One of the treatments I get asked about a lot and simply cannot recommend enough is dermaplaning. It’s not widely known about or done in the UK, but it’s slowly becoming more popular. Some of you may know of this treatment by its less desirable name; ‘blading’. Patients are initially put off by the unappealing idea of a blade being used over the skin, especially the face. However, this is an incredibly safe and effective treatment that is pain free and gets results, fast. This procedure is widely used in the West, particularly the States, but it is also extremely popular in Japan.
So, what is dermaplaning exactly? Well, in clinic, I use a surgical blade with a blunt edge, running it across the skin at a 45-degree angle, which allows me to remove up to four weeks worth of dead skin cells, as well as vellus hair, often referred to as ‘peach fuzz’. (I must stress that contrary to popular belief, removing vellus hair from the face does not make it grow back thicker, darker or faster; this is a common misconception). The dermaplaning blade allows me to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, the stratum corneum, which is the outermost of the layers that make up the skin. This layer forms part of the epidermis and provides a barrier against infection and environmental pathogens. By removing superficial epidermal skin cells, the products I then apply to the skin afterwards are able to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Often, I encourage patients to use dermaplaning in conjunction with a chemical peel or as part of one of my medical facials, where we apply a combination of active ingredients to the skin after first dermaplaning. In this way, the skin is prepped and ready to absorb the benefits from the other treatments.
Dermaplaning is ideal for patients with rough, dry skin, scars, superficial hyperpigmentation, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. All of these conditions can make skin appear dull and uneven. Dermaplaning leaves your skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.
This is a low risk procedure with no pain, all you can expect is a mild tingling sensation. It also has minimal recovery time, too, so it fits very well into a busy schedule. All you are likely to experience is possibly some mild redness which usually resolves within 1-2 hours of the treatment, leaving you with a refined, smooth, glowing appearance.
If you would like to book an appointment with me, I am now based across three Central London locations:
The Harrods Wellness Clinic - 020 7226 5678
Lanserhof at The Arts Club - 020 3967 6969
51 Harley Street - 020 7436 1300
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