Your face is covered in layers of dead skin cells. They may not appear obvious to the naked eye, but they do contribute to some common skin complaints: dullness, spots and wrinkles. There are various ways to rid your face of dead skin cells; however, most include using harsh exfoliators which can irritate the skin. Dermaplaning is a popular alternative.
Dermaplaning, sometimes referred to as microplaning, is a skin treatment that smooths the surface of the skin, revealing new, radiant skin cells. A sterile exfoliating blade is slowly moved across the face, removing dead cells, scar tissue, peach fuzz, and other debris that causes the skin to look uneven. The result – brighter, glowing, more youthful-looking skin.
Dermaplaning combines perfectly with other cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels and laser treatments. With the top layer of skin removed, peels and lasers can penetrate more deeply into the skin giving effective results.
At Harpenden Skin Clinic, all of our treatments are performed by our qualified and experienced members of staff, lead by our founder and medical aesthetics expert: Janne Richardson. Together, you can create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, combining treatments to reveal the skin you have always wanted.
Although a blade runs against the skin on your face, the procedure is not painful. Patients describe the treatment as similar to shaving.
Patients commonly report mild redness of the face after receiving the treatment. This is only temporary. Some develop whiteheads on their skin in the days following the procedure. Patients should avoid sun exposure immediately after their treatment and use sun cream in the days following.
Avoid wearing make-up immediately after your Dermaplaning treatment.
Aftercare will be provided. The following day, make-up may be applied.
Results of Dermaplaning last for up to three weeks. And can often be combined with other treatments.