Dermaplaning FAQs

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What is Dermaplaning?


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Dermaplaning Benefits


Is the treatment safe?

This treatment is extremely safe when performed with a quality dermaplane product, such as the brac. Dermaplane and when the instructions are read prior to use and followed. There is no more risk to the skin than when you shave your legs. There is also no downtime associated with this procedure, meaning you will see and feel the results immediately.

Does it hurt? Will it cause cuts?

With hair removal such as waxing and threading, most people have the idea that all hair removal is painful, but Dermaplaning with the brac. Dermaplane is entirely painless. There are risks of cuts on the skin, however they are small and very minor as when you’re using the right the pressure for Dermaplaning, you cannot cause any deep cuts. Any minor nicks and scrapes heal within 24-48 hours.

Will dermaplaning make the hair on my face grow back thicker and darker?

No. There are different types of hair that grow on the body; vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is found on most areas of the body except palms, soles, lips and genital areas, whereas terminal hairs are found on the scalp, underarms and pubic region. The soft and fine vellus hair grows back at the same rate and texture.

You change the structure of the hair by cutting it, as it does not affect the actual hair follicle. Every individual hair follicle has its own individual DNA, which we are born with. This will determine whether it is vellus (light, thin) or terminal (thicker, darker). Terminal hairs are predetermined, they tend to appear due to hormone changes such as pregnancy, menopause and hormonal imbalances. 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 – just cut off at a thicker point with no tapered end. So therefore, Dermaplaning does not affect how your hair would regrow. It will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

We hope this puts your mind at ease!

How long will it take me to Dermaplane my own face? How often can I do it?

Using the brac. Dermaplane takes anywhere between 10 - 20 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. The treatment itself removes approximately 21 days’ worth of dead skin so it is important to let your skin rejuvenate between Dermaplaning.

What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?

Both options are a form of physical exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin. Microdermabrasion also exfoliates the surface of the skin, but not as thoroughly or deeply as dermaplaning does. Microdermabrasion also has no effect on facial hair reduction.

How Often Should You Dermaplane?

Using the brac. Dermaplane is a great pre-event at home treatment, as it leaves you with an extremely smooth canvas for your makeup to glide onto for a smooth even finish. Once you try it, be aware, like us, you may want to repeat it every 3-4 weeks to keep your skin smooth and refreshed. 

Who Shouldn't Dermaplane?

For most people, you can have dermaplaning every 4-6 weeks - it's suitable for most skin types. However, this treatment is not recommended in most cases for those with active acne, very sensitive skin or with certain forms of rosacea. It is also not recommended if you have more course dark hairs on your face nor for anyone with a hormonal imbalance that experiences excess hair growth on the face (ie women with PCOS), are generally advised to avoid this treatment.

What Does Dermaplaning Feel Like?

Unlike waxing and threading, if you’ve following our brac. Dermaplaning safety instructions, dermaplaning in your home is completely painless. You'll feel a very soft scratching sensation on the skin and also hear a scratching sound as the brac. Dermaplane moves across your face. You will need to hold the skin taut and hold the blade at an angle to ensure it glides across your skin comfortably.

What to avoid after dermaplaning:

1. Avoid sun exposure and extreme heat.

2. Do not use scrubs or other exfoliators.

3. Avoid chlorine and swimming pools.

Apply serums and moisturisers and use sunscreen when going outside (as you should anyway ☺)

What should you not do before Dermaplaning?

One of the worst ways to prepare for dermaplaning is shaving prior, which isn't recommended. You should avoid it, as irritation and razor bumps may occur if you do so. The brac. Dermaplane helps remove unwanted dead skin cells and facial hair, so there is also no reason to shave prior.