A hot topic of late, you may have heard the term in passing conversation but what does dermaplaning really mean and how will it work for you? We hear about the procedures benefits and clear up it’s misconceptions with Laser Hair Removal At The Bay & On Unley.
Also referred to as dermablading or epidermal levelling, dermaplaning describes a physical exfoliation procedure of the skin. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical blade to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most outer layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (peach fuzz). The procedure can be performed monthly, in less than 45 minutes, with no downtime post-treatment. Dermaplaning is only performed on the face; however, it is not meant to be used to shape eyebrows, which are made up of “terminal” (not vellus) hairs.
Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin which enables your skin care products to be more effective. Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs (Vellus hair) which can often accumulate dirt and oil. Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker. Exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
Is Dermaplaning right for you?
Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a build-up of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate skin to act at the cellular level, thus are contraindicated).
What to expect
Dermaplaning is a painless treatment that includes deep cleansing, professional exfoliation in the form of Dermaplaning followed by an enzyme peel treatment that will exfoliate and lift any remaining dead skin cells. We finish with an oil free moisturiser. The treatment will take approximately 45 minutes.
Your skin will immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. While the main objective of this treatment is exfoliation, the immediate removal of peach fuzz is an added benefit which renders the skin exceptionally smooth and soft. Skin care products are better able to penetrate the skin following a Dermaplaning service which allows them to work more efficiently. Your makeup will also go on smoother as Dermaplaning smoothes, tones, tightens, and brightens skin, creating a flawless canvas for makeup application.
Your Questions Answered
Will my hair grow back thicker if I shave my face?
No. Dermaplaning does not interfere with the follicular structure of the hair, thus having no effect on hair growth whatsoever.
How often should I get Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning should be received once every 4 weeks (monthly) to achieve optimum anti aging benefits. For removal of facial hair, primarily, every 4-6 weeks is recommended.
Who should not get Dermaplaning?
You should not receive Dermaplaning if you are allergic to nickel, have undergone Accutane treatments within the last 6 months, have numerous raised lesions on the skin or inflamed acne.
Cost, Dermaplaning $150 (includes an enzyme peel)
Optional Addition, Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Hydrating Mineral Mask $25
Post Dermaplaning care:
Do not use Retinol/Vitamin A, Alpha Hydroxy Acids / Beta Hydroxy acids or exfoliants or scrubs for 7 days
Do not have any other facial treatment for 2 weeks following Dermaplaning
Do wear sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight
This service should only be performed by a trained professional, find them at;
Laser Hair Removal At The Bay
Shop1/61 Tapleys Hill Road
Glenelg North SA 5045
Laser Hair Removal On Unley
Shop16/13-23 Unley Road
Parkside SA 5063