What Is It?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating procedure that involves using a 10-gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells in order to uncover a smoother, more vibrant complexion. It’s not as scary as it sounds so long as you’re in the right hands. Our Master Certified Injector and Skincare specialist, Kathy Haney, has been performing the Dermaplaning treatment and has been handling sharp blades for over 18 years and has never had a problem.
Dermaplaning is a go to treatment for models and actresses in the entertainment industry. Why? Because it also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes in with your makeup and can be enhanced under the sharp lighting of high-definition cameras and heavy production lighting.
Dermaplaning also allows skincare products to penetrate the skin more deeply which creates a perfect canvas for makeup to glide on effortlessly. Often in preparation for procedures like laser treatments or chemical peels, cosmetic dermatologists often prepare the skin by using Dermaplaning.
Who Is It For?
Dermaplaning is a procedure that is recommended for all skin types except for those with acne skin. For those with cystic acne, before trying this treatment it is best to wait until all breakouts are clear. Also, if you have any skin sensitivities or allergies, make sure to discuss them before beginning a treatment.
This treatment is also perfect if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without running the risk of harsh chemicals potentially harming your baby by absorbing into the blood stream.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the feeling of shaving your legs, but in this regard, it’s your face.
First, the aesthetician will thoroughly cleanse your face and make sure your skin is completely dry. After that, they will pull an area of your skin taut with one hand and with their other hand they will hold a sterile 10-gauge blade at a 45-degree angle, deftly scraping away dead skin cells and peach fuzz with smooth swift strokes
How Long Does It Take?
Approximately 30 minutes.
Are There Any Side Effects?
There are zero side effects with no downtime. Your skin may be extremely sensitive to sun exposure after the treatment and may have a pinkish tint to it, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to lessen the risks of hyperpigmentation.
Often women are concerned that shaving off the peach fuzz will cause it to grow back thicker and darker than it was before. That’s just an old wives’ tale. Superficial villus hair (this is the science-y name for short, thin, and barely noticeable hair) will grow back with the same texture it was before and at the same rate before they did the treatment.
What Are the Expected Results?
You will immediately experience a more radiant look with more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will have been removed, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so smooth before.
Recommended Instruction for Optimal Results
Dermaplaning gets rid of nearly 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so before your next treatment, it’s best to let your skin complete its rejuvenation cycle.