Dermaplaning, or Epi-blading, is a treatment that removes not only the top layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis, but it also removes that fine facial hair, more appropriately called “vellous hair or peach fuzz”. Hair returns softly and will not become coarser or darker because vellous hair is so fine and different from terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head or under the arms or brow. Cutting it doesn’t make it grow in thicker or feel stubbly afterwards. Hair returns softly and moisturizers penetrate the skin more efficiently. Foundations no longer get caught up in that fine vellous hair and clients say that they feel like they look 5-7 years younger by removing that hair and removing the dead skin cells!
Alternative To Chemical Peels
Dermaplaning is a great alternative to a chemical peel or microdermabrasion or someone with sensitive skin. The Dermaplaning treatment is done by Shirley Dillaman, Master Esthetician, who has been performing this treatment for 20 years on clientele. A blade is held at a 45-degree angle to your dry face and then small, quick scrapes downward over the parts of the face that have been targeted for the exfoliation procedure will be performed. The procedure can be done every 3- 4 weeks. Blading the skin actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells.
Mint Spa can also add a Lactic chemical peel immediately after the Dermaplaning procedure to maximize the benefits. The lactic peel will hydrate and further exfoliate the skin, making this treatment an awesome alternative to other procedures.
At Mint Spa, the Master Estheticians have been professionally trained to perform this treatment and it is extremely safe. There is no more risk to female skin than there is to a mans skin.
All skin types are suitable for Dermaplaning except for those whom are suffering from acne or very oily skin. Oils from the sebaceous gland need to travel up the fellous hair to be able to be removed from the skin and when oily skin does not have the fellous hair intact, then the oils tend to stay below the skin and will ultimately stimulate more acne.