Dermaplaning is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin. Dermaplaning is a gentle skin treatment that is performed by using a surgical blade that gently scrapes the outermost layers of the epidermis, therefore, ridding it of dead skin cells, impurities and debris. This treatment is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin and to regenerate new skin cells thus leaving the complexion smooth, soft and vibrant.
Dermaplaning is recommended for people with dry, rough skin, acne scars, uneven skin tone, large pores, fine lines…even unwanted facial hair. It can produce a smoother skin texture and a clearer complexion, while minimizing fine lines and minor scars. Dermaplaning offers a rare combination of skin rejuvenation and facial hair removal benefits.
– Helps to remove light surface wrinkling and improves skin texture
– Lightens uneven hyper-pigmented skin for a more even skin tone
– Helps to unblock blackheads, making the pores appear smaller
– Removes facial hair (hair does not grow back thicker)
– Speeds up new healthy cell production
– Helps remove and prevent pre-cancerous cells
– Helps smooth acne scarring
– Helps with product absorption
And while Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion address most of the same skin issues, the treatment mechanism and the effects can be slightly different. Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation similar in theory to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. An esthetician grade, sterile blade is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning also temporarily removes the fine vellus hair of the face, leaving a very smooth surface.
Dermaplaning perfectly complements other skin therapies. You can’t pour water into a cup with a lid on it, and you can’t get moisture to skin that’s parched when its outermost cells are dry and tough. Dermaplaning removes that barrier to let your skin drink in moisturizing serums and anti-aging creams more efficiently. Using it in conjunction with chemical peels, hydra-facial or microneedling lets product penetrate more effectively and gives you better results with every treatment. It’s just a $30 add-on, but what a huge difference?
Dermaplaning is a safe, effective treatment for overall skin rejuvenation for all skin types. It is even safe for nursing and expectant mothers. Unlike other types of skin exfoliation that may use chemicals that will be absorbed by your skin, a dermaplaning treatment offers a deep exfoliation that is chemical free. It 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 microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
Due to the contours of the face, certain areas of the face (such as the eyelids and nose) are not treatable using this method.
You can expect baby-soft skin! The esthetician will ensure that your skin is well hydrated and calm following each session. However, you may experience excessive dryness or even some peeling between sessions, which may or may not be normal. More sensitive skin may experience some redness after the first couple of sessions. This normally goes away after 2 to 3 hours. Dermaplaning may cause minor superficial abrasions which may not appear until a day or two following your treatment. If this should occur, please the office so that we can do a post-treatment follow up with you.
Acne-prone skin probably shouldn’t be treated with dermaplaning. The oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up and connect with the vellous hair for it to be excreted. If the hair is removed and the oil builds up, the glands are obstructed and can cause more breakouts.
Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for dermaplaning treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment.
- Active acne
- Active infection of any type, such as herpes simplex or flat warts
- Any recent chemical peel procedure, within 2 weeks
- Chemotherapy or radiation
- Eczema or dermatitis
- Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation
- Oral blood thinner medications
- Telangiectasia/erythema may be worsened or brought out by exfoliation
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Use of Accutane within the last year
Post-Treatment/ Home Care
Vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided. Direct sunlight exposure should be avoided immediately following the treatment. SPF 30+ must be applied daily to the treated area for a minimum of two weeks. Twice daily cleanse the treated area
$120 full facial with aftercare 30$ treatment add-on