Hollywood bombshells Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor are said to have shaved their face. Shaving offers more benefits than hair removal, it is an excellent form of exfoliation, especially when done professionally. Dermaplaning treatments are popular among Hollywood A-Listers
Dermaplaning also known as epidermal leveling, microplaning or bladeing, is a gentle form of manual exfoliation. A surgical blade is used to gently scrape facial skin removing the outer most layers of dead skin cells as well as fine facial hair, leaving skin completely smooth and baby soft. Exfoliating the skin stimulates the production of new skin and allows for better absorption of topical skin products. Dermaplaning can be done as an independent treatment or used to enhance other treatments such as chemical peels.
Dermaplaning is completely painless in-fact most people say it feels good and there is absolutely no down time. Treatments only take about 30 minuets and regular blading treatments are scheduled about 3-4 weeks apart.
How does the hair grow back?
Despite popular belief, the hair does not grow back thicker. Fine facial hair is known as Vellous hair and when it is shaved, cut or removed it grows back the same way. If there is any dark, coarse facial hair present, I usually recommend laser hair removal.
Dermaplaning can be used to remove coarse facial hair, but keep in mind that it will grow back the same way.
It is an intensive exfoliating treatment but none invasive, no down time and is actually really gentle. A specialist technique is used using a medical grade blade working on a 45 degree angle to remove the outer layer of the skin (stratum corneum) and removes all the dead build up of old skin cells, dirt, debris and vellus hair (peach fuzz).
Your skin will be left feeling and looking ultra soft and ultra smooth with that signature glow. This treatment is great for lines and wrinkles and basically bringing your skin back to life. Your makeup will glide on and your skin will be photographed better so it’s great before any special occasion. Epidermal Leveling also preps the skin prior to having a peel and is a firm favourite among the celebs!