Dermaplaning (Also known as Epidermal Leveling or Blading), is an extremely popular, safe for all skin types, gentle and effective manual exfoliation procedure that removes the outer layers of dead skin cells and the Vellus hair known as “peach fuzz”.  The immediate results are smooth, soft and more radiant skin. A dermaplane treatment is safely performed using a sterile surgical blade which is held against the skin at a 45 degree angle and gently stroked along the skin, similar to shaving. Products applied after the dermaplaning are absorbed better and monthly treatments will improve the skin. For more sensitive individuals, the skin may be pink or feel slightly dry immediately following the treatment.  These symptoms are temporary and resolve quickly. Dermaplaning is a great gentle exfoliation procedure for sensitive skin, Rosacea, and during pregnancy. Improves softness, smoothness and clarity of the skin immediately.

General Protocol ( 30 Min )
Cleanse, Dermaplaning, Hydrating Mask Sheet, Vitamin Mask ( Optional add-on ), Protect

Add a hydrating peel off
Vitamin Mask to your Dermaplaning treatment!

DERMAPLANE FACIAL
Promotes cell turnover by manually exfoliating the skin’s surface through the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel. Removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, resulting in smoother, brighter, softer skin. Includes deep cleansing, toning, extractions, dermaplaning, and a mask to address individual concerns.

Fine lines & wrinkles, sun damage, superficial age spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone & texture, acne scars, clogged, congested and enlarged pores.

Contraindications include but are not limited to the following:

          • Accutane (isotretinoin) in the last 6 months
          • Skin-irritating products in the last 3 days
          • Aesthetic procedures/injections in the last 2 weeks
          • Blood-thinning medications within the last week
          • History of keloid scarring or abnormal wound healing
          • Skin cancer or suspicious lesions
          • Sunburn (natural sunlight, tanning) and extreme sensitivity
          • Epilepsy (contraindicated for LED light therapy)
          • Poorly controlled medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, vascular)
          • Impaired immune system and/or use of immunosuppressive medications
          • Active infection, cold sores (Herpes Simplex), psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis

A series of regularly scheduled treatments 4 – 8 weeks apart or as needed.

Compliance with the recommended pre / post-care instructions as well as recommended follow-up visits by your practitioner are crucial in minimizing the risk of side effects and complications. It is your responsibility to inform your practitioner of your most recent sun exposure, new medications, or changes in medical history before each treatment is performed.

Before Your Treatment

          • Pregnancy or lactating mothers: treatment may lead to irritation or breakouts of your skin due to hormonal sensitivity.
          • Patients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months CANNOT be treated.
          • Avoid excessive sun exposure as well as the use of artificial tanning beds for 72 hours before and after treatment.
          • Discontinue the use of any topical products that may be drying or irritating (e.g. AHAs, BHAs, retinoids) for 48 hours prior.
          • Discontinue use of over-the-counter acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for 48 hours prior.
          • Refrain from waxing and use of depilatories for 48 hours prior.
          • Avoid other aesthetic procedures or cosmetic injections in the treatment area(s) for 2 weeks before and after. Botox and dermal fillers can be given ​on the same day ONLY AFTER your treatment​.
          • If you are prone to cold sores, it is recommended to take antiviral medication for 2 or more days before and after.
          • Stay hydrated by drinking 8+ glasses of water daily to improve results & healing time.

 

Day of Treatment

          • Arrive with clean skin free of any lotion, oil, makeup, powder, or sunscreen.
          • Notify your practitioner of any changes in your medication, health status, or personal activities that may be relevant to your treatment.
          • Dermaplaning treatments typically last around 30 minutes.
          • Your practitioner will make individual recommendations on when to resume normal skincare.

 

After your treatment

          • Use of sunscreen following treatment is mandatory! Please use SPF 30 or higher containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide for proper sun protection following your treatment as your skin is more susceptible to UV rays which slow down the benefits of your treatment.
          • Please refrain from prolonged direct sun exposure or tanning beds for 2 weeks.
          • Common side effects such as slight redness, irritation, and dryness usually subside within a few hours to several days.
          • The sterile surgical scalpel may cause superficial non-scarring nicks to the skin.
          • Keep the treated area clean and well hydrated (specifically for the first 7 days). DO NOT scrub skin when cleansing.
          • Discontinue the use of any topical products that may be drying or irritating (e.g. AHAs, BHAs, retinoids) for 48 hours after.
          • Discontinue use of over-the-counter acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for 48 hours after.
          • Avoid excessive heat exposure (i.e. hot showers, hot tub, sauna, intense cardio, or other workouts) for 24 hours after.
          • Do not have any other aesthetic treatments on the treated area for at least 1-2 weeks after.
          • If you do not need to apply makeup for the remainder of the day it is preferred to go without.
          • To achieve maximum results, ongoing treatments and a daily home skincare program are recommended.

 

If you experience any side effects, such as prolonged redness, irritation, or a histamine reaction contact your practitioner immediately for proper assessment and care instructions.

Do you want to find out if Dermaplaning is the right aesthetic treatment for you? Contact Avissa Skin clinic today for more information on the best Dermaplaning Treatment Ann Arbor, Michigan has to offer, for information on other cosmetic procedures, or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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