I offer dermaplaning in Exeter as one of my holistic treatments.
As we age, our cell turnover decreases and this affects our skin texture and tone. Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure that gently exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells away to help reveal a brighter and smoother complexion, leaving skin ultra-smooth and perfectly prepped for make-up, so it takes on an “airbrushed” finish.
Dead skin cells make your complexion look dull and contribute to clogged pores and spots. Dermaplaning results in a more effective application of skincare products and serums as they penetrate more into the skin rather than sitting on the skin’s surface. You’ll also find you need to use far less product as there is no hair to trap it – it removes the peach fuzz (vellus hair) on the face and creates a beautiful smooth surface for skincare products and makeup to glide on flawlessly.
Benefits also include lessening the appearance of acne scarring, any sun damage or hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.
A dermaplaning facial includes a double cleanse, tone, dermaplane, peel, mask and facial oil.
Will the hair on my face grow back heavier and darker?
No, if the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before your treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
Not at all. You will feel a very light feathering sensation and many find the dermaplaning part of the facial relaxing in itself.
Can I have dermaplaning if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Absolutely. Dermaplaning is perfect if you’d like a deep exfoliation but need to avoid chemical peeling agents.
Is there any down-time?
There is no down-time with dermaplaning. Your skin may appear slightly red straight after the treatment but this quickly disappears.
How often can the procedure be done?
Dermaplaning can be done every 4 weeks. This allows the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 30 days before repeating.
- Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 24-72 hours prior to your treatment
- Avoid sunbathing or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before your treatment
- You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane
- You should wait 2 weeks after a chemical peel, Botox or filler injections
- Wash your face with a gentle, acid-free cleaner, tepid water and avoid topical products that contain alpha or beta hydroxyl acids, retinols or Retin-A for approximately 72 hours following your treatment
- Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 14 days post-treatment. If you must be in the sun, apply SPF30 or higher
- Avoid excessive heat for 14 days post-treatment i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms etc
- Avoid chlorine for 24 hours
- Avoid facial waxing for 7 days
- Avoid dermal fillers and Botox/Xeomin for 2-3 weeks
- Avoid scrubs, polishers or aggressive brushes for 7 days
- Do apply serums as absorption levels will be elevated