Derma-planing gently and safely removes dead skin cells and fine hairs from the surface of the skin leaving the skin bright and glowing. It creates a smooth, more even base on which to apply makeup and is a popular treatment for special events. The results can last up to 2 weeks. Skincare products are more easily absorbed so this treatment is perfect to combine with a chemical peel. In just one session the skin is left glowing, radiant and bright.
Derma-planning gently scrapes your face with a medical-grade scalpel to remove the top layer of the skin. Not only does derma-planning take off dead skin cells, but it also lifts off the fine vellus hairs on your face – thus leaving your skin radiant, velvety and super-silky. In the mirror you’ll see the same person but a more rested, rejuvenated version looking back at you.
Your skin tone will be more even, with pores reduced and any residual acne marks faded out.
It’s important to point out that your fine facial hairs will NOT grow back thicker or darker, as the treatment doesn’t impact your hair follicles.
Regarding aftercare, there’s little downtime and of course, no trauma to the skin. See below for details. However, have a think about good-quality skincare – it’s worth the investment, and less really is more. Sunscreen goes without saying, too, but we’re saying it anyway.
So, if you’re asking yourself: what are the benefits of derma-planning, the answers are no doubt becoming clear.
Derma-planning is not a permanent procedure, and if you love the results, you will need to have it repeated. The results can last up to two weeks. After treatment, your skincare products are more easily absorbed, to this is the perfect process to combine with a chemical peel.
The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort/healing and to help achieve the best possible results from treatment. The treated area of skin may feel slightly tender and appear red and swollen afterwards. You may occasionally experience skin peeling and appearances may be similar to mild sunburn. These effects will resolve naturally and should be much improved after 48 hours but may take longer to settle. Avoid any perfumes, fake tan or other harsh chemicals for 72 hours after treatment. • Avoid any makeup for 24 hours after treatment as this can increase the risk of infection. • Avoid rubbing or picking the treated area. • Avoid any skin exfoliation for 72 hours following treatment. • It is important to use a regular moisturising cream around two to three times a day on the treated area. Use more regularly if you feel the skin dry or peeling. • Avoid any products that contain alpha hydroxy acids, retinol, and glycolic acid for at least 7 days after treatment. • Avoid strenuous exercise, saunas, sunbeds and exposure to heat for 72 hours after treatments. These can cause sweating which can irritate the delicate skin and slow down your ability to heal quickly. • Avoid swimming for 72 hours after treatment. • Avoid any excess alcohol or caffeine for 48 hours after treatment. • Wear SPF 30 or greater sunscreen for at least 2 weeks following treatment as your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight afterwards. • Avoid any further cosmetic treatments e.g. Botox or dermal filler for 2 weeks following treatment, or ask your practitioner for advice. • Avoid any hair removal treatments such as waxing for 2 weeks after treatment or until the initial redness and swelling has resolved. • You must seek medical attention and contact your practitioner if you experience any signs or symptoms of infection after treatment. Infection can present as hot, red shiny skin. • You must contact your practitioner as soon as possible if you notice any other unwanted side effects.
Having had many treatments over the years I am thrilled with the service and care I received at Rebecca Devine Aesthetics. The treatment I received was excellent and the whole experience very pleasant. I look forward to returning for further treatments.