Dermaplaning is an exciting new manual exfoliation treatment that immediately improves the appearance and condition of the skin even after one session.
This treatment has been around for decades but is just now earning its reputation as a painless, and even relaxing, solution for troubled, patchy skin.
Unlike with microdermabrasion and other exfoliation techniques, dermaplaning does not require any special chemicals and is non-abrasive. This makes it great for those with sensitive skin while leaving the skin looking naturally flawless and feeling smooth to the touch, which makes your skin look fresher and younger.
How It Works
Dermaplaning is a quick and painless procedure that involves using a surgical scalpel to exfoliate and remove unwanted dead skin cells all over your face.
The scalpel is placed at a 45 degree angle to the skin and is brushed back and forth over your skin.
The entire procedure usually lasts 30-45 minutes, doesn’t require any anaesthetic and provides immediate results.
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Who is suitable for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with active breakout and men with heavy facial hair. If you have active acne there are other treatments available that would be more beneficial, and it is necessary to wait until breakouts are healed before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the use of chemicals.
How is Dermaplaning different from a peel?
Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation process that does not use acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells. All of the exfoliation is achieved during your treatment and you will not peel or visibly shed skin after your service, while Peels can result in dramatic peeling in the days following a service. Dermaplaning provides a good alternative to peels for those who desire professional grade exfoliation without the potential social downtime.
What should I expect from my treatment?
Dermaplaning is a painless treatment that includes deep cleansing, professional exfoliation in the form of dermaplaning followed by restorative treatment and finished with skin care suited to your unique skin. Dermaplaning has a similar sensation to close a shave which removes vellus hair and dead skin cells simultaneously.
How long does the treatment take?
This treatment usually takes between 30-45 minutes.
What should I expect after my treatment?
Immediately after your treatment your skin will look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. While the main objective of this treatment is exfoliation, the immediate removal of peach fuzz is an added benefit which renders the skin exceptionally smooth and soft.
Skin care products are more able to penetrate the skin following a dermaplaning service which allows them to work more efficiently. This procedure will also allow your make up application to be applied a lot more smoother.
After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
What aftercare is required?
After a Dermaplaning treatment your skin needs time to heal and restore. Treat the skin gently, using only hands to cleanse for at least 2 days and wearing sunscreen every day.