Dermaplaning

How does it work?

The exfoliating treatment works by scraping dead cells (and fine hairs) from the skin's surface with a surgical scalpel, moving the tool slowly across the face. It’s an instant skin refresh. How? Build-up of dead skin can make for a 'dull' complexion and encourage breakouts (from clogged pores and blocked hair follicles). Hair-removal is sort of a side note, the real resolution is fresher feeling skin, from the exfoliating cleanse. ​
 

How will my skin look after treatment?

Pretty great, pretty fast. You’ll likely experience a little redness at first, and your skin may feel drier than usual for a few days, but the downtime post-treatment is seriously minimal. So much so, you could head for a treatment on your lunch break, and be back at work – around 40 minutes later – looking extra glowy. Do make sure to layer up the sun cream though – after exfoliation, your skin is especially susceptible to sun damage. ​

How long does the treatment last?

For a few weeks, actually (up to four at best). Dermaplaning can remove 'three weeks’ worth' of dead skin cells, meaning a month-long glow should ensue. If you’re a skincare obsessive (welcome, we’re all friends here), then this is the best bit: removing dead cells means products can be absorbed deeper beneath the skin's surface, more easily, and makeup will apply more evenly.

 

Will my hair grow back thicker?

One of the most common misconceptions about dermaplaning is that it will make the hair on your face grow back darker and thicker. Dermaplaning will not cause the vellus (peachy fuzz) to grow back thicker or darker.

 

What are the risks?
 

  • Dermaplaning blades may accidentally penetrate the skin and therefore there is a chance that post treatment infection can occur.

  • Dermaplaning blades can accidently cut the skin may cause possible scarring/ skin discolouring.

  • Although unlikely, Dermaplaning treatment may cause ingrown hairs to develop

  • Dermaplaning may cause possible breakouts.

 

 

Am I suitable for this treatment?

 

  • If you have active acne

  • Active cold sores

  • flat warts

  • skin cancer

  • flare up of eczema or dermatitis

  • Hemophilia

  • Rosacea

  • Scleroderma impetigo

  • Sunburn

  • Raised/vascular lesions

  • Telangiectasia/erythema

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • History of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation

  • Clients who have thick dark facial hair

  • Pregnant

  • Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation

  • Hormonal therapy.

  • Accutane within the last 6 months

  • Skin peels or recent used topical agents such as glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxy acids and Retin-A must 2 weeks.

 

Aftercare

 

To get the most out of your facial treatment, please follow the aftercare advice and this will help to avoid any possible breakouts. Throughout the rest of the day please drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin.

 

  • Avoid wearing make-up for at least eight hours after a facial treatment.

  • Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of having a facial.

  • Avoid sunbathing for up to 24 hours.

  • Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to treated area within 48 hours of having a facial.

  • Stay away from direct sunlight/sunbeds and heat e.g. saunas for 48 hours after having a facial.

  • Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 72 hours after having a facial especially those containing AHA’s, BHA’s and Glycolic/Salicylic Acids.

  • Always use a Physical SPF sunscreen to block ultraviolet A&B rays.

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

  • Do not pick at skin as this could cause scarring