What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a treatment that uses a medical scalpel to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz” but technically called “vellus” hair.
It can be used as an alternative to laser treatments and microdermabrasion or alongside them for enhanced results. This procedure will give your skin a more radiant appearance and smooth texture. Following the treatment, makeup application is smoother and other skincare products are able to penetrate deeper into the skin in turn, making them more effective.
Am I a good candidate?
The ideal candidate for Dermaplaning has aging, dry, rough, or uneven skin tone. Although, it is generally safe to perform on most skin types and can sometimes be advised as a more gentle form of exfoliation for pregnant/nursing women or those with sensitive skin. Dermaplaning can also help reduce the appearance of shallow acne scars, fine lines and superficial hyperpigmentation.
Is the treatment safe?
This treatment is extremely safe when performed by a properly trained skincare professional. There is no more risk to the skin than when you shave your legs. There is also no downtime associated with this procedure making it desirable to many individuals looking for immediate results with no downtime.
Does it hurt? Will it cause cuts?
Dermaplaning is effective by performing a gentle scraping motion across the skin’s surface. With hair removal such as waxing and threading, most people have the idea that all hair removal is painful, but dermaplaning is entirely painless. There are risks of cuts on the skin, however they are small and very minor as the pressure used for Dermaplaning cannot cause a deep cut. These nicks and scrapes are rare but do heal within 24-48 hours not unlike when shaving with a razor.
Will it make the hair on my face grow back thicker and darker?
No. This is a common misconception. There are different types of hair that grow on the body; vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is found on most areas of the body except palms, soles, lips and genital areas, whereas terminal hairs are found on the scalp, underarms and pubic region. The soft and fine vellus hair grows back at the same rate and texture always whereas terminal hair can grow back more coarse. For those with facial hair that is dark and coarse (usually related to hormones), this treatment may not be advisable, or those areas can simply be avoided.
What is the benefit of adding a chemical peel with Dermaplaning?
Hyperkeratosis is a build up of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. By removing this initial layer, a chemical peel is able to penetrate deeper into the dermis resulting in a more effective treatment. The conjunction of dermaplaning and a chemical peel leaves the skin refreshed and rejuvenated. Together they promote new skin growth and target problems such as aging, sun spots and environmental damage.
How long is the treatment? How often can I have it done?
Dermaplaning takes anywhere between 30-45 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. The treatment itself removes approximately 21 days worth of dead skin so it is important to let your skin repair itself and rejuvenate before your next appointment.
What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?
Both options are a form of physical exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin, whereas microdermabrasion exfoliates the surface of the skin, but not quite as thoroughly or as deeply as dermaplaning does.
Spray Tan FAQ
WHAT IS SPRAY TANNING?
Spray tanning also known as sunless tanning or airbrush tanning is a technic consisting of applying a fine mist on the skin. A professional can apply the mist with a spray-tanning gun or in an automatic booth. Safer than sunbathing or tanning beds, spray tanning is one of the fastest growing services in the beauty industry.
WHAT IS A BRONZER?
All of NUDA sunless tanning solutions are composed of two tanning agents. The first is an immediate cosmetic bronzer. The cosmetic bronzer is a dye that serves as a color guide for you and that gives the skin some immediate color. The bronzer is temporary and will wash off during the first shower. Tip: Don’t forget to inform your clients that the water will run brown during the first shower. It’s normal! If you don’t inform your clients about this normal process, they might think that all of their tan is going to disappear. However, it’s just the bronzer. They need to rinse until the water is clear to prevent the bronzer from leaking afterwards.
WHAT IS DHA?
The second component is DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), a compound that reacts to the outermost layer of the skin to produce a gorgeous tan. Unlike UV, DHA does not penetrate beyond the skin’s surface. DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is the main ingredient found in the spray tanning solutions and self-tanning products presently sold on the market. DHA is a molecule extracted from sugar cane or beets and made by glycerine fermantation. NUDA solutions contain a cosmetic bronzer, as the DHA is colorless. This ingredient is the most effective component found in sunless tanning with a concentration between 1% (light) and 14% (ultra dark). DHA can be used alone or with other tanning ingredients such as erythrulose. DHA is a safe ingredient approved by Health Canada and the United States Food and Drugs Administration for external use only.
WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS MADE OF?
1. With naturally-derived ingredients
2. Composed of the highest quality DHA
3. Only made with Health Canada approved ingredients
7. Gluten-free 8. Nut-free
10. Natural-looking & long lasting
11. Even fading
13. Free of harsh dyes & chemicals
14. Without mineral oils
WHAT IS A "RAPID" SOLUTION?
