Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion. It is a wonderful choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, as well as visible facial veins. The service is performed by an experienced, specially trained board certified esthetician using a surgical blade to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. You will experience an immediate and noticeable improvement with a smoother texture and fresher appearance to your skin. You will also experience a deep penetration of products after dermaplaning, which makes it an ideal adjunct to peel services.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Immediately imparts a refreshed and refined look to the skin
- Removes vellous facial hair
- Removes surface dead/keratinized skin cells
- Increases the skins ability to absorb product
- Stimulates circulation of blood and lymph flow
- Increases the skins immune response and vitality
- Enhances the natural shedding process of the skin
- Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimizes the appearance of pores
- Reduces hyperpigmentation creating a more even skin tone
- Improves elasticity and texture
Am I a good candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. However, if you have any of the following conditions, Dermaplaning cannot be performed:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Active Shingles
- Thin, weak or delicate skin
- Taking blood thinners
- Accutane use
Please advise your esthetician of any medical condition or medication you are currently taking to assure your treatment is safe, beneficial and right for you.
After my treatment will my facial hair grow back thicker?
No. There are two types of hair. Fine facial hair or “peach fuzz” is called Vellous hair and is the light colored translucent hair that grows on a woman’s face, chest and back. The other type of hair is called Terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, under the arms, brows and on the lower face of men. Because Vellous hair is so fine and different in structure than Terminal hair, cutting it does not make it grow in thicker, darker or stubbly. It grows back with the same exact texture and color as always.
Can Dermaplaning be performed in the same visit as a peel?
A peel done immediately following dermaplaning is an excellent way to make sure the peel penetrates deeper and more evenly into your skin. They go great together and we recommend the combination for optimal results.
How often can this procedure be performed?
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3-4 weeks.