Dermaplaning is a type of facial exfoliation and hair removal treatment. It involves using a very sharp scalpel blade to carefully skim off dead skin cells and facial hair (known as peach fuzz), for a smoother, brighter complexion.
How does Dermaplaning work?
The process behind Dermaplaning is a very simple one. The blade scrapes away rough, dead skin cells and ‘peach fuzz’ (fine downy facial hair) and leaves behind a smoother surface for makeup application. It doesn’t clear out pores like some exfoliation treatments such as microdermabrasion or HydraFacial, but is instead aimed purely at exfoliation and hair removal.
What happens during treatment?
A practitioner will first cleanse and dry your skin thoroughly. Then they’ll take a very sharp surgical blade and – whilst gently pulling your skin taut – will carefully run the blade over the surface of the skin to remove surface debris, dead skin and facial hair. The treatment is painless and should take about 30 minutes to complete.
Is Dermaplaning safe for all skin types?
Yes, Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. If you have active acne though, you’ll need to wait until your blemishes/cysts have healed.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime but your skin will probably feel very sensitive just after treatment. It’s important to use a good SPF to protect the exposed skin and keep it moisturised to maintain your results.
How much does it cost?
Prices can vary but starts from £30. Book a consultation with us today for more information.