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Dermaplaning is a great add-on to many treatments, like DiamondGlow or HydraFacial. Our aestheticians utilize a special tool to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (fine, “peach fuzz” type hair), leaving your skin ultra-smooth, radiant, and healthy.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves a dermatologist or licensed medical aesthetician gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin. Basically, it’s like shaving your face. It makes your face feel baby soft,and helps give you a smooth foundation application, all without having to use harsh exfoliators.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
The results can vary for everyone, but realistically, you can expect to see smoother skin, zero peach fuzz (until it grows back, of course), and slightly brighter-looking skin. And because you’re removing all your dead skin cells, your skincare products will better penetrate your skin when you apply them, making them all the more effective.
How often can Dermaplaning be performed?
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. The technician should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21-30 days before repeating the treatment.
What are the side effects of dermaplaning?
In the hands of a professional, dermaplaning is safe for all skin types, especially those with sun damage, fine lines, dry patches, and dull skin. If you have highly reactive, sensitive skin, rosacea, or keratosis pilaris discuss it with your aesthetician, since it might irritate your skin. Same goes for anyone with inflamed acne—sliding a sharp scalpel over your zits can irritate them and worsen existing breakouts.
Is there any downtime?
No, that’s one of the benefits. The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus skin care is absorbed better and makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish.
Will the vellus hair grow back thicker?
No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4 weeks.
Dermaplaning, waxing, tweezing or any other depilatory form of hair removal cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given area.