AUG 2019

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28 @dayspamagazine • August 2019 © GETTY IMAGES ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN USED in conjunction with medical skin care for several decades, dermaplaning is experiencing a surge in popularity among spa- goers—both as a complement to facials and on its own. Typically performed on a monthly basis, the noninvasive treatment involves the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to manually remove vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) and thoroughly exfoliate the face, yielding a healthy glow and allowing topical products to be more easily absorbed. With the exception of clients in the midst of an active acne outbreak, as well as anyone with an autoimmune disorder that compromises the complexion, people with practically any skin type are good candidates for dermaplaning. Even those with rosacea or sensitive skin can benefi t in both the short- and long-term, as the procedure gently and painlessly removes surface layers of dead skin for instant smoothness and radiance, while promoting cell regeneration over time. "It's so benefi cial for patients with sun damage, fi ne lines, and dehydrated or dull skin, plus it helps minimize uneven texture and superfi cial acne scarring," says Enilsa Brown, owner of Enilsa Skin Essentials Acne & Anti-Aging Clinic in Killeen, Texas. Gliding the scalpel over the skin at a 45 degree angle, Brown says she can remove anywhere from four to eight layers, which parallels the number of strokes she uses. "It's a technical procedure that is operator dependent," she continues. "You really need to know the client's skin type, and do a very thorough consult about factors including lifestyle and medication." Her Standard Dermaplaning service (60 min./$85) includes a cleanse, mask, moisturizer and sunscreen, as well. Since most of Brown's patients are seeing her to treat their acne, she often combines Standard or Advanced Dermaplaning (60 min./$125)—which adds MAKING WAVES Dermaplaning Clients are clamoring for this noninvasive, deeply exfoliating service. by Hilar y Daninhirsch

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