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What's the story with Dermaplaning?

Everyone is raving about how youthful and smooth their skin is.  Have you wondered how & why?   What new skin care fad is it now?

Dermaplaning is one of the newest and most exciting skin care services we have in the industry. But to be completely honest, this treatment is not really that new. Japanese women have been using this technique as an anti-ageing treatment for years.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a physical skin rejuvenation treatment that removes dead skin and peach fuzz hair, leaving the skin smoother and more radiant. The skin therapist gently strokes a sterile surgical blade along the skin to remove the dead skin and unwanted vellus hairs, when you see the dead skin and hairs once removed you are likely to feel oddly satisfied. The treatment is pain free and completely safe.

There is little to no down time (book a lunchtime appointment and then head straight back to work, no one will know!) It provides you with immediate results and is perfect to pair with LED light therapy to help calm and rejuvenate the skin, or alternatively treat yourself to our O Cosmedics Alginate Mask afterwards to rehydrate and cool the skin. 

Dermaplaning VS Shaving

Dermaplaning works in similar fashion to at-home razors but is significantly more aggressive. 

Dermaplaning uses a surgical, disposable blade and cannot be performed at home, dermaplaning blades are singular whereas razors are usually stacked with 2-3 blades. 

Dermaplaning is a skin rejuvenation treatment intended to remove dead skin, improve fine lines wrinkles and improve skin texture. It should not be performed for the removal of terminal hair, the thick long hair like in a beard. 

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Improves skin texture
  • Removes vellus hair and dead skin cells
  • Increases product absorption and efficacy
  • Promotes cellular turnover
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Make up application is smooth and flawless
  • Brightening
  • Suitable for everyone

What happens before/during and after the treatment?

No exfoliating minimum 5 days prior, if you are using a Vitamin A, stop using it 7 days prior, and avoid sun exposure (we don’t want you to get sunburnt or have sensitive skin from too much sun).

We strongly recommend having 30 minutes under our LED Light before your Dermaplaning treatment. This will help “wake up” you skin and start the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. 

First step of your dermaplaning, we double cleanse your skin with our O Cosmedics Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser- it is strengthened with powerful antioxidants and anti-pollutants that trap and remove dirt and excess sebum, removes make up, all while leaving skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

We then use a prep solution to ensure there are no excess oils on the skin. Then, apply a specialised oil which helps with the gliding of the blade to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible. We start with the forehead in small sections and work the way around the face.

After the dermaplaning is done, we apply an enzyme mask which works like little pac-man on the skin and “eats” away at any excess dead skin. We highly recommend having one of our O Cosmedics Alginate Masks (peel off rubber mask, you feel like a cocoon all wrapped up) after to rehydrate, soothe and cool your skin. 

SPF is always applied after any facial treatment.  We need to protect our new fresh cells from any UV damage.

After the treatment, the skin can appear to look a little flushed but will subside within an hour. 

How Often?

The cellular turnover is every 28 days, we recommend having this treatment done every 4-6 weeks. 

What’s next?

We would love to have you in for a consultation and start your skin journey. Booking for a consult with help us get the right information about you and your skin. We cannot wait to see you! 

Makayla has been a beauty therapist for 9 years and has been managing the busy MacArthur City salon for the last 3 years. Her warm caring nature ensures that her team and clients are always well looked after and when she is not busy juggling the phones and looking after clients she can be found down the coast with her beautiful family.

Makayla B
Salon Manager
Complete Skin & Beauty MacArthur Central

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