Epi-Blading, also known as Dermaplaning, is a gentle method of deeply exfoliating the skin. A surgical blade is worked over the face removing the outer layers of dead skin cells as well as any fine hair (great for blonde hair that cannot be treated with laser).
This treatment is a good alternative for clients with sensitive skin who are not suitable for Microdermabrasion. There is no downtime associated with the treatment. The treatment can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with a chemical peel for better penetration of product. Any fine hair removed during the treatment will not be stimulated or grow coarse. For best Dermaplaning results we recommend a course of 4-8 treatments with 3-4 week intervals, although results will be seen with each and every treatment.
Epi-Blading or Dermaplaning is contra-indicated on irritated skin, infected skin, fungal skin infections, active acne, active Rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, severe solar keratosis, skin cancer, raised moles, warts and any open wounds or sores.
If you have any of these skin conditions please advise your clinician prior to any treatment.
What to expect
Upon arrival, you will be asked to fill out a consultation form which will include questions about your skin type, medical conditions, previous treatments, etc. You will then have a private discussion with an experienced clinician who will assess your individual requirements, suggest a tailored plan and take you through the details of the procedure including pre-care and aftercare.
This will also give you the opportunity to have any questions or queries regarding the procedure answered. Epi-Blading or Dermaplaning is completely painless and there is no downtime unless used in conjunction with a peel procedure in which case the skin may be slightly red post procedure.
Peace of Mind
At Velvet Parlour we use high quality, one-time use, sterile devices only. We pride ourselves on both our knowledge and experience but also on our thorough consultations that ensure we have all the necessary information to minimise the risk of complications. At Velvet Parlour, you can be sure that your safety is our first priority.
Post Treatment Care
Avoid direct sun exposure for 5 – 10 days post procedure. This also includes the use of solariums. Physical sun protection is mandatory and must be an SPF of 30.
Waxing and hair removal procedures should be avoided for 7-14 days post procedure. Facial treatments are not advised for a minimum of 14 days post procedure.
No strenuous activity is to be undertaken for 24 hours post procedure. This also includes Bikram Yoga and the use of steam rooms and saunas.
Exfoliating products are not to be used for 3 -5 days or as advised by your clinician. If you develop any scabbing on the treated area do not pick the skin. Contact your clinician and they will advise you on the correct protocol.
Correct product use post procedure is very important to avoid further compromising the skin. This will be discussed with your clinician during your consultation and the correct formulas will be recommended.