Using dermaplaning to exfoliate the skin on your face can sound intimidating if you’ve never heard of it before, but dermaplaning is actually one of the most beneficial treatments you can get at your salon or spa. Dermaplaning involves using a small, sharp blade to gently remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your face and neck to improve your overall skin health, including tightening up sagging skin and improving acne, rosacea, and fine lines and wrinkles. To learn more about this treatment and how it works, keep reading!

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a facial exfoliation treatment that removes the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin to reveal new, brighter skin underneath. It also removes fine hairs from your face and helps loosen and remove blackheads.

Dermaplaning is a more subtle version of microdermabrasion. In this procedure, an esthetician uses a sharp scalpel to gently sweep away the outer layer of dead skin cells on your face.

The benefits of dermaplaning include softer, smoother skin and decreased visibility of wrinkles and scars. After dermaplaning, it’s best to wait about three weeks for new growth to begin before getting another treatment for the best effect.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment that uses a scalpel to gently remove the top layers of the skin. It is a quick, safe procedure that can have major benefits for your skin. Dermaplaning is most often used on people with rough, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles or mild scarring (not suitable for active acne). The treatment results in smoother more refined skin, an instant ‘glow-up’.

  • Using dermaplaning will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by removing dead skin cells and debris from the surface of the skin.
  • Dermaplaning also removes facial hair, leaving you with smoother skin.
  • The procedure leaves your face feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Dermaplaning usually takes 10 to 20 minutes and can be done as a stand-alone option or as part of a facial.
  • While dermaplaning is mainly used as an exfoliating treatment, it can also be used to treat acne and sun damage.

How often should I dermaplane?

An ideal time between treatments is three to four weeks but because the technique is very mild and uses no chemicals, more frequent treatments are OK. Because dermaplaning is a procedure that removes skin on your face and neck, some people think it may be too harsh for sensitive areas. But it actually doesn’t irritate the skin at all because it removes only thin layers of dead skin cells and not living ones. If anything, many dermatologists recommend that sensitive-skinned people dermaplane more frequently than most to ensure they don’t miss a single layer of dead skin cells.

One thing to note about dermaplaning is that there are different levels of aggressiveness when it comes to treatment providers. Some will use a machine others, including Harringtons, will just use their manual blades.

How should I prepare for dermaplaning

In order to prepare for dermaplaning, there are a few things you should do to get the best results. First, you want to avoid exfoliating for three days before your treatment. Doing so will allow your natural oils and dead skin cells to accumulate on the surface of the skin, making it easier for our professionals to remove them. Second, it is important that you are well-hydrated before dermaplaning. If you’re thirsty before your appointment, please drink water or juice and if possible eat a light meal beforehand. Thirdly, make sure not to wear any makeup or moisturiser on the day of treatment as this can interfere with our work and interfere with what we hope to accomplish during the session.

What are some things to avoid after the treatment?

Avoid wearing makeup as it can clog pores. Similarly, avoid using retinoids and glycolic acid for a few days after your treatment. Also avoid direct sun exposure for 24 hours following your treatment as UV rays can cause irritation. Your skin will be more vulnerable to damage at first, so always use sunscreen and be aware of how your face reacts to certain products or elements such as cold weather.

What are the costs of the treatment?

Dermaplaning is a quick and easy procedure that can be done in 10 to 15 minutes. It can be undertaken as a standalone treatment or as part of a facial. At Harringtons, we are charging £15 as a standalone treatment or £10 as an add-on to any facial as an introductory offer.

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