The process of Dermaplaning involves using a scalpel to take off a very thin layer of dead skin and hair. If the use of the word scalpel has suddenly made you gulp and run for cover, don’t worry, it’s quite gentle and can be compared to the sensation of fingernails being moved across your skin, similar to the sensation of shaving your legs. Dermaplaning (not to be confused with Dermabrasion) is suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing, as no peeling agents are used during the process.
How is it done?
After your consultation is complete, we’ll thoroughly cleanse and dry your skin. Following this, we’re ready to go ahead – To summarise, we gently pull a small area of skin taut with one hand (to smooth and tighten it) and then use the other hand to gently scrape off the top layer of skin cells with the scalpel held at a 45 degree angle. The strokes are short and swift and will quickly remove any ‘peach fuzz’ along with the dead skin cells.
A summary of the benefits of Dermaplaning
Deeper penetration for skin products
Smoother looking skin
Suitable for virtually all skin types
Removes the facial hair that traps oil and dirt.
Removes vellus hair (peach fuzz)
Reduces the appearance of fine lines & minor scars