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WHO’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST COSMETIC CONFECTIONS AND TRENDS With Toni Hynes BLADE RUNNER Get the lowdown on the latest salon therapy that is less scary than it sounds
D.ermablading is a new treatment that removes vellus hair, or peach fuzz, from the face with gentle strokes from a sterile scalpel. Sound scary … like shaving your face? Well, it’s not. According to Lisa Sullivan- Smith, co-director of The Clinic in Sydney, it is similar to shaving, but the benefits are very different. “Dermablading is a form of exfoliation that improves smoothness of the skin, increases circulation and overall radiance and diminishes the small hairs around the neck and chin,” says Sullivan- Smith. It is suitable for all skin types and ideal for anyone wanting to improve makeup application or seeking smoother skin.
The treatment takes no more than 40 minutes. “We start with a thorough cleanse of the face and the treatment is then performed by a trained nurse, who uses a sterile scalpel to stroke the skin,” says Sullivan- Smith. Despite what you may think, it won’t cause hair to grow back thicker or darker. “This is because the hair on the face this treatment targets is vellus hair, not terminal [coarse] hair.” Smooth, radiant skin in less than an hour … who’s keen?
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