One of the trendiest hair-removal options today is dermaplaning, which is performed using a scalpel to manually exfoliate dead skin cells from the face. Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation method that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, dead skin layer, and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. This treatment results in ultra-smooth, fresh, and brighter skin. By removing that dead layer and hair from the face, the skin is evened out, and it helps with cell metabolism, which helps new skin come to the surface.
Is Dermaplaning right for you?
It painlessly exfoliates the stratum corneum to stimulate cellular turnover with little to no downtime.
It is a great option for clients with sensitive skin and pregnant women who are looking for a deeper exfoliation without concerns that can come with chemical exfoliations.
It removes the vellus hair (Peach fuzz) for a smother appearance to the skin.
It can be performed prior to treatments like facials, laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels for better product penetration.
It can be performed frequently.
It helps makeup go on smoother and more evenly.
It can help significantly lighten post inflammatory scars from past acne.
It does not make the hair grow back thicker and darker.
It can be safely used in combination with other exfoliation techniques to get a deeper result. You can visibly see the hair and skin cells removed from the face
The results might not be as long-lasting as other hair-removal methods, such as waxing, as the hair is not removed from the root.
Results will differ depending on a client’s individual hair-growth cycle.
Not everyone is a candidate. Clients with active and cystic acne should avoid this type of hair removal, as it can cause further irritation. Also, it is contraindicated for clients with hirsutism, a condition of excessive male-pattern hair growth in women.
AFTER CARE: Your skin will feel fantastic after the treatment, but please follow the aftercare advice. You may feel slight itchiness or a stinging sensation for the first 24 hrs after treatment. This is perfectly normal. Avoid makeup for 24-48hrs after treatment for best results. Avoid washing you face with extremely hot water for 24 hours Avoid chlorine for 24 hours Avoid facial waxing for 7 days Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 to 4 weeks depending on area Avoid excessive heat for 3 days after treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc. Avoid the use of exfoliating scrubs or retinol for at least one week after treatment Avoid direct sunlight and wear SPF 30-50 when outside for 1 to 2 weeks following the treatment as your skin may be more sensitive. We recommend broad spectrum SPF with physical defense for the best protection. Do not have any other facial treatment for two weeks after treatment. Skincare Routine: When washing your face, use a gentle, approved cleanser. Rinse skin gently (with water only) and pat dry/do not rub. Avoid harsh cleansers or washcloths.