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Dermaplaning Explained

Dermaplaning Explained

Regardless of whether you are working from home in sweats leading Zoom meetings, running to the grocery store donning a baseball hat or glamming up for a night out we here at Wren and Wild know that the most important thing to feel put together is the polished canvas of your face. We give a lot of air time to the products that give our skin a natural glow, soften our complexion and allow our makeup to sit perfectly placed on our skin without lines and creases. Naturally, when we were putting together the spa services we knew we needed an expertly executed Dermaplaning Procedure on our menu. To introduce those of you new to the procedure we sat down with TNBL’s lead esthetician Maddy Brennan to ask her about the process. 

What is Dermaplaning?

-Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation! This will remove the top layer of dead skin cells & vellus hair (aka peach fuzz!), revealing soft & radiant skin. Having this done will allow the rest of your skincare to go deeper thanks to those healthy new cells! 

What are the benefits?

  • aids in moisture retention 
  • reveals brighter/more vibrant skin
  • perfect before an event for a flawless complexion & makeup application.
  • your skincare will work better since you’ve sloughed off all those dead skin cells!

Who is a prime candidate?

Everyone! Except those with compromised or sensitized skin (active acne, sunburn, etc.) you’ll want to wait until your skin has healed to avoid any irritations or infections.

Is it safe or are there precautions people should consider?

Totally safe and no, it will not make your hair grow back thicker! Lay low from intense exfoliation & retinols a couple days before, and limit extreme sun exposure after. 

Is it painful?

Not at all. Some may experience a temporary warm sensation if they have sensitized skin, but honestly I’ve had clients fall asleep while I was dermaplaning them! 

What are your thoughts on having the procedure done in a spa vs. performing it at home?

This is such an important question and I love informing others about the differences. Professional dermaplaning is highly recommended over at-home dermaplaning for a few reasons; the blades you buy in stores are not surgical steel or medical grade & harbor bacteria & people often use the same blade more than once-this can cause infections and micro tears in the skin. We use surgical steel, medical grade scalpels (disposed after EVERY use) with butter soft edges…essentially you feel nothing and leave looking like a glazed donut. The temptation can be real, but let your licensed Esthetician do the job. Your face will thank you later.