What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliating that’s similar to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. The treatment is performed with an esthetician grade, sterile blade that is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently remove dead skin cells and fine vellus (peach fuzz) hair from the face to leave a very smooth surface.
The removal of this dull outer layer of the epidermis reveals a healthier, smoother skin, that absorbs skin care products more effectively, reduces the appearance of fine lines and evens the skin tone
There is no downtime with this treatment, and you will see and feel the results instantly. Make-up will glide on effortlessly
Who can have Dermaplaning? Your therapist will perform a thorough consultation and skin analysis to ensure the treatment is suitable for you. If the Dermaplaning is not suitable you will be informed of this during your consultation and an alternative treatment may be recommended instead
Unfortunately, we cannot perform this treatment on acne skin as this may aggravate the area and spread the outbreak
Does it hurt? No, skin is held taut by your therapist and you will feel a mild “scrapping” of the skin, some clients find the treatment relaxing!
Will my hair grow back stronger/thicker? No, the very fine vellus hairs will eventually grow back exactly how they were. This applies to hormonal (lip/chin) hair. It does not grow back thicker or more frequently
Are there any side effects? Great news! There is no downtime with this treatment! You may have some redness for 2-3 hours after the treatment, but this will subside if the recommended aftercare is followed (you will be provided with an aftercare sheet, after your treatment)
How long does it take? It takes 30mins or you can get a Dermaplane package (60mins) that includes a glycolic peel and calming/hydrating mask, which will absorb deep into the skin for extra skin rejuvenation!
What are the benefits?
- Exfoliation of dead skin cells
- Removal of vellus hairs (peach fuzz)
- Helps unclog pores
- Instantly reveals a brighter and more youthful looking skin
- Allows the skin to absorb home care products more easily
- Increases cell turnover, therefore increasing collagen production
- Smoother skin texture
- Make-up glides on and sits well on the skin
Can I put make-up on after the treatment? Yes, you can, however for the best results it would be better to leave the skin make-up free, at least until the following day, so that your skin can fully benefit from the products applied
How often can I have this treatment? Treatments are recommended every 3-4 weeks, you can combine this treatment with other skin boosting treatments e.g. mask, peels (see our Dermaplane package)