By Lisa Young – Salon Director
Dermaplaning is currently the trendiest must have skincare treatment. It has a big celebrity following and you would have seen it splashed across social media.
Some may say it is a method of hair removal for the face but it’s not just about that and does has fantastic skin benefits.
We feel that hair removal as part of the dermaplaning facial treatment is just the added bonus and it’s the results on the skin that speaks volumes about how great this treatment really is.
Read on for more information on this highly sought after treatment and find out about the benefits a dermaplaning facial has in store for you.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a super effective exfoliating treatment where the therapist administering the treatment uses a surgical scalpel to gently scrape off any dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. In addition dermaplaning also removes any peach fuzz on your face leaving your skin super smooth.
Why is dermaplaning so good for the skin?
Over time, dead skin cells build up on the skin making your complexion appear dull & flaky. This build-up of dead skin cells can even cause breakouts. This is because dead skin cells clog pores and hair follicles creating a breeding ground for bacteria.
What type of exfoliation is dermaplaning?
Regular exfoliation is essential to help promote an even, healthy glowing skin. Dermaplaning is a form of mechanical exfoliation. It is often combined with an enzyme or chemical skin peel, which are both forms of chemical exfoliation i.e. products that use a combination of naturally exfoliating ingredients to breakdown the dead skin cells and gently lift the dead skin away to reveal the younger more youthful skin cells underneath.
The results of a skin peel is brighter and smoother skin. Imagine how more enhanced the results are when combined with a dermaplaning facial.
Thinking of making an appointment to try dermaplaning? Read on to understand what it involves and how to get the best from your treatment.
Who is a Dermaplaning Facial good for?
Dermaplaning is recommended for most skin types. So whether you have:
- sun damage.
- fine lines.
- dry skin or dull skin.
… generally, dermaplaning is a great treatment for most people.
However, inflamed acne is not a good candidate for dermaplaning. In this instance, your skin therapist should advise treatments to calm and assist your complexion to clear up more before having a treatment.
Will it affect the hairgrowth on my face?
Unlike shaving, dermaplaning will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker. The hair on a woman’s face is a soft, light, downy hair known as vellus hair. This type of hair does not grow back thicker or darker.
Is there any down time to dermaplaning?
There is no downtime to dermaplaning except that we advise that a minimum of SPF 30 should be used for up to 48 hours post treatment. This is to protect the skin from being over sensitised in sunlight. However, it is always a sensible approach to take and use a good SPF to protect skin from UV damage on a daily basis, no matter what time of the year it is.
How much is a dermaplaning treatment?
You can expect to spend £90 for a basic treatment with exfoliation and up to £120 for an advanced deluxe treatment that includes a skin peel & mask.
How quickly do you see the results?
You will notice a difference in your skin’s texture and tone immediately, so it’s definitely worth it.
What difference will I notice about my skin?
There are many benefits to dermaplaning:
- Skin will feel super smooth and makeup will go on so smoothly and easily.
- You will use less skincare products because the dead skin cells are not absorbing the ingredients before they get to where they need to get to in your skin which means it saves you costs and ensures you get the benefit from your skin care products
- The peachy fuzz on your face will not collect powder dust so you look like great aunt Gertie’s side burns!
- Your skincare products will also be more effective, since the product isn’t being blocked by dead skin cells and can penetrate the skin faster.
How long do the results last for?
The results can last up to four weeks, so you can have this as a one off treatment or better still as a regular treatment. Ask your skin therapist what exfoliation you should be doing between treatments in order to prolong results
Is special training required for my skin therapist to do dermaplaning
Ohhh yes … so don’t trust just anyone to perform the treatment procedure. Go to someone you know has been trained professionally and has a good reputation. This will ensure that you get the best and safest results.
Don’t try this at home – leave it to the pros
Ever cut yourself shaving your legs? Does your boyfriend / partner cut his face shaving?
So why would you use a surgical scalpel on your face at home.
So are you ready to glow with a dermaplaning facial?
Then give us a call on 02392 380 692 and book your dermaplaning facial with a specialist at Studio 8 Beauty today.