Dermaplaning Treatment

Dermaplaning Treatment

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Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is an exfoliative treatment performed using a scalpel to exfoliate away the outermost layers of the skin. This process is painless and very safe but is only recommended for treatment of the face. Not only will you achieve smoother, brighter skin but this also helps remove peach fuzz. Despite popular belief, the hair does not grow back thicker.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is essentially another form of exfoliation. With each stroke, you are sloughing off dead skin cells that sit on the surface and the constant exfoliation may aid in keeping wrinkles at bay. 


After exfoliating with Dermaplaning, the skin is left smoother and, with continued treatments, fine lines are significantly minimised.   


Dermaplaning Treatment

Dermaplaning Treatment Only

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure similar to shaving in which a therapist uses a sharp surgical, sterile blade to gently scrape the outer layers of dead, dull skin cells.

Price: £60 (40 minutes )

Dermaplaning Treatment & Mask

Same as the option 1 with a skin hydrating mask to freshen and brighten your skin.

Price: £80 (60 minutes)

Dermaplaning FAQ's

What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

                      Removes surface dead/keratinised skin cells

                      Removes unwanted facial hair

                      Doesn’t cause any inflammation

                      Instant results

                      Skin has a nice, healthy glow

                      Skin feels incredibly soft and smooth

                      Non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation

                      Improves skin tone

                      Can accentuate facial features and make clients look slimmer

                      Can be used in pregnant women who may be contraindicated to other treatments   such chemical peels etc.

                      Does not disrupt pH balance of the skin

                      Make-up glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish

                      Improves superficial pigmentation

                      Allows topical treatments to be absorbed more readily into the deeper layers of the skin

                      Improves fine lines and wrinkles

                      Can help to diminish scars

                      Does not cause the skin to ‘peel’: no downtime

                      Exfoliation treatment of choice for extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins

                      Stimulates collagen and elastin

                      The skin starts to heal itself, immediately producing newer, healthier skin

                      Stimulates circulation of blood and lymph flow

                      Enhances the natural shedding process of the skin

                      Stimulates new cell growth

                      Can help to minimise pore size

                      Risk of scarring is significantly less than with laser treatments

                      More cost effective than chemical peels or laser treatments but can command a high treatment cost

Who is Dermaplaning suitable for?

This is a great treatment to offer to clients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream, and may be transferred to the foetus or the child.  

It is also a first choice for clients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a build-up of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the client healthier looking skin.

Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Many aestheticians recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for other procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels.  

Dermaplaning is most often used on clients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.   

Will the growth be thicker and darker?

Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after Dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.  Any thicker, darker terminal hair should be waxed/tweezed before planning.

What areas can Dermaplaning be done on?

Dermaplaning is performed on the face only. We do not plane the eyelids.

How often can you get the treatment done?

Dermaplaning can be performed every 4-6 weeks for maintenance and proper skin exfoliation. For correction of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin rejuvenation purposes, it may be performed at a closer interval.   

Do you require a patch-test?

It is recommended that you patch test any new clients who have hypersensitive or allergic skin types to avoid the possibility of a reaction to the treatment. 

To do a patch test:

                      Clean a patch of skin near the jawline and pat dry

                      Dermaplan a small area

                      Testing time is 24 to 48 hours and if there are any reactions within this time, will show the client is not suitable for the treatment

                      Advise client to contact you if there is any sign of a skin reaction

What the client should expect?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving legs, but in this case, it’s on the face. 

First, the therapist will cleanse and thoroughly dry the skin. Next, they will pull an area of the skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile 10-gauge blade at a 45-degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz. 

There is no downtime associated with this procedure. The client needs to be educated about the importance of using sunscreen to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation. 

Clients may have some redness for a while. Some peeling may occur if the treatment has been followed by an exfoliating peel.  You could have add-ons to treatment who do suffer redness such as a cooling, hydrating mask or facial.

Contradictions

Conditions that are TOTALLY Contraindicated

1st trimester of pregnancy 

 Auto-immune disease, e.g.

o             Addison’s Disease

o             Graves’ Disease

o             Lupus

o             Multiple Sclerosis

o             Rheumatoid Arthritis

Insulin dependent diabetics

Active Shingles

Haemophiliacs

Thin, weak or delicate skin

Clients undergoing chemotherapy

Clients taking blood thinners, e.g.

o             Apixaban

o             Dabigatran

o             Heparin

o             Rivaroxaban

o             Warfarin

Clients taking prescription medication for acne (such as Roaccutane)

Infectious/contagious diseases

Undiagnosed lumps/swellings

Conditions that need to be treated with caution

•              Hypersensitive skin (do a patch test)

•              Clients on steroid medication

•              Clients allergic to nickel or stainless steel (do patch test)

•              Widespread acne

•              Severe eczema/psoriasis on face

Conditions that could restrict

•              Eczema/psoriasis on the face

•              Scar tissue <3 months old

•              Sunburn

•              Clients on steroid based medication: patch test

Possible Contradictions

Slight redness/tingling but will subside within a few hours

Aftercare Advice

•              Use sun protection during the day, regardless of the weather

•              Do not have any other facial treatments whilst undergoing your treatment course

•              Do not use any exfoliating products for at least one week after the final professional treatment

•              Do not have any sunbeds in the next 7 days

To Book a Dermaplaning Appointment

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