Smooth skin by exfoliating and removing peach fuzz without peeling agents.
Dermaplaning not only rids the face of peach fuzz, it also exfoliates dead skin cells on the outermost layer. It’s a great option to offer to pregnant or nursing clients who want deep exfoliation but aren’t allowed to use peeling agents on their skin.
The difference between shaving and dermaplaning has to do with the exfoliation. A trained specialist can go deeper than what you’d experience with a traditional razor. You must wait three to four weeks between dermaplaning sessions. Sunscreen becomes crucial because dermaplaned skin is very sensitive and hyperpigmentation (dark skin spots) can occur.
If you’re lucky enough to locate a dermaplaning expert, you’ll likely find the procedure paired with chemical peels or facials. This is because dermaplaning allows for better penetration of the products used.
It’s extremely important for the dermaplaning technician/aesthetician to be well trained and comfortable with the procedure. Glow is fortunate to employ Susan Henderson, an experienced dermaplaning specialist. Talk with Susan about how your skin can benefit from dermaplaning.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Dermaplane?
Dermaplane is a safe, non-invasive treatment which uses a special tool at a forty-five degree angle and stroked along the skin, while holding the skin taut to remove dead skin cells, as well as “peach fuzz”. Dermaplane is performed as a stand alone treatment or prior to other skincare treatments to enhance their effectives .This is a wonderful form of exfoliation that can be used with or without chemicals. This treatment does not require downtime and will effectively smooth acne scars and give you the smoothest possible skin.
What are the benefits of having a dermaplane?
- Promotes smoother skin
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oil.
- Dermaplanning enhances the effectiveness of other skincare treatments such as chemical peels by providing deeper product penetration.
- Reduces recent acne scars
- Reduces fine lines
- Produces immediate results with no downtime
Is a dermaplane a safe procedure?
When performed by a well trained professional, dermaplanning is very safe.
Will my hair grow back thicker?
No. This is physiologically impossible. There are two types of hair that grow on your body. Vellus hair, which when cut or removed will grow back the same size and shape, therefore, the main structure of vellus hair does not change and is not altered by dermaplanning. Terminal hair however, is physiologically coarse. When this hair type is cut it will always grow back coarse. Dermaplanning is designed to treat the vellus hair which is located on the face. Once vellus hair is cut it will maintain a blunt edge and this blunt edge will not physiologically alter the hair itself.
What areas can be treated?
Dermaplanning is performed on the face only.
How often is the procedure performed?
Dermplanning is usually performed every three to four weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about two-three weeks worth of dead skin cells. The skin needs to complete its normal thirty day rejuvenation cycle before the treatment is done again.
Does the skin peel from dermaplanning?
Occasionally the skin will peel after a dermaplane. If the procedure is done in two week intervals, the growth cycle of your hair may not be complete; therefore you are treating skin unnecessarily. This may cause peeling to occur.
What skin types/conditions can be treated?
All skin types may benefit from dermaplanning. A dermaplane is not recommended if you have active acne or an excessive production of sebaceous gland oil. (Sebaceous glands excrete oil along the vellus hair). If the hair is removed, the oils may cause bacteria growth that can stimulate acne breakouts.