Dermaplaning is a mechanical and superficial form of exfoliation, that removes the outer most layers of dead skin cells, leaving the skin immediately smooth and glowing. The process involves using a surgical steel blade, with small scraping movements across the skin, to remove dead skin cells and increase cellular turnover. Dermaplaning helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, improves product penetration, helps target pigmentation irregularities, superficial acne scarring, congestion and removes vellus hair on the surface of the skin.
This treatment follows similar steps of our ProSkin 60 facial, with the incorporation of dermaplaning resurfacing and a jelly mask. After double cleansing the skin, your skin therapist will use a sterile, single-use surgical steel blade to “scrape” the skin in an upward motion. Once resurfacing is complete, a serum will be applied, followed by a soothing jelly mask to increase product penetration and help calm the skin. During this step, a hand/arm massage will be performed. The treatment is completed by layering professional Dermalogica product and and applying SPF. Your skin therapist will recommend product at the end of the treatment for at-home use.
The skin may feel hot and flushed for the first day after the treatment and/or you may notice redness, for up to two days, depending on skin sensitivity. Occasionally, you may notice slight flaking in localized areas. Avoid applying anything to the skin for a period of 24 hours. If absolutely necessary, a tinted moisturizer or mineral makeup can be applied. The following day, use a gentle cleanser, as well as hydrating cream twice or more a day, as needed. ALWAYS wear SPF 30+ during daytime and avoid excessive sun exposure for a period of two weeks.
it is extremely important that you do not pick, scratch, pull or rub your skin during or after your treatment. If you do, you may damage the underlying new skin and cause scarring or changes to your pigmentation.
On the day following your treatment, please avoid extensive exercise, sweating, sun or tanning beds, swimming pools/ hot water/saunas.
For one week after treatment, avoid waxing and other forms of exfoliation. Alpha Hydroxyl acids: (ie: glycolic acid), retinoids, beta hydroxyl acids (ie: salicylic acid) or perfumes on treated area is also to be avoided during this time.
Dermaplaning is suitable for most skin types, however is not recommended for clients who are experiencing active breakouts, have excessive oil or laxity in the skin. Clients with dry, flaky skin should also be cautious, as dermaplaning can increase irritation.
We are unable to perform this treatments on clients with the following contraindications (If a contrainication is present at time of booking, or when your skin therapist is completing their consult at time of appointment, they will alter treatment and perform the ProSkin 60 facial, without the incorporation of Dermaplaning):
- Bruised skin on the face
- Sunburned skin
- skin rash, moles, skin tags, warts, psoriasis, seborrhea or eczema on treatment areas
- Active acne lesions, cold sores or open skin lesions
- Those undergoing cancer treatments
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Hemophilia, or other bleeding disorders (should the skin be cut)
- Recent resurfacing such as laser, light therapy, microdermabrasion or
- Chemical peel within the past two weeks
- Has received cosmetic injectables within the past week
- Has used Retin-A within the past 7 days
- Has used isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past six months
- Has waxed within the past 48 hours
- Contagious skin disease or infection
- Blood transmitted diseases (HIV, hepatitis, herpes, etc)
- Use of blood thinner
Dermaplaning can be performed every 4 weeks, once the skin has completed its normal skin cycle, which takes approximately 30 days.