25 Jun What is a Dermaplaning Facial?
If you’re looking for a fresh-faced instant glow, a dermaplaning facial treatment is for you!
Dermaplaning was first used by surgeons many years ago as a manual method of hair removal prior to surgical procedures and evolved as a preparatory treatment to allow optimal penetration of both chemical peels and lasers. Since then, dermaplaning has exploded as an effective exfoliation treatment it is on its own or combined with just about any aesthetic treatment.
What is a dermaplaning facial? A dermaplaning facial involves the manual exfoliation of dead cells on the surface of the skin with a surgical blade. It is a very comfortable procedure, with no downtime unless paired with more aggressive procedures. It has four major benefits:
- Facial Hair Removal
During dermaplaning, excess vellus facial hair is removed to reveal a softer, smoother surface. Although you might be concerned about stubbly regrowth or excess hair growth, this does not happen with dermaplaning. Hair is not removed at the root like waxing, so regrowth takes place slowly over a 2-4 week period and will grow back softly, just as it was originally. We do not dermaplane areas of “terminal” hair growth, such as a man’s beard, as this is where exaggerated regrowth may occur.
- Exfoliation of Dead Skin Cells
Removing dead skin cell buildup removes dullness to reveal brighter, clearer, radiant skin! Who doesn’t want that?
- Maximum Absorption of Skincare Actives
The removal of dead, surface cells allows far better absorption of active skincare ingredients. If you’re tackling skin conditions such as pigmentation, pore refinement, or textural concerns for instance, having your active ingredients penetrate effectively rather than sitting on the surface of the skin can make a huge difference to achieving your skin goals.
- Maximizes the Benefits of Other Skin Treatments
Dermaplaning exfoliation prior to other treatments ensures you get the maximum benefit from both treatments. It is ideal paired with chemical peels, microneedling, and most laser treatments.
Dermaplaning is also a gentle option for sensitive skin, reactive skin, and for those taking oral/topical skin medications. The only skin condition we prefer not to treat with dermaplaning is acneic skin. Although dermaplaning can safely be done when there are no active breakouts, oily active skin can sometimes break out afterwords. Fortunately, we have a preferred exfoliation alternative for this skin type! Daily use of a topical SkinCeuticals exfoliant such as Blemish and Age Defense or SkinCeuticals Retinol will effectively exfoliate while also having a mattifying effect on your skin.
At Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic all aesthetic skin services are performed by highly trained, experienced and licensed medical aestheticians to ensure your safety as well as the efficacy of your treatment. Most clients prefer to come in once a month to sustain their smooth bright complexion. If you would like to give dermaplaning a try, we’d love to book in with Barbora or Jenna, our amazing aestheticians. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, we think you’ll be hooked!