Is your method of exfoliating your face not giving you the results you are expecting? Try Dermaplaning offered at Bare Envy, a medical skin treatment that carefully removes the top layer of skin and vellus hairs (peach fuzz or baby hair) from your face. This technique has been well established in Asia but is relatively new in North America and growing in popularity amongst the big cities like New York and Toronto. Professional makeup artists’ skin appears smooth and hair-free because they either shave their face or receive a dermaplaning treatment. Dermaplaning is an excellent medical skin treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dermaplaning is an effective and safe procedure using a sterile surgical scalpel, moving along the skin like a straight razor shave, but the scalpel removes a few layers of dead skin cells. Instantly you’ll notice a softer smoother texture making your skin glow with this procedure. Our clients can expect to see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scarring. Your skin absorbs product better without all the unnecessary layers of dead skin cells so your lotions will achieve a much deeper penetration hydrated your skin for longer. This procedure also removes the vellus hair, aka peach fuzz, from your face along with foreign impurities and debris. The results achieved from Dermaplaning are comparable to Microdermabrasion treatments as both treatments speed up cellular turnover and resurface the skin.
Dermaplaning should not be done more than every 4 weeks, allowing your skin to complete its natural cycle and rejuvenate itself, however, you can try Dermaplaning with certain chemical peels or other medical skin treatments. Dermaplaning is done before other medical skin treatments like skin resurfacing using lasers but avoid Glycolic Acid Chemical Peels, just ask your Bare Envy Esthetician to answer all your questions and offer recommendations. Following a Dermaplaning treatment, you may see some redness, however, there is no downtime and can be done in under an hour. Clients should expect their skin to be sensitive 1-2 days following the treatments and to minimize sun exposure during this period. It is also important during your post-treatment period that you protect your skin with gentle hydrating products especially products that protect your skin from the sun containing SPF.
Dermaplaning has its pros and cons but this procedure is NOT recommended if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Acne currently inflamed or excessively oily skin
- Women who are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or lactating
- Severe Melasma (Hyperpigmentation thought to be caused by UV exposure, sun damage or hormones)
- Cancer patients especially those with skin cancer on the face
- Cold sores and HSV-1 active sores (wait 2 weeks until they are complete their contagious stage)
- Uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes
- Dermatitis such as eczema or psoriasis
- Use of Accutane within the last 6-12 months
- Use of Prescribed Retinol with the last 7 days
Dermaplaning removes all your tiny hairs and makes your skin smoother, allowing your makeup to sit on your face smoother and more evenly. Your foundation will adhere to your face without the tiny little hairs making your skin look powdery. Cleopatra, an icon of beauty, boasted about the benefits of shaving unwanted facial hair thousands of years ago and this procedure has developed since. Bare Envy is confident Dermaplaning is not a fleeting trend but a traditional method of hair removal and exfoliation making it a revolutionary medical skin treatment.