The beauty of The Dermaplaning Facial is that this is an entry-level treatment that requires little-to-no preparation.
You should avoid waxing or laser treatments for a week prior to having this facial.
Also ensure you avoid sun exposure for two weeks prior to this facial treatment.
It’s not advisable to have this treatment while you have active acne, cold sores, psoriasis, contact dermatitis or eczema, as the exfoliating action of the fine dermatological blade may aggravate these conditions, and can pose risk of bacterial infection.
Areas of skin with moles, raised freckles or skin tags is not suitable for dermaplaning.
You should also hold off from having a dermaplaning treatment if you are currently sunburnt, experiencing skin sensitivity, or have any area of broken skin.
In your appointment, your Skin & Laser Therapist will clean the skin using medical-grade cleanser and a special gauze wipe, removing any makeup and other debris that could clog up your pores and lead to ingrown hairs.
They will then begin using soft, short strokes across the facial skin with a surgical blade at a 45-degree angle to remove vellus hair and dead skin, cleaning the blade as they go.
The whole process should be completely painless when done by a trained professional, and besides some short-term redness for those with sensitive skin types, this exfoliating treatment requires no downtime.
It’s crucial that you avoid sun exposure following this type of treatment. Dermaplaning, like any facial resurfacing treatment, removes the protective outer layer of skin, leaving the freshly revealed skin more vulnerable to UV damage than usual.
We highly recommended that you use a physical sunscreen and avoid being exposed to UV rays. This is particularly important for the first 10 days after your treatment.
We will recommend a gentle facial cleanser for you to use post-treatment – ideally during the two weeks following your facial when your skin is more sensitive. It’s beneficial to use a light moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated, balanced and comfortable. However, it’s important that you avoid comedogenic ingredients in your face creams – these are the ones that can block your pores.
Ask your Skin & Laser Therapist to recommend skincare products to use during the aftercare period. It’s a good idea to continue using non-comedogenic skincare products, to minimise future congestion.
Following your dermaplaning facial treatment, it’s important to give your skin some rest time to repair and renew. For at least four weeks after your treatment, hold off from having any other facial treatment that uses exfoliation or abrasion – physical or chemical.
This also includes the use of active skincare ingredients. For at least one week following your treatment, avoid using products containing AHAs, Vitamin C, Retinols/Retinal, or physical exfoliant particles, as these active ingredients are designed to have a chemically exfoliating effect on your skin.
At around 7–10 days after your dermaplaning facial treatment, it’s safe to use a gentle exfoliant to prevent further build-up or congestion and maintain healthy skin cell turnover.