What is dermaplane?
Dermaplane is a method of manual exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dull, dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. This procedure softens fine wrinkles, removes vellus hairs, and smooths the surface of the skin.
Maintenance is recommended every 4-6 weeks.
What to do prior to treatment
We request that you arrive with a clean, make-up free face to help minimize the risk of infection due to bacteria on the face.
Drink plenty of water to help your skin recover.
Avoid excess sun exposure a week before your appointment. Sun damage could compromise your skin and make the treatment painful.
Avoid Retin-A/Retinol exfoliators 3-5 days prior to treatment as this can thin your skin and compromise your treatment.
Please speak with your medical provider before stopping any medication.
If you have sunburn or active fever blisters/cold sores, treatment cannot be performed.
No injectables or chemical peels two weeks prior to treatment.
Benefits of dermaplane
Increases absorption of topical products
Immediately diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Primes skin for a chemical peel
Creates healthier more radiant appearance
Suitable for all skin types
The following side effects have been reported with dermaplane:
patchy skin pigmentation
a minimal breakout
Infection and scarring are rare but may occur. It is important to remember that individuals respond and heal differently.
Treatment is not recommended if you have active acne or you have been on Accutane within the last 6 months.
What to do after
There is no downtime after a Dermaplane treatment, but for best results clients must:
Avoid direct sunlight to prevent sun damage.
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
Apply moisturizer generously for up to 7 days post procedure.
Do not apply makeup for the initial 24 hours.
Avoid strenuous exercise for the initial 24 hours.
Follow recommended aftercare instructions from the Aesthetician.
Do not have any injectables or chemical peels two weeks after treatment.
If you have any additional questions, call (480) 807-1500