Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellous hair. It is also highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars while leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It is great for prepping the skin prior to peels, enzyme treatments and to increase penetration of active ingredients in treatment room and home care products. It creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and is the go-to treatment to prepare for high profile occasions. Dermaplaning is a physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained skin care specialist.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can perform dermaplaning?
A licensed aesthetician, RN or cosmetologist who has been professionally trained can perform the treatment.
- What is the technique?
This technique is safely performed using a specialized sterilized surgical instrument. Once the skin is properly prepped, the technician holds the skin taut and gently glides the blade along the skin’s surface at a 45° angle.
- Is it safe?
Dermaplaning is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained practitioner utilizing DermaplanePro methods and tools.
- Once the vellous hair is removed will it grow back thicker?
No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellous hair will grow back slowly — usually in about 4 weeks. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies: vellous hair is the thin, fine, soft hair that typically covers the entire body; terminal hair is the course hair that grows on the head, face in men, underarms, legs and pubic areas. Dermaplaning, waxing, tweezing or any other depilatory form of hair removal cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given area.
- Can dermaplaning cause the skin to bleed?
Yes, excessing scraping, nicks and cuts can cause bleeding. That is why it is very important to have trained skincare professionals perform this treatment, utilizing the correct tools.
- What areas can be treated?
Dermaplaning is performed on the face only.
- How often can this procedure be performed?
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin. You should allow the skin to complete its normal cycle of approximately 28 days before repeating the treatment.
Call 828-304-6656 for more information about dermaplaning, or to schedule an appointment.