What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplane is a safe, non-invasive treatment which uses a new, sterile blade at a forty-five degree angle and stroked along the skin, while holding the skin taut to remove “peach fuzz”, as well as dead skin cells. Dermaplaning is performed as a standalone treatment or prior to other skincare treatments to enhance their efficacy. This is a wonderful form of exfoliation that can be used with or without acids. This treatment does not require downtime and will effectively smooth acne scars, even skin tone, help with fine lines and give you the smoothest, softest and glowing skin. Perfect for pregnant women looking for a deep exfoliation treatment without the use of acids.
Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation technique that removes surface debris with a fresh dermaplaning blade.
Am I a candidate?
All skin types, including pregnant and sensitive, may benefit from dermaplaning. A dermaplane is not recommended if you have acne or an excessive production of sebaceous gland oil. (Sebaceous glands excrete oil along the vellus hair). If the hair is removed, the oils may cause bacteria growth that can stimulate acne breakouts.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Requires zero down time
- Promotes smoother, softer skin
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oil
- Increases absorption of topical products
- Immediately diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Primes skin for chemical peel
We treat many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
How often is the procedure performed?
Dermplaning is usually performed every four weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about three–four weeks worth of dead skin cells. The skin needs to complete its normal thirty day rejuvenation cycle before the treatment is done again.
Preparing for a Dermaplaning treatment?
- Please discontinue the use of glycolic acid products at least 2 days before treatment and at least 5 days after.
- Please discontinue the use of Retin-A, retinols or Vitamin A derivatives at least 7 days before treatment and 7 days after
- Treatment cannot be performed on anyone currently using Accutane or at least 6 months discontinuing use
- The use of Sun Protection is very important after treatment since your new fresh skin will be revealed
- Cannot be performed on anyone that has uncontrolled diabetes.
Will my hair grow back thicker from Dermaplaning?
No. This is physiologically impossible. There are two types of hair that grow on your body. Vellus hair, which when cut or removed will grow back the same size and shape, therefore, the main structure of vellus hair does not change and is not altered by dermaplanning. Terminal hair however, is physiologically coarse. When this hair type is cut it will always grow back coarse. Dermaplanning is designed to treat the vellus hair which is located on the face. Once vellus hair is cut it will maintain a blunt edge and this blunt edge will not physiologically alter the hair itself.