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Monday & Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday & Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

1170 Dolphin st White Rock, BC, Canada V4B 4G8

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DERMAPLANING OVERVIEW

An Instant Glow! A clinical skin treatment that uses a stainless steel surgical tool to meticulously move across the skin removing 2-3 weeks of built up skin cells and vellus facial hair. This treatment is ideal for clients in their 20’s-40’s who want to stimulate the skin and activate a radiance that can be seen by family and friends. Treatment includes a double cleanse, prep solution, dermaplaning, enzyme treatment, 30 minutes of Celluma LED light therapy, and finished with clarifying serums, moisturizer and SPF

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?

For clients seeking a cost-effective, non-invasive treatment to revitalize and refresh the appearance of aged, fuzzy, or sun-damaged skin, the Essence Of L Medi Spa team is pleased to offer customizable dermaplaning treatments.

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that helps to “refinish” the top layers of the skin through a method of controlled surgical scraping. This gentle, yet powerful technique softens and smoothes the skin’s texture and appearance, helping to reveal radiant healthier glowing skin!

 

SKIN CONDITIONS IT TREATS

  • Helps exfoliates clients with sensitive skin
  • Vellus hair (“peach fuzz,” fine facial hair)
  • Facial redness (rosacea)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Offers a better exfoliation than microdermabrasion
  • Great alternative for clients who have vascular lesions on the face (i.e. spider veins)
  • promotes the turn over of the skin making it appear brighter and smoother

 

DERMAPLANING CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Active acne lesions
  • Accutane- clients must be off Accutane for a minimum of 3 months
  • Active cancer treatment ( Chemotherapy or Radiation)
  • Waxing or Threading for 7 days pre/post treatment
  • Facial Injectables (Botox or Filler) 2-7 days post-treatment
  • Blood thinners
  • Skin lesions- Herpes infections, eczema, lupus, open lesions, diabetes, keratosis
  • Topical Retinol, Retina-A, Renova, Differen 4-7 days before your treatment

As an added benefit, by removing the outermost layers of dead skin cells, dermaplaning facilitates optimal penetration of future skincare product application, thus amplifying the efficacy of the products and extending the rejuvenating effects of your treatment.

 

YOUR DERMAPLANING EXPERIENCE

Dermaplaning is a quick, painless treatment that should not produce any redness or skin irritation, and can be customized into a full facial treatment. During your procedure, which will take place in the comfort of our beautiful boutique style facility in White Rock, BC, we will use a  ‘butter-blade’ scalple to carefully exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair (vellus hair, “peach fuzz”). Because of the fine, soft structural composition of vellus hair, removing it will not make it grow in thicker or coarser.

Once your session is complete, you can immediately return to your normal activities—amazing your friends and family with your clear, glowing, revitalized skin! To maximize and extend your skin-smoothing results, you may schedule periodic dermaplaning maintenance treatments at 3-4 week intervals.

This treatment can be performed on its own, or in conjunction with any of our facial rejuvenation procedures, and has been shown to improve the efficacy of complementary services, such as a chemical peel, dermapen or BBL photofacial by facilitating a deeper and more even penetration.

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Monday & Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

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    Testimonials

    100% recommend to everyone! Leah is a kind person who genuinely cares so much about her clients, and she has so much knowledge about skin care. I have dark, oily acne-prone skin with hyper-pigmentation. Before I started going to Leah for treatments, I had breakouts everywhere on my face, with a large portion of them being on my jawline/chin and forehead. I also had DARK hyperpigmentation and it lowered my self-esteem. I wanted a change for my skin because it was not like this a year ago. After speaking to Leah during my consultation, I decided to choose her medi-spa for treatments, and I do not regret this decision at all! After my first hydra-facial, my skin improved; my breakouts dramatically reduced super fast and my skin was becoming brighter than before. I thought I would see results in the next few months, but I noticed these results right away, and my friends and family did as well. I’ve been going to Leah for almost 3-4 months now; my confidence has increased as I am able to walk out into the public with my natural skin because it looks a lot better than it did before I received my treatments. Thank you, Leah! You will be super satisfied with the services here!

    Zaakirah

    What an amazing boutique spa in the heart of White Rock. Leah is a fountain of wonderful information, and loves to see her clients happy! I learned so much in under 20 minutes, and highly recommend her for all skincare related treatments!

    Jessica

    Thank you Leah for the great facial today. I look forward to coming back to your beautiful and relaxing spa and I’m so excited to get started with my new skincare regime.

    Amy

    Thank you Leah for the outstanding facial I received 2 weeks ago! I have since followed the skin care regime Leah prescribed and my skin has never felt or looked so good. I have had many facials and skin care treatments at a variety of spas over the years, Leah’s knowledge about skin care and professionalism is the best I have experienced. I would recommend Leah and Essence of L to anyone!

    Penn

    I have been a client of Essence of L Medi Spa for over 10 years. I first started going to see Leah for anti-aging treatments and skincare. Most recently, she has introduced me to Sciton BBL Laser which I am a huge fan of!! Leah’s advice, recommendations, treatments and overall spa environment is nothing short of professional, welcoming, top-notch service, accommodating and exceptionally clean. I would highly recommend Essence of L to anyone who is looking for clinical aesthetic treatments… I have really noticed an improvement with my ‘ageing skin”. - in fact, I often receive compliments that I look 10 years younger than I am. Thank you Essence of L Medi Spa for taking such great care of my skin.

    Jodi

    I started going to Leah in July of 2015 for Laser Hair removal on my legs. I have very coarse, black hair on my legs, some hair follicles have three or four growing out of them!! Every time I shaved my legs, I would end up with razor burn, and a lot of the time, each follicle would bleed. I was a nightmare. I was very sceptical of this laser when I heard of it, I thought it was too good to be true, but I went for my first treatment and I left happy. After a couple of weeks, I noticed a huge change in my hair growth and only after one visit! I am not post third treatment, I haven’t shaved my legs in over 2 weeks, and I have little to no hair left. The hair that *is* there is soft and very fine - A huge difference from where I started with thick, sharp, black hairs. I have sent many of my friends to see Leah, (some of which are aestheticians who work at other spas) and they are so happy with their results as well. If you want to be summer ready, and throw away your razors, give Essence of L a call… you will be so happy you did, I know that I am. Thank you Leah!!

    Holly

    I started seeing Leah at Essence of L Medi Spa for Laser Hair removal, and I can’t get over hot it is virtually pain free!! I almost fell asleep in my first session! I have had laser hair removal previously at other locations, and I am amazed at how different Essence of L is. Leah is extremely knowledgable, and gives you detailed information in the consultation. Great experience!

    Christine