DEMAPLANING

Dermaplaning is a great way to get bright, beautiful skin. This exfoliation method creates smooth skin and removes the dull look from dead skin. At Face Cosmedics Medical Spa our medical aestheticians use this manual exfoliation technique to safely and efficiently remove surface debris with a dermaplaning blade, thus priming the skin for other treatments or to allow better penetration of your skincare

We offer this treatment to boost results for our clients seeking skin rejuvenation. The Dermaplaning can be done by itself or as part of another skin treatment. This allows us to customize each treatment for you, in order to get best care for your skin.

QUICK FACTS

CONCERNS: Exfoliation, smooth skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves skin imperfections, removes vellus hair (peach fuzz).
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types (no active acne)

TREATMENT PREP: If possible, arrive without makeup. 1 week before and 1 week after treatment: No injectables or chemical peels. Avoid retinol/retin-a and aggressive exfoliators. If you have sunburn or active fever blisters/cold sores, treatment cannot be performed.

TREATMENT TIME: 1-hour appointment

COURSE OF TREATMENT: Monthly treatment is recommended, either alone or as an add on to a Face Cosmedics medical grade facial/peel.

RESULTS SEEN: Immediate

REPEAT: Every 2-4 weeks

Frequently Ask Questions

Pricing

Complimentary consultations are required prior to treatment. During your consultation, we can assess your needs and fully educate you about treatment and pricing for your particular concerns. We charge $10/unit and often have rebate programs offered.

Text 780-844-2233 to book or BOOK ONLINE

Glabella: $200 +
(11’s between brows)
Crows Feet: $150 +
Forehead: $75 +
Lip Flip: $75 +
Frown: $60 +
Chin: $60+
Nefertiti $150+
(Neck Lift)

Preparation

To decrease the chance of bruising at the injection site, please avoid all NON-PRESCRIPTION blood thinning medications and supplements for 1 week prior to your appointment. Avoid taking Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and Aleve. In addition, very high doses of some Vitamins (Garlic, Ginko, Vitamin E and others) and supplements can thin your blood and increase the chance of bruising. Please notify your practitioner if you are taking Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, or any other blood thinners for a medical condition.

Post Care

• Try to exercise your treated muscles for 1 hours following treatment (ex. Practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). This helps to work BOTOX/DYSPORT into your muscles. Although this is thought to help, it will not impact your treatment negatively if you forget to do this.
• NO rubbing, touching, lying flat, no downward dog, cart wheels, or the horizontal mambo for approx. 3 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
• Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours. If you need to apply make-up within 4 hours after your treatment, only use a gentle touch to avoid rubbing the treated area.
• Results of your treatment may take 14 days to take full effect. Please wait until the 14 days has passed to assess if you are pleased with your result. At this time, we ask that you return for a follow up appointment.
• BOTOX & DYSOPORT are temporary procedures, results will last approximately 3-4 months.
• Our clinic will see you in 2 weeks for a follow up. Please ensure you book this appointment if this is your first treatment for the particular area or if you have any concerns.
• If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to CALL 780-750-0852 or TEXT 587-844-2233

When will I see results and how long will they last?

  • You’ll begin to see results as soon as 24 hours after your treatment, and the lines may continue to fade for up to one week afterwards. Effects generally last 3-4 months

What happens during the Treatment

To decrease the chance of bruising at the injection site, please avoid all NON-PRESCRIPTION blood thinning medications and supplements for 1 week prior to your appointment. Avoid taking Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and Aleve. In addition, very high doses of some Vitamins (Garlic, Ginko, Vitamin E and others) and supplements can thin your blood and increase the chance of bruising. Please notify your practitioner if you are taking Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, or any other blood thinners for a medical condition.

What happens when the treatment stops working?

The effects of BOTOX/DYSPOT will gradually disappear until the treated area regains movement. For best results, continue treating the area every four months.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A DERMAPLANING?

The Dermaplaning treatment can exfoliate, smooth out the skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines as well as improving skin imperfections. Most people are candidates for this skin treatment. Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.

Benefits include:

  • It painlessly exfoliates the stratum corneum to stimulate cellular turnover with little to no downtime.
  • It is a great option for clients with sensitive skin and pregnant women who are looking for a deep exfoliation.
  • It can be performed prior to treatments like facials, laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels for better product penetration.
  • It can be performed frequently.
  • It helps makeup go on smoother and more evenly.
  • It can help significantly lighten posti-inflammatory scars from past acne.
  • It does not make the hair grow back thicker and darker.
HOW DOES THE DERMAPLANING WORK?

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation method that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin (the stratum corneum - dead skin layer) and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz.

This treatment results in ultra-smooth, fresh, and brighter skin. By removing that dead layer and hair from the face, the skin is evened out, and it helps with cell metabolism, which helps new skin come to the surface.

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED AFTER THE DERMAPLANE?

After the Dermaplaning treatment, you will notice an instant improvement in skin texture and tone. There is no downtime associated with this treatment.

PRE & POST DERMAPLANING INSTRUCTIONS

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Please let your skincare specialist know if you are on any medication (topical and/ or oral, have any medical conditions, or are being treated by a physician for any conditions.
  • Let your skincare specialist know if you have been diagnosed with cold sores or Herpes simplex.
  • No shaving, laser treatment, peels, waxing, or aggressive exfoliations one week prior to Dermaplaning treatments.
  • You should stop any retinols or chemical exfoliants 5-7 days prior
  • You should wait 14 days after receiving botox or dermal fillers to receive Dermaplaning treatments.

The Procedure

There is no pain or discomfort during the Dermaplaning procedure. It is best to relax and allow the skincare specialist to move and manipulate your head and face.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • No recovery time, following treatment, you may immediately return to your normal activities.
  • Use a gentle cleanser and apply moisturizer at least twice daily for a minimum of 7 days post treatment
  • Avoid excessive heat, sun beds, steam rooms/ saunas, sun exposure for a minimum of 3 days post treatment. If you must be in the sun, apply spf 30 or greater, reapply often, wear a hat, and seek shade when possible.
  • Avoid facial waxing for 7 days.
  • No scrubs, peels, or aggressive brushes for 7 days.
  • Do apply serums as absorption levels will be elevated.
  • Be sparing with self-tan, remember absorption levels are elevated.
  • You may experience a slight windburn sensation post treatment and skincare products may tingle slightly, this is normal for the first few days.
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning is not recommended for those with active acne or extremely oily skin.

* Results may vary from patient to patient and results are not guaranteed. Free consultation is required to assess client requirements.

COST

The cost of dermaplaning at Face Cosmedics Medical Mpa is $150 and includes a Hydro Jelly mask tailored to your skincare needs