Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a quick and pain free resurfacing treatment.  The therapist uses a sterile surgical blade to gently scrape away a layer of dead skin cells on the surface. During the process the blade also scrapes of  the fine “peach fuzz”, leaving your skin smooth and soft.

Dermaplaning is one of the most effective facial exfoliation treatments. You can use it as an alternative to microdermabrasion or chemical peels or along with these procedures for an enhanced result.

Following this treatment, makeup application is smoother and other skin products penetrate deeper making them more effective.

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Who can/cannot be treated with Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a great choice for anyone who has fine facial hair (peach fuzz), extremely sensitive skin or rosacea (diffuse redness and/ or visible facial veins). The only skin that probably shouldn’t be treated with dermaplaning is acne-prone skin. Oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up along the vellous hair to be excreted. If the hair is removed, the oil builds up and the glands are blocked causing even more breakouts. In addition, anyone with numerous raised lesions or an allergy to nickel should not be treated.

Is Dermaplaning safe?

Performed by a licensed and experienced aesthetician, dermaplaning is an extremely safe, non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation. There is no more risk than when a man shaves his face. Although unlikely, there is a chance of a small scrape or nick in the skin.

What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

Regular treatments of dermaplaning have been known to: Diminish fine lines Smooth acne scarring Improve skin texture and tone Temporarily remove fine facial hairGenerate new healthy cell growth Enhance penetration of skin care products

Will the facial hair grow back thicker?

No. There are two types of hair. Fine facial hair or peach fuzz is called vellous hair and is the light colored translucent hair that grows on a woman’s face, chest, or back. The other type of hair is called terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, under the arms, brows, and the lower face of men. Hairs are always one or the other and they are not damaged or altered by the process of cutting or removal. So after dermaplaning, vellous hair grows back with its same characteristics.

Who is a good candidate for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is safe and effective for all skin types and colors and provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion. It is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins. Dermaplaning cannot be performed in individuals who are using Accutane or blood thinners or who have active shingles, hemophilia, or weak delicate skin.

Can Dermaplaning be performed in the same visit as a peel?

A peel done immediately after dermaplaning is an excellent way to make sure that the peel penetrates deeper and more evenly. They go great together and we recommend the combination for optimal results.

Is Dermaplaning recommended for acne skin?

If you suffer from acne or over production of oil, we do not recommend dermaplaning. For acne prone skin, we recommend peels, which are other forms of exfoliation and will clear and balance the skin to control sebaceous activity and decrease the formation of acne lesions.

How often can this procedure be performed?

Since Dermaplaning removes about 3 weeks of accumulated dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about 3-4 weeks between treatments.

What can I expect?

The procedure is painless and there is no associated downtime. Makeup can be applied immediately afterwards. The use of sunscreen is strongly recommended to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).

Why doesn’t the hair grow back thicker?

Peach fuzz is the fine translucent hair that you can see if you look closely at a woman’s face. This type of hair, also called vellous hair, is very different from the coarser hair you see on the head and under the arms. Because vellous hair is so fine, it is not possible that it will grow back thicker.

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