A professional dermaplaning service will use a single use, medical grade, scalpel blade to rid the skin of the dead skin cells on the epidermis and eliminate all vellus hair on the face, otherwise known as “peach fuzz”. While our estheticians are dermaplaning your face, they are gently gliding the dermaplane blade across your skin, not cutting. This is safer for the integrity of your skins health, and also allows the esthetician to get the superficial layer of dead skin, which is deeper than just a generic shave of the face. The skins appearance will look smoother and brighter instantly! Dermaplaning can also help condition your skin for other treatments and is often offered as an add-on to other services. When skin is dermaplaned it allows skin care products to sink in a little deeper because there is no dead skin and hair to prevent the skin from absorbing them. Dermaplaning can be done by itself or it can be done before another skin treatment such as a Hydrafacial,, Microdermabrasion, or as part of a Micropeel (chemical peel)
Will my hair grow back thicker?
This is a common myth. Regardless of what hair removal process you chose to use, none of them affect the way your hair grows back. The rate of your hair growth is all genetics, and dermaplaning is no exception to this. Your hair will grow back to the way it was prior to your dermaplane session.
Aftercare for Dermaplaning?
As with any skin treatment, it is always crucial to protect your skin from sun exposure daily! It is also important to be cautious of what aggressive exfoliants you use on your skin, such as retinol and glycolic acids. While these are great products, it is important to refrain from using these products for the following couple of days to avoid over exfoliating and making the skin too vulnerable or irritated. Since dermaplaning effectively exfoliates the dead layers from your skin, it’s a great time to get the best penetration of your moisturizers, serums, and creams.
How long does it last?
A dermaplaning facial takes just 15-30 minutes to complete. It can be a stand alone treatment with a cleanser, steam, and moisturizer, or it can be added on to most other skin services! It is safe to have a dermaplane session every three to four weeks as the treatment has the capability of removing three weeks worth of dead skin. Allowing your skin to heal for a minimum of three weeks is important to avoid exfoliating too deep and too often.