Dermaplaning - looking after your skin naturally
Ever wondered how the world’s top models can be photographed close-up at every conceivable angle without revealing even a hint of facial fuzz? Celebrities seem to always possess naturally glowing skin, luscious locks, and wide-awake eyes. How do they do it? There are three main reasons for this, good genes, amazing glam teams, and some very well-kept industry secrets. One of them is already an established exfoliation technique used extensively in Asia, it’s also one of the most requested treatments in New York skin clinics, too.
Right now, you’ll have layers upon layers of dead skin cells on your face, which often contribute to some of the most annoying skin issues: dullness, wrinkles, fine lines, maybe even acne. However much you worry about this - and most of us do - it’s totally natural, and by the grace of those skincare gods, a professional treatment is available and it’s becoming extremely popular. It’s Sunday name is Dermaplaning.
What is dermaplaning?
You’ve probably heard of dermaplaning before, indeed it’s trending, but even if you’ve seen some videos on it, and you’re still maybe unsure, here’s the lowdown. Dermaplaning is a simple but effective exfoliating treatment that involves a doctor, a professional dermatologist or beautician gently and carefully scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove top layers of dead skin and peach fuzz. Or in simpler terms, ladies, it’s shaving your face. But wait, why would I want to shave my face, and it sounds a wee bit painful? The thought of a sharp blade like a scalpel, sliding at 45 degrees across your face is indeed a scary one, but it’s not actually painful at all. Think of it like shaving any other part of your body. Can you feel it? Yes. Does it hurt? Not if it’s done right. And you’ll definitely have a pleasant glowing tingling feeling and younger looking skin, with no recovery time needed. Win- win then.
Dermaplaning - the facts
It’s an excellent rejuvenation treatment for the skin, and really delivers a youthful, bright complexion. No more facial hair and glowing skin, where do I sign-up? Any professional skin-care treatment does have it’s pros and cons and things that you need to know, before you proceed. After all it’s your skin and no one else’s. Preparation is important. Before you have a dermaplaning treatment, it’s wise to have a conversation with your beautician. Your medical history, skin type, and skin colouring will be discussed, as well as the results you want. Expert dermaplaning treatment gives your skin a brighter, smoother and more radiant appearance. And it doesn’t cause skin breakouts. Make-up application is much easier afterwards and other skincare products can penetrate deeper into your skin and have a lasting effect.
Dermaplaning reduces the appearance of shallow acne scars, fine lines and superficial hyperpigmentation. It also:
removes about 21 days worth of dead skin or peach fuzz as it’s technically known
opens your pores and hair follicles allowing your skin to breathe
increases absorption of topical products, moisturisers and serums
smoother skin surface and less need for application of make-up and foundation
immediately diminishes the appearance of general dullness, fine lines and wrinkles
primes skin for chemical peel and application of Collagen Gold Facial Mask
Are there potential side effects?
In the hands of qualified professionals such as Bonnie Quines, dermaplaning treatment is considered safe for all skin types, especially those impacted by sun damage, fine lines, dry patches, and dull skin. But of course, there are some minor caveats. If you’ve highly reactive, sensitive skin (like those with rosacea or keratosis pilaris), you might want to discuss this with us. The same goes for anyone with inflamed acne - unsurprisingly, sliding a sharp scalpel over your zits can irritate them and worsen existing breakouts.
What happens afterwards?
Well that really depends on you and your skin. For a week or so after treatment, your skin will be particularly receptive to anything that you apply, so take advantage and use hydrating serums followed by a moisturiser. But your skin will be more at risk from UV, so ensure it’s protected with a good sun protection factor.
Any form of beauty treatment only succeeds if it’s regularly repeated
Obviously an initial session will yield great results, but like getting a haircut, hair does grow back again so it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to go through the process again. An excellent habit to get into is to book your next dermaplaning session after you’ve completed your current one. Four to six weeks would be a reasonable time frame between sessions.
So get in touch with us today to find out more.