Dermaplaning uses a medical scalpel to exfoliate the skin whilst removing peach fuzz hair, revealing a brighter-looking skin. By removing dead skin cells, your skincare products will better penetrate when you apply them, making them all the more effective. Dermaplaning is safe for most skin types, especially those with sun damage, fine lines and dull skin. Exfoliation is key for maintaining a healthy glowing skin.
Our skin naturally renews its cells over a period of around thirty days, and during this process, the old skin cells tend to accumulate, thickening the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum), making the complexion appear dull and lifeless. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, gentle treatment used to remove the outermost layer of dry and dead skin cells, revealing newer, softer, smoother skin underneath. This also boosts circulation to the skin, making the skin appear bright and glowing. All types of skin can benefit from the process, which is ideal for dry skin to acne prone and for enlarged pores. Note that because the process exfoliates the skin, Dermaplaning can also be used in conjunction with suitable skin-care products to accelerate the Intense Pulsed Light rejuvenation process.
Your Dermaplaning therapist will explain the recovery and aftercare process during treatment. But as a guideline, to avoid damaging the skin following treatment, further treatments that exfoliate e.g. scrubs, masks and peels should be avoided, unless your therapist recommends them. You should avoid the gym, sauna, swimming and hot baths for the first twelve hours after your treatment, but otherwise there is no need to alter your normal routine. You should always apply sunscreen daily, to protect your skin. Note that your therapist may also recommend using certain skincare products if the procedure is used in conjunction with other Intense Pulsed Light acne and skin rejuvenation processes.
Some redness for an hour or two after the treatment is quite normal, after which the skin will look brighter, with a more even colour, and feel softer to the touch. Sometimes there may be slight dryness and flaking for a few days as the skin renews itself.
Good results can be achieved in as little as one treatment. A course of between six and twelve fortnightly treatments may be recommended for problem skin. Considering that Microdermabrasion is a progressive treatment (with the skin constantly renewing itself) many patients attend regular maintenance treatments.