Dermaplaning Information/ Disclaimer Consent Form

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation similar in theory to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. A surgical grade, sterile blade is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning also temporarily removes the fine vellus hair of the face, leaving a very smooth surface.

As with any type of exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells allows home care products to be more effective, reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone and assists in reducing milia, closed and open comedones, and minor breakouts associated with congested pores.

Dermaplaning can be an effective exfoliation method for clients that have couperose (tiny blood vessels near the surface of the skin), sensitive skin or allergies that prevent the use of microdermabrasion or chemical peels.

Due to the contours of the face, certain areas of the face (such as the eyelids and nose) are not treatable using this method.

 

What should you expect during your treatment?

As your facial practitioner, I will perform a skin analysis prior to your first dermaplaning.

If dermaplaning is not appropriate, you will be informed during this session and an alternative treatment may be recommended instead.

If dermaplaning is not contraindicated, maximum results are obtained by participating in a series of treatments plus following a home care regimen.

I will review your current daily regimen and skin care products, advise you on which products you should continue to use, and recommend any additional products or changes to your regimen to enhance your desired outcome.

As your facial practitioner, I take every precaution to ensure that your skin is well hydrated and calm following each session.

More sensitive skin may experience some redness after the first couple of sessions. This normally goes away after 2 to 3 hours.

Dermaplaning may cause minor superficial abrasions, which may not appear until a day or two following your treatment. If this should occur, please contact me so that I can do a post-treatment follow up with you.

After your treatment, SPF 30+ MUST be worn at all times. Tanning beds should never be used. You are making an investment in your skin: therefore, it is to your benefit to continue to protect it long after your series of treatments is completed.

Is satisfaction guaranteed?

The majority of my clients receive noticeable, satisfactory to above average results with a series of treatments and a commitment to a daily skin care regimen. However, this outcome cannot be guaranteed as maximum results are highly dependent on age, cumulative sun exposure, health, lifestyle, genetic traits, general skin condition, and willingness to follow recommended protocols.

 

Contraindications

Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following conditions are recognized as contraindications for dermaplaning treatment and must be disclosed prior to treatment.

 

  • Active acne

  • Active infection of any type, such as herpes simplex or flat warts.

  • Any raised lesions

  • Any recent chemical peel procedure

  • Chemotherapy or radiation

  • Eczema or dermatitis

  • Family history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation

  • Hemophilia

  • Hormonal therapy that produces thick pigmentation

  • Oral blood thinner medications

  • Scleroderma  (Autoimmune disease)

  • Skin Cancer

  • Telangiectasia/erythema may be worsened or brought out by exfoliation  (spider veins)

  • Thick, dark facial hair

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • Vascular lesions

Post-Treatment/Home Care

Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided.

Direct sunlight exposure is to be completely avoided immediately following the treatment (including any strong UV light exposure or tanning beds).

Although SPF 30+ should already be a part of your daily skin care, after dermaplaning, SPF 30+ must be applied daily to the treated area for a minimum of two weeks.

Twice daily cleanse the treated area with a soothing post- treatment cleanser, followed by a serum or treatment cream and follow with SPF 30+ sunscreen.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding your treatment or suggested home regimen, you will consult your practitioner immediately.

The signer herewith will not hold The Gua Sha Facial Co., Darlene McDowell, responsible in any way, nor shall any claims be filed or valid for the facial/facial treatment(s) that I have agreed by signing the Disclaimer Consent Form for her to perform this facial treatment. 

 

I have read and fully understand the Dermplaning Disclaimer/Consent form.

I (the client) am 18 yrs of age or older. 

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