We recommend Dermaplaning for almost all skin types and is even good for pregnant or nursing mothers who want the results of a professional exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into their blood stream. Dermaplaning is not a good treatment for those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment.
Dermaplaning is a painless exfoliation technique that uses a surgical blade to gently remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hair from your face. If you have sensitive skin, this is an effective exfoliation alternative to microdermabrasion or chemical peels that will leave your skin looking and feeling smooth.
Contrary to some peoples’ belief, Dermaplaning will not cause fine, vellus hair to grow back thicker or darker. In fact, dermaplaning vellus hair, or “peach fuzz,” is simply trimmed from the skin’s surface leaving hair follicles intact. Over time, and with ongoing dermaplaning treatments, vellus hair will appear even finer. We love this treatment because you can return to all regular activities and enjoy instant noticeably smoother skin.
Your treatment will begin with a thorough cleansing and drying of your skin. Next, we pull an area of your skin taut with one hand and hold a sterile 10-gauge blade at a 45-degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz. It’s a simple procedure, you’ll barely feel it. And if you have resilient skin, ask about combining dermaplaning with microdermabrasion in the same session for even better results.
Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.
POST TREATMENT CARE
There are no side effects and zero social downtime after Dermaplaning. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to the sun and may look very pink. Make sure to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce your risk of hyperpigmentation.