What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning, is an excellent exfoliating treatment that is used as an alternative or in conjunction with a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. It is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins. The dermaplaning treatment is done with the use of a blade to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz”. A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Hair returns normally and will not become coarser because of the treatment.

Removing this outer layer skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Physicians recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels.

Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough or dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance without any down time.

Most commonly asked questions:

Why doesn’t the hair grow back thicker?
Fine facial “peach fuzz” is one of the two types of hair that everyone has. It’s called vellous hair and is the fine translucent hair that you can see if you look closely on women’s face, chest and back. The other type of hair is terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, brows, and on the lower face in men. Cutting vellous hair does not make it grow in thicker or feel stubbly afterwards.

How often is this procedure performed?
The normal skin growth cycle is around 30 days and since dermaplaning removes about 2-3 weeks-worth of dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about 3-4 weeks between treatments.

Can dermaplaning be performed in the same visit as a chemical peel?
A chemical peel done immediately after dermaplaning is an excellent way to make sure that the peel penetrates deeper and more evenly. Lactic acid peels will hydrate and further exfoliate dry and normal skin while a glycolic acid peel is strong enough to combine with dermaplaning for oily skin.

What skin types/conditions can be treated?
All skin types are candidates for dermaplaning. The only skin that shouldn’t be treated with dermaplaning is skin with active bacterial spread or skin injury.

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IPL Photorejuvination for Rosacea, hyperpigmentation or aged spots

Say “Hello” to the new laser at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa and “Goodbye” to your rosacea or aged spots. We are pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new Lumenis M22 Laser for Photorejuvination. Clients actively seek out this state of the art laser treatment because it has the ability to effectively treat sun damage, aged spots, hyperpigmentation and rosacea.

Photorejuvination/IPL treatments can be used  to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance. IPL treatment improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body.

The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects.

The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck and hands—virtually anywhere that sun damage shows. The treatment regimen typically consists of four to six treatments administered at three week intervals.

Several appealing qualities of IPL Treatment using Photorejuvenation which result in very high levels of patient satisfaction. IPL treatments are quick, gentle and non-invasive. There is no interruption of routine activities. By helping to remove the age spots (sun-induced freckles) and broken capillaries, the result is overall more even, luminous, younger looking skin. Patients can see dramatic results within a very short time.

We are delighted to continue to offer our clients the best treatment options available and gladly welcome the Lumenis M22 laser for photorejuvination/IPL treatments to Schenden’s Medical Day Spa. Contact the spa reception team at 248.524.3622 to schedule a complimentary consultation.