Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning Palo Alto

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is also highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, while leaving skin smooth, supple, and vibrant. It is great for prepping the skin prior to peels, enzyme treatments and to increase penetration of active ingredients in treatment room and home care products. It creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and is the go-to treatment to prepare for high profile occasions.
Dermaplaning is a physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained skin care specialist utilizing the appropriate tools for the service. Clients love this treatment and will return monthly to have it done.

Dermaplaning has been practiced by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for over 40 years. Dermaplaning was originally performed as an alternative to, or a prep for chemical exfoliation. It was later used to prepare the skin for resurfacing treatments and deeper chemical peels.

  • CLEANSE – Double cleanse with gel based cleanser.
  • PREP – Prep the skin using an AHA/BHA Skin Prep Solution. This removes cleanser and makeup residue. The Salicylic and Lactic acids in the prep solution will penetrate to begin the exfoliation process. Apply dermaplaning oil to support the skin with calming, soothing and firming properties while locking in essential hydration.
  • DERMAPLANE – The technique we use is designed to achieve optimal results.

WHAT CONDITIONS WILL DERMAPLANING TREAT?

The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface look smooth.

WHAT ELSE DO WE USE DERMAPLANING FOR AT ILLUMINATE?

Today dermaplaning is combined with many different modalities. Some of these include enzymes, masks, oxygen serum infusion, Hydrafacial, micro-current, LED, and, to prep for micro-needling and IPL/laser treatments.

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?

The treatment alone takes approximately 30 minutes.

WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?

You may experience redness in the two- or three-days right after the procedure. You may notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after you’re finished with a dermaplaning treatment, but it often takes a few days to appreciate the full results.

CONCERNS TREATED

  • acne scars
  • dull skin
  • dry skin
  • sun-damaged skin
  • fine wrinkles

Post-Procedure

*DO: Avoid sun exposure as much as possible. If you must be in the sun, apply and reapply SPF 30+ every 2 hours, wear a hat and sunglasses and seek shade.
*DO: Delay exposure to excessive heat, heavy workouts, steam rooms and saunas for 24-48 hours post treatment. DO: Wait 7 days before facial waxing. Waxing may be done prior to dermaplaning.
*DO: Schedule your appointments 4 weeks apart to optimize results.
*DO: Call your aesthetician with both compliments and concerns.


* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

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Consultation Fee with Dr. Boudreault is $125. A consultation with one of our nurses is $55.

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