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Dermaplaning and Microneedling coming soon to the salon !!!

If you've never heard of these treatments but you think you might be interested, or you have heard about them, but want more information, then please read the little fact file we've put together...
Any questions, please get in touch xx

DERMAPLANING

There are a lot of options for facial treatments, but some of those involve a recovery period and may be more invasive than others. To avoid these side effects and make things easier, dermaplaning is a simple treatment option that removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the face with a special tool. Removing the hair gives healthier and glowing skin.
We may recommend dermaplaning to anyone about to undergo a laser or chemical peel treatment to allow better penetration and, therefore, better results. This treatment is also an option for those who are ineligible for other products or procedures, like those who are pregnant or have very sensitive skin.
What is Dermaplaning?
It involves using a tool with a short upward stroke while being held at a 45-degree angle to exfoliate the skin. Since it is being held at such an angle and the technician uses light feathering strokes, there is no worry about piercing the skin.
The technique may look similar to shaving your face, but it is much more effective because of the blade being used and offers many benefits. There is also no need to worry about the hair getting any darker; dermaplaning targets the vellus hair (peach fuzz) that grows back the same size and color. It is physiologically impossible to grow back thick and darker. After the treatment, the technician may offer a hydrating moisturizer to finalize the process. The treatment removes the dead skin that has built up over two to three weeks.
What are the Benefits?
Dermaplaning provides an effective and safe exfoliation treatment that promotes deeper product penetration, boosting the effects of skin care products while making the skin look and feel smoother and also reducing the appearance of acne scars. The treatment also works to remove facial hair that can trap dirt and oils. It works on almost all skin types and provides near-instant results with no downtime.

MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling is a procedure in which a controlled injury is made to the top skin layer. The injury triggers a healing response from the body, thus stimulating the production of new skin tissues. Though the technique has risen in popularity over the recent years, its usage goes back over two decades. Microneedling is reported to have first been used for skin care in 1995 by dermatologists Norman and David Orentreich. They described the procedure as subcision for treating depressed scars and wrinkles. The following year, the microneedling roller was developed by cosmetic surgeon Dez Fernandez.
Microneedling also treats minor scarring as it helps repair damaged tissues in the skin. The results of microneedling on acne scars have been widely investigated. A 2015 study is one of the several to assess the procedure’s effectiveness. Over the course of three months, ten Egypt-based participants (half male, half female) were given treatment every two weeks. Following treatment, the patients were instructed to use topical antibiotics and sunscreen of at least thirty SPF for protection throughout the day. Scars were improved fifty to sixty percent three months following initial treatment. Furthermore, it is shown microneedling can treat non-acne scars as well such as those induced by surgery, burn injuries, trauma, and chickenpox.
Another benefit of microneedling is it prevents premature skin aging. As mentioned, microneedling enhances the production of collagen, which is what provides the skin its elasticity. The decrease in elasticity causes wrinkles and lines to develop.Evidence also indicates microneedling reduces hyperpigmentation and age spots, as it safely penetrates the top layer of skin, causing the old tissues to shed and generating new ones. Hyperpigmentation is the outcome of excessive levels of melanin, the pigments that give the skin its color. When hyperpigmentation occurs, dark patches (age spots) form. Hyperpigmentation can develop as the result of an injury, which can lead to inflammation, thus causing dark spots. Prolonged exposure to the sun is another cause for hyperpigmentation.As microneedling promotes collagen production, it reduces stretch marks. Stretch marks are very common among pregnant women. However, they are prevalent in teenagers and individuals who recently lost a lot of weight as well. Microneedling promotes regeneration of skin cells within the areas where the stretch marks have occurred.

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