Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure using a scalpel for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz. This skin treatment has been used for decades and has recently become popular as a celebrity must have treatment. Skin will be glowing, smooth and flawless.
• Treatment Time – 30-45 minutes
• Treatments required – Ongoing
• Maintenance –1 month
• Downtime – 12-24 hours
Am I suitable for treatment?
During your consultation appointment with Katrina Read, Independent Nurse Prescriber, you will complete a detailed medical history and assessment of your needs and expectations to ensure this is an appropriate treatment for you.
• Safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Avoid if you have active Cold Sore (Herpes Simplex Virus), Acne, Keloid Scars or Raised Scarring.
• History of Eczema, Psoriasis or other chronic conditions.
• Presence of Raised Moles, Warts or Raised Lesions on Treatment Area, New Scar Tissue/Wounds.
• If you have an Active bacterial or fungal infection.
How does it work?
The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving. Using a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and move it slowly across your skin, you remove dead cells and other debris that may be making your skin’s surface look uneven. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.
Your skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage. This can cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull, and it can make you look aged. Dermaplaning clears away those damaged skin cells so newer skin cells are what you see when you look in the mirror
Will it hurt?
There is no pain or discomfort during the Dermaplaning procedure. It is best to relax and allow the skincare specialist to move and manipulate your head and face.
What can be treated?
• Dull, lifeless skin
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Open pores
• Uneven skin tone
• Acne scars
Are there any possible risks/side effects?
All treatments carry a degree of risk. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Dermaplaning should only be safely performed by a professional with specialist training.
It is a common concern 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
Following the procedure, the skin maybe be red. You may experience a slight windburn sensation post treatment and skincare products may tingle slightly this is normal for the first few days.
What post treatment care do I need to follow?
It is not advisable to have treatment if you are feeling at all unwell on the day of your appointment.
You will be provided with comprehensive pre & post aftercare advice sheet to assist outcomes, minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any side effects.
No shaving, laser treatment, peels, waxing, or aggressive exfoliations one week prior to Dermaplaning treatments.