What is a Dermaplaning Facial?
Dermaplaning for Facial Hair Removal
Dermaplaning uses a scalpel to exfoliate the top layer of skin, removing dead skin cells and the fluffy blonde facial hair often called peach fuzz or the more technical term vellus hair.
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Is Dermaplaning like using a Razor?
I have heard the term ‘shaving of the epidermis’ used to describe a dermaplaning facial, and in essence this is what I am doing, however this may make you think of a thick stubbly regrowth coming back in!! The stuff nightmares are made of.
Will dermaplaning hairs grow back thicker and stubbly?
Dermaplaning is designed to remove the superficial fluffy blonde vellus hair on the face, these are fine wispy hairs. Compare this to the hair on our legs or underarms, it is a totally different texture of hair and will not grow back in the same way that these hairs do.
Dermaplaning Hair Removal of Thicker Hairs
The dark thicker eyebrow hair and upper lip hair are this difference type of hair, called terminal hair. Dermaplaning over these hairs could cause them to grow back in thicker but don’t panic! Firstly, I have no intention of dermaplaning off anyone’s eyebrows, we need them!
For the upper lip area there’s a couple of different options, ideally the lip area could be waxed or plucked before you come for a treatment (48 hours prior) as this will remove any terminal hair from the area.
Removes peach fuzz and dead skin cells
Dermaplaning the Upper Lip Area
If a client does not need to wax the upper lip area, I recommend that we just miss out the upper lip during the treatment. This treatment is designed to focus on the light vellus peach fuzz hair and dead skin which covers the face rather than a hair removal option for terminal hair on the top lip.
Dermaplaning Results for Facial Hair Removal
Dermaplaning is great for removal of fluffy hairs, if there is terminal hair mixed in with these hairs (common on and under the chin area) I will pluck these out before dermaplaning.
If a client has excessive terminal hair (more dark thick wiry hairs rather than fluffy hairs) I will advise there is the chance they might feel this coming through after a treatment and allow the client to decide if they want to try out treatment and see how it works for them.
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Dermaplaning is designed to remove fluffy hair from the face, avoiding the upper lip if a client does not need to wax or advising that a client has this area waxed before they come in for dermaplaning or I can simply pluck out the dark hair before I commence dermaplaning – often a client who waxes their top lip area regularly is happy to dermaplane in that area.
Clients that have a few dark hairs showing on their chin area I will pluck pre-treatment however if a client has excessive dark facial wiry hair on the chin or under the chin area I advise them make the choice to try dermaplaning to see how it works for them bearing in mind it is designed for the peach fuzz type of hair not dark wiry hairs.
I am happy to have clients in for a free consultation to discuss and assess their dermaplaning suitability before deciding on booking in for a full treatment. This treatment is amazing for resurfacing dead skin cells giving a real glow factor to the skin and if performed regularly, can actually reduce the growth of fluffy peach fuzz hair over time.