Dermaplane is a simple and safe treatment for exfoliating the top layer of the skin and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used for many years, but many estheticians didn’t even know it exists, and certainly, many didn’t use it. When some people hear the word dermaplane they quickly associate the term with the procedure known as Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a medical procedure in which the skin is abraded down to the dermis using a whisklike device. There are many complications associated with Dermabrasion, including infections and scarring, which is why it is not commonly used anymore. Dermaplane, on the other hand, is a simple shaving of the epidermis.
Because Dermaplane is a treatment with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity across the country. Using a medical blade and a delicate touch, using light strokes, the Esthetician gently planes the surface of the skin. This is a great treatment for people who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream, and may be transferred to the fetus or the child. It is also a first choice for clients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives you healthier looking skin. Make-up glides onto your face, products are able to penetrate deeper, effectively improving the feel and appearance of the skin…AND no more peach fuzz!
Although merely an old wives’ tale, many people are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after a Dermaplane treatment. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
*This service is available as an add on treatment.
Microneedling is one of the hottest topics in skin care today—and for a good reason. It’s a clinically proven treatment that, when executed correctly, promotes your skin to regenerate its own collagen and elastin. This is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), a process in which microneedles puncture the skin to stimulate and manipulate the body’s natural healing properties. This technology is a revolutionary improvement to traditional collagen-synthesizing therapies like ermabrasion, chemical peeling or laser resurfacing.
Although these invasive therapies may offer results that are similar to microneedling, they are more likely to be accompanied with major downtime and a risk of serious complications. It’s believed that Microneedling is more effective than many of the laser treatments that are being used for the same purpose. The cost is significantly less than laser treatments and the recovery time is minimal; you can be back to work the very next day.
Microneedling is a safe and effective method for all skin types to improve fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne and surgical scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, skin tightening, as well as a variety of other skin ailments.
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