Dermaplaning is a safe, painless and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the
skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus (aka peach fuzz). The procedure can be performed monthly, in about sixty minutes, with no downtime post-treatment. Dermaplaning is only performed on the face.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Dermaplaning removes
onot only removes all the dead skin cells but also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth.
Benefits of dermaplaning
Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin. Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can
often accumulate dirt and oil. Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker. Microdermabrasion which also physically exfoliates skin, does not remove vellus hair. Exfoliation of dead
cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
More benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Provides deeper product penetration
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
- Promotes smoother skin
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Diminishes the look of fine lines
- Works on all skin
Who should consider dermaplaning?
is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age.
Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate skin to act at the cellular level, thus are contraindicated).
Don't try this at home
It's important to note that dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate
touch and a skilled approach to resurface skin. Thus, I don't recommend shaving at home as an alternative to dermaplaning. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning is performed freehand with a surgical scalpel (the average razor has two blades which are
also duller than surgical blades) on tautly stretched skin. The methodology requires short strokes at a certain angle in particular patterns depending on the facial region.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the hair grow back thicker or stubbly
A: No, it grows back as soft as it always was, you will not feel the hair growing back.
Q: Is Dermaplaning sore?
A: No, not in the slightest.
Q: How many treatments until you see results?
A: You will see results immediately after the first treatment.
Q: Do I need to
take my makeup off before the treatment?
A: We recommend you do to get the best results. We do have cleanser to do this however it’s most effective on already bare skin.
Q: How often can I have the treatment?
A: We recommend monthly.
Q: How long before my holiday can I get Dermaplaning?
A: We recommend 2 weeks.
Q: Can I have this treatment when I’m pregnant?
A: Yes, it is perfectly safe while
Q: Do I need to do anything before the treatment to prepare?
must not have used any products containing Salicylic Acid or Glycolic acid in the 3 days previous to your treatment. You must also not have had any chemical peels within a month of Dermaplaning. Stop Retin-A products for 5 days prior. Avoid laser treatments
4 weeks before treatment. No waxing 7 days prior to treatment.
Q: Can I have this treatment if I have acne?
A: If you have active acne or are on Roaccutane you will not be able to have the treatment however if you have old acne scarring then it is still possible to have Dermaplaning done.
Dermaplaning with Hydration Mask
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