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Dermaplaning is a medical-grade exfoliation treatment that we are proud to offer at LCI in Ottawa. This technique removes surface-level dead, dull skin cells and vellus hair (commonly known as peach fuzz). While being a thorough and effective form of exfoliation, there is no downtime, which makes it a great option for all skin types.
The treatment starts with a gentle cleansing of the skin, to remove make-up, and oils. Following this, the technician will use gentle yet precise strokes across the surface of the skin, with a sterile, medical-grade rounded, scalpel. The specialized and very sharp blade removes the top layer of dead skin, exfoliating the skin and revealing the soft, supple skin underneath.
Through the process of removing the old skin cells and vellus hair (and any built-up of oils around the follicle) you may notice an immediate glow and smooth appearance of the skin, as healthy skin cells are now exposed. Dermaplaning provides an effective and safe exfoliation treatment that promotes deeper product penetration, boosting the effects of skin care products while making the skin look and feel smoother. It is also beneficial for reducing the appearance of fine lines and acne scars.
No! This is one of the biggest concerns and myths about dermaplaning. Removing the vellus hairs at a surface level DOES NOT impact the hair follicle or growth pattern. Hair will not grow back coarser, darker, or thicker after dermaplaning. That being said, since the fine vellus hair is cut at the base, the week following the treatment you may notice a few days of roughness. Dermaplaning, just like shaving, does not stimulate hair to grow back darker, thicker, or longer.
Immediately after dermaplaning your skin will feel smoother and more radiant. Your make-up and skin care products will glide on more easily. Furthermore skin care products will penetrate the skin more effectively, leading to overall better skin health. After the treatment most patients experience slight redness which may last a few hours. However this may vary from one individual to another.
At LCI MediSpa Ottawa we recommend clients add dermaplaning as a part of their regular skin care routine. The optimal frequency is typically every 4-6 weeks. It is also a great treatment to have done before an important event. It is recommended that you wear a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or more every day especially after the treatment to protect your skin. Book your dermaplaning treatment at LCI MediSpa today to regain healthy, glowing skin!