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dermaplane FAQ​

is dermaplaning the same as shaving? 

this is not shaving ladies!!! dermaplane is a safe, non-invasive treatment which uses a special tool placed at a forty-five degree angle and stroked along the skin. although many enjoy the added bonus of “peach fuzz” removal, this differs than shaving simply because shaving solely removes the hair. dermaplane, on the other hand, is considered a manual exfoliation and removes the "dead" layers of the epidermis revealing a lighter, brighter, and more even skin tone.

will my hair grow back thicker and coarser?

because dermaplane removes the "peach fuzz," estheticians are often asked about hair regrowth. it helps to understand facial hair - there are two types of hair that grow on your face: vellus and terminal hair. vellus hair is soft, fine hair. when cut or removed, it grows back the same size and shape. it may feel different simply because the hair was cut at a blunt edge near the shaft, but we assure you, it will remain vellus. terminal hair however, is physiologically coarse. when this hair type is cut it feels similar to beard hair, and unfortunately, it will always grow back coarse. terminal hair can't be dermaplaned and must be tweezed or removed before treatment. dermaplaning does many things for you, but changing the structure of hair is not one of them.

is there downtime?

this treatment has little downtime with just a slight pinking of the skin that fades in a few hours. as with all progressive facial treatments, it is important to keep skin hydrated and protected. this service is not for everyone - we've found that excessively oily skin tends to breakout after dermaplaning but it will be at your disgression if you still would like to try the service. 

benefits of dermaplane include:

  • evens skin texture and tone reducing the appearance of acne scarring
  • promotes smoother skin
  • removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oil.
  • enhances the effectiveness of skincare with deeper product penetration
  • reduces the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (red and brown spots caused by cuts or acne)
  • reduces the appearance of fine lines

contraindications include:

          • active acne
          • recent use of antibiotics
          • blood thinners
          • active cold sores
  • uncontrolled diabetes
  • use of accutane in the past six months
  • use of prescription retinol in past 7 days 
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