What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation similar in theory to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or  abrasive crystals. An esthetician grade, sterile blade is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead  skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning also temporarily removes the fine vellus hair of the face, leaving a very  smooth surface.

As with any type of exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells allows home care products to be more effective,  reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone and assists in reducing milia, closed and open comedones, and  minor breakouts associated with congested pores.

Dermaplaning can be an effective exfoliation method for clients that have couperose (tiny blood vessels near the  surface of the skin), sensitive skin or allergies that prevent the use of microdermabrasion or chemical peels.

Due to the contours of the face, certain areas of the face (such as the eyelids and nose) are not treatable using this  method.

What should you expect during your treatment?

As your esthetician, I will perform a thorough skin analysis prior to your first dermaplaning.

If dermaplaning is not appropriate, you will be informed during this session and an alternative treatment may be  recommended instead.

If dermaplaning is not contraindicated, maximum results are obtained by participating in a series of treatments plus  following a home care regimen.

I will review your current daily regimen and skin care products, advise you on which products you should continue to  use, and recommend any additional products or changes to your regimen to enhance your desired outcome.

As your esthetician, I take every precaution to ensure that your skin is well hydrated and calm following each session.  However, you may experience excessive dryness or even some peeling between sessions, which may or may not be  normal. Always contact me if you have any concerns.

More sensitive skin may experience some redness after the first couple of sessions. This normally goes away after 2  to 3 hours. Dermaplaning may cause minor superficial abrasions which may not appear until a day or two following  your treatment. If this should occur, please contact me so that I can do a post-treatment follow up with you.

After your treatment, SPF 30+ MUST be worn at all times. Tanning beds should never be used. You are making an  investment in your skin: therefore, it is to your benefit to continue to protect it long after your series of treatments is  completed.

Is satisfaction guaranteed?

The majority of my clients receive noticeable, satisfactory to above average results with a series of treatments and  a commitment to a daily skin care regimen. However, this outcome cannot be guaranteed as maximum results  are highly dependent on age, cumulative sun exposure, health, lifestyle, genetic traits, general skin condition, and  willingness to follow recommended protocols.

Be aware that many changes may occur deeper within the skin over time. To continue the maintenance of your skin  after you complete your treatment(s), I may inform you of long-term age management programs.

Home Care

Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided. Direct sunlight  exposure is to be completely avoided immediately following the treatment (including any strong UV light exposure or  tanning beds). Although SPF 30+ should already be a part of your daily skin care, after dermaplaning, SPF 30+ must  be applied daily to the treated area for a minimum of two weeks. Twice daily cleanse the treated area with a post treatment cleanser, followed by a serum or treatment cream and follow with SPF 30+ sunscreen.


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