Dermaplane Facial - dermaplaning for the smoothest skin yet
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe, gentle method of exfoliation where a highly trained esthetician use a professional-grade blade to gently remove dead skin cells on your face. It not only makes the skin brighter, lightens acne scars and helps active ingredients penetrate more effectively - it leaves amazingly smooth skin because it also removes peach fuzz. Its a favorite of models, actresses and makeup artists who need to avoid cake-y makeup applications that will show poorly under harsh lights and high definition cameras (attention brides, this can be your issue, too).
Calm's unique approach
Unlike most dermaplane practitioners, Calm will NOT prepare the skin for dermaplaning with alcohol or acetone (nail polish remover) or hydrogen peroxide. This method is unacceptable at Calm because it increases the chances of dryness, irritation, dermatitis or nicks. Your skin will be prepared with a gentle, organic enzyme or mild fruit peel, followed by a special hydrating lubricant that contains jojoba, argan and hemp seed oil. Using this makes the blade glide easily on even the most dehydrated, sensitive or reactive skins, then leaves your skin well hydrated and extra smooth.
The choice of blade is also crucial. This is not a drugstore razor, but a tool that was designed specifically for dermaplaning. It is also known as the "butter blade" because of its shape that is rounded so I can easily navigate contours of the sides of the nose, around the mouth and tops of eyebrows. The blade I use is a blend of carbon and stainless steel so it stays sharp and therefore is safer for dermaplaning.
In addition, most dermaplane practitioners will not dermaplane the nose, but isn't this important since the nose pores are usually the most clogged? Rest assured your nose will be dermplaned at Calm.
- smoother application of foundation
- better penetration of active ingredients (like in your serums)
- prepares skin for more intensive treatments like peels
Who can have a dermaplane treatment?
Almost anyone, but its especially useful for people who are too sensitive for most exfoliation. Dermaplaning is also great for pregnant and nursing women who are precluded from having traditional exfoliation such as microderm and peels.
If you have acne, we'll need to avoid those areas or wait until your breakouts subside. If you are prone to sudden movements (such as coughing or more serious conditions such as seizure disorders), this is not a good option for you.
If you have coarse facial hair, dermaplaning is NOT indicated. You'll have a choice of facial hair removal before your dermaplaning treatment, but the area will not be touched by the blade during the same session. Coarse hair dulls the blade making it more apt to nick your skin. Waxing, sugaring, threading or other methods should be used for coarse hair. Dermaplaning will successfully remove vellus hair, also know as peach fuzz.
Before Dermaplaning, avoid exfoliating of any kind including hair removal, scrubs, peels, microderm, laser, etc. Dermaplaning will have to wait if you've had Botox, fillers, microblading, etc. In general, anything you've done to your skin you may want to check with me first.
How often should I be dermaplaned?
Most women prefer to have it monthly because skin looks better with regular care, professional level exfoliation, plus the hair does grow back. Dermaplaning will NOT make your hair grow thicker, darker, faster or coarser. Your hormones determine those factors, and no amount of shaving, plucking, waxing, sugaring or dermaplaning will change your hormones.
Dermaplaning can be added to facials or used as a stand alone treatment; it can be done with peels or microdermabrasion for more intense treatment. However, my preferred method includes an application of active ingredients and hydrators since the skin is now incredibly ready to accept these ingredients. I'll consult with you regarding the best method for your skin care concerns.
Calm Beauty Brooklyn now offers;
- Dermaplaning Facial - $160
- Dermaplaning Stand Alone (no extractions or massage) - $125
- Dermaplaning Add-on - $75