Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation where a surgical grade, sterile, #10 scalpel blade is carefully stroked along the skin at a gentle angle to effectively “shave off” dead skin cells. Some superficial blackheads are often also removed with this same technique.
Additionally, derma-planing will temporarily remove the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) of the face, leaving you with a very smooth face perfectly prepped for your makeup. The removal of dead skin cells allows for your Alumier MD, or other home care products to be more effectively absorbed. Frequent derma-planing treatments when paired with our other spa services, like Laser, HydraFacial or Chemical Peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines, even out skin tone, and assist in clearing up minor breakouts associated with congested pores.
Should I have a consultation first?
Not everyone is a good candidate for derma-planing, so we recommend booking a free 15 min skin care consultation before you plan your life around having a treatment, only to find out maybe you shouldn’t do it at all. You will be informed during your complimentary consultation if you are not a good candidate, and an alternative treatment may be recommended instead.
Who does the treatment?
Our certified esthetician, Sara K, will be the one to perform your dermaplaning treatment. She took her dermaplaning certification at the award winning Esthetic Institute Training Centre in Calgary in July 2019.
What does it cost?
Each treatment is $80.00. In addition to your medical grade treatment you will receive a post-treatment care kit which contains a 3-7 day supply of Alumier’s Sheer Hydration Untinted Sunscreen (SPF 40), the SensiCalm Cleanser, and the Intensive Recovery Balm.
How long does it take?
A Derma-planing treatment is a 30-45 minute appointment *note we have the appointments currently set at 60 minutes until Sara gets faster… you don’t want her to rush, so let’s all support her as she gradually increases the speed of her strokes. Safety, not speed is our number one concern.
Is there downtime?
Each person differs in the length of time it takes for the redness to reduce after treatment. We recommend allowing 7 days before an important social engagement for your first treatment and adjusting your schedule for appointments once you know how you will react.
Can I pair derma-planing with other medi-spa treatments? Oh, certainly! We only recommend adding a HydraFacial or a chemical peel the same day as your derma-planing treatment if you have tough skin, as sensitive skin will react more severely to these add ons.
Of course we think dermaplaning is an amazing treatment, but if you’d like to read a recent article from Elle click here.