Dermaplane Deep Exfoliation Treatment

Dermaplaning is a very effective, non-invasive manual exfoliation treatment that removes the dead top layers of the skin, and the “peach Fuzz” (Vellus Hair) using a surgical blade. The treatment exfoliates, brightens and smooths the skin. Dermaplaning is ideal for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin, great for both ladies and gents, younger more oily skin prove to blackheads and more mature dehydrated skin. Even pregnant and breastfeeding women can have this non-invasive relaxing treatment!

The benefits of Dermaplaning

  • No Irritation
  • Painless
  • Treats Hyperpigmentation
  • Instant brightening effects
  • Smooths fine lines
  • Deeper and faster product penetration
  • Creates a flawless makeup application
  • Removes surface dead/keratinised skin cells
  • Removes unwanted facial hair
  • Doesn’t cause any inflammation
  • Instant results – Skin feels incredibly clean, soft and smooth
  • Improves skin tone
  • Can accentuate facial features and make clients look slimmer
  • Can be used in pregnant women who may be contraindicated to other treatments such chemical peels etc.
  • Does not disrupt pH balance of the skin
  • Improves superficial pigmentation
  • Can help to diminish scars
  • Does not cause the skin to ‘peel’: no downtime
  • Exfoliation treatment of choice for extremely sensitive skin, redness or Rosacea, or visible facial veins
  • Stimulates fibroblasts – collagen and elastin
  • The skin starts to heal itself, immediately producing newer, healthier skin Stimulates circulation of blood and lymph flow
  • Enhances the natural shedding process of the skin
  • Stimulates new cell growth
  • Reduces pore size

Is Dermaplaning a new treatment?

It is thought that celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and even as far back as Cleopatra shaved their faces in a similar way.

In the modern day, Dermaplaning is loved by celebs, as it addresses the Vellus hair that can impede a smooth flawless finish (especially in High Definition productions) and aids in flawless makeup application.

Will the hair grow back thicker or darker?

The Vellus hair does NOT grow back thicker. The hair shaft we can see is dead, hair grows from the hair follicles which lie within, the dermis, the second layer of the skin. Shaving only effects the top layers of the skin, the epidermis, so has no bearing on how hair grows back, and will not make Vellus hair grow back thicker or darker. As the hair is so fine stubbly regrowth is minimal.   Vellus hair only turns into Terminal hair during hormonal changes such as puberty, pregnancy and Menopause. Terminal hair rarely regresses back to Vellus hair, male pattern hair loss is the only exception.

Terminal hair must be removed before Dermaplaning. This can be done by waxing or threading prior to the treatment. The beard hair in men should be avoided during Dermaplaning.

How often can I have Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks for maintenance and proper skin exfoliation. For correction of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin rejuvenation purposes, it may be performed at a closer interval. Dermaplaning is an excellent way to prep the skin for a chemical peel.

Is Dermaplaning painful?

Dermaplaning is painless. The sensation is rather like a stiff toothbrush being used to clean someones face. Most clients find it very relaxing.

Will my skin look red or feel sore after Dermaplaning?

There is zero downtime after dermaplaning. The treatment removes the layer of protective skin and hair, so clients must be advised to use appropriate sun screen to avoid hyperpigmentation. The treatment is very stimulating to the skin, so clients can expect to have some redness for a short time after their session

Who can have Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning suits most people however the following conditions would be contraindicative:

Condition unsuitable for Dermaplaning

  • 1st trimester of pregnancy
  • Auto-immune disease, e.g. Addison’s Disease, Graves’ Disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, – Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Type 1 / insulin dependent diabetics – Active shingles / Chicken Pox – Haemophiliacs
  • Thin, weak, compromised or delicate skin
  • Clients taking blood thinning medication eg.Apixaban, Dabigatran, Heparin, Rivaroxaban, Warfarin
  • Clients taking prescription medication for acne eg. Roaccutane
  • Infectious/contagious diseases (inc active coldsores)
  • Undiagnosed lumps/swellings
  • Clients allergic to nickel or stainless steel

Conditions that need to be treated with caution:

  • Hypersensitive skin (a patch test would be required)
  • Acne – The oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up and connect with the Vellus hair in order for it to be excreted from the skin. If the hair is removed and the oil builds up, the glands are obstructed and can cause more breakouts
  • Severe eczema/psoriasis on face Conditions that could restrict treatment
  • Eczema/psoriasis on the face – Scar tissue, that is less than 3 months old
  • Sunburn
  • Clients on steroid based medication/chemotherapy: patch test

Is Dermaplaning suitable for men?

Men love to take care of their skin just as much as women, Dermaplaning has many benefits the but the main benefit is the exfoliation of the top layer of dead skin cells. Vellus hair removal is not so much of a concern for men as they are used to facial hair, some men shave, some wear it “au naturel” and some just give it a trim.

It’s not recommended to Dermaplane over areas of coarser terminal hair, as it can dull the blade and increase the chances of snagging the skin. It can also be very uncomfortable for the client. So the treatment changes slightly for the more masculine half of my clientele, whether you wear a beard or not. I ask male clients how the usually like to wear their facial hair when they book their session. It doesn’t matter what their preference is, but it can make a difference to how I conduct the treatment or any pre treatment advice I may give.

If their preference is clean shaven, then I ask them to shave as normal on the day of their treatment.

Stubble and bearded areas are avoided, sheet mask and cotton gauze/sponges are used for longer hair to prevent the product and cotton wool getting caught up in hair.

Those with a full beard may enjoy a massage with specialist beard oils.



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Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation of the skin. Your skin will be left smooth and hair free. Because the upper layers of dead skin have been removed, the skin can be more sensitive to light.

  • Use and SPF in your skin care – even on cloudy and overcast days
  • Do not combine your treatment with any other facials during your sessions.
  • Avoid using defoliants for 7 days after your treatment
  • Avoid sun beds and strong direct sunlight for 7 days after your treatment.
  • Schedule your next treatment in 3-4 weeks to provide improved benefits.