By Nadia Lam|July 20, 2018|Skincare Advice, Treatment Advice, Updates|0 comments

What is DermaplaningWhat is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic skin resurfacing procedure and a form of manual exfoliation.  It is similar to the Microdermabrasion treatment but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals.  

In this procedure the Stratum Corneum of the Epidermis is completely removed using an Aesthetic grade, sterile blade stroked along the skin at a 3 – degree angle.  This method gently “shaves off” dead skin cells with short strokes and also temporarily removes the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) of the face. The effect is glowing skin with fewer imperfections and a bright and silky smooth, even complexion.

As with any type of exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells allows home care products to be more effective, also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, even skin tone and assists in reducing milia, closed comedones and minor breakouts associated with congested pores.

Dermaplaning can be an effective exfoliation method for those that have couperose  (tiny blood vessels near the surface of the skin) or sensitive skin that prevent the use of Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peels.

It also benefits those with congested and dull complexions, course skin, enlarged pores, superficial acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, aging skin and for people who love to have a glowing, even and hair-free complexion to create the best makeup canvas.

Due to the contours of the face, certain areas of the face such as the eyelids and nose, are not treatable using this method.

Contraindications

The following conditions are contraindications for the Dermaplaning treatment:

  • Active acne
  • Active infection of any type such as herpes simplex or flat warts
  • Any raised lesions
  • Any recent chemical peel procedure
  • Chemotherapy or radiation
  • Eczema or dermatitis
  • Family history of keloid formation
  • Hemophilia
  • Hormonal therapy that produces thick pigmentation
  • Moles
  • Oral blood thinner medications
  • Recent use of topical agents such as glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxy acids and Retin-A
  • Rosacea (severe)
  • Scleroderma
  • Skin cancer
  • Sunburn
  • Telangiectasia/erythema may be worsened or brought out by exfoliation
  • Thick, dark facial hair
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Use of Accutane within the last year
  • Vascular lesions

If you have any of these conditions, another treatment will be recommended for you.

who is dermaplaning good forPricelist

DERMAPLANING

(the treatment alone with massage after)

$125 ~ $95

DERMAPLANING + FACIAL

(treatment + enzyme gommage and mask)

$160 ~ $130

DERMAPLANING + PEEL

(treatment + enzyme gommage or AHA peel)

$185 ~ $155

DERMAPLANING + MICRONEEDLING

(treatment + microneedling and mask)

$285 ~ $255

DERMAPLANING ADD-ON

Add-on to any other treatment to replace steaming and extractions

$45 ~ $30

To see lasting results, this treatment is best done as a series of treatments.  The skin takes time to rebuild and to repair and the more you do treatments, the better your skin becomes and the longer the results will last.  

Below is list of packages with the frequency and amount of time needed in between treatment.

Dermaplaning Packages & Introductory Promotions

DERMAPLANING SERIES

Once every 21 days

Series of 4 – $500 ~ $300

DERMAPLANING + FACIAL SERIES

Once every 4-6 weeks for 4-8 treatments

Series of 4 – $640 ~ $384

Series of 6 – $960 ~ $528

Series of 8 –  $1280 ~ $640

DERMAPLANING + PEEL SERIES

Once every 10-14 days for 4-6 treatments

Series of 4 – $740 ~ $444

Series of 6 – $1110 ~ $611

DERMAPLANING + MICRONEEDLING SERIES

Once every 4-6 weeks for 4-12 treatments

Series of 4 – $1140 ~ $684

Series of 8 – $2280 ~ $1254

Series of 12 –  $3420 ~ $1710

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About Nadia Lam

Nadia Tamara Lee owns a Skincare Practice in Toronto where she helps treat her clients with skin conditions. Nadia plans on guiding her clients individually by giving the required amount of facial treatments needed per individual as well as putting them on a daily skincare routine. She also advises knowledge on nutrition according to their individual body type, as well as helping them deal effectively with stress through meditation.

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