What Exactly Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that promotes glowing, radiant skin by eliminating unwanted peach fuzz and dead skin cells.

Dermaplaning results are immediate and provide excellent alternative to chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

It is also utilized to enhance various other treatment procedures such as laser, micro needling and chemical peels 

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How Does Dermaplaning Work?

A experienced and skilled technician uses a sterile blade that is stroked along the skin at a 45 degree angle. As the top layers of the dead skin cells are removed, so is the peach fuzz, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion.

What To Expect During The Dermaplaning Treatment?

Preparing your skin for the treatment is highly recommended to get maximum results with the least amount of risk. We recommend at home skincare products to be used  a minimum of two weeks prior to your Dermaplaning treatment. 

The treatment starts by thoroughly cleansing and prepping the skin using Professional Grade Skincare that was designed specifically to Dermaplaning. 

The technician will assess your skincare needs and desired results and will choose one of two methods used for Dermaplaning. 

Dryplaning or Oilplaning will be determined by the technician based on your skin type and skin conditions. 

The technician uses a sterile blade that is gently stroked over the skin in a 45 degree angle. 

The treatment can either be performed on the entire face or specific areas. The Dermaplaning portion of the treatment can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes. This does not include the full procedure.

This will also be determined on your skin condition and your treatment needs.

The technician may recommend combining with other treatment methods such as chemical peels, laser, facials and micro needling. Combining methods will enhance your desired results.

 Does Dermaplaning Hurt?

Unlike other hair removal treatments, Dermaplaning is virtually pain free. Using a surgical blade often tricks certain individuals into thinking it’s invasive. 

None the less, this is not the case, in fact numerous clients often comment on how relaxing the procedure is. 

Am I A Good Candidate? 

Dermaplaning is a safe for all skin types and also recommended for those who want a non – invasive, affordable skin rejuvenation treatment that focuses on quick sessions and zero downtime.

How Do I Know If Dermaplaning Is Right For Me? 

The ideal candidate is those that wish to treat poor skin tone, large and clogged pores, rough, dry, uneven skin tone, poor complexion and unwanted facial hair.

Dermaplaning will additionally assist with concerns of fine lines, superficial acne scars and superficial pigmentation. 

We recommend booking a one to one skin consultation with a Professional Dermaplaning Technician to determine the right treatment plan for you.

Who Should Not Get Dermaplaning?

You are not an ideal candidate for Dermaplaning if you have any of the following:

  • Metal Allergies (with the exception of Stainless Steel)
  • Undergone Accutane treatments within the last 12 months
  • Have numerous raised lesions
  • Inflamed skin
  • Active Acne

Note: We recommend Oilplaning if you have oily breakout prone skin.

Why Is Dermaplaning Good For The Skin?

Dermaplaning promotes skin cell turnover as well as assists in promoting collagen and elastin, making it a superb treatment for healthy aging. 

Dermaplaning removes the layers of dead skin cells, revealing a fresh, smooth skin underneath which opens the door to a multitude of benefits.

Some Benefits Include:

  • Exfoliates Your Skin 
  • Removes Unwanted Facial Hair
  • It makes your skin look fresher and younger
  • There is no downtime
  • Its affordable and quick
  • Improves product penetration and absorption
  • Smoother application of makeup 
  • If you are experiencing a skin care plateau
  • If you suffer from acne you are all to familiar of the skin’s frequent shedding cycle. Dermaplaning can assist you to avoid dead skin build up which clogs your pores, contributing to the vicious acne cycle.

Can I Go Back To Work After Dermaplaning?

Yes, you can go back to work after Dermaplaning as there is no downtime with this procedure.

For the most part can resume normal activities when you leave the spa, at most you may experience some temporary redness that subsides quickly. 

SPF30 is highly recommended post Dermaplaning.

Preparing Your Skin For The Treatment

Set an discovery consult with a Professional Dermaplaning Technician to discuss your skin care goals.

Once you have completed your consult it is highly recommended to start a home care routine with the professional grade skincare (including sun protection) that your technician has recommended for a minimum of two weeks prior to your appointment. 

The day of your treatment, we recommend for you to avoid any activity that makes you sweat a lot, such as steam rooms or heavy workouts. You will also want to avoid any contact with chlorine (swimming pools, jacuzzi) and sun exposure.

How Long Does Dermaplaning Take?

On average the total time to do Dermaplaning is 15-20 minutes. This does not include prep time or other products or procedures that are combined or added. 

How Often Do You Need Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is recommended every four weeks. 

Your Dermaplaning technician will assist you in booking your future appointments before you leave. 

Is The Treatment Safe?

Dermaplaning is a very safe procedure that addresses a variety of skin types and skin conditions. 

We recommend only receiving this procedure from a certified Dermaplaning Technician or Esthetician. 

Will It Cause Cuts?

There are risks of nicks, cuts and scrapes on the skin, they are very minor as the pressure used for Dermaplaning cannot cause a deep cut. These nicks, scrapes or cuts generally heal within 24-48 hours

Inferior supplies, excessive scraping and improper technique or angle can cause nicks, cuts which can cause bleeding. 

It is very important to have a professional Dermaplaning technician or Esthetician performing the procedure.

Are There Any Side Effects Of Dermaplaning?

Side affects may include but are not limited too the following: 

Slight redness in your face for a few hours after getting the treatment.

Some individuals will develop whiteheads or slight breakouts on their skin a day or two after the treatment. 

Some individuals will be irritated after if they have metal allergies. 

Will Dermaplaning Make My Hair Grow Back Thicker And Darker?

No, this literally is physiologically impossible. The soft, vellus hair will grow back slowly in approximately 4 weeks. 

