Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that is used to remove dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair from the surface of the skin by using a blade across the skin. This form of exfoliation removes 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. It is a great treatment to do before chemical peels and most laser treatments to enhance penetration of the peel and laser.
Although uncommon, some patients may experience some light skin flaking or skin redness after their treatment . Redness will go away within the same day and any skin flaking should disappear within the first 24 hours post treatment. Dermaplaning is a safe and effective procedure for skin rejuvenation and exfoliation.
*Please discontinue the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Retinols before and immediately after treatment.
Q: Am I a good candidate?
A: All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning. This is a great treatment for Global skin types IV-VI. Darker skin tones actually have more layers of skin so as they age the skin tends to sag rather than wrinkle. Dermaplaning removes these extra layers of skin, helps correct pigmentation concerns and provides a more youthful and healthy glow.
Typically clients over 35 are the best candidates and will return for regular treatments. It is highly addictive! Men can be dermaplaned on non-beard areas only but usually prefer microdermabrasion.
Q: What is Dermaplaning?
A: Dermaplaning is safely performed by using a specialized sterile surgical instrument. Once the skin is properly prepped, the technician holds the skin taut and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45-degree angle. This removes both the vellous hair and the top layer of dead skin cells.
Q: What areas can be treated?
A: Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck.
Q: How often can this procedure be performed?
A: Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. The technician should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21-30 days before repeating the treatment.
Q: Is there any downtime after the treatment?
A: No, that’s one of the benefits. The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish.