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Frequently Asked Questions

Is dermaplaning safe?

Dermaplaning is an extremely safe, non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation. There is no more risk to the skin than when a man shaves his face. When performed by the trained practitioners of Skin Deep Day Spa, the dermaplaning treatment is quick and easy.

Doesn't the process of "blading" the skin in dermaplaning mean that the facial hairs will grow back thicker?

No, the hair will grow back just as it was. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies. Vellus (tiny translucent blond hairs) and terminus (thicker hair that grows under the arms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows, and mustache and beard for men). These hairs are always one or the other - they are not damaged or altered by the process of cutting or removal. So after dermaplaning, both vellus and terminus hair grow back with their same characteristics.

Why did the hair on my daughter's leg come in thicker after she shaved for the first time?

Since hair on the legs is terminus hair, its structure is different from the vellus hair on much of the upper body, and is thicker. When someone shaves the hair on their legs, the tip of the hair is blunt, making an already coarse piece of hair feel thicker. Of course, add puberty into the mix and you will see plenty of changes within your child's physical structure.

How often should dermaplaning be performed?

Dermaplaning can be performed every three to four weeks. When "blading" the skin, about two-to-three week's worth of dead skin cells are removed. It is best to allow the skin to complete its normal cycle of approximately 30 days for regeneration.

Does waxing thin my hair?

Sometimes waxing can make the hair appear to be thinner, but it is really not thinner at all. Because waxing pulls the hair from its roots, the new hair grows in with a smooth tip, making it feel softer. But it is actually the same type of hair as before. It's only when we cut hair (any type of hair) that the hair grows back with a blunt cut at the tip.

How does micro-needling work?

Micro-needling and facial mesotherapy is most easily performed using a skin roller. The skin roller causes multiple tiny pinpoint puncture wounds to the dermis. This dermal injury induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, which is the object of all skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments. As with other resurfacing techniques, micro-needling creates dermal damage without the removal of the healthy epidermis. Because the epidermis is left intact, the healing period is rapid. The skin does not risk permanent structural damage, sun sensitivity, skin color loss or hyperpigmentation.

What are some of the benefits of micro-needling?

All mesotherapy and DermaHeal compounds can be used in micro-needling. Some of the advantages include:
  • Safe and FDA-approved, with minimal risk of any kind, including no risk of burns
  • No permanent skin damage or ablation of the epidermis
  • No increase in sun sensitivity
  • Suitable for all skin types (including thin and previously lasered skin)
  • Cost-effective (less than laser treatments)
  • Short healing period
  • Can be repeated
  • Lightens pigmentation marks
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fades and softens scars and stretch marks
  • Reduces pore size
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Enhanced penetration of applied products
  • Helps promote natural collagen production for long-lasting results
  • Thickens and tightens the skin, restoring elasticity
  • Can be performed on all skin colors
  • No risk of discoloration to the skin
  • All areas of the face, neck and body can be treated
  • Excellent treatment for upper lip lines, photo damage, wrinkles, scarring (acne, chicken pox), and stretch marks
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