One of the most popular and in-demand beauty treatments right now is dermaplaning, also known as microplaning - a skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to smooth, exfoliate and gently remove the fine hairs from the face.
These hairs are known as vellus hairs (often referred to as peach fuzz or baby hair) and they’re very soft and translucent, often quite hard to see… but everyone has them and, in fact, babies have them all over their bodies, apart from their lips, palms and the soles of their feet.
As we get older, these vellus hairs are then replaced with terminal hairs because of the production of the androgen hormone.
Some people have more vellus hairs than others, with women typically having more than men because they have higher androgen levels. Vellus hair growth can also be accelerated by conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome, so if your clients have noticed a sudden increase in the amount they have, you may want to suggest that they see their GP.
While vellus hair does serve a purpose, helping to regulate body temperatures, it’s perfectly fine to have it removed - and increasing numbers of men and women are now choosing to opt for the dermaplaning treatment… which is why, if you have a clinic, it would perhaps be a wise idea to consider undertaking dermaplaning training so you can bring in more customers.
What to expect on your training course
When you come to Finishing Touches and sign up for our half-day dermaplaning course, you’ll be guided through the procedure from start to finish by our expert skincare trainer. They will teach you how to hold and angle your scalpel to remove fine vellus hair and unwanted dead skin cells, revealing a smooth and brighter complexion for your clients.
The course is very hands-on and you’ll also learn how to prepare the skin so it’s ready for the treatment, as well as briefing your clients on what they need to do in terms of aftercare once the treatment has been carried out. We supply models for you to work with so you can practise your live skills in our academy, with all practice equipment supplied, as well.
Some of the modules we offer include skin anatomy, hygiene, health and safety, product knowledge, skin types and tones, and client consultation and aftercare. Once the practical skills-based training has taken place, you will be able to learn in-depth theory online from the comfort of your own home.
You will leave us armed with all the knowledge that you need to be able to carry out this particular treatment safely and confidently - and you’ll also have 12 months access to all online learning modules, so the information will be right there at your fingertips to help you cement your knowledge.
And we offer our students ongoing mentoring and support, so you can always get in touch if you have any questions after the course has been completed.
Why you should offer dermaplaning treatments
Dermaplaning is a great treatment to offer, as it removes vellus hair, exfoliates the skin, can deliver improvements in acne scarring, help with pigmentation, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote healthier skin turnover… all of which can be mentioned in your marketing material. The treatment will sell itself!
It’s also worth noting that dermaplaning is a particularly cost-effective way of bringing in new clients to the clinic because it is a highly affordable treatment.
Of course, you want to have high-end treatments as well, but being able to offer a range of services across all price points will help drive custom your way, and when in-clinic it's a great time to upsell other treatments. Dermaplaning also only takes around 30 minutes to carry out, so you’ll be able to do numerous treatments in a day.
And because it’s recommended as a monthly treatment, you’re able to sell the procedure as a package, maximising your revenues and repeat visits into your clinic. Don’t forget to tie it in with other skincare products, as well, or perhaps upselling other treatments that can be carried out simultaneously, such as LED light therapy, face masks, peels and so on.
If you’d like to find out more about our dermaplaning training course, get in touch with the Finishing Touches team today.