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Skin Secret

West Seattle’s home for HydraFacial MD!!

Our Advanced Lash Extension Experts have been serving the Seattle Area since 2009!

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation similar in theory to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. An esthetician grade, sterile blade is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning also temporarily removes the fine vellus hair of the face, leaving a very smooth surface.

As with any type of exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells allows home care products to be more effective, reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone and assists in reducing milia, closed and open comedones, and minor breakouts associated with congested pores.

Dermaplaning can be an effective exfoliation method for clients that have couperose (tiny blood vessels near the surface of the skin), sensitive skin or allergies that prevent the use of microdermabrasion or chemical peels.





*Due to the contours of the face, certain areas of the face (such as the eyelids and nose) are not treatable using this method.


What should you expect during your treatment?

Your aesthetician will perform a thorough skin analysis prior to your first dermaplaning.

If dermaplaning is not appropriate, you will be informed during this session and an alternative treatment may be recommended instead.

If dermaplaning is not contraindicated, maximum results are obtained by participating in a series of treatments plus following a home care regimen.

Your aesthetician will review your current daily regimen and skin care products, advise you on which products you should continue to use, and recommend any additional products or changes to your regimen to enhance your desired outcome.

What can I expect post your treatment?

Every precaution will be made to ensure that your skin is well hydrated and calm following each session. However, you may experience excessive dryness or even some peeling between sessions, which may or may not be normal. Always contact Skin Secret if you have any concerns.

More sensitive skin may experience some redness after the first couple of sessions. This normally goes away after 2 to 3 hours. Dermaplaning may cause minor superficial abrasions, which may not appear until a day or two following your treatment. If this should occur, please contact Skin Secret so that your aesthetician can do a post-treatment follow up with you.

After your treatment, SPF 30+ MUST be worn at all times. Tanning beds should never be used. You are making an investment in your skin: therefore, it is to your benefit to continue to protect it long after your series of treatments is completed.

What should I expect?

The majority of our clients receive noticeable, satisfactory to above average results with a series of treatments and a commitment to a daily skin care regimen. Results are highly dependent on age, cumulative sun exposure, health, lifestyle, genetic traits, general skin condition, and willingness to follow recommended protocols.

Be aware that many changes may occur deeper within the skin over time. To continue the maintenance of your skin after you complete your treatment(s), your aesthetician will have a treatment plan customized for you and may inform you of long-term age management programs.