Dermaplaning is a safe, painless, and highly effective treatment. It uses a surgical blade, specifically designed to safely glide against the surface of the skin, to effectively resurface the skin, removing fluffy hair and superficial dead skin cells.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
The exfoliation of dead skin cells through Dermaplaning helps to encourage new skin-cell turnover and growth, giving you a smoother, brighter, glowing complexion. Dermaplaning also helps to remove very fine vellus hairs, or peach-fuzz, on the face providing better penetration of serums and moisturizers, and a smoother canvas for applying make up.
After Dermaplaning, will my “peach-fuzz” grow back thicker?
Vellus hairs, can trap dirt, oil, and other foreign particles. Removing this fine “peach-fuzz” encourages cleaner, smoother skin, and unlike shaving thicker hairs, these finer hairs do not grow back darker or thicker.
Is Dermaplaning safe for pregnant woman?
Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types and is especially safe for pregnant women and women who are breast feeding, as there is no use of chemicals that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and transferred to the baby.
How long are Dermaplaning treatments and is there downtime?
Treatment time for Dermaplaning is 30 minutes and unlike other treatments, such as chemical peels, there is no downtime needed, so you can apply your active products and make up straight after without having to wait a few days. Slight redness can occur and dryness and minor flaking can be experienced a few days post-treatment due to the increased skin cell turnover. Exfoliation 5 days post treatment will help remove any flakey dead skin.
48 HOURS PRIOR
No cosmetic injections in the treatment area
3 DAYS PRIOR
No recent sun exposure and sunbeds
Stop using cosmeceutical retinol and AHA/BHA
2 WEEKS PRIOR
Topical prescription retinol must be stopped two weeks prior
Must not have an active cold sore
No waxing, laser or IPL in the area
If you are/have taken Accutane, or any other acne drug, you must stop use 5 days prior to treatment
1-5 DAYS POST
Continue with prescribed Balense or ARX homecare products and SPF 50+ sunscreen
Avoid use of cosmeceutical retinol
5 DAYS POST
Gently exfoliate using Balense Jojoba Exfoliating Cleanser or use the Balense Enzymatic Sleep Masque