Are you concerned about facial lines and wrinkles?
Dermaplaning is a simple, safe method of exfoliation that consists of using a scalpel to gently stroke off the top layers of dulling dead skin cells and vellus hairs revealing a smoother, brighter complexion. It has been used for many years and has recently became popular as a celebrity must have treatment. Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly so is perfect for before a peel or skincare mask.
Who is it suited for?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with active acne. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment. Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpig¬mentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.
This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby. Also a fantastic treatment for those who are cautious of vellus hair and suffer skin irritation from waxing. Vellus hair often causes a build-up of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.
Will my hair grow back thicker?
This is 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 the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. This has been scientifically proven as hair cannot change from vellus hair to terminal hair (like eyebrows or scalp hair) due to its DNA make-up.
How often can I have Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.