Dermaplaning

Posted by on April 17, 2019 in Blogs | 0 comments

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a pain free method of exfoliation that consists of using a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.

Who can have Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with active breakout and men with heavy facial hair. If you have active acne there are other treatments available that would be more beneficial, and it is necessary to wait until breakouts are healed before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the use of chemicals.

What are the benefits?

• Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
• Diminishes fine lines and improves texture and tone
• Generates new healthy skin growth
• Provides deeper product penetration
• Suitable for all skin types
• Creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly

What to expect during Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and has a similar sensation to a close shave. We will analyse your skin before starting and double cleanse thoroughly. Your therapist will then begin by pulling an area of the taut and use the sterile scalpel to start scrapping off the dead skin cells and peach fuzz.

What to expect after my Dermaplaning?

You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. While the main objective of this treatment is exfoliation, the immediate removal of peach fuzz is an added benefit which renders the skin exceptionally smooth and soft.  Skin care products are better able to penetrate the skin following a Dermaplaning service which allows them to work more efficiently. Your cosmetics will also go on more smoothly. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?

No, Dermaplaning will not alter your natural hair growth. As we remove the vellus hair we are cutting it at the thickest part of the hair follicle so it may appear thicker or darker for a brief period of time. However, this perceived difference is cosmetic and most clients do not notice.

How long is the treatment?

45-60 minutes.

How often can I have Dermaplaning?

Since Dermaplaning removes about 3 weeks of accumulated dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about 3-4 weeks between treatments

Recommended aftercare

The best part about Dermaplaning is results are immediate and there is zero downtime.

• Avoid excessive heat for 3 days post treatments i.e. no heavy work outs, no sauna/steam room etc.
• Avoid facial waxing for 7 days
• Avoid sun exposure for minimum of 3 days, always wear SPF 30 or higher
• Avoid chlorine for 24 hours

If you would like to know more about Dermaplaning or book your treatment, call the salon on 01202 566000

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