WHAT IS A DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation performed by a licensed esthetician, that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently remove the layer of dull dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) in order to reveal a smoother, brighter more radiant complexion. The procedure is painless and there is no associated downtime.
WHO CAN HAVE DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with active breakouts and men with heavy facial hair. If you have active acne there are other treatments available that would be more beneficial. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the use of chemicals.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER DERMAPLANING?
You will immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. While the main objective of this treatment is exfoliation, the immediate removal of peach fuzz is an added benefit which renders the skin exceptionally smooth and soft. Skincare products are better able to penetrate the skin following a dermaplaning service which allows them to work more efficiently. Your cosmetics will also go on smoother. After the treatment , your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure , so be sure to wear a broad -spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY SKIN AFTER A DERMAPLANING SERVICE?
After a dermplaning treatment your skin needs time to heal and restore. Your skin therapist will provide you with aftercare instructions. Treat the skin gently, using only hands to cleanse for at least 2 days and wear sunscreen daily. Also dermaplaning removes 28 days worth of dead skin cells, so its best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.
WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER AND DARKER?
Many people are under the impression that
shaving the face causes it to grow back thicker and darker, but that is actually not the case. Dermaplaning will not alter your natural hair growth and cause the vellus hair to grow back thicker and darker.