What is dermaplaning?

I have a new treatment on my menu that I think many of you will love—Dermaplaning!

It is a manual exfoliation procedure that is a safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that rids the skin of fine, vellus hair and 2–3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. It stimulates collagen leaving the skin supple, smoother and more vibrant. Additional benefits include reducing acne scarring, uneven pigmentation and fine lines, while improving the texture and appearance of skin.  

This treatment is safe for all skin types including people with rosacea and pre-cancerous cells, pregnant or nursing clients (without a peel) and clients who have broken capillaries or rhytides (fine wrinkles).  

Dermaplaning can be performed alone or in conjunction with chemical peels or enzymes. It can be performed every two weeks as a stand-alone procedure or every four weeks if done in conjunction with a peel or enzyme.  

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

~ This treatment is not recommended for clients on blood thinners or uncontrolled diabetes, allergy to nickel, or clients with acne. 

~ Do not use products that contain acids, retinoid or hydroquinone two days prior or post treatment. 

~ After this treatment, the skin will be more photosensitive so it is imperative that sunscreen is used along with a hat to cover the skin to prevent sun damage. 

~ Avoid exercise or use a spa or pool for 24 hours after the treatment. 

~ Wait ten days after Botox or filler before dermaplaning.  

I can’t emphasize enough that we should use sunblock every two hours of sun exposure. I’m now carrying Brush on Block—a mineral you brush on your face. It has UVA/UVB protection and is water resistant for 80 minutes. Pick up this gem at your next appointment for $32 (plus tax). It’s a fabulous product for all of my clients.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.

~Alissa

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