Dermaplaning, also known as Dermal Edge Therapy, Epidermal Leveling or Blading is a gentle and effective skin care treatment of manual exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes the outer layers of dead skin cells and safely removes the Vellus hair known as “peach fuzz”. The immediate results are smooth, soft and more radiant skin. Extremely popular, dermaplane treatments are good for all skin types.
Dermaplane Treatment Explained
A dermaplane treatment is performed using a sterile dermaplaning blade which is held against the skin at a 45 degree angle and gently stroked along the skin, similar to shaving. The skin care professional holds the area of skin taught while stroking the skin with the blade, removing the outer micro-layers of the skin and any hair in the area. The treatment is painless and there is no downtime. Products applied after the dermaplaning are absorbed better and monthly treatments will improve the skin. It is recommended to wait at least 3 to 4 weeks between treatments.
Contraindications for dermaplaning include those with active acne lesions or excessive oil production. The skin may be slightly pink immediately following the treatment and may feel drier than normal for a couple of days. These symptoms are temporary and resolve quickly.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Gentle exfoliation (good for sensitive skin, Rosacea, and during pregnancy)
- No downtime (return to activities immediately)
- Removes Vellus hair, “peach fuzz” (hair grows back as peach fuzz)
- Improves softness, smoothness and clarity of the skin immediately
- Extremely safe and painless
Using NeoGenesis Products with Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning not only removes vellus hair from the face but it also removes layers of the surface of the skin. The process is controlled by the skin therapist and can be extremely light or more aggressive, leaving the barrier of the skin vulnerable.
To protect the barrier of the skin and help reduce any sensitivity, apply our most advanced product Recovery, abundant in S²RM® to the entire face immediately following a dermaplane treatment. For additional hydration, Skin Serum may be used after Recovery. Follow the serums with Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream to promote barrier function. The use of a chemical free sunscreen during the day is important after dermaplaning due to the gentle exfoliation of the treatment.
For ongoing daily care at home, use the gentle NeoGenesis Cleanser twice daily, followed by Recovery, Booster or Skin Serum. Apply to the entire face and neck, including around the eye area. When the eyes are in need of additional help due to dark circles and puffiness, apply the Eye Serum around the eye area. Finish with Light Moisturizer, Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream to leave the skin hydrated and protected.