DERMAPLANING

Did you know that you have layers upon

layers of dead skin cells chillin’ on your face? 

Yes, that's right! 

These dead skin cells contributing to skin issues like dullness, wrinkles, and breakouts.

Dermaplaning exfoliates your skin getting rid of peach fuzz, making it smoother and of course brighter-looking.

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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning, also known as epi-leveing, was first used by doctors in the 1990’s as an exfoliation treatment instead of using acid peels. Dermaplaning provides an alternative to peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, and telangiectasia. It's also a great treatment for clients who are pregnant or nursing and want a deep exfoliation without using peeling agents on their skin.

Removing epidermal skin allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Sometimes physicians may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used by your esthetician to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or before a cleansing facial.

How does it work?

The treatment is performed using a surgical blade to gently exfoliate dead skin cells in the Stratum Corneum and removes the vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz”, which can trap excess dirt and oil. A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Hair returns softly and will not become coarser, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

BENEFITS

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Increases the skin’s ability to absorb products better.

  • Reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation.

  • Stimulates circulation.

  • Encourages normal shedding (desquamation) of the stratum corneum.

  • Improves hydration.

  • Can be used in combination with chemical peels, meso therapy, micro current and other facial treatments.

What to expect:

There is no downtime associated with this procedure.

Clients will be educated about the importance of using sunscreen to reduce the chance of hyper-pigmentation.

Dermaplaning may be done every two weeks, although it is usually done when vellus hair starts to grow back (4 weeks).

Indications:

Dermaplaning is most often recommended for clients with rough/dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.

 

The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.

 

Contraindications: The only contraindications to dermaplaning is an allergy to nickel, numerous raised lesions on the skin and inflamed acne.