WHAT IS IT?
Dermaplaning is a highly effective manual exfoliation technique utilizing a stainless steel surgical tool to gently remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hair, also known as “peach fuzz”. Other benefits include the diminished appearance of dry fine lines and improved skin texture. It increases the absorption of skin care products, provides an instantly glowing skin and speeds up new healthy cell production. The vellus hairs on the face won’t grow back thicker or darker, and over time might even appear finer with repeat treatments. It could be used as an alternative to microdermabrasion, as it safely lifts off the top layer of skin. It is therefore well suited to sensitive and drier skin types.
Contraindications to Dermaplaning include numerous raised lesions on the skin, inflamed acne or extremely oily skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Dermaplaning removes about 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells and it’s therefore best to wait at least 4 weeks or longer between treatments. The process lasts about 45minutes. Dermaplaning treatments are perfect treatments on their own, or as an add-on to any medical facial or chemical peel.
Conditions it treats
- Vellus hair or “peach fuzz”
- Thickened and dull skin
- Microdermabrasion alternative for sensitive, dry skin types
How It Works
The normal skin growth cycle is 28 days for a middle–aged adult and can slow down to 60 days or longer in our 50’s and 60’s. As the process slows, dead cells accumulate on the surface of the skin, causing the skin to look dull and thick. Bacteria can become trapped causing blemishes and breakouts. As we grow older, vellus hair of “peach fuzz’ also become more troublesome. When the outer surface of skin is made of newer skin cells, the skin feels softer and looks more luminous with less lines and imperfections. By maintaining an average 28-day or faster replacement cycle through healthy lifestyle choices and a regular skin care routine that addresses the basics of skin, your skin will appear smoother and more youthful.