Dermaplanning

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.

Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras.Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth.Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.

Dermaplaning is a gentle but effective exfoliation treatment, where a blade is moved over the skin to remove fuzzy peach hair and dead skin cells. The results are a beautifully smooth face that glows!

It’s a treatment the celebrities have been having before any big red-carpet event and makeup artists love it. Dermaplaning has been popular in America for years and only recently taken off in the UK.

Everyone’s main concern is that you will end up with thick, dark facial hair that matches your mans! The truth is the answer is NO! The treatment does not make you a hairy beast. The hair on the face is a type of hair called vellus hair also known as peach hair. Vellus hair never changes, it grows back slowly and the same as it was previous to the treatment. Although I must warn you this treatment is addictive and you soon get used to having the smoothest face you have ever felt. Your make up goes onto the skin better and has a flawless appearance to it. Even when you take your make up off your skin is glowing.

Expert Dermaplanning Treatment

What we offer at London Body Centre

Wondering if you should try dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion? They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin. Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But, keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference.

What can you expect upon booking with London Body Centre?

How Does it Work?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face.

First, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she’ll pull an area of your skin taut with one hand and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.

Dermaplaning, which we could also just call, "shaving your face," because this treatment involves gently pulling a blade along your skin. But! Dermaplaning, unlike traditional shaving, uses a smaller blade to slough off dead skin cells in addition to removing wispy facial hair, so skin is more even in tone and texture. It's superficial (there will not be blood) and strangely reminiscent of a cat lick (tickly, sandpapery). It makes makeup go on smoother, too.

What Happens During Treatment ?

Before the Dermaplanning Treatment

Your technician will have a consultation with you, pre-treatment to ensure correct paperwork has been completed and all questions answered.

Even though you're not piercing the skin, it's important to make sure your face is clean, so you don't introduce germs to freshly exfoliated skin.

During the Dermaplanning Treatment

The technician will Hold the skin taut with a finger from one hand. With the other, hold the blade at a 45-degree angle to your skin. Make short, feathery strokes from your hairline toward the centre of your face, avoiding your brows, eyes, nose, and mouth.

How Many Treatments Needed?

Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.

Facts You Need to Know

THERE ARE PRACTICALLY NO DOWNSIDES TO A DERMAPLANE TREATMENT.

Dermaplaning carries little to no risk! Unlike other treatments, such as chemical peels, there is no downtime. No need to avoid the sun, wait to put on makeup, or worry about when to schedule your dermaplaning before a big event. You can have a dermaplane facial over lunch and coworkers will notice nothing but a glowing, fabulous complexion! Dermaplaning is also safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers, as it does not use chemicals that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and transferred to a growing baby. The only minor risk with dermaplaning is the occasional nick—just like with normal shaving. The key to avoiding this is to visit an experienced aesthetician or skin care specialist.

THE BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANE ARE NUMEROUS!

Since the removal of dead skin encourages skin-cell turnover and new growth, dermaplaning can even out skin tone on the face. Fine vellus hairs can trap dirt, oil, and other foreign particles, so their removal encourages cleaner skin. And don’t believe the myths—these hairs do not grow back any darker or thicker!

Dermaplaning leaves a radiant complexion that more easily absorbs moisturizers and creates a smoother “canvas” for applying cosmetics. In fact, some makeup artists recommend dermaplaning because the removal of dead skin cells helps in the application of makeup!

London Body Centre offers dermaplaning, along with a variety of other skin care treatments. Take the first step toward achieving your ideal complexion—contact our office to find out if dermaplaning is the right option for your unique needs.

Dermaplanning FAQ

About 30 minutes.

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. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.

Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.

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 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 is a quick, effective procedure that normally takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.  It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately two to four weeks apart for the best results.  No, there is absolutely no recovery or down time with this treatment.

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs but in this case it is on your face.  See video of dermaplaning procedure click this link.

First, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin.  Next, she will pull an area of your skin taut with one hand and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and face fuzz.

It needs to be done by a professional, so please do not take a scalpel to your own face in your bathroom mirror.  It takes only 30 to 45 minutes and doesn't hurt at all.  It is basically shaving off the dead cells of your skin, instead of your hair and will leave you positively glowing.  The main difference from shaving is that dermaplaning is done with a single blade and a dermatologist or aesthetician will use small upward strokes to remove the dead layer of skin with the blade.  Although it sounds scary, the process is safe and can be done every three to four weeks.

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 of the skin.

You will immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture.  All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.

Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.

Brief Overview Of Your Treatment

PROCEDURE TIME

Around 30- 45 minutes.

DOWNTIME

None you are good to go immediately post treatment.

DURATION OF RESULTS

Approx 21 days.

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