What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a safe, exfoliative treatment and a highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It is performed using a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface and remove away the outermost layers of the skin. This process is painless and very safe. Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate the skin.

 

Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine vellus hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil and lead to breakouts. Vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker once removed.

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Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with a dry or rough skin texture. Dermaplaning will remove these outer most dry layers and give the skin a smoother texture. It will aid the absorption of moisturisers to in turn improve the skins feel and texture long term.

 

Dermaplaning can also help to minimise superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone by removing these top layers of dead skin cells. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a build-up of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. The dead skin cells can be contributing to a dull, discoloured skin and once removed the skins colour and tone will appear much brighter and more even.

Key Benefits:

  • Removes unwanted fine vellus facial hair that can prevent absorption of creams and serums.

  • Instant results! Your skin feels incredibly soft, smooth!

  • Your skin glows as the light bounces off the skin and not the fine hairs

  • Can be used in pregnant women who may be contraindicated to other treatments

  • Removes 3-4 weeks of dead skin cells in one session!

  • Make-up glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish.

  • Allows topical treatments to be absorbed more readily into the deeper layers of the skin.

     

FAQ:

Will my facial grow back thicker?

  • Using a blade to remove the dead skin cells and vellus hair, “does not in any way cause the hair follicles to transform into terminal hair follicles – that’s just not possible.  The fine vellus hair removed during Dermaplaning is the very tiny hairs that you will see under very close magnification. These hairs sometimes gather makeup and trap dirt and oils, which can lead to congestion and breakouts. Removing these hairs will not cause them to return as a terminal course hair as it cannot turn into this hair type. If you have very dark thick facial hair, then you will be contraindicated to Dermaplaning as this type of hair growth is classed as terminal hair.

 

How often should I have the treatment?

  • Because this procedure removes up to 3 weeks of dead skin cells that have accumulated, a Dermaplane facial will effectively last for at least a month before another procedure may be required. We recommend you return when the hair returns, and the dirt and oil begin to collect once again, which is typically 1 to 2 months. Dermaplaning cannot be performed any sooner than 4-6 weeks dependent upon skin type.

 

Are there any side effects?

  • Common side-effects of Dermaplaning include erythema (redness), mild bruising and mild swelling, these are usually very mild. Post-treatment recovery time is 24-72 hours depending upon skin type. You may experience some tingling and sensitivity in the treated area for around 7-10 days post-treatment. Some redness is to be expected post-treatment.

After Care

  • Do Not Smoke for at least 24-36 hours.

  • Avoid cleansing and touching the treated area unless necessary for 24hrs post-procedure.

  • Avoid excessive heat - swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms, hot baths & showers for at least 48 hours post-procedure, includes any sweating and exercise for 24 hours post-procedure

  • Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

  • You must remain makeup-free for 24-72 hrs depending upon the skins sensitivity levels. If necessary, mineral makeup can be used.

  • Always Use an SPF 30 or above if in direct sunlight and especially for 4 weeks post-procedure.

  • Avoid any chemical treatments for 4 weeks post-procedure