Demystifying Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a popular method of exfoliation, and yet, can feel edgy for some clients. Knowing more about this tool, and the process, will go a long way to quell any concerns… and deliver smoother, brighter, healthy skin.

What is Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation process (think scrubs, as opposed to acids or peels, etc.). But unlike most scrubs, it’s a gentle approach. Using a tiny but sharp blade estheticians shave-off layers of dead skin and peach fuzz.

While the thought of running a sharp blade across your face might sound alarming, Dermaplaning is actually pretty safe when done correctly, and by a professional.

Reasons to Dermaplane

Adding Dermaplane to any Boketto facial actually helps to increase the penetration of active ingredients in skincare products. This means you can see greater improvement in your skin same day and for weeks to come— a brighter complexion and smooth feel can be expected. Additionally, those who Dermaplane find that their base makeup applies easier.

  1. Brighten Complexion: Dermaplane removes excess surface skin cells, which allows for new ones to come through. These new, fresh skin cells give skin a brighter complexion and leave your face glowing. 
  2. Tone & Tighten: This treatment increases circulation and allows the skin to breathe. Its activating growth factors render new skin cells that tighten and tone the skin leaving it looking and feeling fresh.
  3. Remove Facial Hair: Dermaplaning is similar to shaving. The esthetician who performs the treatment uses a blade to remove dead skin cells and hair from the face. 
  4. Instant Results: One of the best parts about Dermaplane is that it provides instant results. Patients who receive this treatment see a change in their skin immediately after finishing it.
  5. No Downtime: In addition to its instant results, Dermaplane requires no downtime. Those who choose to get this treatment can immediately go back to work or their daily routine, so no time off is needed.
  6. Diminish appearance of Scars and Fine Lines/Wrinkles: As Dermaplaning removes the top layers of skin, this can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. It also can lighten inflammatory scars from previous acne breakouts.

Is Dermaplane for you?

Dermaplane is safe for most people, but those with conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, or very sensitive skin might want proceed with caution— because the process affects the skin barrier. If you have active acne or broken skin, these areas are to be avoided. Your esthetician will advise if Dermaplane is good for you, or not.

To help keep the risk of irritation as low as possible, our estheticians also support your skin health before and after Dermaplane treatment:

Before Tools are disinfected, and kept our of humidity/heat. Blades are replaced often and the most important is the less is more approach. There is no need to raunch on skin to be effective. Clients share that demaplaning felt more gentle than expected.

After Hydration hydration hydration. Treatments are followed up with custom emollients that act as a sealant. And the last step for all is a SPF with healing Liquid Silver. It’s advised to stay out of the sun and avoid excessive heat/intense workouts for 2 days to avoid hyperpigmentation.

Your esthetician can also offer recommendations for products and protocols to best care for your skin post-Dermaplane.

Ready to try Dermaplaning?

Both our estheticians offer a Dermaplane add-on to facials, or as a freestanding treatment. They recommend no more than once every two weeks as a rule, but during your appointment they will advise what is right for your skin’s current condition and your goals— even if it means no Dermaplane at all. The objective is to get your skin in the best health it can be, which is bright & glowing as well as being strong/able to protect you from environmental stressors.

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