You will start by meeting with one of our experienced practitioners to discuss your medical history, determine your eligibility, discuss details of the actual treatment and schedule a treatment time.
Dermaplaning uses a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently ‘shave’ the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellous hair (aka peach fuzz).
Your practitioner uses a small, sterile blade while holding the skin taut, moving the blade in a gentle upward motion. The blade is used on clean, dry skin on the forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and neck. 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 acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair. As Dermaplaning is non-invasive it has a low risk of complications and is one of the safest skin rejuvenation procedures available. Some patients report redness or a dry feeling in their skin after a treatment, but this is temporary. Very rarely the skin can be nicked. This typically heals almost on the spot – remember – most men use a blade on their faces almost every day and nick themselves regularly with no longterm effects.
The amount of treatments is dependent on why you are undergoing this procedure. Usually treatments are recommended once every 4-6 weeks to allow regrowth of the hair and cell turnover.
There is no pain with this procedure and there is no downtime for this ‘lunch hour’ treatment. Most people return to their regular activities immediately. We advise no make up to be worn for the rest of the day but serums, moisturisers and sun protections are encouraged.
This can be combined with other treatments such as facial peels and LED phototherapy to really enhance the skin quality.
Treatments take around 45-90 minutes, depending if you combine Dermaplaning with other treatments.