"What exactly is Dermaplane?"
Dermaplane is a safe and effective exfoliation procedure. Your esthetician will use a sterile scalpel, much like those used during surgical procedures, to gently remove the skin’s dead surface, bringing healthy, fresh skin to the surface.
"What are the benefits of this procedure?"
Dermaplane stops aging right in its tracks by refreshing the skin and removing the dead particles from the surface. Ultimately, this procedure reduces the appearance of both wrinkles and fine lines and increases your skin’s absorption, so hydration methods (such as lotion and masque application) are more beneficial than before, resulting in younger looking, softer skin.
"Will my hair grow back thicker than it was before?"
No- the face is comprised solely with vellus hair, which is soft and thin. The overall structure or density of the hair itself will not be altered by the shaving.
"Is the procedure painful?"
The procedure is virtually painless but can be a little uncomfortable at times depending on your sensitivity. Immediately after the procedure redness may occur, but this should fade within an hour or so of completion.
"How often do I need to have this procedure done?"
In order to optimize your results, we recommend coming in every 3-5 weeks. The skin has a natural cycle of rejuvenation and regrowth that it goes through approx. once a month. It is important to dermaplane once every cycle in order to keep the skin in the best condition possible. Every time the procedure is done, you are having 2-3 weeks of dead skin cells removed from the surface.
"What skin types benefit from Dermaplane?"
All skin types benefit from the procedure, but it is most highly recommended for those with aging or dry skin. We do not recommend starting dermaplaning during a break out, or if your skin is acne prone, since the hair removal during this process can stimulate oil production and breakouts.
"What are the before and after regimens?"
Before: limit your time in the sun, cease the use of any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHA (we are not permitted to treat anyone who is currently using these products)
After: avoid harsh fabrics and facial cleansers, stay out of direct sunlight, avoid other facial treatments for a minimum of two weeks, avoid exfoliating the face area for at least a week
"Are there any potential side effects?"
Side effects that are not common but possible include: swelling, ulcers, pain or severe redness. If any of these occur, we encourage you to notify your esthetician and primary care provider.