Dermaplaning the face has taken flight in popularity, and with reason.
This quick and painless procedure exfoliates the face, instantly leaving the skin smooth and soft for a glowy finish and flawless makeup application.
If your face is looking dull, it could be from the top layer of the skin’s exposure to UV rays, environmental toxins and other irritants that clog the pores and create dead skin cell buildup.
Dermaplaning removes this top layer of skin to reveal smooth and glowing skin.
What is Dermaplaning?
The dermaplaning procedure is an exfoliation method using a scalpel to essentially remove dead skin cells, peach fuzz and unwanted hair from the face.
This technique is safely performed with a special scalpel that is specifically designed for dermaplaning.
After the skin is prepped, the technician will gently scrape the skin to remove dead skin cells and any impurities, without any abrasion or downtime.
Dermaplaning is a great way to prepare for an important social event, photo shoot, or television appearance because makeup goes on smoother without having that extra vellus hair.
It can be done on it’s own, or added to other facial treatments such as before a chemical peel or a Hydrafacial.
If you aren’t convinced yet, here are the answers to some questions you may have about the dermaplaning procedure:
Freqently Asked Dermaplaning Questions:
Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck. It is not recommended for the eyelids, chest or anywhere other than the face.
You can expect for the results of dermaplaning to last anywhere between two weeks to a month. Results will depend on each client’s individual hair growth cycle.
As some patients may worry that facial hair will grow back thicker, darker or faster, this is not true.
The soft, fine hairs that grow on the face (AKA vellus hairs) do not grow back the same as the type of hair on our head, underarms, legs and pubic areas (AKA Terminal hairs).
Any type of hair removal process will not alter the type or growth process of the vellus hairs on our face.
Dermaplaning does not remove a natural tan, but will remove a spray tan.
With any method of exfoliation, direct sun or tanning should be avoided after treatment. The procedure will not be performed on burned skin.
While microdermabrasion created similar results to dermaplaning, the procedure uses a rougher surface to smooth out the skin. Microdermabrasion creates abrasion, pressure and suction during the treatment and may leave your skin with slight redness and/or irritation. Unlike dermaplaning, the process does not remove the vellus hairs from the face, and you may need several appointments to get your desired results. With dermaplaning, the results are immediate and do not leave you with redness or irritation. Both procedures leave your face with a smooth canvas, but dermaplaning could be less harsh for your skin when compared to microdermabrasion.
Waxing is a popular, tried and true method of hair removal, but can be painful and unpredictable at times. It can sometimes cause over-exfoliation, irritation, and redness if not done correctly. Unlike dermaplaning, waxing will remove the hair first, and then exfoliate second. Also, waxing is best for dark/coarse hair removal for a longer period of time, while dermaplaning can be done on all skin types. Dermaplaning offers an instant glow, smoother skin, allows for better makeup application and better product penetration.
Dermaplaning costs on average $100 on its own for one treatment, or can be added to another facial treatment for around $50.
If you are looking for a painless exfoliation method to get super smooth, radiant skin, dermaplaning is a great, safe and quick way to achieve your desired results.
Where can I get a dermaplaning treatment?
For more information about dermaplaning and other procedures we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa, visit our website here.