crystals. Microdermabrasion stimulates cell and collagen productions, reducing the appearance of large pores; additionally, oil, dirt, dead skin cells and bacteria are removed, leaving the skin healthier and free of acne bacteria.

GM Collin Puractive Oxygenating Face Treatment $150

Using an exclusive Oxygen Complex, patented anti-microbial peptides, and Probiotic* actives, this GM Collin® treatment absorbs excessive sebum and regulates overactive sebaceous gland activity. Additionally, it increases natural cellular oxygenation and detoxifies for clear and even complexion while hydrating and refining texture.

This treatment is clinically proven, and can:

  • Reduction of sebum production by 47%**
  • Reduction of enlarged pores by 39%**
  • Improvement of hydration by 40%**

Cutera’s ExcelHR® Laser Genesis $200

This non-invasive procedure uses laser technology to safely and gently treat acne caused by oily skin while also diffusing redness, scars, and rosacea. After four to six treatments, your skin’s youthful glow is restored and your imperfections are diminished. Skin irritation and bruising does not occur with Laser Genesis.

* Consists of a group of microbial organisms that favour the beneficial bacteria in the body
while inhibiting harmful microbes (such as acne bacterium).

**After 28 days of Home Care regime