Dermaplaning

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, and it’s an important part of any skincare routine.

There are many ways to exfoliate, but one of the most effective is dermaplaning – a cutting-edge technique that uses precise strokes of a surgical blade to gently lift dull skin cells and fine, vellus hair commonly known as peach fuzz. 

Much more effective than at-home exfoliation, dermaplaning works to treat dull, uneven skin, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and even enables better product penetration. Quick, safe, and non-invasive, dermaplaning treatments at Skin Science Dermatology in Toronto are always performed by a qualified medical aesthetician.

How Dermaplaning Works

Dermaplaning uses gentle strokes of a surgical blade to slough away dead skin cells and peach fuzz without causing superficial irritation. By eliminating this layer of build up and vellus hair that we all have on our faces, dermaplaning exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin to reveal a fresh, even complexion. Dermaplaning may be incorporated with other cosmetic procedures to intensify results. Because the treatment simply trims peach fuzz from the skin’s surface while keeping hair follicles intact, it will not cause fine, vellus hair to grow back thicker or darker. In fact, with continued treatments, vellus hair appears even finer.

What does dermaplaning treat?

Is dermaplaning safe?

When performed by a qualified medical aesthetician, dermaplaning is extremely safe and comfortable for most skin types. The treatment is not painful, and most patients are extremely comfortable throughout. The sensation has been compared to the feeling of shaving or scraping along the skin.

How many dermaplaning treatments are needed?

Although you’ll likely see noticeable results after just one treatment, the true benefits of dermaplaning are best achieved with an ongoing series of treatments. We usually recommend treatments every four weeks to eliminate dead skin cell build up. The positive effects on your complexion can be long-lasting.

Is dermaplaning right for you?

Dermaplaning is ideal for men and women with dull, dry, rough or uneven skin who are looking to improve their complexion, eliminate hyperpigmentation or reduce fine lines. It is not recommended for those with active acne or skin that is highly reactive, sensitive, or oily.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
  • Quick & easy treatments
  • Comfortable treatments
  • Safe & effective
  • Non-invasive
  • No downtime
  • Instant results

Recovery & Results

How long does it take to see results from dermaplaning?

Following your dermaplaning treatment, you’ll notice a difference in your skin’s texture and tone immediately. Your complexion will appear radiant, even, and visibly smoother.

How long is the downtime after dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning fits easily into a busy schedule and does not require any downtime. Some patients might experience slight redness, but should be able to return to most day-to-day activities immediately, though we recommend avoiding hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, tanning beds, and chlorinated pools, as well as make-up for 24 hours post-treatment. Avoid the use of retinol or products with retinoic acid for three days following treatment, and avoid direct sun exposure for one week. Use a gentle cleanser, sunscreen, and serum for maximum benefit.

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