One type of “manual exfoliation” is Dermaplaning, Blading or Leveling the skin. Dermaplaning removes the outer most layers of dead skin cells leaving the skin immediately smooth, supple and vibrant. Dermaplaning is another non-invasive method of skin Rejuvénation.
How is this treatment performed?
It is safely performed by using a #10 blade (a sterile surgical blade). The blade is held against the skin at a 45 degree angle and stroked along the skin, just like shaving. However, the practitioner is doing the stroking while holding the area of skin taut.
Is this treatment safe?
This treatment, when professionally trained, is extremely safe. There is no more risk to the skin than when a man shaves his face. As long as the practitioner has adequate training, the treatment should be very easy and quick.
If you are ‘blading” the skin on the face, won’t the hairs on the face grow back thicker?
No. It is physiologically impossible for your vellous hairs to grow back thicker. True, once the hair is cut, it has a blunt edge. But this blunt edge does not mean that the hair structure itself has been physiologically altered.
There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies. Vellous (tiny translucent blonde hair) and Terminal (thicker hair that grows under the arms, pubic area, eye brows, mustache and beard for men and legs)
Vellous hair when cut or removed will grow back the same. The structure of the hair does not become damaged, therefore it is impossible to alter. Terminal hair is physiologically coarse. When Terminal hair is cut, it grows back the same way…coarse.
Can dermaplaing cause the skin to bleed?
In all honesty, of course it can. You are performing this procedure with a sharp instrument. But the incidence of cutting into the skin is slim. It is only performed by someone who has had the proper training and practice. Not all practitioners know how to perform this treatment. That is why training is mandatory!
What areas of the skin can be treated?
Blading the skin is performed on the face only. We do not blade the nose, eye lids, neck or chest.
How often is this procedure performed?
Blading can be performed every 3 – 4 weeks. Blading the skin actually removes about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. We want the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 30 days. Rejuvé would not recommend treating the skin more often than that.
Can blading or dermaplaning be performed with a chemical peel?
Absolutely. Please discuss with Dr. Tang when it would be the most appropriate time.
Does the skin actually peel from Dermaplaning?
Sometimes the skin does peel after dermaplaning. But this is not very common. Also, if using a chemical peel after, you may experience some superficial peeling.
What skin types/conditions can be treated?
All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning or blading, however, Rejuvé would not recommend this treatment for those suffering from acne and an over production of the sebaceous gland. The oils from the sebaceous gland need to travel up and connect with the vellous hair. (Vellous hair does not have oil/sebaceous glands) If the hair is removed, then the oils tend to stay below where they are prone to mix with bacterial colonies, ultimately stimulating more acne.
*The above pictures are actual patients but the individual results will vary and these results may not occur in all patients.
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