Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that uses a 10 gauge surgical scalpel to scrape off dead dull layers of skin along while eliminating that annoying peach fuzz. This treatment reveals a smoother, brighter complexion. It also creates a flawless canvas for makeup application. It also allows for better penetration of skincare products into the epidermis and dermis layers of skin for superior and faster results. Many medspa providers will use dermaplaning to prep the skin for more invasive procedures such as laser treatments or chemical peels.
Dermaplaning is great for ALL skin types EXCEPT acneic skin. As always, discuss any skin sensitivities and divulge any topical creams or serums you use prior to any treatment. This is a fantastic treatment if you are pregnant or nursing if you want exfoliation without risk of harsh chemicals that can possibly be passed onto your baby.
Dermaplaning removes up to 21 days worth of dead skin cells. It is best to let your skin complete the rejuvenation cycle (about 4 weeks) before your next treatment. A big concern for most is the fear of the facial hair growing back thicker and darker… which is false. Superficial vellus hairs (the medical term for peach fuzz) will grow back at the same rate and the same texture as it was before the treatment.
It is a painless procedure with zero down time and no side effects. Skin will be sensitive to sun, as in any deep exfoliating treatment. It is a good rule of thumb to reapply an SPF 30 or higher throughout the day to avoid any hyperpigmentation or future sun-damage. The benefits are immediate. More radiant skin with even tone and texture. This is a favorite treatment of mine to do on brides right before their makeup application, especially if she is getting airbrushed.
Appointments should take on average 45 minutes as you lay back and relax. Caution against any sudden movements since you will have a sterile surgical blade at a 45 degree angle pressed up against your face. In other words, make sure you silence your cell phone before walking into the room! This is also why you should ask questions and do a little research to be sure your medspa provider has a lot of experience with this procedure.
The average cost of Dermaplaning is between $100-$200 per session. Most establishments will give discounts when you purchase in packages of 3 or more. Results last about 4 weeks, but with adding the correct skincare treatment plan and at home product regimen results can extend up to 6 months.
Glowing, Radiant skin NEVER goes out of style! Consult with a professional near you.