Skin Blading, also referred to as microplaning or dermaplaining, is a great exfoliation technique for the skin. Skin Blading utilizes a sterile surgical blade that is carefully stroked over the skin in even motions similar to shaving. Blading the skin painlessly removes dry, dead surface skin to reveal new, healthy skin cells. Unwanted peach fuzz may also be eliminated during treatment. As the blade is drawn across the skin, the vellus hairs, or “peach fuzz” collect together like a fine cotton ball. Many patients are often surprised to see how many of these tiny hairs are present on the face.
You may be thinking, “won’t the hairs on my face grow back thicker?” The answer is no. Skin Blading only removes the hair above the surface of the skin and does not alter the structure of the root of the hair or how it grows in.
In our previous post we coupled Skin Blading with our MiXto Fractionated CO2 laser. Skin Blading can actually be coupled with several other treatments, including a chemical peel, microdermabrasion or a stand alone procedure.
Check out the video below to see the procedure in action.
Have you heard about our latest lunchtime procedure? Patients are loving our Buff and Shine rejuvenation procedure. You don’t need to spend a fortune to have beautiful glowing skin. I have developed a simple 2-step facial skin rejuvenation treatment that can be done in minutes, with no downtime. It combines exfoliative technique of micro-blading and the new technology of the MiXto Fractional CO2 Laser to reveal smoother, healthier and more youthful skin.
I begin by performing ‘micro-blading’, in which I use a blade to exfoliate the skin and to remove the tiny ‘vellus’ hairs which are present on everyone’s face. As the blade is drawn across the skin, the tiny hairs, or “peach fuzz” collect together like a fine cotton ball. Many patients are often surprised to see how many of these tiny hairs are present on the face.
Removing the vellus hair prepares the face for step 2 of the Lunchtime Buff & Shine; a light treatment with the MiXto micro-fractional CO2 laser at a very low setting, which has little discomfort and little or no downtime. This will greatly improve the texture and tone of the skin and will also trigger collagen formation over time.
I recommend a series of about 5 treatments for most people, with each session taking about 15 minutes and spaced a few weeks apart. It’s a great way to do beauty maintenance for your face. My goal is to restore and rejuvenate the face while retaining the person’s natural look, all with minimal or no downtime. Check out the video below to see a Buff and Shine in action.