Using a scalpel and featherlight strokes, the practitioner simply abrades the surface of the skin. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance. Dermaplaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although usually done when vellus hair starts to return.
Dermaplaning is often used on patients with rough skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, rosacea, or fine lines and wrinkles. Removing dead skin cells allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers of the skin.
Your Practitioner may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for other procedures such as laser treatments or chemical peels. It also may be used to prepare the skin before one of our bespoke facials.
Dermaplaning is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin. Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are concerned that the hair will grow back heavier after dermaplaning. This is not the case.
Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, but an especially great choice for those who want exfoliation without the effects of microdermabrasion. If you have sensitive skin, deal with acne or rosacea, or are pregnant, this gentle treatment is a perfect choice.
After treatment your Practitioner will again go through any aftercare advice in order to maximise your treatment benefits. The treatment takes about 45 minutes to an hour but may be combined with other treatments as well.
With Dermaplaning, there will be no downtime. After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities immediately. There is no need to follow any special post-treatment measures.
The skin might appear slightly flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. There is no need to hide in the house afterwards, most patients are out and about. Just keep your skin protected from the sun and look forward to a smooth, glowing appearance.