What is Dermaplaning? How does it work? What are the benefits?
Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation. A licensed practitioner uses a surgical 10 gauge scalpel to remove vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin with no down time. If men can get rid of their facial hair, why can’t we?!
The skin is held taut while the blade moves at a 45 degree angle throughout the treatment so there is no chance of being cut. In addition dermaplaning does not hurt at all, you may experience some slight redness depending on the skin’s sensitivity but it will quickly subside.
Aside from removing vellus & dead skin, dermaplaning actually enhances the effectiveness of other treatments such as a hydrafacial, chemical peel, or dermal infusion. It will also improve the efficacy of your products at home.
Dermaplaning makes the skin brighter, smoother, & more even in tone as well as reduces fine lines & wrinkles! Could there be a more perfect treatment?
Is dermaplaning good for my skin type and my skin care concerns?
Absolutely, dermaplaning is an amazing treatment for all skin types & concerns! Compared to other forms of exfoliation such as microdermabrasion or even a chemical peel, dermaplaning has the ability to exfoliate without over irritating the skin, so even the most sensitive skin can get this treatment done.
What is the aftercare like?
Retinol & acid products should be avoided the following 24 hours post treatment. Sunblock (which should be applied daily regardless) is suggested as your fresh layer of skin will be more sensitive to the sun.
How often should I dermaplane?
Every 4 – 6 weeks will give the best result. You receive instant gratification with smoother, brighter, more even skin. The average skin cycle is 30 days & becomes longer as we begin to age. Dermaplaning is a gentle but effective treatment to maintain a consistent cell turnover & prevent/treat fine lines, texture, & pigment.
What are other the benefits of Dermaplaning?
+ Gets rid of facial hair and peach fuzz
+ Gets rid of dead skin
+ Improves Texture and smooths out skin
+ Brightens Skin and reveals a radiant complexion
+ Better product penetration
Can be added to facial service as exfoliation step