Resurfacing exfoliation treatment.
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Most who hear the word Dermaplane quickly associate the term with the procedure known as Dermabrasion, and won't consider it as a possible treatment. Dermabrasion is a medical procedure in which the skin is abraded down to the dermis using a whisk like roller device. There are many complications associated with Dermabrasion, including infections and scarring, which is why it is not as commonly used anymore, reflecting in its continuing decline in popularity.
Dermaplane on the other hand, is a simple exfoliation of the epidermis. Because Dermaplane is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity within the cosmetic industry and medical providers across the country. Using a scalpel and delicate touch, the technician simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes.
It is also first chose for clients who have excess vellus hair on the face. 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 thicker and darker after a dermaplane. This is not the case, if the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
Dermaplane immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outermost layer and is an easy and effective procedure involving the use of a surgical blade. During this fast, painless treatment, dead skin is removed from the epidermis, as well as vellus hair.
Dermaplaning aids in providing a blank, smooth canvas for applying makeup.
Because Dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse affects, it has quickly gained popularity among cosmetic and medical providers across the country.
No under 18s
Diabetes - not controlled by diet or medication
Cancer - those clients currently undergoing treatment (chemo or radio therapy)
Accutane or isotretinoin use within the last 12 months.
Blood thinners (anticoagulants) this will include the use of Aspirin and its dosage.
Acne - Grade 3 and above, including; cystic and pustular acne that is red and irritated.
Moles and skin tags
Use of Retin-A 7 days prior treatment
Chemical peel/laser treatments within 14 days prior to treatment
Cold sores (Herpes simplex)
Sun and wind burnt skin
Scleroderma (hardening and tightening of the skin)
Telangiectasia/Erythema, also known as spider veins or Angioectasias, are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin
Papule and Pustule Rosacea (Rosacea is a disease of the skin causing redness and the skin or mucous membranes)
Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the above conditions are recognised as contraindications for dermaplaning treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment.
Vellus hair (peach fuzz)
Tired/ dull skin
Fine lines and wrinkles
Flawless makeup application
Removal of 3-4 weeks of dead skin cells
Glowing, even complexion