This procedure eliminates Vellus hair a.k.a. peach fuzz and dead skin cells allowing for better product absorption and efficacy. The end result is more brighter, more flawless skin and faster cellular turnover which will stimulate more collagen. A great add on to any Hydra Facial, fire and ice facial, and dermaplaning is included in our custom facial!
DermaPlaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.
DermaPlaning is safe when properly performed and a highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It involves the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (also called “peach fuzz”).
DermaPlaning can be performed monthly, in less than thirty minutes, with little downtime post-treatment. DermaPlaning is only performed on the face; however, it is not meant to be used to shape eyebrows, which are made up of “terminal” (not vellus) hairs. The nose area is also avoided.
Benefits of DermaPlaning
Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows facial products to better penetrate the skin. While some practitioners perform a chemical peel post-DermaPlaning. We don’t recommend this, especially if you’ve never had either treatment before or have sensitive skin.
DermaPlaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, tend not to grow back thicker or darker. Microdermabrasion, which also physically exfoliates the skin, does not remove the majority of vellus hair. Exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin with a smoother look and feel.
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, stimulates circulation, and improves hydration
Encourages normal shedding (desquamation) of stratum corneum (outermost layer of the epidermis, consisting of dead skin cells)
Can be used with meso therapy, micro current, and other facial treatments (if not contraindicated)
DermaPlaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular regeneration slows down with age. DermaPlaning is generally safe for pregnant or lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels (chemical peels penetrate skin at the cellular level, thus are contraindicated). Those with very oily or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with thick, dark facial hair.
What is the downtime?
There is little downtime associated with this procedure, however, we stress the importance of using sunscreen to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation. DermaPlaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although it is usually done when vellus hair starts to grow back, generally within about a month.
- Avoid the procedure if you have allergies to nickel metal
- Avoid the procedure if you have a particular sensitive skin
- Avoid the procedure if experiencing and inflamed acne, skin infections or unhealed wounds
- Avoid the procedure if experiencing any medical conditions impairing you health
- Avoid the procedure if Accutane/Isotretinoin was used within the last 6 months
- Avoid use of retinoids or treatments for auto-immune disease for 24 hours before treatment
- Avoid direct sun exposure to the treated area for 24 hours after treatment