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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a form of microdermabrasion utilising a specialised sterile surgical instrument.  Once the skin has been prepped, the blade is gently scraped across the surface of the skin, whilst the therapist holds the skin taught.  Dermaplaning removes weeks of dead skin cells and debris, along with vellus hair (peach fuzz).

What can it be used for?

It immediately diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, aids absorption of topical products and brings a radiance to the skin.  You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone, while the long-term effects are increased cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of superficial acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair.

Is it safe?

Yes it is safe when performed by a qualified and insured professional.

Will the peach fuzz grow back thicker and darker?

No.  Hormones can turn the vellus hair (peach fuzz) into terminal hair (thicker, coarser hair), not Dermaplaning.  The vellus hair will slowly grow back over a period of 4 weeks.

How often can you have it done?
We recommend not sooner than every 4 weeks.  This allows the skin to complete its normal cycle before repeating.

Who can have it done?

Both women and men (non-bearded areas only for men) can have Dermaplaning.  There are a few contraindications which include Diabetes, Eczema and Psoriasis and if you take blood thinners/anti-coagulants or use Roaccutane for Acne treatment.  If you are unsure whether this treatment is suitable for you, then please do not hesitate to contact us before booking.

Can Dermaplaning cause the skin to bleed?

Yes.  There is always the possibility of a nick or cut, however your therapist will do everything possible to minimise this.

A one off facial will give immediate benefits, however, for more long term benefits a course of 3 or more treatments will be required.  Please speak to your therapist for further details.

Post Treatment Instructions :-

Avoid excessive heat for 3 days after treatment - for example steam rooms, hot tubs, saunas and even heavy workouts.

Avoid sunbathing/sunbeds for at least 3 days after treatment.

Avoid chlorine for 24 hours.

Avoid facial waxing post treatment for 7 days.  Facial waxing may be performed up to a minimum of 48hrs prior to Dermaplaning.

Avoid dermal fillers and Botox/Xeomin for 2-3 weeks (prior and post treatment).

Do not pick, scratch or aggressively rub the treated areas.

No scrubs or cleansing brushes should be used for 7 days post treatment.

You may experience a slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness for the first few day.  You may also experience peeling, however, this is normal.
Skincare products may tingle for the first day.  Your therapist will advise you on products to avoid.

Sun protection factor must be worn for 72 hours prior to treatment.

Make up should be avoided for the first 12-24 hours.