Dermaplaning Skin Exfoliation Treatment
Do you dream of having a glowing, hair-free face? Tired of tweezing and using depilatories and concerned of possible skin irritation? If so, dermaplaning may be the solution for you. Dermaplaning is a skin care treatment which has been around for decades but is just now earning its reputation as a painless, and even relaxing, solution for troubled, patchy skin.
Dermaplaning is still quite new here in the UK, although it has been used for decades in the North America by celebrities, supermodels and makeup artists. If you are looking for skin rejuvenation and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and peach fuzz hair, dermaplaning may be the painless, and relaxing, procedure for you.
Dermaplaning is one of the latest dermalogical treatments to hit the mainstream. It involves a beautician quickly swiping a small, sterile blade in gentle motions at a 45-degree angle against the skin. In other words, it is just a very simple method of mechanical exfoliation giving you a brighter complexion and a vibrant skin surface. The treatment removes dead skin cells and tiny, almost invisible, vellus hair, also known as ‘peach fuzz’, making your skin feel smoother. The procedure is done on cleansed, dry skin after a clay mask is applied, followed by a toner. All areas of the face can be treated, including the forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and neck.
A treatment typically lasts between 30-45 minutes and is completely non-invasive with no anaesthesia being needed. Dermaplaning has a low risk of complication and is one of the safest skin rejuvenation treatments available. There is no down time associated with dermaplaning and most people can return to their daily activities immediately.
Dermaplaning has many benefits and very few side effects. For starters, dermaplaning leaves the skin feeling smoother with an immediate improvement in the skin’s tone and texture. Skin will be both brighter and youthful looking, and the longer-term effects include increased cellular activity and production, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, fewer dark spots and a reduction in acne scarring.
Whilst dermaplaning is an excellent exfoliator, it also helps to remove those tiny facial hairs that you know are there but are difficult to see. Removing these small vellus hairs is beneficial to the cleanliness of the skin since these tiny hairs trap oil and dirt giving the skin a dull appearance. After dermaplaning, skin care products and facial treatments are much more efficient as they are absorbed into the skin and penetrate it more deeply. Makeup also goes on much smoother.
There really isn’t much not to like about dermaplaning. However, the main concern that most women have is a sharp blade running over the face and the possibility of thicker hair growing back. Fortunately, this will not happen with dermaplaning. The hair on the face is not the same as hair on other parts of the body, such as the legs, so will not be affected by dermaplaning in any way.
Unfortunately for those suffering with acne, particularly active pustular acne, dermaplaning is not an option.
You can have a dermaplaning facial every 4-6 weeks
Not at all! It is a painless, and even relaxing, solution for troubled patchy skin.