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.

Call today to schedule your appointment. 248-524-3622

Dual Massage or 4 Hands Massage – NEW!

Ultimate Dual Massage or 4-Hands Massage NEW!!!!

Introducing the Ultimate Massage Experience at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa. The Ultimate Massage features two therapists simultaneously performing an upper and lower body Swedish Massage. This 60-minute four hands-rhythm massage induces a state of profound relaxation. It is essentially like receiving a 2 hour massage in 1/2 the time – therefore minimizing time away from family/office and maximizing the state of relaxation. Perfect for working professionals or moms with busy schedules, that would love a spa day but can’t justify leaving for 2 hours. Experience 2 hours of relaxation within 1 hours time.

This style of massage is typically experienced during exotic vacations and spa retreats, and we are thrilled to be offering it to our clients. The Dual Massage, commonly referred to as the 4-Hands Massage or 4×2 Massage, is unlike any other massage you will experience. The simultaneous upper and lower body treatment can be customized to the clients style of pain relief, relaxation and stress reduction as with other Swedish Massages.

If you are looking to give a unique gift, treat your loved one to a special day at the spa or just relax and rid yourself of the stresses of a busy work week – this is a treatment you can’t pass up. Enjoy!

For more information and scheduling contact our reception staff at 248.524.3622.

 

Best Baby Shower Gift…Maternity Massage. Skip the Registry.

Give the gift of a prenatal massage at the next baby shower you attend. Forget the bottle warmer, the mother-to-be will be elated to pamper herself with a massage or pedicure and will appreciate the personal gift. Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, improve circulation and mobility, and just make the mom-to-be feel great.So, how do you lie face down on a massage table with a growing belly and swollen breasts? For those reasons, some prenatal massage therapists use a special table or pad with hollowed-out areas and special pillows to accommodate the belly. If only a traditional massage table is available, you can lie on your side with pillows, wedges, or a full-length body pillow for support.

Carrying a baby puts a lot of stress on the back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Add to that the extra weight of carrying a baby and you have the recipe for an aching lower back. A trained prenatal massage therapist knows where the sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide relief to the ailments pregnant women often experience.

So, next time you receive a baby shower invitation skip the baby store and buy a gift certificate to the spa, because God knows she won’t have much time to relax by herself as soon as the baby is born.

For more information on massage therapy or other spa services contact 248-524-3622.