Dermaplaning* is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a tool to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t. At Spa Elegance we perform a non medical, non invasive technique that removes only the outermost layer of the epidermis/skin. Our Dermaplaning Facial consists of a mild peel with a low level concentration for a more gentle result.
Dermaplaning eliminates that annoying peach fuzz (vellus hair) that often causes buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles as well as 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 (dermaplaning is not a permanent hair removal procedure), leaving the surface very smooth which 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 a medium level chemical peel.
Wondering if you should try dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion? They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. 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.
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin or rosacia. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.
Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face. First, the technician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, the technician will pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile tool at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, feathering strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
Dermaplaning procedures take about 30-45 minutes.There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin may be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear our recommended broad-spectrum Rhonda Allison Daytime Defense sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
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. Superficial vellus hair will only grow back at the rate and texture as before a treatment.
Dermaplaning can remove up to 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment. **
*Individual results vary. ** it is extremely important to follow the post treatment home guidelines recommended by your clinician for maximum results.
Contact Trisha @ 508-642-9178 for details.
Dermaplaning with gentle peel 60-75min. $130 (Includes a customized home care kit based on your skin type)