Zen-Sations mobile massage and aesthetics now offers dermaplaning for clients who wish to have amazing, smooth, silky, radiant, healthy skin.
As usual we work around Orihuela Costa and surrounding areas including Torrevieja, Catral, Quesada, San Pedro and further afield where possible.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, painless manual exfoliation procedure in which surface dead skin cells are scraped away. It tricks the body into thinking it has had an injury and needs to heal itself, immediately producing healthier, plump skin cells. It increases cellular turnover and smoothes and softens skin.
It is also a favourite in the entertainment industry for those attending red carpet occasions because as an extra bonus dermaplaning removes the fine vellus hair on the face, which is important because this excess “peach fuzz” can trap oil and dirt and cause facial cleansers to be less effective, which can lead to other problems with your skin, such as blackheads.
Once you scrap away the dirt, oil, hair and dead skin cells, facial products and treatments are much more effective because they can penetrate the skin more easily.
Dermaplaning requires absolutely no recovery time and provides immediate results.
Will my hair grow back dark, thicker or faster?
Noooooo!!! dermaplaning will not cause the vellus hair on your face to grow back any darker, thicker or faster. The hair will return just as it is, usually in about two to four weeks.
How long does the procedure take?
Dermaplaning is a quick, effective treatment that normally takes about 45 minutes. It is recommended that clients space treatments four weeks apart for the best results.
Contraindications - Clients with
active cold sores or warts
excessively sensitive skin
dermatitis or inflammatory Rosacea in the area(s) to be treated
clients with a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions may be sensitive to treatment
Cease using any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating, such as salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid and glycolic acid 3 days prior
Cease using your Tri-Retinol Complex, Retin-A, Renova®, Differin® (Adapalene 0.1%) or any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHA, or Benzoyl Peroxide 3 days prior
Avoid electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams and laser hair removal 7 - 14 days prior
Avoid use of Accutane for 12 months prior to treatment.
Avoid shaving, peels or aggressive exfoliations one week prior to Dermaplaning treatments.
Wait 7 days after receiving Botox or Dermal Fillers.
Let me know if you are on any medications (topical and/or oral), have any medical conditions, or are being treated by a physician for any conditions.
If you have been diagnosed with cold sores or Herpes simplex, you should use anti-viral medication pre and post treatment. This procedure could induce an episode of herpes lesions in patients who have had them previously.
Post Treatment Instuctions
Wash your face with a gentle, acid free cleanser, tepid water, and avoid topical products that contain alpha or beta hydroxy acids, retinols or Retin A for approximately 72 hours
If irritation occurs after applying the above products, wait a few more days to allow your skin to heal.
Use a gentle cleanser and apply moisturizer at least twice daily for a minimum of 7 days post treatment.
Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 3 days post treatment. If you must be in the sun, apply SPF 30 or greater, reapply often, wear a wide brimmed hat, and seek shade when possible. Be careful of sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily for 2 weeks.
Avoid excessive heat 3 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc.
Avoid chlorine for 3 days.
Avoid facial waxing for 7 days.
Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 to 4 weeks based on area.
Do not pick, scratch, or aggressively rub the treated area.
No scrubs, polishers, or aggressive brushes should be used for 7 days.
You may experience slight peeling for the first few days. Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness are normal for the first few days. Skin care products may tingle or slightly burn for the first 2 days.