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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is one of the hottest new beauty trends targeted towards those looking to experience brighter, fresher skin. How does it work you ask? By literally scraping off the top layer of your skin!  No need to worry, this painless process gently exfoliates your face, taking 21 days worth of dead skin as well as unwanted aspects like peach fuzz with it.

This process is great for all skin types but the best results are seen when treating individuals prone to dry skin. If you struggle with acne and are prone to very cystic skin, you must time treatments precisely to avoid treatment while breakouts are present. Due to the chemical free nature of this process, it is recommended for pregnant women, or even better, women that are nursing and missing that pregnancy glow!

Prior to the treatment, patients are urged to take some precautionary measures to ensure the best results. You should not wax the designated area for seven days prior as well as ceasing the application of acid-based products containing anti-aging, bleaching or acne prevention ingredients.

An aesthetician will complete the thirty minute process by pulling the skin taught and applying a ten gauge scalpel at a 45 degree angle towards the area of interest. Although the procedure rarely leads to a need for downtime, the sensitive new layer of skin should be properly protected with SPF 30 or higher. It is recommended that clients avoid all topical applications, including wearing makeup, for the first 72 hours following the procedure. Patients may use a gentle facial cleanser or light moisturizer if it is deemed necessary.

This is a process that must be maintained with routine visits typically occurring from two weeks to one month apart. It is sometimes used as a prerequisite for chemical peels and laser therapy because it allows for deeper penetration into further skin layers.  Call our experienced aesthetician Brooke today to schedule your free consultation.

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