Dermaplaning is a simple and safe method of exfoliating the epidermis (top layer of skin) and ridding the skin of tine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Using a scalpel, a fully trained and certified esthetican will gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly.
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.
Dermaplaning takes around 30 minutes and is a painless procedure that can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face. Please note that Dermaplaning uses a specialized sterile blade made specifically for this procedure, not to be confused with the ordinary razor used for other body hair.
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. You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture
Many women are often concerned that shaving peach fuzz will make it grow back heavier and darker, but this is a fabrication. Superficial vellus hair (that’s the science-y name for clear or white soft fine facial hair) will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was before the treatment.
What to expect when you visit Faces By Design for Dermaplaning
The MicroPeel procedure is a three-step clinical procedure combining dermaplaning (also known as blading), chemical peeling and cryogenic therapy to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, laxity, dullness, and skin imperfections. For optimal results, two series of 4-6 procedures per year are recommended.
The 3 steps of the Skinceuticals MicroPeel:
1. Dermaplaning – A manual exfoliation technique that safely and efficiently removes surface debris with a dermaplaning blade, priming the skin for the chemical peel solution.
2. Chemical Peels – Using optimized solutions formulated for resurfacing the skin by removing the outer epidermis and stimulating collagen remodeling to improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, texture and skin impurities.
3. Cryogenic Therapy – This anti-inflammatory and antibacterial freezing procedure increases the rate of cell turnover and leaves skin feeling cool and tight.
• Improves skin texture and radiance
• Supports healthy collagen levels for firmer skin
• Accelerates skin’s natural exfoliation process
• Stimulates collagen synthesis and remodels existing collagen and elastin
• Improves skin tone and texture
• Softens and smooths skin
Skinceuticals MicroPeel Plus
A chemical exfoliation treatment which reduces acne and enhances skin tone and texture.The MicroPeel Plus procedure is a unique one-step treatment of chemical exfoliation designed to reduce acne and help correct environmental skin damage. Solutions are formulated with a combination of salicylic acid to refine pores and help reduce the appearance of acne, and glycolic acid to aid in the improvement of rough texture, blotchiness and uneven skin tone. One week following a MicroPeel Plus procedure, skin will undergo its renewal process and light to moderate peeling may occur. For optimal results, two series of 4-6 procedures per year are recommended.
• Pore refining
• Reduces acne blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts
• Reduces sebum production and cellular debris in pores
• Encourages cell renewal
• Improves the appearance of skin discolorations
• Improves collagen synthesis
Skinceuticals Micropeel for Sensitive Skin
The SkinCeuticals Micropeel for Sensitive Skin is formulated with niacin, lactic acid and usnic acid to gently exfoliate and decongest even the most sensitive skin while balancing moisture levels. This clinical procedure combines dermaplaning (physical exfoliation) and chemical exfoliation to reduce signs of aging. The Micropeel improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and visible skin imperfections in a series of 4-6 consecutive procedures.
Micropeel for Sensitive Skin is typically the optimal starter peel and is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive.
Skinceuticals Pigment Balancing Masque
The Pigment Balancing Masque is a customizable medical-only treatment targeting hyperpigmentation to dramatically improve the uneven appearance of photodamage, mottled skin after a series of 4-6 treatments. The masque combines high-performance brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with a peeling acid solution to accelerate cell renewal and diminish uneven skin tone and localized hyperpigmentation.