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DERMAPLANING

What is Dermaplaning?

If you are in need of a quick skin boost, Dermaplaning is the perfect option for that weekend-ready skin. Dermaplaning is a safe, pain-free procedure that is able to treat a vast array of skin concerns such as fine lines, mild acne scarring, dull and uneven skin, and overall skin health. It also improves the texture of the skin as it removes all vellus hair off the surface of the skin. With little to no downtime, it’s a celeb favourite for that ‘red carpet’ skin as makeup glides on effortlessly.

 

How does it work?

Dermaplaning uses a surgical scalpel to lightly remove the dead skin cells from the top of the skin, also helping to remove vellus hairs from the skin. These vellus hairs are what is commonly to blame for excess oils and dirt becoming trapped on the skins surface which can lead to dull skin and blemishes.

Preparing your skin for Dermaplaning

It is important to prepare your skin for the treatment to ensure that not only we can go ahead with the treatment, but that you get the best possible results. 

  • Avoid AHAs for 7 days

  • No other exfoliating treatments for 7 days

  • No hair removal treatments for 28 days (laser, electrolysis etc)

  • With any male clients wanting a full face, please shave the night before to maximise results

Caring for your skin after a Dermaplaning

Although there is no downtime following a Dermaplaning treatment, you may experience possible side effects such as redness or dryness. This treatment involves the use of a surgical blade, and you therefore may be at risk of superficial cuts (unable to feel), these will heal quickly. All of these are completely normal and in the unlikely circumstances of these occurring, they will subside within 72 hours.

  • Avoid the use of Retinoids, AHAs and ‘harsh’ skincare for 7 days

  • Do not use sunbeds for at least 7 days

  • Do not swim in chlorinated water for 7 days

  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing or bleaching the face for 36 hours

  • No excessive exercise immediately after

  • Makeup may be applied directly after, mineral is recommended

  • Skin may feel drier or tighter, this is quite normal. Use extra moisturiser if needed

  • Ensure you wear an SPF moisturiser

  • Is it painful?
    This treatment is painless however you will feel heat and tingling whilst the peel is in contact with the skin. This can increase after the masque is removed, however after neutralization, the subsequent application of the Rejuvenating 'Ice' Masque calms the skin almost entirely.
  • How much does it cost?
    £105 - however if a course of treatments is required, this can start from £260 for 3 subsequent treatments.
  • How often should I have a Fire & Ice?
    We recommend a treatment every month or every other month. If you are looking to improve stubborn skin concerns such as fine lines, hyperpigmentation or acne, courses of 3-6 are recommended to provide more intense, long-lasting results.
  • How do I know if I'm suitable for a Fire & Ice?
    The Fire & Ice is suitable for most skin types except for extremely sensitive skins. There are some exclusionary criteria which means you are unable to undergo a Fire & Ice treatment. Please read the list below and if any of these apply to you, unfortunately you will not be suitable for a Fire & Ice. ​ · Recent/continuous UV exposure · Active Herpes Simplex or warts · Have experienced an adverse reaction to a glycolic or chemical peel prior · Recent facial surgical procedures (within last 6 months) · Currently taking an active high dose of Vitamin B5 supplement - due to sensitivities · Roaccutane/Tretinoin (in last 6 months) · Recent hair removal treatments including laser, shaving & waxing (48 hours) · Auto immune diseases · Active Eczema/Psoriasis · Chemo/Radiotherapy · Have sunburn, windburn or broken skin
  • How long will the treatment take?
    Treatment timing varies on consultation length and any other add on’s such as extractions. On average, the treatment takes 50 mins.
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