By Rebecca Ludwig
Dermaplaning is a client favorite as well as a personal favorite of mine for many reasons. I call it an instant gratification service, and recommend it before any special event. The main intention for dermaplaning is to allow better penetration of products, masks, treatments, or peels. For this reason I perform dermaplaning as part of a full facial treatment. The technique of dermaplaning involves using a surgical scalpel to ablate the surface layers of dead skin cells and vellus hair. All of the accumulated dry dead flaky skin cells are removed, improving the texture of the skin. The vellus hair is the peach fuzz that many of us experience in certain areas or all over our faces. By removing this fuzz the skin looks dramatically brighter. Dermaplaning is a great option for many clients who are unable to use other methods of hair removal, such as waxing or depilatory creams, due to contraindications from topical cosmeceutical products, such as tretinoin, retinoic acid, retinal, etc. Dermplaning can be performed prior to facial peeling to improve the outcome of the facial peel. Moisturizes, antioxidants, and humectants are easily absorbed post dermaplaning, leaving the skin feeling baby soft. Treatments are typically repeated every four weeks. Step it Up with The Lucas Center, give us a call at 865.218.6210 today.