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A single use sterile scalpel is used to remove dead skin and vellous hair.
Dermaplaning One Treatment £79
with Glycolic Peel £99
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe (provided the person performing it is properly trained) and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (peach fuzz). The procedure can be performed every three weeks, in less than thirty minutes, with no downtime post-treatment. Dermaplaning is only performed on the face; however, it is not meant to be used to shape eyebrows, which are made up of "terminal" (not vellus) hairs. Nurses or doctors may perform the treatment as can specially trained beauty therapists. remember the scalpel must be expertly used,
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin. Some practitioners perform a chemical peel post-dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is also excellent
to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil.
Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, will not
grow back thicker or darker. Microdermabrasion, which also physically
exfoliates skin, does not remove vellus hair. Exfoliation of dead cells along
with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a
smoother look and feel.
Who should consider Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture
and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also
beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate skin to act at the cellular level, thus are contraindicated). Clients with active acne, skin infection or who take Roaccutane should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with thick, dark facial hair.
It's important to note that dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface skin. Thus, I don't recommend shaving at home as an alternative to dermaplaning. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning is performed freehand with a surgical scalpel (the average razor has two blades which are also duller than surgical blades) on tautly stretched skin. The methodology requires short strokes at a certain angle in particular patterns depending on the facial region.
Note: Please do your homework prior to receiving treatment. It takes training to handle a scalpel properly; thus, I can't stress how important it is to ensure you visit a licensed, skilled professional for dermaplaning.
How long will my results last?
Results typically last 3 weeks and can be scheduled any time after three weeks. If you want more dramatic results you can combine Dermaplaning with Glycolic Peels as long as you dont have any contraindications to Glycolic.
What aftercare should I adhere to?
As with any exfoliation treatment you should wear SPF 50 for one week, avoid sun exposure, however any products you normally use will have more dramatic results as the top layer of dead skin, the stratum corneum has been removed.