As an esthetican, I know that no one's skin is the same. Usually you may have more than one concern to work on at once, and that's okay! That is why I do my best to make my facials custom. During our consultation we will discuss what is needed for your skin! Helpful tip: the Skinvibe Signature facial is the most popluar!
Why get a peel? Once it is in contact with the skin, a peel dissolves layers of cellular buildup and activates our living cells to produce a number of benefits.
How often should we peel? Peels are recommended once every 4-6 weeks! Home peels can be done 1-3 times a week. Ask your estheticain about At-home peel products that are right for you.
What does it feel like? During your peel, you may or may not notice a light tingling, burning, or itching sensations, but they are not painful.
- Retina or retinol users should discontinue these products 7 days before and after a peel.
- Any client with rosacea should avoid peels
- Clients who cannot upkeep proper homecare are not right for peels, as they require downtime and proper homecare.
- Any person on accutane cannot receive a peel. If you have recently discontinued accutane and wish to get a peel, discuss with your dermatologist prior.
- No pregnant or nursing mothers
- Clients undergoing chemotherapy are not right for a peel
- Clients who plan to sun tan, use tanning beds, or cannot be consistent with re-applying SPF after a peel.
Dermaplaning immediately rejuvinates the skin by removing the top layer of skin cells along with vellus hair. The treatment is effective in minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. It also increases the penetration of active ingredients in the treatment room, and homecare products. Dermaplaning creates a nice canvas for makeup application as well.
These instructions will maintain your results longer and help you avoid complications:
- Use a gentle cleanser and warm water. Do not use hot water. Avoid abrasive cleansers, wash cloths, clarisonic, or hot shower spray for the first 24-48 hours. Do not use ANY skincare products that contain retinol, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide for 5 days after the treatment.
- Use a toner recommended by your esthetican.
- Use serums recommended by your esthetician. Avoid Retin-A for 5 days before and after your treatment. For darker skin tones please use a brightening serum recommended by your esthetician to reduce the risk of PIH.
- Use a moisturizer twice daily. For darker skin tones, use 1% hydrocortisone cream for 5 days after your treatment to calm inflammation and reduce the risk of PIH.
- SPF. Your skin is more vulnerable to UV rays after exfoliation. SPF is essential to protecting your skin, regardless if the sun is out or not.
- Makeup could possibly irritate the skin after dermaplaning if the client uses makeup with excessive fragrence or alcohols. Be sure to clean makeup brushes and tools regularly. Not only is this for optimal results for dermaplaning treatment, but it is also a good skincare habit.
- Avoid sun exposure.
- Delay exposure to excessive heat, heavy workouts, steam rooms, and saunas for 24-48 hours post treatment.
- Wait 7 days before having facial waxing done. Waxing can be done prior to dermaplaning, but not after.
- Schedule your appointment 4 weeks apart to optimize results.
- Call your esthetician with concerns, complaints or questions. At Skinvibe, every client is the number one prioirty. Your concerns are questions are always welcome.
Contraindications are circumstances that may prohibit you from getting a service. This is always for the client's safety. Please read before booking a dermaplane service.
- Botox and fillers: Wait one week after injections.
- Retin-A: Discontinue use 5 days before and after dermaplaning serivce.
- Chemical peel: Dermaplaning can be done before a peel. After a peel, wait 14 days to book a dermaplaning service. This can vary with each client depending on the peel strength.
- Laser treatment: Laser can be done before dermaplaning. After a laser treatment, please wait 14+ days before booking a dermaplaning service.
- IPL: Can be done before dermaplaning. After an IPL service, wait 10+ days before booking a dermaplaning service.
- Clients prone to PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) need to use pre and post treatment 2 weeks prior and after dermaplaning service. Consult with your esthetician with questions if this applies to you.
- Diabetes: Must be under control by diet or medication.
- Cancer: Not while undergoing treatment. Doctor approval would be needed.
- Accutane or Isotretinoin: Okay after 12 months of non-use and with doctor approval.
- Not ideal for someone with blood thinner use, or history of bleeding problems.
- Not ideal for someone using high dosages of asprin
- Acne: Not ideal for someone with Grade 3 acne or above.
- Cold sores: Not ideal for anyone with cold sores.
- Sunburn or windburnt skin: If you come into your appointment with a sunburn/windburn you will be rescheduled for your safety and best results.
- High anxiety: The dermaplaning service requires a client to remain still while an estheticain uses a blade to remove vellus hair. If you experience high anxiety or may not be able to remain still for 15-30 minutes; this may not be for you.