An exclusive new treatment to Smooth Effects, the Dermaplaning protocol is a unique exfoliation technique that utilizes precise, practiced strokes of a medical instrument to gently lift dull skin cells and fine, vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz.” Causing no superficial irritation, dermaplaning is an effective exfoliation alternative to microdermabrasion or chemical peels for sensitive skin types.
Dermaplaning is provided by trained and certified medical aestheticians in a clinical (medical) environment. Our certified medical aestheticians employ dermaplaning as an independent procedure or as an add-on to any medical facial treatment. Each tailored treatment session is held in our Advanced Clinical Spa.
Dermaplaning will not cause fine, vellus hair to grow back thicker or darker. In fact, dermaplaning ensures vellus hair, or “peach fuzz,” is simply trimmed from the skin’s surface; hair follicles remain intact. Over time and with ongoing dermaplaning treatments, vellus hair appears even finer. Immediately following your dermaplaning treatment, return to all regular activities and enjoy instantly smoother skin.
Who is it for?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.
This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.
What does the treatment feel like?
Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face.
First, we will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, we will pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
How long does it take?
About 45 minutes
Are there immediate side effects?
There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
What are anticipated results?
You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.
Recommended course for optimal results?
Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.
If you have resilient skin, try coupling hydradermabrasion and dermaplaning in the same session for incredible results
Many women are often concerned that shaving peach fuzz will make it grow back heavier and darker, but that’s just an old wives’ tale. Superficial vellus hair will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was before the treatment.