This “manual exfoliation” removes the outermost layers of dead skin cells leaving immediately smooth, supple and vibrant skin. It is safely performed using a specialized blade scraped along the skin at a 45 degree angle. Dead skin and unwanted vellous hair is removed leaving the skin looking radiant and smooth. It is physiologically impossible for vellous hairs to grow back thicker. Products will now penetrate and work better and your makeup will look fabulous! Dermaplaning followed by infusion of high potency botanical extracts and active cosmeceuticals will give your skin a luminous glow.
How do you do it?
A #10 medical scalpel is used to “shave” away dead skin cells and vellus hair. The skin is first cleansed and dried, and then the aesthetician places the scalpel at a slight angle and passes over the skin several times in a smooth motion. You use a scalpel to scrape the face.
Does it hurt?
Not at all! The patient feels a mild scraping. If someone is very sensitive, the aesthetician will adjust and use a lighter touch. We always ask for feedback and encourage communication.
Is it really a peel?
Well, we are manually “exfoliating” the skin, but you will not see any peeling afterward. So there is no downtime. It is the original “Lunchtime Peel.” You can go out to lunch and go back to work looking fabulous!
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
It helps the skin look and feel smoother and brighter, and your products will penetrate making them more effective. It is especially good for people who have a lot of red in their skin as it does not break delicate capillaries like Microdermabrasion. Make-up artists encourage their clients to get dermaplanes or micro peels a couple days prior to events because the skin is much smoother and make-up sets nicely because we remove the vellus hair from the face.
How often should I get one?
Once a month is recommended for the best results.
Is there any downtime?
No, it’s a great maintenance procedure for busy lifestyles.