• Shannon Duncan - Owner

New Treatment Alert - Dermaplaning

If you haven't already heard, a new treatment is on it's way to you! An extremely popular skincare treatment called Dermaplaning. Yes, I'm sure many of you will already know about Dermaplaning but for those of you that haven't, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions...

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin and peach fuzz, leaving your skin looking fresh and baby-soft.

What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

  • Silky smooth skin

  • Removal of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin

  • Removal of the vellus hair (peach fuzz)

  • Brighter, glowing skin

  • Encourages cell renewal

  • Allows your skincare products to penetrate your skin better

  • Creates a smooth base for your makeup to glide on seamlessly

Does it hurt?

No. You will feel a slight scraping sensation and hear a scraping noise but it does not hurt when carried out by a trained therapist.

Are there any side effects?

You may find your skin looks slightly red (erythema) after the treatment, however this will calm down a few hours following the treatment. If you have sensitive skin or conditions such as active acne you will want to avoid this treatment as it could irritate your skin further.

How often do I need to have dermaplaning?

It is advisable to have dermaplaning every 4 weeks as it is a deeply exfoliating treatment. You will see the hair returning by this point too.

What do I need to do to prepare for my treatment?

It is best to avoid wearing heavy makeup to your appointment and avoid any other skin treatments or facial waxing for at least 24 hours.

What should I know about aftercare?

  • Always wear a moisturiser with an SPF of at least 30.

  • Avoid touching or rubbing your skin after the treatment

  • Do not apply any other products/makeup to your skin for at least 24 hours

  • Avoid any other facial treatments for 24-48 hours

  • Avoid swimming or exercise for 24 hours

Will dermaplaning make my hair grow back thicker?

No, your hair will grow back exactly the same as before. Dermaplaning has very little to no effect on how your hair grows. I would advise those with thicker (terminal) hair to avoid this treatment in those areas and opt for waxing instead.

How long does the treatment take?

It takes roughly 45 minutes. Treatment time can vary if you are having

How much does it cost?

Dermaplaning does vary in price depending on

the salon and area you're in. I charge £35 for dermaplaning alone, £45 for dermaplaning with a gold collagen mask or £65 for dermaplaning with a luxury facial.