You might have seen epiblading, circulating around social media. Also known as dermaplaning, the skin treatment provides a popular method to achieve smooth skin quickly.
But what is epiblading? Why has it become so popular? Is epiblading worth the hype?
Let’s answer the popular questions about what it actually does for the skin and whether it is worth getting.
Epiblading is commonly seen on social media as tiny little blades gliding over the skin's surface. But it’s much more than that, and when done professionally can help to leave your skin looking fresher and brighter.
With trends going viral on social media, it is hard to know what to try and what to believe. We strongly recommend you try and avoid at-home treatments as much as possible. If you are interested after reading this blog about epiblading, get in contact with a member of our team to discuss our treatments.
What Is Epiblading?
So, what is epiblading?
Essentially, epiblading or dermaplaning is a treatment used on the skin to remove dead skin cells and hair from your face. It removes the top layer of your skin called the epidermis and tiny hairs known as vellus hair. You might know these as peach fuzz.
Put simply, it removes unwanted facial hair and skin to improve the appearance of the skin. The treatment is safe and effective. It aims to leave the skin looking smoother and brighter for longer.
Epiblading is just like an exfoliation. It removes any barriers that are in the way of stopping your skincare from penetrating your skin correctly.
Don't be put off by the use of a blade; we know that can shock some people. The edge is much fatter than a regular blade and used at a 45-degree angle to scrape the top layer of your skin. There is nothing to be scared of, as we stated before, it is really safe.
It can take anywhere between 10 and 45 minutes, depending on where you go. Our epiblading sessions are 45 minutes to give you the best results possible.
Who Is Epiblading Best Suited For?
Epiblading is for anyone who wants smoother, brighter and flawless skin. It is also great for those looking to reduce acne and skin scarring.
Removing the top layer of the skin helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars. In addition, Epiblading can also remove the discolouration and uneven skin texture that is typically associated with scar tissue.
When the top layer of skin is removed through epiblading, it can help you to get a deeper exfoliation. In turn, it helps the skin to produce more collagen. Collagen helps your skin become firmer and smoother and helps with discolouration and uneven skin textures, especially acne scars.
However, we would say that if you have deep acne scarring be careful and check with a consultant to see if it is the best for your skin.
Similarly, it is excellent for those who experience dry skin or sun-damaged skin. This is because removing dead skin cells can allow the damaged or dry layer to be removed. Therefore, your skincare should be able to penetrate your skin deeper and help replenish the skin with moisture.
How Long Does Epiblading Results Last?
When done professionally, your epiblading treatment results should last anywhere between 4 and 6 weeks.
It has become a common trend online to attempt at-home dermaplaning. However, we do not recommend this as you might not get the desired results, and there is more risk.
If the blade is not cleaned correctly, you can run the risk of infection, complications and even pain. This is not advised, and we recommend you see a specialist.
A team member would be happy to have a consultation with you to discuss your treatment. Our treatments take 45 minutes, and we recommend coming every 4-6 weeks.
What Are The Benefits Of Epiblading?
There are many benefits of epiblading for many different skin types. We know that there are so many beauty treatments on the market it is hard to know which one is for you. The good thing about epiblading is that it is suitable for most skin types. Let's look at the key benefits.
An undeniable benefit of epiblading is the appearance of your skin. It makes a noticeable difference straight away, and you will be able to see the results from your first session.
It is an excellent skin exfoliating treatment without the use of harsh chemicals or even surgery. Peels and laser resurfacing treatments don't suit all skin types. Whereas, epiblading treatments are better for more skin types—particularly pregnant women who can be sensitive to certain products.
One of the benefits of smoother skin is that your makeup goes on smoother. Products like foundation and concealer are notorious for sticking to dry patches of the skin or clogging up pores. Removing the first layer of skin can help smooth out the surface for a smoother application.
Better Use Of Skincare
Not only does it help makeup apply better to the skin, but epiblading also helps your skincare penetrate your skin.
As mentioned throughout this blog, epiblading is an excellent exfoliation treatment. It is a good alternative to at-home skincare that aims to exfoliate the skin. Therefore, it would be a shame to waste the results of epiblading by not keeping up with skincare after.
Epiblading does all the work to leave your skin in the perfect position to absorb the benefits of skincare. In addition, removing dead skin cells allows for better penetration of products. So, it essentially gives your skin a boost and makes your skin care more effective.
Removes Peach Fuzz
As you know, we are big advocates of enhancing natural beauty. We understand everyone has insecurities and may want to have treatments to boost their confidence. A common one is peach fuzz.
Peach fuzz is often referred to as the fine hairs found on your face and all around your body. They are called Vellus hairs, and their purpose is to keep your body warm and add a layer of protection to the skin. Some people's vellus hairs are thicker and darker than others.
Therefore, some people want to get these removed and dermaplaning is a perfect way to do that. As not only does it remove the fine hairs but also dead skin cells. So you almost get a two-in-one!
This helps to make the skin feel and look more rejuvenated and can increase your confidence if it is something you struggle with.
Good for Acne Scars
For those struggling with acne scars, epiblading can be a great option. This is because a lot of acne scar treatments can include lasers or surgical treatments.
This is not suitable for some skin types, especially if you have sensitive skin. Not only that, it is more affordable than other treatments used to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
It is non-surgical and which means no downtime after the treatment. In addition, it leaves minimal redness, which allows you to go about your day and see results instantly.
Does Epiblading Hurt?
No, not at all.
When done by a trained professional, you will feel no pain. There is no reason why you should feel pain. As previously stated, just because a blade is used, it does not mean it is painful.
Our staff are trained to perform the procedure seamlessly, leaving you with smooth, glowing skin.
Epiblading After Care
As much as the epiblading treatment will do most of the work, it is important to establish some aftercare.
Your skin will need lots of hydration after the treatment. As you remove the outer protective barrier, we recommend washing your skin with a gentle cleanser followed by a rich moisturizer rich in hyaluronic acid. Continue this every day to ensure the best results.
Avoid direct sunlight. Easier said than done in sunny Australia, we know, but you must stay out of the sun as much as possible. If you do go outside, wear face sunscreen as your skin is going to be more sensitive. We recommend you always wear sunscreen to help avoid anti-ageing, but even more so after epiblading treatments.
As the exfoliation treatment exposes a new layer of skin that has never been exposed to the sun before, you need to protect it. It can be damaged by U.V rays a lot easier. Also, avoid creams or serums that include retinol or glycolic acid.
Similarly, preparing for your epiblading treatment is just as important as the aftercare. Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible and keep the skin hydrated. If you have sun damage at the time of your appointment, we recommend rescheduling your appointment.
Discuss with one of our staff members about your skin type and medical history to ensure you get the results you want.