Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning Treatment for Ipswich

Dermaplaning is a type of skin exfoliation treatment. It uses a specially designed scalpel to gently remove the top (dead) layers of your skin, which works to smooth out your complexion, reducing the appearance of any wrinkles or fine lines.

 

It can help treat acne scarring too.

Dermaplaning also removes the ‘peach fuzz’ vellus hairs from the surface of the skin, which not only improves your skin’s feel, it also means that any skin care products are absorbed more effectively into the new skin cells which are produced as part of the inflammatory/healing response to the treatment.

 

It’s very effective for all skin types, and helps with reduction of:

 

  • acne scars

  • dull or dry skin

  • sun-damage

  • fine wrinkles

What Should I Expect?

Microneedling can be performed using SkinPen, a medical grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available only through medical professionals. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the client. 

 

A topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the SkinPen procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people. Generally, patients report feeling just a slight vibration of the SkinPen during the procedure. For most people, the procedure is less painful than having your eyebrows waxed.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

I use a special dermaplaning blade at a 45° angle to gently scrape away the vellus hairs from the surface of your skin. 

 

This physical exfoliation triggers a response to the ‘trauma’, and at the same time, removes the vellus hairs that can accumulate oil and dirt  and make the skin look dull. Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs don’t grow back thicker or darker. Exfoliation of the accumulated dead cells along with removing fine hairs will give you a healthier, brighter looking complexion, which it should feel lovely and smooth to the touch.

 

Dermaplaning can work really well if you have rough, dry skin, and is also effective at treating any superficial acne scars or uneven skin tone.  If you’re worried about the effects of ageing on your skin, it’s another great treatment as the turnover of new cells can slow down on mature skin,

resulting in a build-up of dead cells. Dermaplaning will get rid of these and encourage renewal, resulting in younger looking, healthier skin. 

Although the thought of having skin cells scraped away with a scalpel may sound off-putting, it’s a

gentle procedure and no, it shouldn’t be at all painful. 

 

During a dermaplaning treatment, you may feel a tingling sensation, but that should be all.

 

It’s the perfect treatment if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding and would usually opt for a chemical peel. 

 

Let me know if you are pregnant (or breast-feeding) before a treatment so that I can make a note of it and make sure we don’t book in any unsuitable treatments during this time.

Downtime?

No, none at all. Dermaplaning doesn’t require any recovery time and you can get up and get back to whatever you were planning straight away. 

 

Results should be immediately visible and there should be minimal side effects; a slight redness or tingling feeling as if you’ve had your skin scraped is all you should notice and many people don’t even have that.

Cautions

Dermaplaning is generally safe but I’d advise that it’s not suitable for people suffering from the

following conditions:

 

  • acne (current)

  • cold sores

  • skin diseases

  • skin cancer

 

After a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll need to avoid excess exposure to sunlight and make sure that you wear a high (SPF50) factor sun screen for 24 hours.

 

Don’t wear any make-up for 24 hrs, avoid touching your skin and stay out of saunas and steam rooms.

 

If your skin has an acne flare-up, it’s best to wait until the flare-up has subsided as dermaplaning might irritate your skin even more.

 

Stay out of direct sunshine as much as possible for a week before a dermaplaning treatment as any sun damage, and especially a sunburn, means I can’t carry out a treatment. It could make the experience really painful and may also compromise your skin.