How do pairing dermaplaning and chemical peels improve exfoliation and penetration? First, we must understand each form of exfoliation and how it works, then we can understand the benefits of pairing demaplaning and chemical peels.
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation where the esthetician takes a ten gauge medical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dull skin cells and vellus hair, also known as 'peach fuzz.' This reveals a smoother, brighter complexion. I have heard many people raise red flags saying if you're going to shave those vellus hairs, won't they grow back thicker, and the answer, in short, is no. Because the hairs have been cut they have a blunt end to them which you may think that it's going to grow back thicker. Have no fear, it does not.
Chemical Peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers of skin. It speeds up the desquamation process increasing the cellular turnover rate and induce collagen remoulding. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the product and how long it is left on the skin. Chemical peels are useful for improving the appearance of the skin and conditions like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, acne, acne scars and age spots.
While both dermaplaning and chemical peels are lovely and effective exfoliation tools on there own, when you combine the two together, you will have a more pronounced result. Dermaplaining will remove the outer layers of the skin, making the chemical solution able to penetrate deeper and more evenly into the skin. After receiving a dermaplane treatment and chemical peel together, the client will notice a "brighter glow" that have lasted weeks.
Also, when combining these two services, your product penetration will be higher. The skin care products used will have a far greater chance to be active and will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin. If you haven't already taken both courses, don't wait. Creating more effective services for your clients will bring them back for years to come!