All your questions, answered
Bri Williams, RN, BSN
When it comes to spa services, we all want to get the most out of our treatment and leave feeling relaxed and recharged, but we also want to see a difference when we look in the mirror. If you are looking for a quick, easy and affordable treatment that can help to improve the health of your skin, you should consider dermaplaning. Below we answer your most common questions!
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation, or skin resurfacing, using a sterile surgical blade that gently sheds the top layer of dull, dead skin, as well as temporarily removes fine peach fuzz hairs. This activates the skin cells beneath to renew and freshen. The result is an immediately smoother, brighter, healthier, glowing complexion.
The procedure works particularly well for smoothing the skin of those with dry or coarse skin, for lessening acne scarring or uneven skin tone, and for removing the buildup of dead cells for those with mature or damaged skin.
After dermaplaning, the skin-care products you use at home can penetrate deeper, making them more effective. Dermaplaning can be done on its own, or added to other treatments like HydraFacials, chemical peels, light therapy and more.
How much does dermaplaning cost?
Dermaplaning ranges in price depending on where you receive the treatment. On average it is $30 to $100.
How long will my dermaplaning results last?
You will love your results immediately after your treatment and will notice a decrease in fine facial hair (peach fuzz) and a glowing complexion for approximately one month. A lot of clients choose to repeat this treatment every month to keep a healthy cell turnover and see long-term results such as a decrease in fine lines, hyper-pigmentation and scarring.
How long will my appointment take?
Your treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.
Will dermaplaning hurt?
No, not at all. Most clients report it feels very relaxing.
Is there any prep for this treatment?
Dermaplaning cannot be done on sunburned skin, open wounds, rashes or active acne. You should discontinue the use of any retinols seven days before your treatment. Other than that, it is a great treatment for everyone, even pregnant and nursing mamas!
Is there any downtime or recovery?
There is no downtime after dermaplaning. It is important you wear sunscreen after your treatment as you are more susceptible to burn, and it is recommended you avoid any retinols for three to four days after your treatment.
Are there any products I should be using at home?
Your results can be prolonged, and the health of your skin improved, with the use of high-quality skin-care products at home. As mentioned above, it is also important you apply sunscreen after your appointment, as you have a fresh layer of skin that is more susceptible to burning. Consult with your aesthetic provider to find out what skin-care products would be best for your skin type and concerns.
Dermaplaning is a great way to treat yourself, and your skin, at the spa!