What is Dermaplaning?

What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a form of mechanical exfoliation of the skin, whereby a sterile surgical blade is used to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells of the stratum corneum and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) to produce smoother, brighter skin.
Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin leaving it smooth, supple and vibrant. It enhances the penetration of active ingredients of skin care products and creates a smooth canvas for makeup application for a smoother, more radiant look.

Dermaplaning uses a straight rigid blade as opposed to a flexible blade which is what a “shaving” blade or razor is. A rigid blade not only removes vellus hair or peach fuzz, it is designed to remove several weeks of dead surface cells as well. You should not try and dermaplane your own face because the blade needs to be held at a 45 degree angle and the skin must be held taught. It is very easy to knick your skin or cause skin irritation if this technique is not performed properly.

Reasons we love Dermaplaning
-Gentle exfoliation suitable for all skin types
-Removal of Vellus hairs also known as “peach fuzz”
-Increased penetration of active ingredients which helps skin care products work more efficiently
-Healthier, more youthful looking and smoother skin
-Comfortable, relaxing treatment
-No down-time
-Makeup glides on easily and less is needed for a youthful, natural glow
-Skin photographs beautifully, so it’s the perfect treatment right before high profile events

We highly recommend Dermaplaning in combination with Biologique Recherche Intensive Facials. We have carefully curated our Dermaplane Facials with scientifically-driven Biologique Recherche products and tailored techniques to produce the most polished and radiant skin possible for you. This can also be combined with LED light therapy which has both collagen stimulating/anti-ageing benefits, and anti-inflammatory benefits resulting in more even, youthful, smoother skin.

To book in for this treatment click the link in our bio or contact us on 01 912 3030/ info@instituteofdermatologists.ie