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DERMAPLANING

Exfoliation for a flawless, fuzz-free face!

BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANING:

•  Removes dead skin cells 

•  Removes peach fuzz

•  Improves tone and texture

•  Makeup goes on smoother

•  Triggers cell regeneration

•  Improves penetration of skin products

Ladies, have you had it with the sideburns? Tired of peach fuzz and rough patches caking up your makeup? Tired of tweezing and waxing? Allow us to introduce you to dermaplaning (aka dermablading). It’s the latest way to get luxuriously smooth, super soft skin with a gorgeous, vibrant glow. Yeah, you want that! We all do.

What is dermaplaning?

This treatment option is a really gentle, painless way to exfoliate the skin. An alternative to microdermabrasion and peels, dermaplaning is often chosen by those who want skin resurfacing without contact with exfoliating chemicals. For that reason, it’s an excellent option for women who are pregnant or nursing and for people who just prefer a more natural, chemical-free approach.

 

Dermaplaning is best suited for:

Dry and normal skin types and those who want to get rid of peach fuzz. If you’re a blond, you may already know that laser hair removal isn’t an effective option for you. Dermaplaning is.

  1. Your face is cleansed

  2. You get a mini exfoliation with a scrub

  3. We do the dermaplaning

  4. We apply hydrating products

  5. And we finish with a 5-8 minute mask

How is the dermaplaning procedure done?

Our highly-trained aesthetician uses a delicate, sterile, surgical-grade blade to manually scrape the surface of the skin. While holding the skin taught, the dermablading tool is swiped in a gentle upward motion.

With all those dead skin cells and peach fuzz out of the way, topical serums and products are better able to do their work because they can penetrate the skin and absorb more easily. Because of this, all of our 30-minute dermaplaning sessions come with a mini facial that includes some pretty high-end product. Other places only offer 15 minutes of dermaplaning followed by toner application and some SPF.

 

In general, we recommend getting a peel, a facial, or applying vitamin C serum immediately after a dermaplaning session to enhance the efficacy of those treatments. Also, please keep in mind that not everyone is licensed or certified to do this work. We are!

Will my peach fuzz grow back thicker and darker after dermaplaning? No!

Peach fuzz is the nickname for vellus hair, that soft, nearly invisible, downy hair that shows up on the faces of adult women. It serves as a temperature control mechanism both insulating and cooling the body. As a result, this type of hair does not grow back stubbly, prickly, thicker, or darker when cut. The coarser, more color-dense type of hair, called terminal hair, does.

Hairless skin is cleaner skin

Peach fuzz traps dirt and oil, which can leave your skin looking dull. However, dermaplaning is not for those with acne, acne cysts, or very oily skin. Skin oils travel up vellus hair in order to be excreted. Without that natural escape route, the oil builds up and that can lead to more breakouts.

 

How long does it take?

One of our 30-minute dermaplaning sessions is twice as long as a typical session elsewhere because we include a mini facial. Improvements are noticeable immediately. There are no side effects and there is no downtime. We do recommend applying sunscreen to maintain your results.

How often do you need to get dermaplaning?

It takes the skin 3-4 weeks to run through its rejuvenation cycle, so it’s best to wait that long before your next treatment.

 

Dermaplaning is not for everyone

If you have excessive facial hair due to hormonal conditions such as PCOS, dermaplaning should be avoided because it may worsen your situation. Those with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, or extremely sensitive skin should also avoid it. As mentioned above, dermaplaning acne is not recommended! Patients with bleeding issues, vascular lesions, wounds, or eruptions and those who are undergoing cancer treatment are not good candidates.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment in our Stamford, CT office:

CALL (203) 323-5660