With each stroke of the blade you can slough away dead skin cells at the skins surface. Once this has occurred you can follow with a number of other treatments. It is a great pre-treatment to many others. It can help to improve fine lines and superficial wrinkles and superficial macular scarring. Dermaplaning removes 21 days’ worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment – your treatment plan would be to suggest that your client returns monthly. This isn’t to say that you cant provide other services in the interim. The biggest reasons that clients will choose to book in for Dermaplaning is to remove the vellus hair. These hairs harbour dirt, makeup and build up which in turn makes the skin look generally dirtier and more sluggish. Many people are under the impression that shaving hair causes it to grow back thicker and darker, but that is not the case. Dermaplaning will not cause the vellus hair on your face to grow back thicker or darker. Re-growth after shaving may feel slightly different because the hair has been cut straight across however when Dermaplaning the aesthetician will work with the blade at a certain angle.
What do we mean by the different types of hair such as Vellus, Terminal and Intermediate?
There are 3 types of hair growing on the human body:
Vellus hairs are short hairs of a centimetre or two long. A vellus hair contains little or no pigment, and this, is colourless. Vellus hair follicles do not have adjacent sebaceous glands. At the same time, their shaft does not have a melanin layer. Vellus hairs are fine and soft and are not cosmetically important.
Terminal hairs are long hairs that grow on the scalp and in many people on the body. They are produced by hair follicles with adjacent sebaceous glands. Terminal hairs have large, dark pigmented hair fibres that have a medulla at the innermost part.
An intermediate hair shows the characteristics of both vellus hairs and terminal hairs. Intermediate hairs have a medulla and contain a moderate amount of pigment, less than that found in the terminal hair type. During the balding process terminal hair follicles and intermediate hair follicles change in such a way that they no longer produce terminal hairs. In these areas, hair follicles grow vellus hairs rather than terminal hairs.
Some of the key benefits of dermaplaning include:
- Helps exfoliate skin with broken capillaries
- Reduces appearance of acne scars
- Reduces appearance of fine lines
- Removes Velus Hairs
- Offers better results than traditional microdermabrasion
- Little downtime
- Skin is only slightly red and puffy after the treatment
- Can temporarily remove fine, downy hair with ease
- Performed just like shaving
- Can be performed with other treatments such as chemical peel / microdermabrasion.
- Promotes smoother skin
- Instant Results
- Little downtime
- Little Risk
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Better application of make up
This treatment is a full cleanse, dermaplane, mask and mosturising treatment with a neck and shoulder massage while the cooling mask is on.