aka Epidermal Leveling or Blading
Dermaplaning is an effective, safe, non-invasive, non-surgical physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). We recommend allowing the skin to complete its normal rejuvenation cycle (30 days) which could help prevent peeling post-treatment. It can take less than thirty minutes to perform, with no downtime post-treatment. The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area. Dermaplaning is performed on the face only; however, it is not meant to be used to shape eyebrows, which are made up of “terminal” (not vellus) hairs and the nose is avoided. Dermaplaning poses no severe side effects, and patients can resume normal activities immediately following treatment.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Provides deeper product penetration
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
- Promotes smoother skin and brighter skin appearance
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
- Make-up goes on more fluid and more evenly
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Diminishes the look of fine lines
- Works on all skin types
- Instant results and no downtime
Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker, it is physiologically impossible. However, dermaplaning is not suitable for those with excessive facial hair. Microdermabrasion, which also physically exfoliates the skin, does not remove vellus hair. Exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs, results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
Who should consider dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is especially useful on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Dermaplaning is safe for sensitive skin as well as pregnant or lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels (peels penetrate the skin to act at the cellular level, thus are contraindicated).
People who suffer from acne or have excess oil should not have dermaplaning performed. The reason why you want to avoid this procedure is that if the hair is removed from the area, the oils may cause bacteria growth which could lead to acne breakouts.
A Natural Difference Facials and Masques
The latest addition to Premier Spa & Laser Center, Trixie Hendrixson, is a Master Esthetician of A Natural Difference Skincare. She has mastered the art of customization to treat and correct undesired conditions such as aging skin, hyper-pigmentation, acne, rosacea, sensitive skin, and sun damage with this unique skincare line.
A Natural difference uses the purest ingredients in nature to deliver cutting edge formulations. The entire line is based on natural essences and extracts combined with the modern marvels of science. The products help the skin achieve a natural balance and help clients recapture a healthy and youthful appearance. The company’s regimen of therapies act in unison to deliver high dosages of vitamins and minerals, along with immune-enhancing, toning, firming, hydrating, and lifting ingredients. Their products are highly effective for all skin types in combating sun damage, dehydrated skin, premature aging, and free radicals.
An alternative to chemical peels would be enzyme peels. An enzyme peel is a more gentle solution. They can speed up natural chemical reactions in the skin that renew skin cells while exfoliating dead cells. These peels can be used to diminish scars, age spots, fine lines and cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. There is no downtime since they do not damage any live tissue only exfoliating the dead cells.
This fruit enzyme treatment works as an exfoliation accelerator, a powerful anti-oxidant, and a mild retinoic acid substitute. Pumpkin has the highest concentration of vitamin A of any vegetable and is used as a natural repair therapy to help with certain types of skin damage.
Cranberry Enzyme Peel
Cranberry has some of the most potent levels of antioxidants of any of the fruit enzymes. It is a natural form of benzoyl peroxide. Cranberry helps with oily skin and helps to calm acne-prone skin.
Microblading is a semi-permanent, make-up technique where a unique hand tool and color pigment are used to etch hair-like strokes just under the skin’s surface. Microblading can fill in sparse brows or create an entire eyebrow. The 3D effect adds realism to the result creating brows that look like real hair strokes, rather than a solid block, like traditional methods. The effects of this treatment can last up to two years. After your initial treatment, a thirty-day perfecting session is scheduled to retouch and fill any areas and add depth to the look. The color fades over time, and yearly touch-ups are recommended to maintain optimal results.