Dermaplaning, also known as Epidermal leveling is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin.
Dermaplaning is a gentle medical skin treatment that is performed by using a surgical blade that gently scrapes the outermost layers of the epidermis, therefore, ridding it of dead skin cells, impurities and debris. This treatment is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin and to regenerate new skin cells thus leaving the complexion smooth, soft and vibrant.
Is Dermaplaning right for me?
If you have dull, dry, dehydrated and or congested skin, it is often because you have a surface barrier of dead cells that are not allowing topical products to penetrate. At the same time, impurities from within are trapped and, as well, underlying new cells are unable to surface.Once your skin is dermaplaned, it accelerates and aids in the sloughing off of the dead skin, that barrier is removed and the skin begins to respond to the skin products being used. Also, it is able to expel the impurities from within creating a healthier and revitalized skin. Dermaplaning may also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. By skimming away the surrounding skin, the noticeable difference between the area levels is evened out.
How many treatment do I need?
Treatments only take about 30 minutes and regular treatments are scheduled about 3-4 weeks apart. Blading the skin actually removes about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells.
Won't the hairs on the face grow back thicker?
No. The hair on the face is called vellous hairs and it is physiologically impossible to grow back thicker.
There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies. Vellous (tiny translucent blonde hair) and Terminal (thicker hair that grows under the arms, pubic area, eye brows, mustache and beard for men and legs). Vellous hair when cut or removed will grow back the same. The structure of the hair does not become damaged, therefore it is impossible to alter. Terminal hair is physiologically coarse. When Termianl hair is cut, it grows back the same way...coarse.
Is Dermaplaning recommended for acne skin?
If you suffer from acne and an over production of the sebaceous gland, we do not recommend dermaplaning. Acne begins in the hair follicle and when the hair is removed it can aggravate or stimulate acne breakouts. For acne prone skin, we recommend Microdermabrasion, which is another form of manual exfoliation and will clear the skin and prevent the spreading of acne.
Is this treatment safe?
Dermaplaning is a safe treatment when performed by a professional. All skin types and colors can benefit from derma planing or blading. Our medical esthetician is highly trained and experienced in performing Dermaplaning treatment. The treatment is safely performed using a #10 sterile surgical blade. While holding the area of skin taut, the blade stoked along the skin at a 45 degree angle.
This quick, non-surgical procedure is pain free. There is no swelling or pain associated with the dermaplaning procedure. Most people say it feels good and there is absolutely no down time. The reason there is no pain with the dermaplaning procedure is because there are no chemicals used and the procedure is only taking off the dead skin cells that surface the skin.
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