Dermaplaning is a quick and painless procedure that works by deeply exfoliating the skin. In the exfoliation process, the small, downy hairs of the face are removed, which revitalizes the skin and allows your skin to better absorb beneficial skincare products. If you are looking to brighten your skin, dermaplaning is likely for you.
During dermaplaning, your esthetician carefully draws a surgical blade over the skin to gently remove dead skin cells and vellus hair. This process also deeply exfoliates the skin, and promotes the growth of collagen.
Vellus hair blocks compounds from entering the skin on your face. Have you ever applied makeup and noticed that the soft, downy hairs become more visible? Dermaplaning removes those hairs and your makeup will glide on more smoothly and look more natural.
This treatment does not require much preparation. Make sure you don’t apply facial make-up that will be difficult to remove with a gentle facial cleanser or wipe prior to your procedure. Be sure to inform your provider beforehand if you have a history of cold-sores or sensitivities/allergies to products.
Most patients find dermaplaning to be a relaxing procedure with no discomfort. We will gently cleanse the area to be treated before the dermaplaning.
Your skin may be slightly red after the procedure for 30 minutes and more sensitive to products for 1-2 days. We recommended avoiding anti-aging products for 2 days to avoid any stinging or discomfort of the skin. Increased sun protection post procedure is important for 1 week post procedure. Please ask us about specific products at your appointment and we can direct you.
There is no discomfort with this procedure and most patients find it relaxing. You will feel a little pressure as the blade runs across your skin.
In the first 1-2 days after the procedure, your treated skin will be sensitive and we ask that you avoid anti-aging products or exfoliates as using them will cause stinging. We recommend that you practice increased sun protection for one week after the procedure.