Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning

It’s important to keep skin healthy and clear if you want to maintain a youthful looking appearance. While there are more invasive options available to spruce the skin, treatments like dermaplaning can offer and improvement to the dermis without downtime.

This treatment helps you to buff away dead skin cells that can make your complexion look dull or contribute to clogged pores and spots. At Elixir Cosmetics we offer this a non-surgical cosmetic treatment to give you beautiful, clear skin.

As well as dermaplaning treatments we also offer skin rejuvenation treatments such as the Botox. The key is understanding your skin’s needs – book a consultation to find out more.



What is Dermaplaning?

As we get older, our cell turnover decreases. This affects the texture of the skin as well as tone, leaving the skin looking aged. Dermaplaning treatments gently buffs the top layer of dead skin cells away helps to reveal a brighter, healthier and smoother complexion.

This 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. While dermaplaning requires handling a very sharp blade, it’s a safe and effective treatment for smoothing the skin.

Dermaplaning also can be used to cleanse the skin so skin peels, facials, skin care products and facial serums can get down into the skin where they need to be rather than sitting on the skin’s surface. It also removes peach fuzz (vellus hair) and creates a better surface to get products into the skin as well as a soft, smooth surface for makeup to glide on perfectly.


How can Dermaplaning improve your appearance?

It eliminates peach 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 also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. We often offers Dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.

Who is suitable for this type of treatment?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those suffering with acne. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also 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 bloodstream.


What happens during Dermaplaning treatment?

Firstly, the therapist will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she’ll pull an area of your skin tight 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 peach fuzz.


What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

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

It’s a popular type of skin rejuvenation treatment and has been used for decades. For some patients, a combination of facial rejuvenation treatments may be the best solution, so it’s vital you book a consultation.

Is Dermaplaning painful?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face. There is no swelling or pain associated with the Dermaplaning procedure.

Most people say it feels pleasant and there is absolutely no downtime. The reason there is no pain with the Dermaplaning procedure is because there are no chemicals used and the procedure is only taking off the dead skin cells that surface the skin.


What is the recovery from this treatment like?

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. If you have resilient skin, try coupling microdermabrasion and dermaplaning in the same session for incredible results. Patients should avoid sunbeds, peels or further beauty treatments until your skin experts advises you.


How long will the results of Dermaplaning last?

Dermaplaning is a quick, effective procedure that normally takes 30-45 minutes to complete. It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately four to 6weeks weeks apart for the best results.

Where can you get more information?

If you would like to ask a question or get more information about dermaplaning please book a consultation with the Elixir Cosmetics team. Don’t forget we also offer other skin rejuvenation treatments to help you get gorgeous skin, including ZO peels and microdermabrasion.


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