Buff away the dead skin cells that make complexions look dull and contribute to clogged pores and spots.
Dermaplaning clears the way so chemical skin peels, facials, skin products and serums can get down into the skin where they need to be rather than sitting on the skin's surface.
WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a sterile medical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras.
Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products increasing from 8% to an incredible 80% and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly.
WHO IS DERMAPLANING FOR?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.
Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age.
This is a great treatment if you are nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.
HOW IS DERMAPLANING DONE?
Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face.
First, we will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, we'll pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
About 30 minutes
WILL DERMAPLANING MAKE MY HAIR GROW BACK THICKER AND DARKER?
No! Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker as we do not effect the hair follicle. You will notice that as the hair starts to grow back it feels a little 'blunt' however this wears off as the hair grows longer.
Dermaplaning is not suitable for those with excessive facial hair. Exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF DERMAPLANING?
Prices start from £40
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DERMAPLANING?
There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation for a minimum of 1 week.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANING?
You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
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. This is generally 4-6 weeks.