Dermaplaning

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.

Enzymes

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.

Pumpkin Enzyme

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.

Hydrojelly Infusion Treatment

Each mask is infused with electrolytes derived from algae that benefit your skin by helping achieve a natural moisture balance, resulting in healthy, hydrated, and supple-looking skin. These hydrojelly masks have incredible soothing and calming effects – the perfect way to put the finishing touch on your microdermabrasion or dermaplaning treatment.

Jelly masks are made mainly of refined alginate. They contain much more alginate than regular rubber masks. That’s why Jellymask texture is like jelly, which provides extra full hydration and instant cool and soothing effects all at once. Also, they create a complete silky soft, vacuum-like seal over the skin.  Under the vacuum seal, the mask pushes hydration and nourishing ingredients (from the mask and also other previously applied skincare ingredients still remaining on the skin) deep into the skin. The masks themselves are a delight to experience. Most facial masks neglect the eye and lip areas, but our Hydrojelly masks can go over the eyes and lips, amplifying the benefits for your entire face. As soon as the mask is applied by your esthetician, you immediately feel its cooling properties and smell its floral aroma.

While drinking your daily intake of recommended water will make you feel better from the inside out, your skin cannot retain moisture without the proper balance of electrolytes. Did you know that one of the most common causes of dehydrated skin is an electrolyte imbalance?  This can be caused by anything from improper diet, medications, or a hormonal imbalance. These masks will instantly infuse your skin with a blast of essential nutrient-rich electrolytes that your skin needs – including Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium Chloride, Phosphorus, Bicarbonate, & Sodium Pryophosphate.

Every Hydro-jelly mask shares the common ingredients of Algae, Organic White Grain Oat Flour, Organic White Rice Flour, & Organic White Willow Bark Powder.

  • Algae enhances your skin barrier function, replenishes its natural moisture reserves, and increases its moisture-retention capabilities. A powerful antioxidant, it detoxifies and boosts your skin’s defenses against a variety of environmental stressors.
  • Organic White Grain Oat Flour has skin-soothing properties and is hypoallergenic, alleviating rashes, allergic reactions, sunburn, and other irritations.
  • Organic White Rice Flour has excellent cleansing, exfoliating, and conditioning properties for your skin.
  • White Willow Bark is astringent due to its natural tannins and is rich in antioxidants, helping to tone and reduce inflammation as well as provide relief from conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.

A HYDROJELLY™ Mask provides multiple benefits to your skin such as hydrating, smoothing, moisture retention, cleansing, exfoliating, conditioning skin, toning, and reducing inflammation. They are customized to your skin’s needs.