Dermaplaning 101

Queen Cleopatra is said to have frequently bathed in sour milk, which acts as an exfoliant due to it’s lactic acid content.

In fact, ancient Egypt is where exfoliation first appeared. The Egyptians practiced many techniques in addition to sour milk baths, such as scrubbing their skin with alabaster and applying a paste made from sand and aloe.

Various other cultures throughout history have regularly practiced exfoliation. Ancient Greeks scrubbed their skin with salt; Comanche Indians scrubbed with river sand and dried corn cobs; Polynesian people did the same with crushed sea shells.

Dermaplaning is simply a modern technique for mechanical, as opposed to chemical, exfoliation.

It’s an advanced procedure in which an aesthetician gently scrapes your face with a tiny, razor-sharp blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (that annoying peach fuzz).

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Removing dead skin triggers cell and collagen regeneration, restoring youthful appearance to your face by evening your skin tone and texture, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

You’ll have healthier, brighter skin that looks and feels smoother; many people describe the effect as having a soft glow!

Dermaplaning differs from other exfoliation techniques because it also removes vellus hair, the fine hair on your face that often holds irritating oils and dirt. Removing it soothes your skin and reduces the frequency of breakouts.

Smooth, hair-free skin means your makeup goes on smoother and stays on. Fabulous.

Dermaplaning also boosts the efficacy of your skin care products by allowing them to touch live, healthy skin and penetrate deeper. And you won’t need to use as much product since none is wasted sitting on dead skin or getting absorbed into hair!

All this from a quick, easy, pain-free procedure. It’s no wonder Dermaplaning is so popular.

Who Is Dermaplaning For?

Almost everyone.

It improves complexion for all skin types. It’s especially effective for rough and dry skin; removing dead skin cells and hair really opens up your pores allowing moisturizer to penetrate more deeply.

Dermaplaning is an excellent choice for women who are pregnant or nursing because it’s completely chemical free.

It’s is also great for men. And yes guys, you still need it even though you shave.

Dermaplaning exfoliates more effectively than shaving because the razor is sharper and passes over a dry surface, as opposed to one coated in shaving cream. It also covers your whole face, not just the bearded area – your cheeks and forehead matter too!

One skin type we don’t recommended dermaplaning for is those with severe acne. If you suffer from acne don’t worry, we can clear you up with other treatments, like a facial, then add dermaplaning once your skin is clear.

Quick Facts

  • Used for exfoliation, fine hair removal, and treating fine lines and wrinkles
  • Does not cause hair to grow back thicker
  • Allows makeup to go on smoother and stay on
  • Improves the efficacy of skin care products
  • Non-invasive
  • Zero downtime
  • Only requires 30 minutes
  • Can be combined with
    • Facial
    • Chemical peel – for a deeper cleanse and exfoliation that will work wonders on wrinkles and pigmentation
  • Recommended to have done every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Cost: $50

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