Removes surface debris
Increases absorption of Skincare
Gently Exfoliates Skin
Primes skin for Peels
Creates healthier, more radiant appearance
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation where the top layer of the skin, also known as stratum corneum,
dead skin layer and vellus hair (the fine hair on the face and body also called “peach fuzz”) is removed
using a surgical scalpel. It sounds daunting, but it is actually easier on the skin than most other forms of
hair removal. Better still, it’s guaranteed to leave your skin looking smoother, brighter and fresher and
can even help to lighten scarring from acne.
Since dermaplaning removes the top layer of skin it also promotes cell turnover, helping to stimulate
regrowth. After treatment, the skin is much smoother and the pores are opened so that makeup goes on
easier and skincare products can penetrate deeper, enhancing their effectiveness.
Dermaplaning can be used as an alternative to laser treatments and microdermabrasion, and may even
be preferred as it is less stressful on the skin with no recovery time. It can also be used along with these
other procedures to enhance results even more.
Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?
Before having any cosmetic procedure it’s important to consider whether it is appropriate for you. Fortunately, dermaplaning can be used on women of all skin types and colors who are 30 or older and want to improve the health and appearance of their skin. Because it is quick and has very few adverse effects it is even considered a great choice for individuals with sensitive skin and pregnant women.
Will it make the hair on my face grow back thicker and darker?
No. Because dermaplaning focuses on the Vellus, or fine hair, that covers much of the body except for the palms, soles, lips and genital area, it doesn’t cause hair to grow back thicker and darker. Unlike Terminal hair, which grows on the scalp, underarms and pubic region, Vellus hair grows back at the same rate and texture after removal.
Is the treatment safe?
One of the biggest benefits of dermaplaning is that it is extremely safe when it is performed by a skilled trained dermal therapist. It is no more risky than shaving your legs and better still, there is no downtime so you can easily fit it into your busy schedule. While it is generally safe, it is not recommend for people with active and cystic acne as it may cause irritation. Because we care about the safety of our clients, here at Alexia Makeup • Hair • Beauty we analyze each client’s skin and we will advise you on the benefits of other treatments to promote healthy skin. Our Dermaplaning treatment is part of our 'Skin Health' bespoke treatment plans.
Does it hurt? Will it cause cuts?
Though very effective, dermaplaning is performed using a gentle stretching and scraping motion that makes it painless. There is a risk of small, minor cuts on the skin, but these tiny nicks will generally heal within 24-48 hours.
How long is the treatment? How often can I have it done?
Most dermaplaning session last between 45-60 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. It may take slightly longer if we incorporate enzymes, masks, infusions and LED light therapy. Your aesthetician will work with you to determine the right treatment for your skin. Since dermaplaning removes approximately 21 days worth of dead skin it is important to leave enough time between your appointments so that your skin can fully rejuvenate.
How Soon Will I See Results?
One of the biggest advantages of Dermaplaning is that the results are immediate. There is virtually no downtime, which makes it the perfect beauty treatment before a social event. You can walk out of the salon looking your best and ready to go!
What Are The Benefits of Dermaplaning?
• Skin tone improved immediately with no down time
• Skin is left looking softer and feeling smoother
• Removal of hair and dead skin results in a brighter complexion for a youthful glow
• Improves effectiveness of skin care products by allowing active ingredients to penetrate more deeply
• Makeup application is easier so you can achieve your best look with less
• Works safely and effectively on all skin types and colors
• Won’t aggravate telangiectasia (broken capillaries)
• Helps improve skin condition by reducing blackheads and enlarged pores
• Unlike waxing, there is no risk to clients using Retinols
• Risk of post-procedure breakouts is minimal
• There is no downtime – look your best without the wait!