Frequently Asked Questions - Dermaplaning
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation, using a specific tool to gently remove 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells and fine facial hair.
Is Dermaplaning painful?
Not at all, it is very relaxing and most clients fall asleep during the treatment.
How often can I have Dermaplaning done?
Every 4 weeks
Will my hair grow back thicker or darker?
No, the hair will grow back to exactly the same as it was before you had the treatment. The hair on the face is called Vellus hair and is not structured in a way to grow back thicker or darker when dermaplaned off as we are not removing the hair from the follicle.
Is there downtime?
No, the skin may be slightly red IF you have very sensitive skin but this will ease within 1 hour. There is no healing time after Dermaplaning and it is a fantastic treatment to have done the day before a big event, as your skin will be GLOWING and make up looks flawless.
Is there anything I need to do before the treatment?
You would need to stop using retinols or exfoliating acids 1 week before the treatment. No shaving, waxing, threading or plucking 1 week prior.
What should I do after the treatment?
Do not exfoliate for 7 days after the treatment, or apply anything that is too harsh on the skin, e.g. alcohol based toners, strong facial acids. Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days post treatment - if you are in the sun, apply an SPF 50.
Who should rather not have Dermaplaning done?
If you have active acne that is pustular or cystic acne, or if you are on acne medication. Please enquire about the Hydrating Acne Facial in this case.
How long does Dermaplaning take?
1 hour for the full Dermaplaning treatment.
What can I add-on to my Dermaplaning treatment?
Gentle skin peel / micro peel