Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation similar in theory to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. An aesthetician grade, sterile blade is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis.
In many cases we have seen excellent results after only one treatment, though depending on your individual skin needs, consecutive treatments may assist in achieving the optimal outcome. We will happily accommodate your schedule to plan your course of treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many do I need?
A course of 6 treatments performed at 2 to 6 week intervals. The first 3 treatments 2 to 3 week intervals and subsequent treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prior to the treatment
You will be prescribed a homecare regime suited to your skin type. Cease use of any retinol products 48 hours prior to the treatment. Always use a sunscreen at least SPF 30. We love and recommend Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+.
During the treatment
Following a deep cleanse, the skin is prepared for the dermaplaning. Using a straight edge surgical blade (scalpel) at a 45 degree angle the skin is gently exfoliated one facial zone at a time. The accumulated dead skin cells and peachfuzz is removed to deliver a smooth and bright complexion.
After the treatment
Following the dermaplaning treatment, some minor cuts, nicks or abrasions may appear on the skin. This normally goes away within 24-48 hours.
For 1 week prior to your treatment
Avoid cosmetic injections.
Avoid facial hair bleach, or waxing.
Do not apply active skincare products with ingredients such as vitamin A, AHA’s or BHA’s.
Do not exfoliate 48 hours prior to the treatment.
For 24 to 48 hours following your treatment
Avoid swimming, especially chemical/chlorine/salt water or heated pools.
Avoid hot tubs, spa baths and saunas.
Avoid activities that cause excessive perspiration.
Avoid sun exposure to treated areas.
Do not pick at peeling skin as this may cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
For 5 to 7 days following your treatment
Avoid applying cosmetics, other than the recommended, to the treated areas. No deeply fragranced or highly active products with ingredients such as vitamin A, AHA’s or BHA’s.
Avoid exfoliating the skin, including home skin needling.
Avoid cosmetic injections.
Do not use any forms of hair removal such as, depilatory creams, bleaching, waxing, electrolysis.
Always apply SPF 30 during the day, we recommend Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+.
BBBL is led by Liana, a licenced skin specialist. Liana and her team are on a mission to help each and every client find the balance of skin health, relaxation and life-changing transformations from their Newport location and beyond.
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