What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a form of advanced exfoliation which is safely performed by a certified skin care therapist using a specialized surgical blade to gently abrade 2 to 3 weeks of expired keratinized epidermal skin cells along with vellus hair (peach fuzz).
Who will benefit? This is a fabulous anti-aging treatment, for most skin types, skin of color, sensitive and skin with mild rosacea as well as for those who are pregnant. YES, Men can benefit too!
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a fabulous treatment for anti-aging results reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation as well as pore size, acne scars and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). The skin will feel amazingly smooth, tighter and brighter allowing treatment serums to penetrate much deeper so they work better. You get the added benefit of a peach-fuzz free complexion. Results are cumulative with each 4 week consecutive treatment.
Contraindications For Dermaplaning
Cancer, sunburn, windburn, diabetes, blood coagulation disorders, taking blood thinners or high doses or frequent use of aspirin, active cold sores, severe active acne breakout, Accutane or Isotretinoin, Retin-A, inflamed, swollen, peeling or bruised skin, recent painful dental work including surgery or braces, prone to keloid scarring or pigment easily due to skin inflammation.
Important Things to Consider Before Dermaplaning
- Accutane or Isotretinoin – Must wait 12 months and supply a doctor’s note.
- Retin-A or Similar Prescription – Discontinue 7 days before and after treatment.
- Botox and Cosmetic Fillers – Wait one week after injections.
- Laser and IPL Treatments – Wait 2 weeks.
- Chemical Peels – Must wait 2 weeks or longer depending on depth of peel.
- Microdermabrasion – Wait 1 to 2 weeks depending on treatment.
- Facial Waxing – Minimal facial waxing of non-vellus hair such as eyebrows and sideburns may be waxed and areas avoided with dermaplaning.
Skin of Color
Or those skin types easily prone to PIH-Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation are urged to prep skin for at least 2 to 3 weeks (longer for darker skin) before treatment and after with skin lightening products containing tyrosinase inhibitors like Kojic Acid, Bearberry Extract, Licorice Root Extract or Alpha-Arbutin. These ingredients will help to suppress melanocyte activity which could be triggered by an inflammatory response during this skin treatment. A post-peel balm or cream is also recommended for 5-days after treatment. This product should have soothing anti-inflammatory ingredients like 1% Hydrocortisone, Alantoin, Panthenol, Squalane, Azuline, Calendula or aloe Vera.
Important Post Dermaplaning Treatment information
- Sun Exposure – Avoid as much as possible, Apply SPF30 daily or higher if outside reappling every 2 hours, wear a large brimmed hat and stay in the shade, including cloudy days.
- Retin A – Wait 5 days.
- Facial Waxing – Wait 1 week.
- Avoid for at least the first 24-48 hours – Swimming in pools, Excessive Heat - wash with cool or tepid water, avoid heavy workouts, saunas and steam rooms stay cool on hot days to avoid sweat thriving bacteria which can cause irritation.
A consultation is required prior to initial treatment.
The face and neck will be double-cleansed, prepped with a mild AHA/BHA solution and a non-comedogenic facial oil to provide hydration and comfort for efficient blade glide. A gentle gommage-enzyme exfoliant containing plant botanical extracts, antioxidants and micronutrients will be applied to calm and further exfoliate residual dead skin creating added brightness.
Although dermaplaning is a great stand-alone treatment, you may consider treating your skin to our Peptides and Stem Cells Treatment Mask with its amazing anti-aging, calming, hydration and skin plumping benefits as well as Oxygen Infusion, LED Treatment or a combination of these. See our add-on treatment section.
Dermaplaning with Peptide and Stem Cells Treatment
1hr, 15 min/$90.00
Our Dermaplaning Treatment listed above will be performed. In addition, our cooling Peptides and stem cells treatment mask will be applied to gently sooth skin of the face and neck while infusing anti-aging DNA repairing peptides, stem cells and cell protecting, free radical gobbling antioxidants into your skin. While this luxurious serum-based mask is setting, your face and neck will be treated to the gliding of cooling ice globes calming any post treatment sensitivities and erythema, deeply improving hydration, firmness and elasticity. Remaining serum will be lightly massaged into skin until absorbed and topped off with finishing lotion, cream or SPF.
Luxury Dermaplaning Facial with Peptide and Stem Cells Treatment
1hr, 50 min/$150.00
Why not make your dermaplaning session more luxurious and relaxing by adding features of our Relaxing Luxury Facial into the mix. After completing Dermaplaning with Peptides and Stem Cell Treatment and while this amazing mask and its ingredients are penetrating your face and neck, warm mitts and hydrating oil will be applied to the hands and allowed to set waiting to later be massaged along with arms. Exfoliation and gentle massage of the shoulders and decollete will be performed along with a gentle scalp and neck massage. The face and neck will be treated to the gliding of cooling ice globes over mask and before its removal calming any post treatment sensitivities and erythema. A light and soothing facial massage will further incorporate those peptides and stem cells deeply improving hydration, firmness and elasticity. Aromatherapy scented warm towels will be used throughout this treatment on the decollete, shoulders, hands and arms for this totally pampering experience.