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WHAT IS DERMAPLANING? Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells and non hormonal hair to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands.
Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras. Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.
What’s the difference between Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin. Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But, keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference.
WHO IS DERMAPLANING FOR? Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those on the list below. Great for fine lines, light acne scars and dull skin.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DERMAPLANING? There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANING? You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.
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.
The treatment is available to all skin types, with exception to the following contraindications:
Diabetes not controlled with medication
Accutane within last 12 months
Cancer patients having/had treatment in the last 6-12 months
People on high doses of aspirin/blood thinning medications
Acne Grade 3 or above
Anyone that has had a skin peel in the last 2 weeks
Anyone that has had laser therapy within the last 4 weeks
Injectables - 1 week before/2 weeks after
No under 18's
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