Dermaplaning - don’t try this at home

December 16, 2020 2 min read

Dermaplaning - don’t try this at home

Kids … please don’t try this at home.

Dermaplaning has become a beauty buzzword and there’s good reason why, it has been a part of beauty routines across Asia for centuries. As an exfoliation treatment, it promotes clear, smooth, glowing skin that will more readily absorb the quality products you use as part of your skincare routine.

It’s quick. There’s no downtime, which makes it the perfect exfoliating option before a big occasion - getting rid of that peach fuzz on your face and allowing for easier makeup application. It’s also good for pregnant women who need a boost but need to steer clear of certain products and treatments. In short, it’s pain free and non-invasive.

So, what is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning uses a blade to gently remove the surface layer of dead skin, debris and hair. A single dermaplaning session can remove around 2-3 weeks of built up dead skin cells and debris. Since the blade is held at a precise angle and the experienced skin specialist uses light, feathering strokes, there is no worry about piercing or scratching the skin.

The technique may look like shaving, but it is much more effective as our skin specialists are able to get right against the top layer of skin. And there’s no need to worry about the hair growing back darker or thicker. Dermaplaning targets the peach fuzz, or vellus hair, that grows back as it was (the same size and colour).

The sale of dermaplaning blades now flood social media feeds with the promise of better skin in the

comfort of your own home. It’s tempting, but here’s why you need a professional to achieve the best results.

Dermaplaning works best using a medical-grade surgical scalpel in short strokes at a 45-degree angle. Professional practitioners have the precision required to handle the equipment and a professional will also be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment. Not everyone is a candidate. If you have active cystic acne you should steer clear. It can exacerbate your condition.

As with most treatments, a fully-trained professional can give you the right advice for you and your skin.

Still not sure, call or DM us and our Skin Specialists will address any questions you may have.