There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies:

Vellus hair is the thin, fine, soft hair commonly known as “peach fuzz” that typically covers the entire body. 

Terminal hair is the course hair that grows on the head, face (in males), underarms, legs as well as the pubic areas.

Dermaplaning, waxing, sugaring, tweezing or any other depilatory form of hair removal cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given location. 

What Is The Benefit Of Combining It With Other Treatments?

Once the dead skin cells and peach fuzz are removed, the Professional Grade Skincare that your Dermaplaning technician uses has the ability to penetrate faster as well as has a better absorption rate. 

When we combine other modalities it enhances the skin goals results as well as expedites each procedure. This may reduce the timeframe in which you would normally get the desired results only having one stand alone treatment .

What Should I Expect After My Service?

Your Dermaplaning technician will guide you through aftercare instructions

You will also be pre- booked for your upcoming treatments. We want to ensure that you get the ideal days of the week and times of day that work best for you and not miss out! 

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

A Dermaplaning Treatment can range from $50 – $300 depending on if you are doing a stand -alone treatment or adding a facial, chemical peel, laser or micro needling. 

It is important in your discover consult session that you discuss your skincare goals and budget in order to fit you into the appropriate option.

Things You Should Know Before Trying Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types. You should opt out from this method if you have active acne or inflamed skin. 

Dermaplaning will not make your hair grow darker and thicker. It is a misconception, even when your hair grows back you will not feel any difference as it is cut straight across. The texture of the new hair will be the same.

You need to be committed to avoid sun exposure as well as be committed to the recommended sun care protection that your Dermaplaning technician recommends.

The results will last between 3 and 4 weeks, depending on your hair growth pattern.

You must stay away from any other skin procedures/treatments to ensure the best results. 

You must follow your after care instructions 100%

Dermaplaning vs. Shaving?

Dermaplaning and shaving are two entirely different services, with different tools to achieve different objectives.

They both involve the use of a blade moving across the skin, that is the only commonality that they share.

A shaving blade is a flexible blade and is designed to remove only hair from the surface of the skin. 

The correct angle to use a shaving blade is 30-35 degrees and the blade is flexible to ensure that it floats over the skin surface area. 

The Dermaplaning blade is a rigid blade designed to exfoliate off dead skin cells. The proper angle to use a Dermaplaning blade is 45 degrees. The Dermaplaning technician stretches the skin tight in small flat sections to match the blade. This is to ensure that it can remove the peach fuzz with the first 2-3 strokes.

The Dermaplaning technician we begin to remove or “plane” away the dead skin cells with subsequent strokes. 

In other words: a shaving blade can only shave the face. A Dermaplaning blade in the hands of a professional Dermaplaning technician exfoliates the face. 

No matter how skilled and individual is at Dermaplaning other faces, it is next to impossible to truly Dermaplane one’s own face. We cannot (1) hold the skin taught enough, (2) stoke the handle blade in the proper direction on our own faces, as well as (3) we cannot clearly see the perimeter or contours of our own face in the mirror, we are not contortionists. 

Individuals that are using the tools being promoted on the internet, such as the home shopping channel or Amazon are simply doing a glorified shave. 

The vellus hair is removed, however the dead skin remains.

How Should I Care For My Skin After Dermaplaning Service?

Dermaplaning is a exceptional treatment that provides both instant results as well as cumulative results with each Dermaplaning treatment that you receive. 

Dermaplaning is a physical form of exfoliation that removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the surface of your skin.

Your face should feel smoother and softer as well as look brighter and more youthful.

Be certain to take care of your skin following Dermaplaning or other treatment modalities. 

Complying with the guidelines and instructions that your Dermaplaning technician has provided with maintain your results longer and assist you to avoid any complications.

When cleansing use a gentle cleanser and avoid rubbing your skin harshly with a washcloth. Gently apply your cleanser combined with a splash of water and apply using your fingertips. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers, cloths, devices (Clarisonic) or overly hot water for the first 24-48 hours.

Do not use products containing retinol, salicylic acid or Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) for 5 days following your treatment.

When using a toner, we recommend using hydrating and brightening toner applied with a cotton round. 

If you are sensitive, try all products on a small area prior to applying it to your full face. 

Serums penetrate much more effectively now so you will see expedited results and you will want to use serums with active ingredients that your Dermaplaning technician has recommended.

For darker skin tones the use of a brightening serum will reduce any risk of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.

A hydrating moisturizer is recommended to be applied twice a daily as it is common for the skin to feel tight but dewy to the touch. This is a good sign and will only last a short time. Moisturizer locks in skin’s hydration with the added absorption of it’s active ingredients. 

For darker skin complexions use a moisturizer for 5 days following the treatment to calm inflammation and reduce any risk of Post Inflammatory Hyper Pigmentation. 

Your skin is a lot more vulnerable to UV rays after exfoliation, and it is essential to protect your skin even on a cloudy day when UVA (aging) rays are present.

Avoid sun exposure as much as possible, if you need to be in the sun, apply as well as reapply SPF every 2 hours, wear a hat and seek shade.

Makeup can irritate skin after Dermaplaning. Bacteria, alcohols, colorants as well as fragrance are all irritants that can trigger contact dermatitis or breakouts. 

Make certain to clean your make up brushes, replace your sponges as well as apply clean new makeup to minimize risks.

We suggest mineral based makeup for its purity as well as its non – comedogenic properties.

Avoid the use of sauna’s or steam rooms as well as pools. Delay in engaging in any type of strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

Avoid chlorine for 24 hours post Dermaplaning.

Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 – 4 weeks depending on area.

Schedule and pre – book your appointments 4 weeks apart to optimize your results. 

Call your Dermaplaning technician with both complaints and/or concerns.


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