Dermaplaning is a safe, Effective and painless exfoliation procedure where we use a sterile surgical blade at a 45degree angle to exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells and rid the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) leaving a very smooth surface. It has been used in professional facials for years and has recently become a celebrity favourite.
As with any type of exfoliation, the removal of the dead skin cells allows your skincare and home care products to be more effective as it creates deeper product penetration boosting your products effects. It can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines, evens the skin tone and assists in reducing millia and can even help to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Dermaplaning can be an effective exfoliation method for clients that have couperose (tiny blood vessels near the surface of the skin), sensitive skin or allergies that prevent the use of a chemical peel.
Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
Not at all, this is an old wives tale, the vellus hair will grow back at the same rate and texture as before. It is biologically impossible for hair to grow back thicker from shaving.
What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
How Often is Dermaplaning Performed?
Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks. It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before having the treatment done again. The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.
WHO IS DERMAPLANING FOR?
Dermaplanning is recommended for most types except those with severe acne problems or very oily skin. If you have deep cystic acne, or sensitive skin, you may want to sit this treatment out. If you have acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment. For sensitive skin, note that 21 days’ worth of dead skin cells will be removed, so skin will be more sensitive post-treatment.
DERMAPLANING versus Microdermabrasion?
They are both forms of physical exfoliation but the methods are very different.
Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells using micro crystals to refine the skin surface and to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin.
Dermaplanning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference. If you have resilient skin, you could try alternating Microdermabrasion with Dermaplaning sessions for incredible results!
Dermaplanning should only be administered by an experienced therapist who is thoroughly trained and insured to carry out this procedure.