WHAT IS DERMAL PLANING?
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe treatment (provided the person performing it is properly trained) and highly effective physical exfoliation treatment. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel (#10 Butter Blade) to gently "shave" the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). The treatment can be performed monthly, in less than 30 minutes, with no downtime post-treatment.
BENEFITS OF DERMALPLANING
Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin. It is also a first choice for clients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the client healthier looking skin. Although merely an old wives' tale, many clients 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. Exfoliation of dead skin cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER DERMAPLANING?
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 buildup of dead skin cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. 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 fetus.