Dermaplaning - Marsh Medical Skin Clinic

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A Jump Start for Skin Renewal

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an innovative approach to removing dead skin cells, allowing a jump start for skin renewal and infusion of nutrients. It is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Dermaplaning is most often used on those with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.

Dermaplaning is a safe and simple procedure for exfoliating the epidermis to eliminate the skin of the peach fuzz – vellus hair (soft facial hair) and also remove dead skin cells. A surgical blade is used to take off the build-up of dead skin, blocked pores and built up oils that can get trapped within the vellus hair. Dermaplaning results produce a smooth and glowing appearance with improved ease for makeup application. Additionally, this can also help with reducing fine lines, mild acne scarring and smoothing out bumpy skin complexion’s. It has recently become a celebrity popular treatment but has actually been around for some years.

Best Results

Immediate

Treatment Time

1 hour

Recovery Time

24 hours

Anesthetic

Not required

Complications

Low

Cost

From £75

FAQs

IS IT PAINFUL?

No, Dermaplaning is an exfoliative technique that uses the edge of a scalpel moved at 45 degrees (superficially) along the surface of the skin to smooth and exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells and fine vellus hairs. This is enhanced along with a facial massage and is surprisingly relaxing and pain free. It is a procedure that can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs.

ONCE THE VELLUS HAIR IS REMOVED WILL IT GROW BACK QUICKER AND THICKER?

No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4 weeks and no different than it was previously.

CAN DERMAPLANING CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE SKIN?

Excessive scraping, nicks and cuts can cause damage to the skin. This is why it is imperative you have a professional technician who has had the highest level of training, and who has the correct tools to do this treatment. At Marsh Medical Skin Clinic our Aesthetics Therapists are highly skilled in these treatments.

ONCE THE VELLUS HAIR IS REMOVED WILL IT GROW BACK QUICKER AND THICKER?

No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4 weeks and no different than it was previously.

WHAT AREA CAN BE TREATED?

Dermaplaning is only to be performed on the face (excluding eyelids and lips). The treatment cannot be offered on any other part of the body.

HOW OFTEN CAN THIS PROCEDURE BE DONE?

Dermaplaning can be carried out every 3-4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner removes about 2 – 3 weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. You should always leave enough time between treatments to allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 30 days before repeating.

CAN DERMAPLANING BE PREFORMED ALONGSIDE ANY OTHER TREATMENTS?

Yes. Dermaplaning is generally at its most effective right before an LED Light Therapy treatment as it helps to enhance the absorption of light into the skins epidermis, speeding up the benefits

WHO CAN BE TREATED?

All skin types can benefit from Dermaplaning. Even men can be treated (over non-bearded areas only). It is particularly beneficial for clients suffering with:

• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Acne scarring
• Fine vellus facial hair (peach fuzz)
• Uneven & rough skin
• Dull skin

It is important to always discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities with your technician before starting a treatment

WHAT ARE THE PRE AND POST CARE PROCEDURES?

In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions.
Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:

• Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 72 hours prior to your treatment.
• Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment
• You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin) therapy, also known as isotretinoin, is a medication on the market to treat acne. During therapy and up to 6 months after completing isotretinoin, the skin is highly sensitive and chances of scarring are high; therefore, it is recommended you wait at least 6 months after completing therapy to consider Dermaplaning
• Clients who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as Botox or filler injections, should wait two weeks before undergoing Dermaplaning.
• Clients should also refrain from waxing the skin to be treated for 72 hours prior to Dermaplaning
• Clients must not have an active cold sore. If you are prone to cold sores, please let us know so we can discuss your options

To maximize dermaplaning recovery time and results, it is important to follow all post-procedure instructions below:

• Wash your face with a gentle, acid-free cleanser, tepid water and avoid topical products that contain alpha or beta hydroxyl acids, retinols or Retin-A for approximately 72 hours (longer if possible). If irritation occurs after applying the above products, wait a few more days to allow your skin to heal. Under no circumstances should you use a product that abrades the skin within the 72-hour period (no scrubs), nor should you submerge the treated area in chlorinated pool or hot tub for 3 to 5 days.
• Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 14 days post treatment. If you must be in the sun, apply SPF 30 or greater, reapply often, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and seek shade when possible.
• Avoid excessive heat 14 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc.
• Avoid chlorine for 24 hours
• Avoid facial waxing for 7 days
• Avoid dermal fillers and Botox for 2 to 3 weeks.
• Do not pick, scratch or aggressively rub the treated area.
• No scrubs, polishers or aggressive brushes should be used for 7 days.
• Makeup may be worn if the skin is not broken.
• Do apply serums as absorption levels will, and therefore effectiveness is increased.

You may experience slight peeling for the first few days. Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness are normal for the first few days. Skincare products may tingle or slightly burn for the first 2 days.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact the clinic and talk to our team.

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