Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical blade to gently exfoliate the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). The procedure can be performed monthly, with no downtime post-treatment. Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate the skin. A chemical peel post dermaplaning can be applied to the skin for a deeper exfoliation and skin brightening. Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker.
Can Dermaplaning cause acne?
Dermaplaning does not cause acne. This exfoliating treatment can actually help improve it! Dead skin cells can lead to clogged pores and hair follicles which can result in acne, pimples, and whiteheads. Removing the top layer of your skin will also allow for acne medication (if applicable) to penetrate deeper and increase its effectiveness. However, Dermaplaning cannot be performed on skin with active acne.
Will the vellus hair grow back thicker?
No. It is physiologically impossible for vellus hair, also known as peach-fuzz, to grow back thicker or darker. Vellus hair, when cut or removed, will grow back the same, as the structure of the hair is not damaged.
What to do after dermaplaning?
After the treatment, you can go about your day as usual! There is zero downtime after a Dermaplaning treatment. You may experience mild redness after the treatment, but this will quickly improve. In addition, it is best to avoid exfoliation, retinoids 2-3 days after treatment.
As always, it is important to wear broad-spectrum SPF. After Dermaplaning, we advise that you do not use exfoliators or scrubs for one week.
How long do results last?
The results are immediate! You will notice your skin is brighter, smoother and rejuvenated. Your individual results will vary depending on your rate of skin cell turnover but typically results last between three to four weeks.
1 session including light peel $150
1 session including medium peel $225