Dermaplaning and Micropeel
What is Dermaplaning and Micropeel?
Dermaplaning and micropeel is a combination treatment consisting of a manual exfoliation process, immediately followed by a mild medical grade peel, for maximum penetration. This procedure is performed by our nurse aesthetician.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that uses a hand-held instrument to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair or “peach fuzz”. Light, feathery strokes are used to gently scrape the skin’s surface. Build-up of dead skin cells and microscopic hairs can cause your complexion to appear dull, flaky, and can even cause breakouts due to clogged pores and hair follicles. This form of mechanical exfoliation produces an even, healthy glow. Products applied after dermaplaning are also more easily absorbed. Subsequent make-up application is also smoother.
Skinceuticals Micropeel Sensitive Solution is a mild medical grade chemical peel that smooths texture, decongests pores and hydrates skin. It is formulated with lactic acid, niacinamide, usnic acid (derived from onions) and other botanicals to improve skin radiance and clarity. It is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It is an excellent option for those with sensitive skin, rosacea, or those who are new to chemical peels. And perfect for those who want an instant glow.
Is it safe?
Dermaplaning is a safe and painless form of exfoliation. It is not recommended for those with severe or inflamed acne, sun or wind burnt skin, or hirsutism. Eye area, nose and any raised moles or blemishes are avoided. This is not a technique for trimming eyebrows. Mild redness can occur after this treatment and usually subsides within a few hours. Most experience an even, healthy glow. Nicknamed the “lunch-time peel” or “red carpet” peel, there is no significant downtime. This peel is safe to be performed every 2-4 weeks.
How is it performed?
After the dermaplaning process, the peel is applied for optimal penetration, and remains on the skin for 2 minutes. The peel is then removed with gauze in a buffing motion. A calming serum, moisturizer and SPF is subsequently applied.
Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
No. The hair grows with the same texture and at the same speed. Hair naturally has a tapered, pointed end, but dermaplaning creates a blunt edge to the follicle which may cause the hair to appear or feel thicker.