The latest big skincare trend, Dermaplaning is truly cutting edge, says Lottie Winter in the March 2017 issue of Vogue – a treatment carried out at HB Health Knightsbridge.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a super effective exfoliating treatment that involves the use of a 10-inch scalpel, which curves into a sharp point. The surgical scalpel gently scrapes off any dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and (along with the peach fuzz on your face).
Why is this necessary?
The build-up of dead skin and microscopic hairs can make your complexion appear dull, flaky, and can even cause breakouts due to clogged pores and hair follicles. Which is why this form of mechanical exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, beautiful healthy glow.
Is it recommended for all skin types?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types. Clients with sun damage, fine lines, very dry skin and dull skin can greatly benefit from Dermaplaning. Since the procedure requires use of a sharp scalpel, those with enflamed acne should pass on it until their complexion clears up to avoid further aggravating the skin.
What happens after the treatment?
There is virtually no downtime after Dermaplaning, except a little redness and from start to finish the treatment should last 40 minutes. HB Health Knightsbridge do recommend that you'll need to be very diligent with SPF afterward.
You should expect to see an instant improvement to the skins texture and tone, while long term effects are increased cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of acne scarring and the removal of fine facial hair. After Dermaplaning skin care products and treatments perform much more efficiently since they can penetrate the skin more easily. Your makeup goes on smoother as well, Dermaplaing can be combined with other facial treatments such as skin peels and light therapy.
Dermaplaning treatment was well explained and I was informed throughout. It was painless and comfortable. Afterwards my skin felt smoother, some of the pigmentation was lessened and the overall appearance brighter. The moisturiser absorbed quickly and it wasn’t sensitive. My make-up looks more even too! Really pleased.