What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure using a fine scalpel at 45-degree angle to exfoliate the epidermis and rid the skin of fine vellus hair. Seriously, this treatment takes exfoliation to another level and I love it! Be still my beating heart......this treatment is an exfoliation game changer!
Dermaplaning vs Microdermabrasion
Dermaplaning is more than a fad, this treatment is here to stay and has actually been around a while!! It has been used for many years by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe to name a few. Unlike Microdermabrasion which uses a whisk like device which can be very abrasive and can have many complications including infections and scarring. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is a simple exfoliation of the epidermis (the top layer of skin).
Dermaplaning: What are the after effects?
Dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity among cosmetic providers across the United States and is still very new to the UK market. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, I simply abrade the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. Dermaplaning is not a painful procedure, it is actually a very relaxing treatment.
Dermaplaning: What are the benefits?
This is a great treatment to offer to clients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream.
It is also a popular option for clients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair can quite often cause a build-up of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives healthier brighter looking skin and helps make-up to sit better on the skin opposed to sticking to the vellus hair.
Dermaplaning: Will hairs grow back thicker?
Dermaplaning can be described as a 'shaving of the epidermis' which may make you think of stubbly or thick re-growth but this is absolutely not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. Any terminal hair (different type of hair from light fluffy peach fuzz hair) on the upper lip area could grow back thicker. Ideally the lip area could be waxed or plucked before you come for a treatment or I can simply miss out this area. This treatment is to focus on 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.
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What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning Removes Facial Hair
As discussed already, Dermaplaning removes our fluffy vellus hairs which in turn make-up application is much smoother as it doesn’t adhere to the vellus hair. Your skin will feel instantly softer, smoother and glowing as we have removed the dead skin layer that dulls the complexion.
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Dermaplaning Improves Product Penetration
Skin products work better as they can penetrate deeper into the skin. Your face will also appear slimmer as the vellus hairs protrude from the face by 2-4 mm, removing these will instantly improve the contours of your face.
Dermaplaning treats wrinkles and fine lines
Dermaplaning can also treat fine lines and wrinkles with regular treatments in addition to milia (small white lumps which can appear on the face and can be hard to treat).
Dermaplaning has been around a while but only recently swept through the UK from the States. It is a safe procedure using a scalpel to remove fluffy facial hair and exfoliate surface dead skin cells. It is one of the few treatments safe for pregnant and nursing women who want a skin resurfacing treatment without chemicals. Make-up application is enhanced, products penetrate the skin more effectively and wrinkles and fine lines appear reduced.
If you are thinking about trying a Dermaplaning, book in for a free consultation to find out more.