dermaplaning

About

Dermaplaning exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin by using a fine surgical blade, where we gently and effectively remove unwanted fine facial hairs, along with the top layer of dead skin cells and minimises pore blockage to encourage a more refined, radiant and refreshed skin texture and tone.

The treatment is a good alternative for clients with sensitive skin who are not suitable for Microdermabrasion. There is no downtime associated with the treatment. The treatment can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with a chemical peel for better penetration of product. Any fine hair removed during the treatment will not be stimulated or grow course.

For best results we recommend a course of 4-8 treatments with 3-4 week intervals, although results will be seen with each and every treatment. 

How does Dermaplaning work?

 This non-invasive technique uses a specially designed scalpel blade to safely scrape the dead skin from your face. It tends to remove slightly more skin than Microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning not only removes dead skin cells, but it also eliminates fine facial hair (peach fuzz) and stimulates new cell growth. It is an excellent preparation for peels and can also be standalone treatment.

 

Importance

Dermaplaning is an integral part of all skincare routines as it provides the following benefits:

  • Removal of dead cell build up
  • Minimises congestion and pore blockage
  • Increases the rate of new cell turnover in the deeper levels of the skin
  • Stimulates the production of the skin’s own collagen and elastin
  • Increases absorption of active skin products (e.g Vitamins A, C etc)

 

What areas can be treated?

Dermaplaning can be done on the face, forearms and back. Dermaplaning performed on the back helps reduce the bacterial colony existing around the follicles contributing to back acne.

 

What does this treatment involve?

The skin is cleansed thoroughly and then degreased to ensure there is no residual oil remaining on the skin. The therapist stretches the skin of the face and the blade is held at a 45′ angle to scrape skin cells from the surface. The whole treatment takes 45-60 minutes. Sometimes this treatment is immediately followed by a light chemical peel or facial mask.

 

What type of skin conditions are best suited?

  • Sun damaged, blotchy skin
  • Fine lines
  • Acne (grade 1 & 2) and congested skin
  • Thickened (hyperkeratinised) skin
  • Diffuse redness and Rosacea (due to stimulated of collagen and dermal thickening)
  • Dermaplaning helps to prevent ingrown hairs and shaving rash in men

 

Benefits

  • Enhances activity and penetration of active home maintenance products for 4-6 weeks
  • Removes fine vellus hair (does NOT grow back thicker)
  • Removes superficial Solar Keratoses
  • The risk of scarring is significantly less with Epidermal Levelling than with laser treatments
  • Ideal same day prep for Wodonga Skin Centre facials using pure enzymes, pomegranate and custom masks.

 

Who is NOT suited for Dermaplaning?

  • Persons with any form of skin inflammation or trauma (e.g pustular acne, cold sores and sunburns)
  • Person’s with keloid scars

 

Because no chemicals are involved, Dermaplaning is suitable for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

 

Risks

When a sharp blade is used, a slight risk of a nick or cut is always present, but this is rare. Slight skin irritation may result in temporary redness.

Pricing

Allow 45-60 minutes 
$129 per treatment

LOCATION

34 WATSON STREET, WODONGA VIC

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