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  • Tips on Technique - Part 12 April 19, 2017

    Tips on Technique: Part 12 - Combining Dermaplaning with Chemical PeelsA question I am often asked is, “Can I combine dermaplaning with chemical peels?”  The answer is yes and no.Dermaplaning prior to a performing a peel (chemical exfoliation) is a great way to prep the skin for a deeper and more even peel.  If the […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 11 September 21, 2016

    Top 10 Reasons to Dermaplane Your Clients:Gentle exfoliation good for all skin types and Fitzpatrick's Vellous (peach fuzz) hair is removed Increased penetration of active ingredients in anti-aging treatmentsIncreased absorption of active ingredients helps home care products work better so you see results fasterCan be combined with other anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, micro-current, oxygen infusion, […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 10 August 10, 2016

    Hold Me!How you hold the handle makes all the difference in dermaplaning safety and treatment results. Are you holding it correctly? Holding your dermaplaning tool like a pencil results in several problems. See if you can identify them:The length of the blade is not on the skin - just the end 1/3. Resulting in uneven exfoliation and potential […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 9 July 5, 2016

    Ergonomics, Angles & Calming the ClientQuestion: “I feel like I’m twisting my body trying to find the right angle.”Solution: This is a common concern, especially in hard to reach areas or places where the blade doesn’t fit as easily.  Line up your starting point (i.e., the earlobe) and your end point (i.e., the chin).  Draw […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 8 June 15, 2016

    “Do I need  a variety of blades for different skin types or areas of the face?”No. You need one really good blade and a good handle and it’ll work for all skin types and all areas of the face. We’ve seen mini-blades, multiple blades with different shapes utilized to dermaplane one client’s face, oil used on […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 7 May 7, 2016

    Help!  Post Procedure Breakouts, Hyperpigmentation, Rough Chapped Skin following Dermaplaning“What causes it? What can I do about it? How can I prevent it?”What caused it -Inflammation is the primary cause of breakouts, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and chapped/rough windburned feeling skin following dermaplaning. Friction. When you dermaplane using too much pressure, too high a blade angle (60-90 degrees) […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 6 March 30, 2016

    Tips on Technique - Part 6Relax….Easily said but not as easy to pull off when you’ve got a chaotic day at work on top of what’s going on at home.  So let’s quickly relax and focus our energy, so the client can enjoy her time and decompress from her busy chaotic life.Relaxation for the client […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 5 January 6, 2016

    How Fast Should I Move the Blade while Dermaplaning?This isn’t Nascar…We have limited time for our services but no one likes to feel rushed.  There are many ways to use time more efficiently to maximize your client’s experience but dermaplaning at lightening speed shouldn’t be one of them.“I have limited time with my client. I […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 4 November 17, 2015

    Are You Under Too Much Pressure?Pressure can make or break your client’s dermaplaning experience. We want our clients to be able to relax during their service, so it’s up to us to minimize discomfort.  These Tips on Technique are designed to help you do this.Pressure is applied in two ways: from the bracing hand and […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 3 October 8, 2015

    "How Many Passes Do You Make?"When you're dermaplaning your clients, how many times do you pass the blade over the same space?2Once the hair is gone, I move to the next areaI feather the blade over a larger area until the hair is gone6-8 depending upon skin thickness, sensitivity and what I see coming off […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 2 September 3, 2015

    “Are You Feeling Some Tension or is Your Bridge Collapsing?”Tension can be a good thing.  Especially when bracing the skin for dermaplaning.Much like the picture of the car on the bridge.  Compression is the downward pressure applied to the skin, the Load is the blade, Tension is keeping the skin taut between two points - […]

  • Tips on Technique - Part 1 August 6, 2015

    What’s Your Angle?I like to keep the blade low, almost parallel to the skin. It’s safer.I angle it up a little, but not too much, about 30 degrees.I think it’s at 45 degrees. I’m not sure.The most effective angle for dermaplaning is 45 degrees.  You’ll get the best results when you hold the blade 45 degrees […]

  • The Benefits of Enzymes in Skincare July 15, 2015

    Benefits of Enzymes in the SkinEnzymes are organic substances that sustain life. They are proteins that act as catalysts, or accelerators, during chemical reactions happening continually throughout the body.  Some reactions need to happen quickly, such as the enzymes involved in breaking down big protein and fat molecules into small ones during digestion.  However, the […]

  • New Products are Here: Skin Brightening Mask & Pre/Post Exfoliation Kit June 3, 2015

    NEW PRODUCTS ARE HERE!Brightening Mask and Pre & Post Exfoliation KitDermaplanePro & Global Skin Solutions are pleased to announce the addition of two new products to enhance your dermaplaning services. Pre & Post Exfoliation KitOur Pre & Post Exfoliation Kit was developed by Global Skin Solutions for the purpose of minimizing the risk of PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) […]

  • DermaplanePro Exhibiting at IECSC - Las Vegas June 20-22, 2015 June 3, 2015

    DermaplanePro Exhibiting atIECSC in Las VegasJune 20-22, 2015.  Visit us at Booth #150 in the Medical Spa PavilionWe are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting (for the first time) at the IECSC Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 20-22, 2015.  We chose IECSC because it is one of the biggest and best shows, attracting […]

  • 6 Easy Steps to Protect You & Your Business May 6, 2015

    6 Easy Steps to Protect You & Your Businessby Rikki Kusy, CEODermaplanePro, Inc.We always anticipate the best for ourselves and our clients but the reality is things can happen in the treatment room and we need to be prepared.It’s not as hard as you may think.  You may just need to make a few adjustments.Insurance […]

  • What You Don't Know Can Hurt You & Your Clients May 6, 2015

    What You Don't Know Can Hurt You and Your ClientsBy Rikki Kusy, CEODermaplanePro, Inc.A visual assessment to determine Fitzpatrick isn't enough.  Knowing your client's ancestry will help you determine how to best serve your client and help achieve her skin health goals without setbacks.  One of the biggest concerns with darker and blended skin tones […]

  • 3 Free (or cheap) Things You Can Do to Increase Your Business Now. March 3, 2015

     Record a Professional Voicemail Message. Your voicemail may be a prospective client’s first impression of you, so it’s important to make sure the message is professional.  If it’s not they may hang-up and call someone else.Tips: Record in a quiet room with no background noise or music.  Write down what you want to say before recording so […]

  • Two New Products: #10 w/Attached Handle & Dermaplaning Blade Sample Pack November 25, 2014

    New! #10 Blade with Attached Plastic Handle.Announcing the launch of the #10 blade with an attached plastic handle.  The handle is fused onto the blade so there is no loading or unloading.  Just open the sterile packaging and the blade is ready for use.  After the treatment, dispose of blade and handle in your sharps […]

  • Just Released: DermaplanePro Marketing Essentials 2 September 23, 2014

    DermaplanePro Marketing Essentials 2NEW Fall & Winter Postcards Are Here!We love being able to bring you new stuff that we know you’re going to be as excited about as we are.Our NEW Fall & Winter Postcards are perfect for marketing your dermaplaning services & building your brand while educating existing clients and bringing in new business.Each […]