Dermaplaning Reading

What is Dermaplane?

Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation in which the aesthetician uses a sharp surgical blade to manually slough and scrape off any build-up of dead skin cells on the face. In addition to getting rid of dead cells, the treatment softens the appearance of fine lines and scarring. This procedure also removes any peach fuzz, also known as vellus hair, which can trap dirt and oil, causing breakouts and a dull complexion. After dermaplaning, you will see the results immediately. Your skin will be left smooth, soft and radiant

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Is Dermaplaning safe?

It is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained technician. The technique is performed by using a specialised sterile surgical instrument. Once the skin is properly prepped, the technician holds the skin taught and gently scrapes the blade at a 45 degree angle.

Once the vellus hair is removed will it grow back quicker and thicker?

No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4 weeks and no different than it was previously.

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What areas can be treated?

The treatment is only to be performed on the face. You should not Dermaplane the eyelids, neck or chest.

How often can this procedure be done?

Dermaplaning can be done every 3-4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner removes about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells.

Who can be treated?

All skin types can benefit from Dermaplaning. Even men can be treated (over non bearded areas only). It is beneficial for skin types such as people with

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Some acne scars
  • Removal of fine facial Vellus hair (peach fuzz)
  • Uneven & rough skin
  • Dull skin

Is it painful?

No, Dermaplaning is an exfoliative technique that uses the edge of a scalpel moved at 45 degrees along the surface of the skin to smooth and exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells and fine vellus hairs. This is enhanced along with a facial massage and it’s surprisingly relaxing and pain free.

What’s the recommended course for optimal results.

Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before the next treatment.

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