Dermaplaning involves your technician using a surgical blade (held at a precise angle) to shave off dead skin and fine hair from the skin, in order to exfoliate the face and provide a brighter and more youthful appearance.
Dermaplaning also improves acne scarring, the appearance of fine lines and help rid the face of clogged pores and "peach fuzz" hairs.
Dermaplaning is not recommended for:
Those with skin types featuring active acne breakouts
Skin types with raised vascular lesions
Skin with hypertrophic scarring or keloid formations
Excessive facial hair or hirsutism sufferers with hormonal imbalance conditions
Skin types with pigmentation problems
Sensitive skin types
Inflammatory skin condition sufferers like those with rosacea and psoriasis
Basic dermaplaning (50 minutes) £50
Includes cleansing, dermaplaning, a collagen mask, LED light therapy and moisturiser with SPF
Hydra-planing (1 hour) £65
Includes doubling cleansing, an EZ CO2 mask, dermaplaning, a collagen mask, LED light therapy, hyaluronic serum and moisturiser with SPF
Luxury dermaplaning (1 hour) £85
Includes doubling cleansing, an EZ CO2 mask, dermaplaning, a collagen mask, LED light therapy, a 24K gold hyaluronic acid, vitamin c serum and moisturiser with SPF
Am I a good candidate?
The ideal candidate for Dermaplaning has ageing, dry, rough, or uneven skin tone. Dermaplaning can also help reduce the appearance of shallow acne scars, fine lines and superficial hyperpigmentation.
Is the treatment safe?
This treatment is extremely safe when performed by a properly trained skincare professional. There is no more risk to the skin than when you shave your legs. There is also no downtime associated with this procedure.
Does it hurt? Will it cause cuts?
Dermaplaning is effective by performing a gentle scraping motion across the skin’s surface. With hair removal such as waxing and threading, most people have the idea that all hair removal is painful, but Dermaplaning is entirely painless. There are risks of cuts on the skin, however, they are small and very minor as the pressure used for Dermaplaning cannot cause a deep cut. These nicks and scrapes heal within 24-48 hours.
Will it make the hair on my face grow back thicker and darker?
No. There are different types of hair that grow on the body; vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is found on most areas of the body except palms, soles, lips and genital areas, whereas terminal hairs are found on the scalp, underarms and pubic region. The soft and fine vellus hair grows back at the same rate and texture.
What is the benefit of adding a chemical peel with Dermaplaning?
Hyperkeratosis is a build-up of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. By removing this initial layer, a chemical peel is able to penetrate deeper into the dermis resulting in more effective treatment. The conjunction of dermaplaning and a chemical peel leaves the skin refreshed and rejuvenated. Together they promote new skin growth and target problems such as ageing, sunspots and environmental damage.
How long is the treatment? How often can I have it done?
Dermaplaning takes anywhere between 30-45 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. The treatment itself removes approximately 21 days worth of dead skin so it is important to let your skin rejuvenate before your next appointment.
What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?
Both options are a form of physical exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin, microdermabrasion also exfoliates the surface of the skin, but not as thoroughly or deeply as dermaplaning does.
AFTER TREATMENT, YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:
Your skin may be sensitive and may tingle, but this will reside in around a week
Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days
Avoid extreme heat for 3 days
Do not use scrubs or other exfoliators for 1 week
Avoid chlorine for 1 week
Apply serums and moisturizers
Use SPF30 sunscreen