The beauty industry is a progressive industry, in which strange or bizarre treatments are regularly launched. But what about dermaplaning? This treatment is increasingly in the spotlight. It is sometimes referred to as a facial shave for ladies. Why would you do this? Is this safe? We can guarantee that dermaplaning is a safe and reliable treatment, with many benefits for the skin! We’ll cover everything you need to know about dermaplaning here!
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a treatment in which all dead skin cells and down hairs are removed with a sterile surgical blade specially designed for dermaplaning. It is a manual exfoliation technique and immediately provides a soft, supple, smooth and radiant skin. Comparable to microdermabrasion, but with two birds with one stone!
During the treatment, the blade is passed over the skin, this sounds scary, but this is completely painless. You can simply enjoy relaxing music (cozy conversation is not an option now).
During the treatment, an enzyme peel is also used which, in addition to repairing, nourishing and restoring, also stimulates blood flow, which together promote the production of collagen and elastin for optimal cell renewal. After this we will nourish and moisturize the skin with a mask and we will close with an SPF50
What Does Dermaplaning Do With And For Your Skin?
- Removes down hair
- Exfoliates the skin
- Brightens the skin and superficial pigmentation spots
- Makes the skin more accessible for removing impurities
- Refines fine lines, crow’s feet and superficial wrinkles
- Pre-treatment for enzyme or fruit acid peel
- Active substances of products are better absorbed.
- Make-up can be applied better, stays better and looks better and smoother
- Gives the skin a GLOW
When Should You Not Undergo Dermaplaning?
- if you are using retinoid cream or tablets
- if you have taken a course of antibiotics up to 14 days before
- if you have active acne
- when your skin is damaged
- if you have undergone a chemical peel up to 14 days before.
How Is It Done?
Dermaplaning is performed with a specially designed surgical blade. That may sound a bit scary, but it is not. The knife is not used for cutting, but for scraping the facial skin. This removes small down hairs, dead skin cells and dirt from the face. It is currently one of the most efficient ways to exfoliate, brighten and prevent clogged pores. Nevertheless, there are still some persistent misconceptions about this treatment that we are here to overcome.
Hair Does Not Grow Back Darker
One of the biggest misconceptions about dermaplaning is that hairs grow back darker. The down hairs that are removed simply grow back in the same way with the same color.
The treatment does not change the structure of the hair follicle (hair follicle). Sometimes it seems as if the hair comes back darker, but that is because the skin is lightened by the treatment. The layer of dead skin cells, down hairs, dirt and any noticeable pigmentation spots gave your skin a duller appearance before the treatment.
Hair Does Not Grow Back Thicker
Because the hairs are cut on the surface, dermaplaning does not affect the growth of hairs in the hair follicles. Before the treatment, the downy hair ran out into a narrow point, making them feel thinner and softer. When the down hairs have been removed and started to grow again, the middle part of the hair appears on the surface with a blunt edge. This makes it look like the hair is coming back thicker, but it is not. When the hair has fully grown back, it will be exactly the same as before. The hairs do not grow back thicker due to dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning Is Not Painful!
The treatment is done with a knife. It is not surprising that this evokes the association with ‘pain’. But rest assured, dermaplaning is virtually painless.
For example, it is much less painful than waxing, threading or laser. It is lightly scraped over the skin with the special blade, but without rubbing or damaging the skin. The treatment is also suitable for all skin types.
Afterwards, the skin may be a little red, but there is usually no ‘downtime’. Dermaplaning should not be performed on skin with active acne, however, because of the risk of damaging the skin.
This allows bacteria to spread across the skin, making acne problems worse.
Dermaplaning Prevents Acne
It is a misconception that dermaplaning can cause acne. As you read above, in active acne it can make the problem worse.
In other cases, it will actually reduce the chance of acne, for example if you quickly suffer from a thickened horny layer (hyperkeratosis). This not only ensures a gray appearance, but can also lead to acne.
Dermaplaning is an appropriate treatment to thin the horny layer and reduce the risk of acne. Subsequently, the skin is also more accessible to skin care creams or any acne creams.
In our Acne Specialization Course you will learn everything about treating acne skin.
No Risk Of Hyperpigmentation
Various hair removal techniques, including waxing and laser hair removal, increase the risk of hyperpigmentation (darker pigmentation spots on the skin).
Due to the hair removal treatment, the skin is slightly irritated or damaged, causing irritating pigment.
This is also called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You don’t have to be afraid of that with dermaplaning. Your skin is extra sensitive to the sun after this exfoliating treatment. After dermaplaning, it is therefore extra important to use a sunscreen with SPF 50, even in cloudy weather or in the colder months!
Instant Result That Lasts For Four Weeks
The great thing about a dermaplane treatment is that you see immediate results. The skin has a healthy glow and complexion, the skin feels silky soft and any acne scars, pigmentation spots and fine lines are less visible.
An additional advantage is that you can apply make-up more beautifully and evenly and that it stays longer. Of course, the hairs grow back and the dead skin cells also accumulate again over time.
Usually, a new treatment is needed after a month to maintain the result.
- The skin may look slightly redder, but this will usually disappear after 1-2 hours.
- The skin immediately shines fresh and radiant after the treatment.
Advice After The Treatment
- No sauna / Turkish bath for 24-48 hours
- Please do not exercise intensively for 24 hours.
- Avoid the sun / tanning bed for at least 3 days
- Protect the skin with an SPF
- Advice no make-up for the first 24-36 hours;
- Use clean make-up sponges, brushes, etc.
- Preferably an AloeVera face cream for 7 days
- No Anti-Aging products / masks during the first 7 days after treatment.
- Use of electric cleaning brushes after about 7 days.
- No chemical peels or fruit acid peels for the first 14 days.