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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is the removal of dead skin and peach fuzz from the surface of the skin using a scalpel. This leaves the skin smooth, allowing better penetration of products into the skin and allowing makeup to go on smoother, leaving you with a glowing and more youthful look. With derma-planing, you can define sideburns and the hairline, technically improving the face shape. Derma-planing can be used in conjunction with other treatments. It's an excellent treatment to use before skin peels, micro-needling, and chemical peels. 

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Skin is left glowing and smooth for up to 4 weeks.

  • Derma-planing removes the outer layers of the skin, so it is a great exfoliation treatment. It also removes peach fuzz and fine hair.

  • Improves skin texture

  • It's good to prevent acne breakouts.

  • Improves product absorption into the skin; promotes collagen and elastin growth

  • Less aggressive than shaving

  • Razor is more likely to blunt than a derma-planing blade.


How often can I have a derma-planing treatment?

Treatments can be done every 4 weeks, approx. 30 days so that it works alongside the skin's natural cycle. A derma-planing treatment will take away approx 2-4 weeks of dead skill cells. Hair will not grow back faster! Contrary to what you may hear these fine and vellus hairs take approximately 2-4 weeks to reappear. However, reports have been made that by frequent derma-planing treatments, the hair does grow back less. The repeated treatment would have an effect on hair growth. Derma-planing is a treatment that is totally safe for pregnant women as we are not injecting or disturbing the lower layers of the skin. This is a minimally invasive treatment. This treatment takes approximately 20 minutes including pre-cleansing and an application of a peel or serum.

Contraindications of Dermaplaning 

  • Cold sores: These are highly contagious.

  • Active acne:  This can spread the acne and make it worse.

  • People who suffer from keloid scarring

  • Metal allergy

  • Any medication that causes thickening of the skin

  • Chemotherapy, Radiation – a Dr note must be required if you are no longer receiving treatment

  • Anyone on blood-thinning medication as in case of a nick or scrape bleeding could be excessive

  • Open cuts or wounds

  • Sun bed or recent sun exposure

Possible side effects of Derma-planing.

Although this is a minimally invasive treatment, the following side effects can occur:

  • Nicks and grazes

  • Redness

  • Acne may worsen even though a therapist will be avoiding any active areas.

  • Cold sores may occur if you are prone

  • Itchiness

  • Blemishes

  • Dry skin

Pre-procedure Instructions

  • No waxing for 1 week before or after this treatment.

  • No retinols, retinoids, glycolic acid, or other acne treatments can be used three days before

  • No bleaching treatments 3 days before

  • Avoid sun exposure and exfoliating for a few days before this treatment.

Aftercare for Dermaplaning

  • Use an SPF of 30 or higher.

  • Avoid direct sunlight.

  • Avoid too much heat, hot showers, etc.

  • Do not use any exfoliators.

  • Avoid chlorine.

  • Use a good moisturiser or serum.

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