What is Epi-Blading?
Epi-blading, also known as dermaplaning, is a safe, gentle treatment modality that works by removing surface dead skin cell build up and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz – fair hair that can’t be removed with laser). It leaves the skin immediately vibrant and smooth.
The treatment is performed on clean, dry skin across the forehead, cheeks, chin and neck using a small sterile scalpel which runs gently across the skin. It is this exfoliation step within our Epi-blading facial that is the key benefit of the removal of dead skin cells and vellus hair. By removing dead skin cells and bacteria, the process of Epi-blading stimulates growth of collagen and elastin. As we age, cell turn over and elastin and collagen production reduces, contributing to lines and wrinkles. Regular Epi-blading treatments will help prevent the look of aging as well as the other many benefits, including better penetration of skin care products used and a smoother makeup application!
Is there any downtime or contraindications?
Epi-blading is a non invasive treatment with minimal to no adverse effects that can be performed every 4-6 weeks. Epi-blading is contraindicated on any barrier impaired skin, active acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and/or severe solar keratosis.
Would my hair grow back darker, thicker and spikier?
No, and the reason being is because Epi-blading does not target hormonal hair. When any vellus hair is removed it grows back without change. By removing the hair at skin level they return the exact same length and texture as they were before.
As Epi-blading is a non-invasive treatment you can return to normal activities straight away. You may notice your skin is a little red but this will go down after a few hours. If you do intend to go out in the sun after treatment we always recommend applying a sunscreen.