Dermaplaning 101

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is the removal of the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is also highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring, while leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It creates the perfect smooth canvas for makeup application too! This blank canvas allows products and serums to penetrate deeper into the skin, showing great results.

Dermaplaning is performed with the use of a specialized sterile surgical instrument. After the skin is prepped, the Esthetician holds the skin taut, and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45 degree angle. An enzyme mask, as well as serum, moisturizer and SPF is applied after the dermaplaning.

This is a great treatment to get before a big event, like a wedding, or an event where your photos will be taken.  It leaves the skin supple, soft, exfoliated and hair free! Imagine how your makeup will look without that pesky peach fuzz? This treatment is recommended about 1 week before an event.



Will the vellus hair grow back thicker?

No, this is not possible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly, in about 4 weeks. So no worries, you’ll be peach fuzz free for a month!


Does it hurt, is there downtime?

No, there is no pain at all. In fact, the scraping makes a very relaxing white noise sound.  There is no downtime, you can go back to work even. You will experience some redness, but with the use of products and time, the redness will subside.


Who can be treated? Cannot?

Any skin type can be treated. Men can be, but not on the bearded areas.

However, those with active acne breakouts and cold sores will have to wait until they are healed. Dermaplaning is great for acne scarring, but not during an active acne breakout. Clients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting can not be treated. Clients with Diabetes not under control with diet and medication can not be treated. Also, clients undergoing cancer treatment cannot be treated

How often can I get this treatment?

It can be done every 3 to 4 weeks. Dermaplaning removes up to 2 to 3 weeks of dead skin cells, so this allows the skin to complete it’s normal skin cycle, allowing those cells to build up.


Does the skin peel from Dermaplaning?

No, the process does not make you peel. In fact, the Esthetician  is scrapping off all those dead cells, so there are none to even physically peel. However, dermaplaning can be done before a chemical peel, thus allowing the peel to penetrate deeper. So any peeling is due to the chemical peel.



This before and after picture below shows the amazing, instant results! Notice the picture on the right: the fine lines around her eyes are softened, her skin texture is smooth and all the vellus hair (peach fuzz) is gone!








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