Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the aesthetician simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. This is a great treatment to offer to clients who are pregnant or nursing that want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream, and may be transferred to the fetus or the child. It is also a first choice for clients who suffer from facial veins and/or rosacea, as mechanical exfoliation (microdermabrasion) can make this condition worse. It is also perfect for those who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the client healthier looking skin.
Although merely an old wives’ tale, many clients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Physicians may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used by estheticians to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or before a cleansing facial.
Dermaplaning is 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.
There is no downtime associated with this procedure. Sunscreen is strongly recommended. Dermaplaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although it is usually done when vellus hair starts to grow back, which is generally in one month’s time.
The only contraindications to dermaplaning include an allergy to nickel, numerous raised lesions on the skin and inflamed acne.
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