DERMAPLANING

WHAT IS IT?

Dermaplaning is a professional resurfacing technique used for painless removal of vellus hair and an exfoliation of dead skin cell layers with a round-tipped, physician’s scalpel blade. This treatment is safe for pregnant or nursing women who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin. It is also great for those who have excess vellus hair on the skin. The hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oil in the follicles, so removing the hair gives a healthier looking skin.

DOES THE HAIR GROW BACK THICKER?

Definitely NOT! Fine facial “peach fuzz” is one of the two types of hair that everyone has. It’s called vellus hair and it’s the fine, translucent hair that you can see if you look closely on a woman’s face, chest, and back. The other type of hair is terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, under the arms, in the pubic area, brows, and on the lower face in men. Because vellus hair is so fine and different from terminal hair, cutting it does not make it grow in thicker or feel stubbly afterwards.As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

WHAT SKIN TYPES/CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH DERMAPLANING?

The only skin that shouldn’t be treated is acne-prone skin. However, dermaplaning may be used for reducing the appearance of pitted acne scarring. By skimming away the surrounding skin, the noticeable difference between the area levels is evened out.

HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning can be performed once every 4-6 weeks.

CAN DERMAPLANING BE PERFORMED WITH A CHEMICAL PEEL?

Absolutely! We recommend a thorough skin analysis evaluation to determine the degree of skin damage and set realistic goals. The most successful skin rejuvenation results are achieved with a progressive program of peels prepped with dermaplaning.

DERMAPLANING BASIC / 45 min / $90

Treatment includes cleansing, dermaplaning, mask, and finishing products.

DERMAPLANING FACIAL / 75 min / $150

Treatment includes cleansing, dermaplaning, chemical peel, light extractions (no steam), mask, neck and shoulder massage, and finishing products.

DERMAPLANING ADD-ON / 30 min / $45

Add on to an Advanced or Intensive Peel or to a Seaweed Hydration facial.