Dermaplaning is a simple and safe physical exfoliation that consists of using a medical grade scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells and vellus hair in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
It also helps in eliminating that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup. It allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly.
Who is it suitable for?
Dermaplaning is suitable for most people , it can be done alone in those with sensitive skin or those whom certain treatments are contraindicated eg.in pregnancy. In other cases we often use it to help prepare skin for other medical procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels to enable deeper penetration.
What are the benefits?
- Increases the effectiveness of other facial treatments
- Allows a deeper penetration of skin care products
- Has few to no adverse effects
- Is quick and requires no downtime
- Safe for pregnant or breastfeeding woman ( when done without a peel)
- Reveals Smooth and glowing skin
Will the vellus hair grow back darker and heavier?
Hair will not grow back darker and thicker . As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
How is dermaplaning different to shaving?
Dermaplaning involves exfoliating your epidermis, as well as removing peach fuzz soft vellus hair, with a sharp surgical blade and is performed by a trained therapist.
While shaving uses a regular razor and is not designed to exfoliate the skin but rather to remove darker thicker hair .
How often can I get Dermaplaning done?
Dermaplaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although it is usually done when vellus hair starts to grow back, which is generally in one month’s time