What Areas can be treated?
Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck.
How often can this be performed?
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. The technician should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21-30 days before repeating the treatment.
Can Dermaplaning be combined with medical grade facials?
Yes. Dermaplaning is an excellent way to prepare the skin for such facials.
Does it hurt?
Dermaplaning is very comfortable and doesn’t hurt at all. Only the top layer of dead skin cells are removed. As with any sharp instrument, on a rare instance there is the possibility of nicks and cuts.
Is there any downtime?
No, that’s one of the benefits. The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish.
Who can be treated?
All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning. Darker skin tones actually have more layers of skin, so with aging, the skin tends to sag rather than wrinkle. Dermaplaning removes these extra layers of skin, helps correct pigmentation concerns and provides a more youthful and healthy glow. This is a great treatment to offer to patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream, and may be transferred to the fetus or the child. It is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.
Who cannot be treated?
Clients with active acne outbreaks or cold sores should not be treated until lesions are healed. Dermaplaning is great for diminishing acne scars but should not be performed during active outbreaks. Clients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting should not be treated. Clients with diabetes not under control by diet or medication should not be treated. Clients undergoing cancer treatment should also not be treated.