Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment that involves using a small, sterile blade to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and fine hair from the face. This process helps to exfoliate the skin and remove any buildup of oil, dirt, or debris, resulting in a smoother and brighter complexion.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a method used to remove unwanted peach fuzz hair and dead skin cells from the face.

About the treatment

Dermaplaning is typically performed in a clinical setting by a trained aesthetician or dermatologist. The procedure begins with cleansing the face and then using a sterile blade held at a 45-degree angle to gently scrape the skin in upward strokes. The process is painless and can take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Benefits of dermaplaning include smoother skin texture, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, and a brighter complexion. It can also help improve the penetration and efficacy of skincare products applied after the treatment.

Why come to us for Dermaplaning Treatments?

We added Dermaplaning to our treatment menu as it is the best option to remove the vellus ‘peach fuzz’ hair and dead skin layer. At Authentic Aesthetics we combine our technologies to give our clients the best value and optimum results.
Dermaplaning can be performed as a stand alone Deluxe treatment to remove dead skin and the vellus hair. We then apply specific skin serums, 2 anti-ageing masks and use LED light therapy to calm inflammation and reduce bacteria.
It can also be combined with our most popular treatment, HydraFacial. Creating the ultimate 7-step facial, removing fluffy hair, dead skin and ensuring even deeper penetration of key ingredients infused in during a HydraFacial.
No pain is involved in the treatment and results are instant.

Education

We will not just perform your treatment but take you through a full skin analysis and education into your specific skin condition and how the treatments work

No hard sell

We don’t work to sales targets and don’t believe in hard sell so will never recommend you something you don’t need

Results

We take regular photos using our skin analysis machine to track your progress throughout your skin journey

Knowledge

We have many years experience throughout the team and can give you advice on all aspects of skincare and skin treatments that are right for your unique skin concerns

Environmentally conscious

We care about the environment and have many systems in place to reduce our carbon footprint and waste production

Caring

We care about our clients and offer a relaxed and friendly, yet professional environment in our beautiful clinic where you can relax and enjoy your treatment

Dermaplaning Conditions

Please find before and after photos for the different conditions Dermaplaning can treat.

Dermaplaning FAQ's

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Dermaplaning Treatments

This can be different from client to client, but approximately 4-6 weeks. Although it is not a permanent form of hair removal, many clients find that results last longer the more treatments they have.

Dermaplaning aids exfoliation and removes fluffy ‘peach fuzz’ hair leaving the skin glowing and smooth.

Yes, the removal of dead skin cells helps products to penetrate further into the skin. By removing the fluffy ‘peach fuzz’ hair, the application of make-up looks much smoother.

If you’re looking for a reputable clinic for dermaplaning, then look no further than Authentic Aesthetics based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
With over 20 years combined experience in the Aesthetic industry, we are considered the best skin clinic in Kenilworth and one of the best skin clinics in Warwickshire so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Prices will vary based upon your location and the experience of your practitioner. Costs usually vary from £30-£100. We charge £50 for a stand alone treatment and £35 to add Dermaplaning to any HydraFacial treatment.

Dermaplaning is not suitable for men and isn’t a permanent hair removal method.

Yes, dermaplaning is not a permanent hair removal option, however many clients find that their hair grows back slower after multiple sessions.

No, this is a myth! The facial hair is removed without any trauma to the hair follicle, so there is no signal to the hair to grow back thicker. As the hair is removed at the hairline, when it starts to grow back through it can initially feel rougher as it’s been blunted, the hair would typically feel softer because it grows naturally to a point. After a few days of regrowth this settles and feels smooth again.

In layman’s terms, yes it is. However in a professional setting we are using surgical blades which are designed to not only remove the hair with no trauma to the follicle, but will also remove the surface dead skin layer. Traditional razors are designed to only remove the hair and not exfoliate the skin and can cause more skin friction and trauma, potentially resulting in hair growing back thicker.

Yes, dermaplaning is safe to use on the upper lip area.

Skincare is extremely unique to each individual, we would always recommend a skin analysis and consultation with one of our expert Aestheticians to see what’s going on underneath your skin, find out about your skin type, skin goals, budget and lifestyle, at which point we can make recommendations that will treat your personal skin needs. These are included for free with any treatment for a new client or can be booked as a stand alone consultation.

We would not recommend dermaplaning to anyone under 18.

Dermaplaning removes only the very top layer of the skin, the stratum corneum and vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz.

After the first treatment some clients may experience some mild purging from the skin. For clients who suffer with oily/acneic skin we would not recommend dermaplaning if you have a lot of active acne as this can spread the bacteria. If your skin is prone to breakouts after treatments we would always recommend combining dermaplaning with HydraFacial to deliver key oil controlling ingredients into the skin.

Smooth and glowing, some mild redness is normal after the treatment.

No, this is a myth! The facial hair is removed without any trauma to the hair follicle, so there is no signal to the hair to grow back thicker. As the hair is removed at the hairline, when it starts to grow back through it can initially feel rougher as it’s been blunted, the hair would typically feel softer because it grows naturally to a point. After a few days of regrowth this settles and feels smooth again.

A common question we get is ‘Can I wear makeup after dermaplaning?’.
We would recommend avoiding makeup for 24 hours following a dermaplaning treatment as well. Stronger skin care such as acids, retinoids and exfoliators are recommended to be avoided for 4 days following the treatment.

Yes, dermaplaning is safe to perform on black and brown skins, there are no risks associated with this treatment.

Yes, dermaplaning is a very safe treatment if performed by a qualified Aesthetician using a sterile blade.