Dermaplaning: Everything You Need To Know

Little do you know we all have layers of dead skin cells on our faces, a direct result of …life! This contributes to skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, dullness, breakouts and much more. Whilst this is completely normal, it doesn’t have to stay this way.

Now, you have more than likely heard about the new craze sweeping the beauty world, dermaplaning.

Wedded Wonderland recently sat down with Samantha from Mon Petit Medispa to learn more about this skincare treatment and, thankfully, all our questions were answered!

WEDDED WONDERLAND: What is dermaplaning?

Samantha: Dermaplaning is a treatment that involves an effective form of exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and vellus hairs from the outer layer of the epidermis to reveal the healthy, glowing, youthful skin underneath, whilst stimulating the production of new skin cells. Doing this allows the skin to have enhanced benefits during and after treatment such as a smoother and brighter skin complexion, flawless makeup application, increased skin cell turnover, better absorption of serums and products applied after, safe and gentle with no downtime.

WW: Does it hurt?

Samantha: Not at all, it is quite comfortable and also quite satisfying as you can hear all the dead skin and hair coming off the surface of the skin. It feels like an extremely mild scraping sensation, very similar to shaving your legs.

WW: Will it grow back darker or thicker?

Samantha: No, dermaplaning does not make the hair grow back darker or thicker. Dermaplaning remove the vellus hair or “peach fuzz” hair which are usually light in density and fine in colour. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4-6 weeks. Once your hair begins to grow back, it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it’s actually the same texture as it was before and it will grow at the same speed or possibly slower.

WW: Can you wear makeup straight after it?

Samantha: Although it is tempting to apply makeup on straight after a dermaplane treatment to see how well it glides on, it is recommended to avoid makeup for 12-24 hours post treatment.

WW: Do you need to prep your skin?

Samantha: – Avoid exfoliating the skin 3-5 days prior to your dermaplane treatment

– If the skin has broken out or if you suffer from rosacea or sensitivity, it is recommended to come in for a skin analysis and suitable facial to calm and prep your skin for a dermaplane facial. 

– Allow the hair to grow, stop waxing, threading or shaving 2 weeks before.

– Avoid sun exposure for 5-7 days prior.

WW: How long does it take until your hairs grows back and how often should you have it done?

Samantha: Results are immediate and evident after a single treatment. The skin will be noticeably smoother and soft to touch. For best results every 4-6 weeks depending on the re-growth cycle of your hair. Treatments can be repeated depending on the result you desire. 

WW: How long before your wedding or special event should you have it done?

Samantha: One week prior to the event. Although there is no downtime to this treatment, it is safer to give yourself some room for redness or adverse effects. It is ideal to start frequent dermaplane treatments 2-3 months before your wedding for optimal results. 

Now just to make sure, we sent our Creative Director, Wendy El-Khoury, to have her “face shaved”. Hesitant at first, Wendy came out of the treatment raving about her beautiful new skin. And we can confirm, Wendy looked incredible and fresh-faced! Here is her experience:

What did it feel like?

“Like a light skin massage, it did not hurt at all!”

How did your skin feel afterwards?

“Incredibly smooth…such a weird feeling! It hasn’t felt like that after any treatment…ever!”

Would you do it again?

“Most definitely, I think I’m addicted!”

Any other recommendations?

“It’s definitely different to the normal skin treatment, the results are apparent right away which is insane! Can’t wait to wear makeup and finally see it apply on smoothly.”

Wendy’s post-treatment glow

There you go fairies, we are off to book our session now. You can book your dermaplaning treatment here.

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