WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING DERMAPLANING

Recomended for

Dryness, dullness, aging, clogged pores, superficial hyperpigmentation issues, superficial sun spots or age spots, fine lines, clients wanting to rid their skin of vellus facial hair, brighten their complexion, or want their makeup to lay smoother.

 

Before

Avoid direct sun exposure for at least a week before hand.

Don't use retinols, Retin-A, Trentinoin, Differin, etc. for at least a week before.

Don't use glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or any AHA or BHA product, or any product that thins the skin for at least 3 days before.

 

Contraindications

  • Use of Accutane® within 6 months

  • Thick facial hair

  • Allergy to nickle

  • Recent cosmetic surgery, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, or dermabrasion

  • Severe rosacea

  • Severe active acne - mild breakouts are ok

  • Sunburn or very irritated skin

  • Open sores or lesions

  • Infectious disease

  • Active Herpes simplex

  • Permanent cosmetics–wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier

  • Recent radiation or chemotherapy

  • If you have been waxed, sugared, shaved, or used a depilatory such as Nair within the last week on the area you are receiving dermaplaning

  • Medications that cause skin sensitivity

 

After

SPF should always be worn but is mandatory for at least 1 week following dermaplaning. 

No working out, sweating, or direct sun exposure for 24 hours.

Use only the products recommended by your esthetician for after care.

 

Redness, pinkness, tingling, and/or sensitivity can be a part of the healing process afterwards. These side effects tend to only last a few hours. Sometimes dryness can occur after a few days but is normal. Although unlikely, if you're prone to break outs, have sensitive skin, or are not used to professional skin care treatments it is possible dermaplaning may cause a few breakouts because the skin is trying to purge itself.