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Dermaplaning is also known as 'manual exfoliation' meaning it involves the manual, not chemical, exfoliation of the skin. Dermaplaning is also known as blading, or leveling the skin, and helps to instantly remove rough, dead or damaged skin leaving behind supple, smooth skin. The treatment is only performed on a patient's face and can be performed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure, such as a chemical peel. Dermaplaning is safe and effective for skin types and complexions, however if your skin is currently broken out or you have open sores it is best to wait til the skin is completely healed before undergoing the procedure.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a precise, elegant and highly effective superficial exfoliation. "Planing" as it is commonly referred to, relies on the simplest of tools but the most artful of skill to deeply scrape and exfoliate away the
top layers of inert skin. This low tech treatment yields the highest dividends in skin toning, clarifying and re-texturizing and is ideally suited for all ages and skin types. Dermaplaning also removes hair from the treated areas leaving behind a smooth, beautiful face free from embarrassing and unwanted hair. Dermaplaning does not remove the root of facial hair, but instead removes the hair that sits above the epidermis. Dermaplaning designed to work effectively with the vellous hairs found on your face and prevents hair from appearing thicker or darker as it grows back in.
Dermaplaning can be performed on small, precise areas of the skin or can be applied to larger regions, including the entire face. Dermaplaning can also be performed in addition to other skin treatments, such as chemical peels or cortisone injections. This treatment also encourages the growth of new, healthy skin cells and can have a positive impact on the skin cell lifecycle. Dermaplaning is a highly effective way to resurface the skin and is a highly effective method for leveling out uneven surfaces on the face. Dermaplaning is gentle and does not break the capillaries on the face, which more agressive exfoliators may do. This prevents skin discoloration or scarring. Since dermaplaning does not involve the application of chemicals it is a great alternative for individuals who have sensitive skin and cannot undergo chemical peels or other chemically based treatments. Dermaplaning is a non-surgical procedure and requires no recovery time nor does it produce any visible side effects.
Why doesn't the hair grow back thicker?
Peach fuzz is one of the two types of hair that everyone has. It is called vellus hair, it's fine, and it's found on a woman's face, chest and back. The other type of hair is called terminal, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, underarms, pubic area, and brows, and in men on the lower face. Because vellus hair is so fine and different from terminal hair, cutting it does not make it grow thicker or feel stubbly afterwards.
Hair will not grow back coarser, but instead it will be softer; and products will penetrate the skin a lot better giving you a healthy glow.
How It Compares to Traditional Shaving
The real difference is the exfoliation. The technician can determine how deep to plane the skin, where a razor can only go so far.
Shaving can be done every day whereas dermaplaning should not. You actually need to wait two weeks before the next session. Although sunscreen is important for everyone, it's very crucial after getting this service because the skin is very sensitive to the sun and hyperpigmentation (dark skin spots) can occur.
Please discontinue products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) 24-48 hours before treatment.
A history of herpes or cold sores may require a course of anti-viral medication pre and post treatment.
Your provider will recommend appropriate products to help enhance results and/or minimize potential side effects.
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You may experience slight redness and swelling, which should resolve within 24 hours.
Mineral make-up can be worn immediately following treatment.
Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity for 24 hours; this includes exercise of any kind.
Avoid products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) for 24 hours after treatment.
You may resume your regular skin care routine 24 hours after treatment.