Dermaplaning

Remove dead skin cells and fine facial hairs with a blade.

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Enjoy baby-soft, smooth skin with dermaplaning, which removes dead skin cells and fine facial hair, revealing a brighter and more even complexion.
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More about Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a sterile surgical blade to gently remove dead skin cells and fine hairs (often referred to as "peach fuzz") from the surface of the skin. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive and painless procedure that typically takes less than an hour to complete. It is suitable for most skin types, but it may not be recommended for those with very sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Dermaplaning can be performed as a standalone treatment, or it can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels or microneedling, to enhance the results. During the procedure, the dermal aesthetician will first cleanse and dry the skin. They will then use a sterile surgical blade to gently scrape the surface of the skin at a 45-degree angle, removing the dead skin cells and fine hairs. This process helps to reveal smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin.

Treatment Steps

1

Consultation

The dermal aesthetician will assess the skin type and the client's concerns.

2

cleansing

The face is cleansed to remove any dirt, oil and makeup.

3

Drying and slip oil application

The skin is thoroughly dried to ensure the blade glides smoothly across the surface of the skin. A ceramide oil is then applied to provide a better slip while nourishing the skin.

4

Blade application

Using a sterile surgical blade, the dermal aesthetician will gently scrape the surface of the skin at a 45-degree angle. This removes dead skin cells and fine hairs, revealing smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin.

5

EXTRACTIONS

The dermal aesthetician will perform extractions of blackheads, whiteheads and milia.

6

Post-Treatment

After the dermaplaning procedure is complete, a moisturiser and sunblock are applied to the skin. This helps to calm any redness or irritation, provides hydration to the newly revealed skin and protects it from sun damage.

Treatment Information

Treatment Duration

45 Minutes

Recovery Time

None

Best Results After

1 Treatment

Risks & Complications

Low

Aftercare

These tips can really help reduce the healing time of the treatment.
Avoid extremely hot water
Avoid touching the treated area
Gently wash and moisturise the treated area
Avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks
Avoid exfoliating products for 5 days
Apply sunscreen to the treated area
Dermaplaning is generally considered a safe procedure with low risk. Common side effects include temporary redness of the skin, which usually subsides within a few hours after the treatment. In some cases, people may experience the appearance of whiteheads on the skin in the day or two following the procedure, which could be due to the resurfacing benefits of dermaplaning. It is recommended to use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30-50 for at least two weeks following the treatment. This is because the skin may be more vulnerable to UV damage and developing darker pigmentation. Although infection and scarring are rare after dermaplaning, they can occur. Home-care products applied to the skin may tingle for up to five days after the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

IS IT A ONCE-off treatment?

Dermaplaning can be a one-time treatment, but it's often recommended as a regular part of a skincare routine for optimal results and maintenance. Depending on your individual skin concerns and goals, your dermal aesthetician may recommend a series of dermaplaning treatments spaced a few weeks apart to achieve the desired outcome. Regular dermaplaning treatments can help to promote smoother, brighter, and more even-looking skin, while also improving the effectiveness of your skincare products. However, the frequency of the treatment is ultimately up to you and your dermal aesthetician.

Will dermaplaning make my facial hair thicker/darker?

No, dermaplaning will not make your facial hair thicker or darker. This is a common misconception about the treatment. Dermaplaning involves using a sterile surgical blade to gently remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the surface of the skin. This type of hair is soft and fine, and removing it will not change the texture or colour of the hair follicles. In fact, many people find that their skin looks and feels smoother after dermaplaning, and their makeup goes on more evenly.

How long before special events should I get dermaplaning?

If you're considering dermaplaning before a special event, it's recommended to have the treatment done 5 days prior to the event. This will allow any redness or sensitivity to subside, and for your skin to fully recover and look its best. It's also important to avoid direct sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 after the treatment to protect your newly exposed skin. As always, it's best to consult with your dermal aesthetician to determine the best timing for your individual needs and goals.

Can I go to work after dermaplaning?

Yes, you can go to work after dermaplaning. It's a non-invasive treatment that typically doesn't require any downtime, so you can resume your normal activities right away. However, your skin may be slightly red or sensitive immediately after the treatment, so you may want to avoid any harsh products or treatments for the rest of the day.

When should I Book dermaplaning instead of a chemical peel?

Dermaplaning and chemical peels are both popular skin rejuvenation treatments, but they have different benefits and are suited for different skin types and concerns.

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation treatment. This treatment can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and uneven skin texture. It's also a good option for those with sensitive skin or who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it's a non-invasive and chemical-free treatment.

Chemical peels, on the other hand, use acids or enzymes to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. They can be tailored to address specific concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels are typically best for those with non-sensitive skin and who don't have any contraindications to the treatment.

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