Our skin is in a constant state of shedding and regrowth. Did you know that we shed up to 2 pounds of dead skin every year? Exfoliation helps our skin to look more luminous, youthful and healthy. Exfoliation also helps us to absorb our products better and helps regulate skin problems that arise from excess buildup of oil and dead cells on the surface of our skin, referred to as the Stratum Corneum.
As we age, our skin cell turnover slows down dramatically. Teenage skin regenerates completely every 10-28 days, whereas the skin at the age of 40 year old regenerates every 45-60 days. For a beautiful complexion, it’s important to stimulate the cell turnover of the skin, as well as remove the stagnant, dead skin on the surface. Dermaplaning helps remove up to 21 days of dead skin cells as well as improve the look of lines and wrinkles and soften the appearance of dark spots and melasma. The exfoliation of the skin from dermaplaning promotes the production of collagen and elastin, helping to improve the appearance of signs of aging and scarring.
Dermaplaning is a relaxing, painless and chemical-free method of removing dead skin buildup with the use of a #10 rounded tip surgical steel blade. With meticulous and careful strokes, your Certified Advanced Aesthetician will gently caress the skin with a sterile blade, removing not only the top layer of your skin, but the vellus hairs (aka peach fuzz) that appear on the face, creating a dull appearance. Skin is left buttery-smooth and glowing, and is an ideal canvas for makeup or skincare products.
Dermpaplaning can also be used as a pre-treatment to procedures like microneedling, HydraFacial or a chemical peel to encourage deeper penetration of product and a more pronounced result.
Dermaplaning requires no downtime and is a great treatment before a special evening or whenever you need to be camera-ready. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of dermaplaning, as it’s safe for all skin types and considered non-invasive. Bring your best face forward.