What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a manual method of exfoliation, that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). A small surgical scalpel is used to gently scrape the top layer of dulling dead skin cells, leaving your skin brighter smoother and softer.

Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically amoung models and actresses.

 Why?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure, there is no down/recovery time, it allows for greater penetration of skincare products, it eliminates peach fuzz and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate skin to act at the cellular level, in which case ELEMIS skin care products would be used instead of AHA skin care). Dermaplaning cleverly triggers the cell regeneration process, to improve the appearance of acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Will my hair grow back thicker?

One of the most common misconceptions about dermaplaning is that it will make the hair on your face grow back darker and thicker. Dermaplaning will not cause the vellus (peachy fuzz) to grow back thicker or darker.

 

How long does it take?

The treatment takes 30 to 45 minutes.

What should I prepare for my treatment?

  • Please discontinue products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) 48 hours before treatment.
  • Your provider will recommend appropriate products to help enhance results and/or minimize potential side effects.

What reasons would prevent me from having the treatment?

Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for dermaplaning treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment. This treatment is recommended for all skin types with the exception of those who have/ suffer from: acne, have active cold sores, flat warts, tattoos, skin cancer and
flare up of eczema, dermatitis, hemophilia, rosacea, scleroderma impetigo, sunburn, raised/vascular lesions, telangiectasia/erythema, uncontrolled diabetes, history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation, clients who have thick dark facial hair, pregnant, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, hormonal therapy. Clients who actively take Accutane or have usedit within the last 6  months are unable to receive this treatment. Clients who have recently had a chemical exfoliation or recent used topical agents such as glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxy acids and Retin-A must wait the recommended time frame before being treated.

What is the recovery time like?

  • You may experience slight redness, which should resolve within 24 hours.

What after care should I follow after treatment?

  • Avoid wearing makeup on the day of treatment
  • Avoid products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) for 72 hours after treatment.
  • You may resume your regular skin care routine 24 hours after treatment.
  • Wash your face with a gentle, acid free cleanser and tepid water.
    • If irritation occurs after applying the above products, wait a few more days to allow your skin to heal.
    • Under no circumstances should you use a product that abrades the skin within that 72 hour period (scrubs), nor should you submerge the treated area in chlorinated pool or hot tub for the next 3 to 5 days.
    • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 3 days post treatment. If you must be in the sun, apply SPF 30 or greater, reapply often, wear a wide brimmed hat, and seek shade when possible. Be careful of sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily for 2 weeks.
    • Avoid excessive heat 3 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc.
    • Avoid chlorine for 24 hours.
    • Avoid facial waxing for 7 days.
    • Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 weeks based on area.
    • Avoid picking, scratching, or aggressively rubbing the treated area.
    • Avoid physical exfoliators, polishers, or aggressive brushes should be used for 7 to 14 days.
    • Do apply serums as absorption levels will be elevated
    • You may experience slight peeling for the first few days. Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness are normal for the first few days. Skin care products may tingle or slightly burn for the first 2 days.

What can I expect during the treatment?

  • We will weelcome you to the clinic and give you some medical history and treatment consent forms to complete
  • Your practitioner will take photographs before, during and after the treatment.There is no pain or discomfort during the Dermaplaning procedure.
  • Your practitioner will show you to the treatment couch, where you can lie down and relax for the treatment.
  • It is best to relax and allow the skincare specialist to move and manipulate the position of your head and face during the treatment.
  • Try to remain still. There is no gum chewing allowed, to avoid unwanted movements and choking during the treatment.

What is the cost of the treatment?

A single treatment on it’s own is £60

A course of 5 sessions for £240

or

A Single Treatment with a collagen mask is £75

OR 5 sessions for £300