Epidermal Levelling & Dermaplaning

Epidermal Levelling, also known as Dermaplaning, is performed using a patented blade to gently exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells and fine vellus facial hair. Treatments are performed by Skin Therapists at Victorian Cosmetic Institute.

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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What is Epidermal Levelling and Dermaplaning?

Epidermal Levelling, also known as Dermaplaning, is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment which incorporates a special blade that gently removes dead skin cells and fine vellus facial hair. This treatment can assist with product penetration, allow for smoother and more flawless makeup application, decongest the skin, and give your skin an instant refreshed and glowing complexion. 

What does Epidermal Levelling treat?

Epidermal levelling is suitable for the following skin types:

  • All skin types. 
  • Dry & Dehydrated skin.
  • Thickened skin.
  • Ageing skin.
  • Oily skin.
  • Open and closed comedones.

Epidermal levelling can be performed on its own or in combination with Chemical Peels, Hyaluronic Masks and LED Light Therapy. Your Skin Therapist will discuss your needs with you and advise which combinations will best address your concerns and skin goals.

Is Epidermal Levelling safe?

Epidermal levelling is a safe and painless treatment that requires no downtime. With instant results, Epidermal Levelling is a great pre-event treatment that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and glowing.

Who cannot have epidermal levelling or dermaplaning?

Epidermal levelling is a safe treatment which is suitable for most skin types and is also a pregnancy safe treatment. It should be avoided if you are prone to keloid scarring or if you suffer from any type of bleeding disorders. If you are currently taking roaccutane you should also avoid epidermal levelling or dermaplaning.

Epidermal levelling should be avoided when there are the following skin conditions present:

  • active acne
  • active cold sores
  • open or broken skin
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea
  • sunburned skin

There is no particular skin preparation required for epidermal levelling or dermaplaning. However for two weeks prior to having treatment the following things should be avoided:

  • Facial waxing
  • Facial hair bleaching or tinting
  • Any form of face IPL or laser treatment
  • Chemical peels
  • Skin Needling
  • Dermal fillers or anti wrinkle injections
  • Microdermabrasion 

It is also very important to use sunscreen daily and minimise direct sun exposure prior to and for two weeks post having treatment.

Epidermal levelling incorporates the use of a patented blade that gently exfoliates the epidermis and vellus hair. This process increases skin care absorption and creates the perfect glowing canvas for flawless makeup application.

Microdermabrasion is a process that causes micro abrasions to the epidermis which exfoliates your skin by using a diamond tip handpiece to scrape away dead skin cells, whilst suction vacuums away debris.

Even though Epidermal Levelling is considered a less abrasive form of exfoliation when compared to microdermabrasion, it does provide a deeper exfoliation. At the end of your treatment, your therapist can show you the dead skin and debris that has been removed during the course of the treatment.

Epidermal levelling does not change your facial Vellus hairs into terminal hairs.Your hair is expected to grow back blunt-ended and for that reason it will initially feel coarse. The new hair will not actually be darker or coarser.

Only in cases where there are hormonal imbalances are present, the hair growth may be altered.

Our fully qualified Skin Therapists have extensive knowledge in all skin concerns and treatments provided at Victorian Cosmetic Institute. To avoid any possible complications epidermal levelling should be performed in an environment where the highest standards in hygiene is followed. As our Skin Therapists work within a medical facility they must uphold the highest hygienic standards at all times. Our Skin Therapists also pride ourselves themselves on offering unparalleled customer service and experience to all of our patients.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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