Dermaplane

 

 

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Dermaplaning is a non invasive skin resurfacing/skin rejuvenating procedure that uses a special surgical blade to gently scrape away the top layer of dead epidermal cells. With the added benefit of fresh silky softness to the skin it also removes the fine Vellus hair or "peach fuzz" which traps excess dirt and oil that can clog pores without growing back darker or thicker. This precise and highly effective procedure treats sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin while smoothing out fine lines, acne scaring, uneven skin tone, and also helps patients who suffer from folliculitis. This exfoliation treatment helps with cellular turnover and is an alternate and a gentler treatment to microdermabrasion and sometimes may remove pre-cancerous growths known as Keratosis. This procedure also helps to make other skin care treatments and products absorb more efficiently. Quick, painless, highly effective, and requiring no downtime, this treatment leaves the skin with a smoother appearance and offers instant gratification. The reason there is no pain with the Dermaplaning procedure is because we are only taking off the dead skin cells that surface the skin.

* Your Dermaplaning session begins with cleansing of the skin and then an alcohol prep solution is applied to dehydrate the skin cells for easy and proper removal. After your skin has been skillfully exfoliated an application of a soothing and nourishing moisturizer will be applied, followed by a physical SPF leaving your skin with a healthy radiant glow.

 

Dermaplaning Procedure………………………….$101

Removes light surface wrinkling
Smoothes acne scarring
Improves skin texture
Evens out skin tone
Helps to unblock blackheads
Reduces the pore size
Removes facial hair (hair does not grow back thicker)

Generates new healthy cell development
Enhances penetration of skin care products

 

 

*** Frequently Asked Questions:

– Why doesn’t the hair grow back thicker?    Fine facial “peach fuzz” is one of the two types of hair that everyone has. It’s called Vellus hair and is the fine translucent hair that you can see if you look closely on women’s face, chest and back. The other type of hair is Terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, under the arms, in the pubic area, brows, and on the lower face in men. Because Vellus hair is so fine and different from Terminal hair, cutting it does not make it grow in thicker or feel stubbly afterwards.

– How often is this procedure performed?
The normal skin growth cycle is around 28 days and since Dermaplaning removes about 2-3 weeks-worth of dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about 3-4 weeks between treatments.

Can blading or Dermaplaning be performed in the same visit as a chemical peel?
A chemical peel done immediately after Dermaplaning is an excellent way to make sure that the peel penetrates deeper and more evenly. Although performing a peel after Dermaplaning is not suited for all skin types it will be up to the discretion of our Esthetician, Lindsay. TCA and Lactic acid peels, such as PCA Skin Sensi Peel and Ultra Peel I will hydrate and further exfoliate dry to normal skin. Where as a peel alternative such as PCA Skin Oxygenating Trio, Detox Gel or Clarifying Masque may be applied for oilier resilient skin types. Or a simple retinoid treatment like PCA Skin Esthetique or Ultra Peel II may be applied.

What skin types/conditions can be treated?
The only skin that probably shouldn’t be treated with Dermaplaning is acne-prone skin. The oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up and connect with the Vellus hair in order for it to be excreted. If the hair is removed and the oil builds up, the glands are obstructed and cause more breakouts.

Is this treatment safe?
Dermaplaning is a safe treatment when performed by a professional. All skin types and ethnicities can benefit from Dermaplaning or blading. Our Esthetician, Lindsay is highly trained and experienced in performing Dermaplaning treatment. The treatment is safely performed using a #10 sterile surgical blade. While holding the area of skin taut, the blade stoked along the skin at a 45 degree angle.