Dermaplaning is a type of physical exfoliation that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair from the surface of the face using a specifically designed scalpel blade. This form of exfoliation immediately rejuvenates the skin. Dermaplaning allows professional treatments to penetrate deeper, which increases their efficacy & anti-aging benefits. It also results in better absorption of active ingredients in home skincare products Over time, dermaplaning is highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, while leaving skin smooth, supple, and vibrant. It has been utilized in medical practices for over 40 years to prepare the skin for chemical peels and laser treatments. Dermaplaning also creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and is the go-to treatment to prepare the skin for high profile occasions.
*Can be performed on all skin types
For best results, dermaplaning facials should be performed every 3-4 weeks.
Most retail blades sold in stores or online will remove unwanted “peach fuzz” but are not designed to provide the additional benefit of physical exfoliation. These blades contain safety guards to prevent injury while in use, therefore only providing hair removal and not providing you the additional benefits of exfoliation.
Dermaplaning is a physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained skin care specialist utilizing the appropriate tools and practices for the service. Low quality tools, including blades not designed for dermaplaning and inexpensive handles that don’t lock the blade on tight, are responsible for increased risk of injury to the client, which can cause scarring. Utilizing proper technique including number of passes, the correct angle and pressure is vital to assure client safety and best outcomes, if there is a lack of education, injuries are very common.
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Today dermaplaning is combined with many different modalities. Dermaplaning is a great way to prep the skin for further professional treatments such as chemical peels, enzymes, masks, dermalinfusion, LED therapy, microneedling and IPL/laser treatments. Here at Skin Studio, we want you to have the option of both- a stand alone treatment or combination therapy to further enhance your skincare journey.
NOTE: If you wish to do combination therapy, we require you receive each treatment separately before they are combined together to decrease your chances of adverse reactions.
The ideal client is one focused on anti-aging or looking for a smooth and flawless canvas for makeup application. This client is concerned about dull, dry skin, a sallow complexion, enlarged pores, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and perhaps acne scars. Contraindications to this treatment, including but not limited to uncontrolled diabetes, active cancer, active high grade acne, active coldsore, bleeding disorders and the inability for blood to coagulate following injury. Certain medications including blood thinners, higher dosages of Aspirin, and Accutane (if taken within 1 year of service) are contraindicated for this treatment due to increased sensitivity and/or the possibility of delayed clotting from a nick or cut.
Single Session – $150 (45 minute treatment session)
Package of 3 – $375
$60 (Add-on to any treatment)