[AD- Gifted. I have not been paid for this blog post however the treatment was gifted. This does not change my opinions on the products/treatment.]
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have seen videos on Social media of a blade scraping hair from a woman’s face in a beauty/facial salon. This treatment is called Dermaplaining and it offers more benefits than just a little peach fuss hair removal.
As an (ex) beauty therapist and skincare obsessive, I love to keep my ear to the ground with all of the latest facial treatments. I believe the answer to great skin is commitment, patience & a great facialist. I have been to see my facialist at Medispa S10 (Sheffield) Numerous times now I there are few people I trust more with my skin than these ladies & gents so when I was offered the chance to try out Dermaplaining I jumped at it.
What is Dermaplaining?
Dermaplaning requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine hair. Almost all skin types are able to have the procedure however those with acne should wait until it has calmed down slightly before going ahead with the treatment, This will be discussed during your consultation with your therapist.
During & After Dermaplaining
What are the benefits of Dermaplaining?.
The results are immediate with no side effects or downtime at all, which is why its so popular in the celebrity world (apparently).
- Exfoliation – The procedure removes up to 21 days worth of dead skin cells which is why your face feels so smooth after the treatment.
- Removes Fine hair (AKA Peachfuzz) which again provides smooth skin, like really really smooth!
- Products penetrate the skin deeper- This is down to the removal of dead skin and hair as previously mentioned. Often therapists will perform Dermaplaining prior to other facial treatment as it preps the skin perfectly.
The treatment takes around 30 minutes (approx) and is totally painless. As always, I slap a load of SPF on my skin if I’m heading outside after the treatment however I use SPF daily so it’s no different from any other day.
When I have posted snippets of the treatment on my Instagram page, The first thing I get asked is “Do you not get a really hairy face once it grows back?” the answer is no. The hair feels slightly different once it starts to grow black as the hair has been cut bluntly with the blade. It does not cause you to gain more facial hair, nor does it make hair go darker.
This is a great treatment. If you fancy giving it a try search for your local facial clinic that offers a free consultation or if you are based in South Yorkshire head to Medispa S10 to have a chat with the lovely ladies.