Also known as: Derma Planing | Derma Blading
A Safe Alternative to Chemical and Cloth Exfoliation
Dermaplaning is by far the most popular treatment among all my clients. It removes peach fuzz and the outer most layers of dead skin cells. This leaves the skin smooth, supple and vibrant, making makeup application smooth and flawless.
Dermaplaning is a non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation. Yes, I can do microdermabrasion, but it’s loud and and I have less control over how much of the surface I remove. And dermaplaning doesn't leave my clients with the classic "redness" that is standard with microdermabrasion.
Here are answers to common questions I get about dermaplaning:
- How is this treatment performed?
Dermaplaning is performed by using a #10 scalpel blade (a sterile, surgical blade). The blade is held against the skin at a 45 degree angle and stroked along the skin, just like shaving.
- Is this Treatment Safe?
Dermaplaning is extremely safe when done by a professionally trained technician, such as myself who has done it thousands of times. There is no more risk to the skin than when a man shaves his face. As long as the practitioner has adequate training, the treatment should be very easy and quick.
- Does the hair grow back thicker?
No. This is a myth -- the hair does not grow back thicker. It is physiologically impossible for your fine facial hairs to grow back thicker.
- How often is this procedure performed?
I recommend dermaplaning be performed every 3 – 4 weeks. Think of it as routine care. Blading the skin actually removes about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. I would not recommend treating the skin more often than that.
- Can dermaplaning be performed with a chemical peel?
Absolutely. Micropeel and Micropeel Plus begin with blading, then we add either lactic or glycolic acid or both to the skin for a fantastic result.
- What skin types/conditions can be treated?
All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning or blading, however, I would not recommend this treatment for those suffering from acne and an over production of the sebaceous gland. The oils from the sebaceous gland need to travel up and connect with the vellous hair.
Dermaplaning really is one of the best types of exfoliation. It's chemical free! It's a great way to treat dull skin and a fuzzy face. I highly recommend it! Click the button below to schedule your free consultation!