Ideal for on-the-go clients who want to shower after a few hours. These solutions suit every skin type, as the clients control the tan depth by choosing when they shower. The recommended development period is from 1 to 5 hours. Shower 1 to 2 hours after application to achieve a light tan, 3 to 4 hours to achieve a medium tan and 4 to 5 hours after to achieve a dark tan. The color will fully develop in 24 hours after showering.
THIS SOLUTION IS PERFECT FOR:
• Clients who want to shower quickly to go to work, to the gym, appointements, etc.
• Clients who don’t want to sleep with their spray tan.
• Clients who want to wear whatever they want later in the day.
• Clients who planned to sweat or get wet later in the day.
• Young moms and women with menopause.
THIS SOLUTION ISN’T PERFECT FOR:
• Clients who want a tan for a same day event.
• Clients who cannot take their shower at a specific time.
WHAT DO I DO BEFORE THE SESSION?
• Exfoliate the skin 2-4 times before the session. • Shave, wax and exfoliate the skin at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. It’s important to allow the amino acids to reconstruct as DHA needs amino acids to develop. Also, the pores need time to close before applying the solution. Otherwise, the bronzer can get soaked into the pores. • Do not use lotions, oil-based exfoliating products, gels or waxing/shaving creams on the day of the appointment. These can leave a film and change the pH of the skin. This can affect the application and the development of the tan by denying it. • Do not wear any existing self-tanner or residue from a former spray tan on the skin. • If you really need to take a shower before the appointment, take it 3 hours prior the session and rinse only with warm water. The steam can open the pores. If the shower is taken just before the session, it can affect the tan because the skin might not absorb the solution properly. • If the skin is sweaty, make sure to dry it prior the application. • Do not wear makeup, cream, sunscreen, perfume or deodorant. Even if these have been applied earlier in the day, they can affect the result. Make sure you have wet wipes at hand to accommodate your clients! • Moisturize the skin days prior the session (remember: not the day of the appointment). • The application can be done with or without undergarments or a bathing suit. • Wearing loose and dark clothes is recommended for after the session. The bronzer present in the solutions could temporarily stain your clients clothing or bed sheets. Tight clothing can rub against the tan and remove color on some areas. IN SUMMARY, THE SKIN SHOULD BE PERFECTLY CLEAN, BARE, DRY AND EXFOLIATED PRIOR TO THE SESSION.
WHAT DO I DO AFTER THE SESSION?
AFTER THE SESSION • Wait 8 to 12 hours or 1 to 5 hours before showering, depending on the solution. This is the period of time required for the development of NUDA spray tanning solutions. For the original sunless tanning solutions, to obtain full intensity, we do not recommend taking a shower before 12 hours after the session. For the rapid sunless solutions, don’t forget to advise your clients that the result will be almost invisible after the first shower and will develop in the next 24 hours. • Avoid activities that provoke sweating or any contact with liquid during the development period. If it’s raining or snowing outside, tell your clients to wear long, concealing cloths. • Do not apply cream or makeup on the skin during the development period. • If the session takes place in the evening, inform your client to go to bed wearing long clothes and to make sure the product is dry before going to bed. It’s normal for the skin to be slightly sticky before the first shower. Beware! If your client feels that his skin is abnormally sticky, it means you have applied too much solution (consult the frequent problems and application technics sections of this manual). • If your clients accidentally touch their skin, warn them to clean between their fingers or inner hands with a wet and soapy cloth while carefully avoiding not wetting the rest of the hand. • If the clients accidentally come into contact with liquids during the development period, you can recommend that they apply a fine layer of self tanning lotion on this specific area and by rubbing the lotion around and across the light spots, you blend in the remaining bronzer with the self tanning lotion. After the first shower, the result should look even. • Rinse the whole body and face thoroughly to prevent the cosmetic bronzer (temporary layer) from leaking afterwards. Rinse until the water is clear. For the first shower, we recommend not using soap. Be careful with the choice of soap or body wash. Some products can contain harsh ingredients that can break down a tan or stripping the color prematurely (alcool, mineral oil, perfume, etc.). • Moisturize the skin daily with an appropriate lotion. Suggest the NUDA body lotion to your clients, as this lotion have been designed specially to maintain spray tan and self tan results. • Suggest the NUDA self tanning lotion to your clients to extand the spray tan result. • Do not exfoliate the skin for the duration of the result. When the tan will start fading, it’s essential to exfoliate the skin again in order to remove the old tan residue. • Use soft facial cleansers. Avoid oily or exfoliating ones as well as brushes. Beware of strong anti-acne products that dehydrate the skin! • Do not wax areas where solution has been applied. A delicate shaving may be done occasionally. • Do not apply perfume directly on the areas that have been sprayed. The alcohol present in perfumes can affect the spray tan.