Dermaplaning: An effective new way to Exfoliate
Dermaplaning is a highly effective procedure for removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and the layer of vellus hair, or ‘peach fuzz’. It helps to revitalize the skin through a unique exfoliation method of controlled ‘scraping’ using a sterile disposable surgical blade revealing a fresh, smooth, vibrant and radiant complexion and allows for deeper penetration of skin care products and flawless makeup application. It can also help to create a rejuvenated, overall healthier skin appearance. While it can be used in combination with other treatments, it can be an effective standalone treatment for non-invasive exfoliation.
This makes dermaplaning a great option for people with chemical sensitivities and women who are pregnant or nursing. Since a physical mechanism is used to exfoliate, a dull complexion can be revived without any exposure to potentially irritating topical treatments.
What Are The Benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Skin softer to the touch and smoother in appearance
- Brighter complexion with a more youthful glow
- Active ingredients in skin care product penetrate more deeply improving skin health
- Immediate improvement in skin tone
- Helps reduce fine lines
- Great for all skin types
- Safe on all Fitzpatrick types
- Safe for telangiectasia (broken capillaries)
- Helps reduce blackheads and enlarged pores
- Safe for clients using Retinols
- Safe during pregnancy & breastfeeding
- Low risk of post-treatment breakouts
- No downtime
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Am I a good candidate?
The ideal candidate for Dermaplaning has aging, dry, rough, or uneven skin tone. Dermaplaning can also help reduce the appearance of shallow acne scars, fine lines and superficial hyperpigmentation.
Is the treatment safe?
This treatment is extremely safe when performed by an properly trained skincare professional. There is no more risk to the skin than when you shave your legs. There is also no downtime associated with this procedure.
Does it hurt? Will it cause cuts?
Dermaplaning is effective by performing a gentle scraping motion across the skin’s surface. With hair removal such as waxing and threading, most people have the idea that all hair removal is painful, but Dermaplaning is entirely painless. There are risks of cuts on the skin, however they are small and very minor as the pressure used for Dermaplaning cannot cause a deep cut. These nicks and scrapes heal within 24-48 hours.
Will it make the hair on my face grow back thicker and darker?
No. There are different types of hair that grow on the body; vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is found on most areas of the body except palms, soles, lips and genital areas, whereas terminal hairs are found on the scalp, underarms and pubic region. The soft and fine vellus hair grows back at the same rate and texture.
What is the benefit of adding a chemical peel with Dermaplaning?
Hyperkeratosis is a build up of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. By removing this initial layer, a chemical peel is able to penetrate deeper into the dermis resulting in a more effective treatment. The conjunction of dermaplaning and a chemical peel leaves the skin refreshed and rejuvenated. Together they promote new skin growth and target problems such as aging, sun spots and environmental damage.
How long is the treatment? How often can I have it done?
Dermaplaning takes anywhere between 30-45 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. The treatment itself removes approximately 21 days worth of dead skin so it is important to let your skin rejuvenate before your next appointment.
What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?
Both options are a form of physical exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin, microdermabrasion also exfoliate the surface of the skin, but not as thoroughly or deeply as dermaplaning does.
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