Dermaplaning is a fantastic facial treatment. It uses a sharp tool (like a small scalpel) to gently and carefully remove tiny hairs on your face, including your forehead, nose, and cheeks. This is done in gentle, light strokes and is completely painless.
Why is a Dermaplaning Facial So Great?
Dermaplaning is great for your skin as it’s not just about hair removal – it exfoliates your skin, removing dead skin cells. This means any skincare treatments you use will have a chance to penetrate deeply into your skin.
Fine hairs on your skin can trap oils and dirt, leading to more breakouts. So you may find that regular dermaplaning reduces breakouts in the long term. Having said this, if you do suffer from acne or frequent breakouts, a dermaplaning facial may not be the best option for you, as it can overstimulate the skin. You may also experience a reduction in hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and improved skin texture. It will be easier to apply makeup, too!
How Long do the Results Last?
Results can last up to four weeks – dermaplaning removes about three weeks of dead skin from the surface of your face. If you want to keep seeing the same results, it’s best to book in for treatments about once a month.
Does It Suit Everyone?
Aside from those with active breakouts or acne, dermaplaning suits almost everyone – even if you have sensitive skin. It can help with signs of ageing, too. It suits all skin types and shades.
Does It Hurt?
No, it doesn’t hurt! It’s pain-free for most people, although you may experience some irritation afterwards.
Will My Hair Grow Back Thicker or Darker?
No, this is a common myth. Shaving creates a blunt edge to facial hairs, which appear thicker, but are not actually larger. Dermaplaning removes the fine hair on your face (vellus hair), which is so thin and soft that it will not appear thicker as it grows back.
How Long Does It Take?
It can take up to 30 minutes per appointment.
Should I Combine It with Other Treatments?
Absolutely! Dermaplaning works really well as the first step before other skin treatments, including chemical peels and facials. Dermaplaning leaves your face nice and smooth, a perfect base for deep moisturising treatments.
What is the Aftercare Like?
The most important thing to remember is sun protection. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun afterwards, so make sure you apply sun cream every day (this is a good idea in general!). In the days following your treatment, you should try to avoid being out in direct sunlight for too long if you can. You should also avoid extreme heat for a few days if possible. It’s best to avoid chlorine immediately after your appointment, and you should avoid using other exfoliators following your treatment.
If your skin is looking dull and you want to try something new, why not book an appointment today?