Since I hit 30, I’ve noticed my skin seems to have lost its natural glow and my ‘peach fuzz’ has increased and no matter how many face masks, scrubs and peels, my skin never feels fresh or smooth. Plus my makeup doesn’t seem to look as flawless as I would like anymore.
Usually I tend to stay away from “trending” treatments, such as Dermplaning, but I took the plunge and booked myself in.
Dermaplaning is a really simple, highly effective and safe procedure using a surgical scalpel, to gently exfoliate (shave) away the top layer of dead skin cells, along with removing any fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the skin.
The entire face and neck is treated, accept for the eyebrows. There’s also a bonus of no downtime, so once the treatment is complete, you can continue with your daily activities. The procedure can be done every 4-6 weeks depending on the individual.
I had my treatment with Adele Coxon, who is an award winning professional makeup artist, with qualifications in Microblading, Oilaplaning and Dermaplaning.
I’ll admit I was nervous, as in basic terms Dermaplaning is having your face shaved, but I knew I was in safe hand with Adele. She was so relaxed, professional and talked me through every little detail about the treatment.
I’ve heard some myths about Dermaplaning – the main one being that your hair will grow back quicker and thicker, but Adele reassured me that this will not happen.
Adele offers 3 types of Dermaplaning treatments; “Simply”, “Enzyme” and “Ultimate”.
I had the “Enzyme” which seems to be a very popular option, especially for makeup lovers. The treatment is started with a double cleanse and skin prep, followed by the actual Dermaplaning treatment. Then a medical enzyme is then applied to help make the skin even smoother, which is amazing for makeup application! The treatment is then finished off with moisturiser and spf application.
After I had my double cleanse, I felt very relaxed and ready to have the Dermaplaning. As a surgical scalpel was involved, I was convinced I would feel it across my skin, but I didn’t feel a thing! When it came to the “Peach Fuzz” part, I could only slightly hear it being removed, but I still couldn’t feel anything.
To say my whole face and neck was done, it didn’t take long at all and before I knew it the Enzyme treatment was being applied. It did tingle a little bit, but that’s normal, as it works into the skin to remove any deeper dead skin cells and smooths out the skin.
Time to see the results!
Adele revealed what she removed from my face and OH MY GOD! For someone who cleanses and tries to look after her skin, I’m still in shock now of what was on the cotton pad! Then I looked in the mirror and my shock continued – my skin looked plumper, smoother and glowing!
My face was a little bit red, but that settled within an hour. That evening I didn’t need to do my skincare routine. I was advised to wait at least 24 hours until I could apply any makeup.
I didn’t wear any makeup until 3 days later, for an evening out and I was blown away of how flawless my foundation looked! I’ve also noticed, when applying my skincare products, my skin is actually soaking them up and I can feel them working.
It’s been nearly 3 weeks since my treatment and my face still looks and feels smooth. I have a tiny bit of hair starting to come through, but it isn’t thicker or darker and my skin still looks smooth and radiant!
Overall I highly recommend Dermaplaning by a professional. I know, I would never have achieved these amazing results by doing this myself and I will 100% be going back to have this treatment again!
For more information and to book your appointment, contact Adele at semipermanentmakeupnottingham.co.uk