An easy, skin-perfecting treatment which produces instant, radiant, smooth skin, ‘Dermaplaning’, has become super trendy amongst vloggers and within the beauty industry. Here, Julie Maxwell answers all your questions on how it’s performed and what results you can expect.
Q What exactly is Dermaplaning?
A It’s a simple, non-inflammatory facial treatment where a technician uses a very fine scalpel to gently shave the fine vellus hairs on the face (known as peach fuzz) and remove the top layer of dead skin cells (the epidermis) to produce luminous, super smooth skin.
Q Why is it different to just shaving my face?
A It is not the same as shaving. We use a medical grade disposable blade which is much sharper then a razor. This goes deeper than a razor and removes dead cell build-up and oil, resulting in brighter, more radiant looking skin.
Q Is it safe?
A It is a cosmetic, non-invasive, simple and very safe treatment.
Q What results can I expect?
A In addition to removing unwanted facial hair, Dermaplaning does lots of amazing things for the skin. It exfoliates the top layer which leads glowing, smooth skin. But it also reduces the appearance of pigmentation, scarring and fine lines, evens skin tone and increases cell turnover.
Q Can I expect any other benefits?
A Yes. It also enables deeper absorption of skincare products and works incredibly well with makeup by providing a smooth canvas for it to glide onto easily and evenly.
Q How long has this treatment been around?
A Whilst it’s been causing a bit of recent buzz in Australian beauty circles, it has been used for decades in Asia and by well-known celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.
Q What skin types will it work on?
A Most people. It can be used on sensitive skin, to treat dry or rough skin, acne, fine lines and pigmentation. It is also a great option for pregnant women.
Q Is there anyone that shouldn’t have it?
A Anyone with active acne, very sensitive skin or with certain forms of rosacea.
Q Will my facial hair grow back thicker, darker and quicker?
A No, Dermaplaning will not cause any extra hair growth. You may feel the texture of the hair growing back feels different to touch, but it will actually only grow back at the same thickness, the same colour and at the same rate as before. We are not disturbing the follicle in anyway.
Q Does it Hurt?
A No, Dermaplaning is painless (unlike waxing or laser).
Q How frequently do I need to do it?
A Ideally, every 4-6 weeks to fit in with the skin’s rejuvenation cycle.
Q How long does it take and can I have another treatment after Dermaplaning?
A It takes about 30 minutes with a mask and finishing serum.
Dermaplaning is now available at Maxwells Skin & Body Clinic at Main Beach, Gold Coast. Contact us on 5591 9177 for more information.