Dermaplaning is a resurfacing treatment on the skin that uses a physicians tool to exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin, skin cells, and vellus hair (more commonly known as peach fuzz.) It pairs well with with enzyme peels and acid peels. You will see your skin more radiant in appearance, smoother texture, and more even skin tones. Dermaplaning is a painless and comfortable treatment which takes about 30-45 mins. Downtime is minimal, and hair will not grow back thicker or coarser but, the same as before. The skin is prepped with institut DermEd peel products and following the Dermaplaning, an enzymatic peel is applied followed by a soothing or hydrating mask.

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Who can have Dermplaning?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with active breakout, anyone using topical Retinol or Accutance and men with heavy facial hair. If you have active acne there are other treatments available that would be more beneficial, and it is necessary to wait until breakouts are healed before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the use of chemicals.

How is Dermaplaning different from a peel?

Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation process that does not use acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells. All of the exfoliation is achieved during your treatment and you will not peel or visibly shed skin after your service, while Peels can result in dramatic peeling in the days following a service. Dermaplaning provides a good alternative to peels for those who desire professional grade exfoliation without the potential social downtime.

What should I expect during my service?

Dermaplaning is a painless treatment that includes deep cleansing, professional exfoliation in the form of dermaplaning followed by restorative treatment and finished with skin care suited to your unique skin. Dermaplaning has a similar sensation to close a shave which removes vellus hair and dead skin cells simultaneously.

How long is the treatment?

30 – 45 minutes.

What should I expect after my service?

You’ll 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 cosmetics will also go on smoother. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.

How should I care for my skin after a Dermaplaning treatment?

After a Dermaplaning treatment your skin needs time to heal and restore. Treat the skin gently, using only hands to cleanse for at least 2 days and wearing sunscreen every day. For best results, use skincare routine recommended by your technician/specialist.

Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?

No, dermaplaning will not alter your natural hair growth. Hair will continue to grow as previously.

Recommended course for optimal results?

Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.

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