Founded in Sheffield, England. Swann Morton is the world’s leading manufacturer of surgical stainless steel scalpels, scalpel blades and handles. It is a name respected globally for quality, precision, consistency and reliability.
Although Swann Morton scalpels are the preferred choice of many of the world’s leading surgeons, within the beauty sector they are strictly used as a tool for Dermaplaning only.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method of physical exfoliation designed to remove accumulated dead skin cells and fine vellus hair on the face, also known as “peach fuzz”. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the therapist simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. The procedure is non-invasive, low-risk and completely painless. It provides instant and noticeable improvement of the skin’s tone and texture and with continued use the treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of various conditions such as acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Dermaplaning is an effective treatment on its own, however when combined with other services such as AHA or Enzymatic Peels the effects of each treatment are significantly enhanced.
Although merely an old wives tale, many patients are often concerned their hair will grow back more noticeable after the treatment, this is not the case. This method of hair removal causes no physical effect on the hair follicle and/or the rate and thickness of hair growth, so clients can rest assured their hair will grow back in the same condition as before.
Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the therapist simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. It is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the client healthier looking skin. Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Your therapist may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used by therapists to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or before a cleansing facial.
Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles.
The beneficial end result is a more refined, smooth, more radiant appearance