Treatment Time: 30 minutes
Recommended Frequency: Monthly
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliating procedure, used to remove dead skin cells and fine hair. It is also known as "microplanning" or "blading".
How does it Work?
The daily exposure of our skin to harsh environmental toxins, sun damage and other irritants can leave the skin appearing dull. Using a sterile, surgical blade at a 45 degree angle your provider will gently shave and remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells, along with fine, vellus hair commonly known as "peach fuzz".
What are the Benefits?
- Dermaplaning is a very gentle treatment
- Skin care products can be better absorbed into the skin with the removal of dead skin and peach fuzz
- Makeup products are easier to apply and clean off the skin
- Dermaplaning results are instantaneous
- No downtime
- There are no risk of harsh side effects or allergic reactions
When to Expect Results?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice smoother texture and a brighter complexion. Hair returns softly and will not become coarser because of the treatment.
What to Expect day of Treatment?
During the session your provider will prepare the skin by cleansing and discussing options for a topical anesthetic. Although there is no pain, you may feel a tingling sensation during the treatment and a topical anesthetic may be helpful. This is followed by using a manual dermaplaning blade to exfoliate away at the dead skin and fine hair at a 45-degree angle. A posttreatment regimen is then applied to soothe the skin.
What to Expect after Treatment?
While you may experience some redness over the next few days, you don't need to plan for any downtime after the procedure. Be extra careful with sun-avoidance and sunblock as your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure, can reverse the effects of dermaplaning earlier and lead to pigment changes of the treated skin.