Is Dermaplaning right for me?
If you have dull, dry, dehydrated and or congested skin, it is often because you have a surface barrier of dead cells that are not allowing topical products to penetrate. At the same time, impurities from within are trapped. Underlying new cells are unable to surface. Once your skin is dermaplaned, it accelerates and aids in the sloughing off of the dead skin, that barrier is removed and the skin begins to respond to the skin products being used. Also, it is able to expel the impurities from within creating a healthier and revitalized skin. Dermaplaning may also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. By skimming away the surrounding skin, the noticeable difference between the area levels is evened out.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments varies depending on skin type, depth of damage and desired results. Most clients report results after the first treatment. Skin feels amazingly smooth and hydrated with a glow. Regular treatments are scheduled about 3-4 weeks apart. Blading the skin actually removes about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells.
Won't the hairs on the face grow back thicker?
No. Vellus hairs are a type of human hair that are fine, short, light-colored or transluscent, and non-pigmented that develop from childhood and are found on most areas of the body. Their growth is not, in contrast to terminal hairs (dark coarse hairs), affected or dictated by hormones and vellus hairs are not associated with an oil gland. Vellus hair is the technical term for “peach fuzz” which is what it is called in the urban dictionary. Genetically and physiologically vellus hairs and terminal hairs differ and cutting the hair off at the surface will not change the DNA coding. In addition, the blade used for dermaplaning is different than a regular old drugstore shaver. A shaver is built to shave the thick hair on our bodies, and it cuts hair in a crudely blunt way. Dermaplaning blades are precise and effortless.
Is Dermaplaning recommended for acneic skin?
If you suffer from inflammatory acne and an over production of oil, we do not recommend dermaplaning. Acne begins in the hair follicle and when the hair is growing back it can aggravate or stimulate acne breakouts.
Is this treatment safe?
Dermaplaning is a safe treatment when performed by a professional. All skin types and colors can benefit from derma planing or blading. Our medical esthetician is highly trained and experienced in performing Dermaplaning treatment. The treatment is safely performed using a #10 sterile surgical blade. While holding the area of skin taut, the blade stoked along the skin at a 45 degree angle. This quick, non-surgical procedure is pain free. There is no swelling or pain associated with the dermaplaning procedure. Most people say it feels good and there is absolutely no down time. The reason there is no pain with the dermaplaning procedure is because there are no chemicals used and the procedure is only taking off the dead skin cells that surface the skin.
What are the PROS & CONS of Derma Planing?
No use of chemicals and therefore less irritation.
No downtime or redness.
The more often you do it, the better you look. We advise going once per month for three consecutive months.We suggest to receive a maintenance treatment every 6 weeks.
Effective and offers instant gratification.The very small blade reaches specific problem areas.
Reduces wrinkle, "peach fuzz", and exfoliates.
Though it shouldn't appear red or irritated, skin can FEEL sensitive, especially to heat. Extra attention to sun protection post-procedure is critical. Keep in mind that this is surface work. Though some say the idea is to "fool" the skin into thinking it's injured and needs to repair itself with fresh, healthy cells, remember that you're never dealing with more than the top layers of epidermis. If you have deep frown lines or substantial wrinkles caused by the natural breakdown of collagen, this treatment isn't going to eradicate them. Imagine it more like what fresh skin looks like after recouping from a very mild peel.
Dermaplaning, also known as Epidermal leveling is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin.
Removes light surface wrinkling
Smooths acne scarring
Improves skin texture
Evens out skin tone
Helps to unblock blackheads, Reduce the pores size
Removes facial hair (hair does not grow back thicker)
Generates new healthy cell
Enhances penetration of skin care products
(includes full facial components)