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Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis, removing dead skin and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz).

Introduction

Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the practitioner simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance. Dermaplaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although it is usually done when vellus hair starts to grow back, which is generally in one month’s time.

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Dermaplaning is often used on patients with rough, dry 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, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin. Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, but it’s an especially great choice for those who want exfoliation without the effects of deeper 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 and avoid any undesirable side effects. 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, without having 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.

Treatment Time

1 hour


Back to Work

Immediately


Anaesthetic

Not required


Duration of Results

2 weeks - 1 month

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