What is Dermaplaning?
A simple and safe procedure exfoliating the outer layers of skin and removing the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz).
Dermaplaning is a treatment which has been used for many years and has recently become popular as a celebrity must-have treatment.
Dermaplaning involves exfoliating your epidermis (the outer layers of your skin), as well as removing peach fuzz, with a sharp surgical blade performed at a 45 degree angle. This treatment not only removes peach fuzz hair but also removes dirt and oil build-up in your hair follicles, which often occurs if you have excess hair on your face.
The procedure provides exfoliation, which in turn leads to a smoother and brighter complexion. Here are the amazing ways Dermaplaning can helps your skin:
- Soften rough skin, leaving your face looking and feeling smooth
- Brightens skin tone
- Improves superficial hyperpigmentation
- Helps improve the appearance of mild scars
- Softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
Removing epidermal skin with Dermaplaning allows products to penetrate further into the deeper layers. This treatment may also be used to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or any superficial masks to accompany your achievements.
How does it work?
Dermaplaning uses a surgical blade, performed at a 45-degree angle to scrape the build-up of dirt and oils in and around the skin and and vellus hair, providing a deeper exfoliation.
The vellus hair is completely removed during the process leaving skin ultra-smooth and creating the perfect base for make-up application.
Who is Dermaplaning suitable for?
Dermaplaning is suitable for most skin types except those with active breakouts and men with heavy facial hair (beards,moustaches). If you suffer from active acne there are other treatments available that would be more beneficial such as IPL, Peels or LED treatment, and it is necessary to wait until breakouts are healed before trying this treatment.
This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and want an exfoliation treatment without the use of chemicals
When can I expect to see results?
You’ll see results immediately, with no downtime.
You many notice your skin may appear a little pink immediately after treatment due to being stretched but this normally subsides within an hour or so.
Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients may be concerned that their hair will grow back thicker, heavier or darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. So long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. (this has been proven, recorded and reviewed on a regular basis)