Here are nine reasons why you should try derma-planing.  It does not hurt and it is totally worth it.  Diane Madeley is a trained professional, who gently sketches a fine scalpel blade over your face to give you the smoothest skin of your life.  The procedure is amazing and you should absolutely try it for yourself.

  1. It is The Best Way To Exfoliate Your Skin.  There are literally many different ways to exfoliate your skin with scrubs, with chemical peels etc but derma-planing tends to work best, because of its ability to promote deeper and more even penetration of the skin.
  2. It Reduces Visible Signs of Aging and this has become increasingly important in terms of benefits in skincare routines.  A decrease in matrix proteins like collagen and elastin are to blame for visible signs of ageing and dermaplaning helps promote the production of these proteins.  Hello, a more youthful look.
  3. It Immediately Evens Your Skin.  Not only does derma-planing even out the texture of your skin, it also helps make the colour appear smoother too.  The process is beneficial for hyper pigmentation, because it helps fend off the things in your body that inhibit production of melanin, which is what gives your skin its colour. 
  4. It Helps With Acne.  “Hyperkeratosis” is a buildup of the top layer of your skin, which causes dull complexion and acne.  Dermaplaning reduces the thickness of this layer, which helps correct these conditions.
  5. It Gets Rid Of Baby Hair.  What is better than getting smooth, glowing skin?  Getting smooth, glowing, hairless skin. Dermaplaning also gets rid of the vellus hairs known as “baby hairs” or “peach fuzz” on the surface of your face in the process of removing dead skin cells.
  6. It Will Not Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker.  One of the most common misconceptions about dermaplaning is that it will make the hair on your face grow back darker and thicker.  This is not true!  Dermaplaning will have the same effect on your facial hair as shaving your face with a razor and will not change the texture or number of hair follicles you have on the surface of your face.  Also, removing this layer of dead skin makes it easier for topical products, like acne creams, to penetrate your skin.
  7. You Do not Need To Use Shaving Cream.  With dermaplaning, the entire process is done on dry skin, so there is no need to deal with all of that annoying foam.  You want your skin dry in order to maximize the exfoliation of dead skin and the removal of the baby hairs.  If you are lathered up with shaving cream you will not get the dead skin or hair off nearly as effectively as you will with dry skin.
  8. It Helps Makeup Go On More Smoothly.  Dermaplaning provides a completely clean palate, which will help your makeup go on more smoothly and stay on longer.
  9. It Does not Hurt.  Waxing and threading have made it seem like it has to hurt in order for hair removal to be effective. That is NOT, the case with dermaplaning, which is entirely painless but just as effective when it comes to getting rid of facial hair.

CostS £30 or £45 with facial peeling.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dermaplaning

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a safe provided the person performing the treatment is properly trained and it is a highly effective physical exfoliation procedure.  It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently shave the surface of your skin, removing the top-most layer of dead skin cells along with fine, vellus hair (face fuzz). 

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.  Dermaplaning is popular in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses, because it eliminates that annoying soft hair fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras.

Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells and the facial hair leaving the skin surface very smooth.  Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly.  Cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.

Wondering if you should try derma-planing versus microdermabrasion?  They are both forms of physical exfoliation but the methods are very different.  Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin.  Derma-planing safely scrapes off the top layer of skin and it is suitable for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of face fuzz.  Keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just be down to your personal preference.

Who is it for?

Derma-planing is recommended for all skin types except those with acne skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment.  As always discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities, before starting a treatment.  This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.

How long does Dermaplaning take?

Dermaplaning is a quick, effective procedure that normally takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.  It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately two to four weeks apart for the best results.  No, there is absolutely no recovery or down time with this treatment.

What is the cost of Dermaplaning?

The cost of derma-planing varies, mostly depending on the size of the area being treated and the extent of treatment that is needed.  On average, patients can expect derma-planing to cost £50.

What does the treatment feel like?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs but in this case it is on your face.  See video of dermaplaning procedure click this link.

First, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin.  Next, she will pull an area of your skin taut with one hand and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and face fuzz.

Is Dermaplaning Safe For Your Skin?

It needs to be done by a professional, so please do not take a scalpel to your own face in your bathroom mirror.  It takes only 30 to 45 minutes and doesn’t hurt at all.  It is basically shaving off the dead cells of your skin, instead of your hair and will leave you positively glowing.  The main difference from shaving is that dermaplaning is done with a single blade and a dermatologist or aesthetician will use small upward strokes to remove the dead layer of skin with the blade.  Although it sounds scary, the process is safe and can be done every three to four weeks.

Are there immediate side effects?

There are no side effects and zero downtime.  After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyper-pigmentation of the skin.

What are the anticipated results?

You will immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture.  All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.

What is the recommended course for optimal results?

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.

Who should give me this treatment?

Dermaplaning should be administered by a board certified dermatologist or licensed aesthetician, who specializes in this procedure.

Please Note! It is stating the obvious, but please do not make any sudden movements, while the aesthetician is scraping your face.

Many women are often concerned that shaving face fuzz will make it grow back heavier and darker but that is just not true.  Superficial vellus hair (clear or white soft fine facial hair) will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture, as it was before the treatment.