FAQs – Dermaplaning2019-01-15T18:16:51+00:00
Dermaplaning is a very effective, non-invasive exfoliating facial, making the face feel smoot and very clean. A round-edged scalpel, specifically manufactured for dermaplaning, is angled in such a way that as it glides over the skin it removes dead skin cells and fine facial hair. It’s very soothing!

Dermaplaning is the next generation treatment on from microdermabrasion, as it’s so gentle, in comparison, that you can wear makeup straight after a dermaplaning treatment.

Dermaplaning removes the build-up of dead skin making the skin bright and fine lines less defined. With the removal of hair, there is nowhere for acne-causing bacteria to lay on the skin, so skin has fewer outbreaks. Dead skin found in wrinkles is removed, making those wrinkles less defined and brightens the skin making it very clean and fresh looking. Your face will feel amazingly soft and smooth after a dermaplaning treatment.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Provides deeper product penetration.  Increasing absorption from 20% to 60%.
  • Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils.  Reducing breakouts.
  • Promotes smoother skin.
  • Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peach fuzz” facial hair.
  • Diminishes the look of fine lines.
  • Works on all skin types.
  • Safe facial for pregnant and nursing ladies

With no dead skin or facial hair to inhibit the penetration of products, you have skin that will absorb products better and allow makeup to glide on smoothly making your makeup flawless and skin brighter. Ideal for both oily and dry skin.

Dermaplaning is great for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin, and so gentle can be performed to improve the texture and appearance as the removal of dead skin brightens the complexion.

Hair often causes a build-up of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives a healthier looking skin. Because vellous hair is so soft it will grow back at the same rate, colour and texture as before the treatment. It will, therefore, not grow back thicker or darker!

Oily and Acne-prone Skins

With oily skin there is a possibility that you may feel your skin is oilier a few days following a Dermaplaning facial, as we are taking away the fluffy hair which oil would absorb into. BUT if you are using products specifically for oily skin then fab! They will work even harder to absorb and control your oil.

I do oily skin clients all the time and very rarely have they commented on it.

The Enzyme Peel and Mask Dermaplane facial is especially good for this skin type. The enzyme peel will clean out any clogged pores. Blue LED light with the treatment would benefit acne-prone skins as the blue light kills off the acne causing bacteria.

Dermaplaning Facials

There is the Standard Dermaplaning Facial, which involves an eye cleanse, a double facial cleanse, dermaplane, eye cream, moisturiser and SPF. This costs £65 and takes 50 minutes.

The Enzyme Peel and Mask Dermaplaning Facial, which involves an eye cleanse, double facial cleanse, dermaplane, enzyme peel, LED light therapy session, skin booster serum, hyaluronic hydrating mask, eye cream, moisturiser and SPF. This facial costs £79 and takes just over an hour and half.

I also offer dermaplaning facials with chemical peels, but I will only carry out one of these facials once I’ve seen you and assessed your skin, usually after either a Standard Dermaplane or an Enzyme Peel and Mask Dermaplaning Facial.

These facials are so gentle, they are perfect for all skin types, also great for pregnant and nursing ladies.

Stop Retin-A products for 5 days before your appointment.

Avoid laser treatments 4 weeks before treatment.

If you are having any sort of chemical peel close to your dermaplaning, can you please advise me of this. There are so many different brands of peels and strengths on the market, I can give you a specific time scale to wait before or after your dermaplaning.

No waxing for 7 days prior.

No tanning for 2-3 days. Face and neck only.

Please inform me if you are pregnant or nursing.

There is no downtime with dermaplaning so you can continue with your normal activities.

You can wear makeup immediately afterwards, but I advise to wait until the next day before applying makeup.

Please wear SPF. A treatment that removes the top layer of dead skin will make your skin more sun sensitive. Wearing SPF every day is the best aftercare and skincare advice I can give anyone…..whether you have just had dermaplaning or not!

Avoid heat treatments (sauna, steam room etc) for the next 24 hours… Your skin may be more prone to irritation directly after dermaplaning than it normally would, so sweating can further increase the irritation. Also avoid self-tanning or sunbeds for at least 3 days.

Do not spray perfume on your face or neck for the first couple of days as it will sting, because of the alcohol contained in perfume. If you do spray some on your face by accident, it will sting, but just wash it off with water. Spray perfume on your clothes. There is alcohol in perfume and if the sun is allowed to burn off that alcohol, whether you’ve had a dermaplaning treatment or not, it can leave hyperpigmentation. Always good to protect the skin initially with SPF.

Be careful of your mobile phone. We all neglect to clean our phones and they are covered in bacteria. If you place your mobile against your freshly exfoliated face you might develop a rash or breakout in spots. Clean your phone with Optical Lens wipes, the ones used for cleaning spectacles.

Whilst you will have instant results after your treatment, following a good skincare routine is a must to prolong the results. The removal of dead skin and facial hair increases product absorption from 20% to 60%. So all those expensive face creams you’ve bought will work better and probably do what they promised!!

Dermaplaning will remove peach fuzz hair temporarily as it will grow back exactly as it was before, no thicker, no darker. It is physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker and darker as only the top of the hair follicle is treated.

You can have another dermaplaning treatment no sooner than 3 weeks.

If you are following a good skincare programme, then regular monthly treatments would be great for your skin.

To plan your dermaplaning treatments, always have a treatment after your holiday, rather than before, as this will remove the dry dead skin, more evident, following time in the sun. If you’re getting your skin ready for a special event it’s best to have a Dermaplane a week beforehand, preferably, with a LED light treatment to ensure that any breakouts, especially if you’re prone to them, are stopped or limited.