EXTRACTIONS & HIGH FREQUENCY
WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. Dermaplaning triggers the cell regeneration process. It helps to improve the appearance of things like acne scarring and hyperpigmentation and the effects of the procedure are instant in leaving your skin with a smooth appearance and a radiant glow. Along with the removal of fine hairs, it results in healthier skin that feels silkier."
During the procedure, your face is cleanse and prepared with a gentle cleanser, removing any makeup and dirt. Using a sterilized blade, your esthetician will smoothly guide the blade across your face at an angle while holding the skin taught. If you are worried that shaving the hair on your face will cause it to grow back thicker, there is no cause for concern. The type of hair being removed is known as vellus hair. When removed, it should not grow back darker or courser after treatment. We do, however, recommend additional treatments every three to four weeks to help you maintain your results.
After the dermalpaning an exfoliating enzyme mask is applied. The enzyme mask is made from fruit enzymes. It both nourishes and sloughs off dead skin cells, creating the perfect pH balance for your skin. It also fights free radical damage, which causes premature aging, by removing the top layer of skin and exposing newer skin.
Once the mask is removed the extraction process begins.
Extractions are Great for Removing Blackheads
Blackheads are small black dots that appear on the skin formed from clogged pores getting exposed to air. These small blackheads are comedones and are formed when oil and dead skin cells get trapped in your hair follicles. Hard to remove and not recommended to try at home, blackheads can easily be cleared through extractions by unclogging pores.
Extractions Help with Clearing Pores
By dislodging the buildup caused by oil and dirt, extractions help to clear pores giving you a clean canvas for your products. When your skin is freshly extracted, all the products you use at home and during the rest of your facial are more effective. That means clear skin, faster.
Extractions Take Care of Unwanted Breakouts
Rather than picking at home, wait until your next facial for professional extractions. When you pick, you risk scarring in the area which nobody wants. Instead, trust in your aesthetician to safely remove your whiteheads, pustules, and pimples. Home extractions can damage your pores and spread bacteria, making the skin worse instead of better. Our aestheticians know how to properly clear the clogged pores without spreading infection and inflammation.
There are numerous benefits to getting extractions and depending on your skin type, we’ll know how they will benefit you.
After your face has been fully extracted a toner is applied and prepared for the high frequency procedure.
The high frequency facial is a skin care treatment used by professionals to help treat and prevent stubborn acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decongest puffy eyes, fade dark eye circles, rejuvenate the condition of the scalp and nourish hair follicles for healthier hair growth. Considered a timeless and essential skin rejuvenating treatment by those in the skin care industry, high frequency has been shown to stimulate cell renewal and improve skin care product penetration and absorption by gently warming the tissues of the skin. The safe, gentle oscillating and oxygenating power of high frequency electrical current has been shown to enhance blood circulation, increase collagen and elastin production, eliminate toxins and acne-causing bacteria, encourage lymphatic drainage, exfoliate dead skin cells and improve skin care product absorption. The primary action of high frequency current is thermal (heat producing) and is characterized by a high rate of oscillation. Due to its rapid rate of oscillation, high frequency does not cause muscular contractions - instead, it works on the principle of skin toning.
Once the High Frequency procedure is complete a serum and sheet mask is applied to help soothe and nourish the skin. Finally the sheet mask is removed and the facial is complete.