10 Jul What is EpiBlading?
What is EpiBlading?
EpiBlading is a targeted method of skin exfoliation, using a fine surgical scalpel, where dead skin cells and fine superficial vellus hairs are removed from your skin and revealing smoother and brighter skin complexion!
I love this type of skin exfoliation! People are confused if this is the same as shaving and whether it would make vellus hair grow back thicker…. ok think of it this way, shaving doesn’t get rid of dead skin cells, only facial hair! EpiBlading is a targeted skin exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells, skin debris and dirt, at the same time removes the hair because of the use of a surgical EpiBlade!
No, it does not make the hair grow back thicker vellus hair comes back just as fine or with the use of Hair inhibitor products will assist in slow or less vellus hair growth! 😊 So, once the procedure is done, skin is smoother and hair is gone, it helps give you a smooth make up application or even better, when dead skin cells are removed and product penetration is so good making skin care products work more effectively that you may end up walking around without having to even wear any make up on!
What are the Benefits of EpiBlading?
- Provides deeper product penetration.
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils.
- Promotes smoother skin.
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peach fuzz”.
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars.
- Diminishes the look of fine lines and works on all skin types.
What’s the difference between Shaving your face and EpiBlading?
EpiBlading involves gentle exfoliating the epidermis, subsequently removing vellus hair along, with a Surgical Butter Blade and is performed by trained and certified therapist. Often, Epiblading is perceived just as shaving the area or face, however this is not the primary indication or reason of performing this treatment. Primarily partial removal of the epidermis via epiblading, like other mechanical exfoliating treatment, is to allow for enhanced product absorption, increased LED, IPL and Laser or better efficacy or needling treatments and the like.
Not only does epiblading leave you with a smooth complexion, but it also leaves the skin hair free for a period of time. Many people notice that they receive more compliments on their face after removing facial hair.
Shaving does trigger increased cell turnover and mildly exfoliates your skin, whilst epiblading provides a deeper and more targeted exfoliation.
EpiBlading will cause your hair to grow back darker.
This EpiBlading Myth that the procedure, your hair will grow back thicker, is inhibiting some potential clients from trying this treatment. There are two types of hair in the body – Vellus and Terminal. Vellus hair is the soft hair that grows on the face and some parts of the body. Terminal hair on the other hand is stronger, thicker hair such as your head and pubic regions. It is biologically impossible for vellus hair to turn into terminal hair just by merely cutting it, their needs to be a hormonal trigger to allow this to happen.
EpiBlading will cause your hair to grow back thicker.
Cutting and Shaving vellus hair cannot change the structure of the hair follicle. Cutting the hair off on the surface level of the skin, does so without even affecting the actual follicle. Hair grows at a blunt edge, so if you touch your face often, you may feel that hair growth coming back in and think that is thicker, but that is not the case. Once the hair is fully-grown back in, it will look and feel exactly the same as before. We always give the example of bald men shaving their heads – their hair doesn’t grow back any thicker or more.
EpiBlading is Painful.
It is totally pain free. In fact, its way less painful than waxing or threading. You use light feather strokes to remove the dead skin and vellus hair. It is not abrasive or painful. It is safe for all skin types, with exception of those with active acne.
EpiBlading will cause Breakouts.
The truth is the exact opposite – not only Epiblading not cause breakouts, it will actually prevent them from happening. By exfoliating the dead skin, this treatment will help to keep your skin clear, it will also allow for much better product penetration. With the dead skin cells, oil, and debris removed in the follicle, the active ingredients will absorb much quicker and more effectively, speeding up cell turnover and killing more bacteria. Removing that layer of dead skin with the epiblade tool will help alleviate congestion.
When regular razor is thought to deliver the same result as EpiBlading
While you can use a regular razor to shave your face, you will not get the same results as you would if you used a proper surgical butter blade. You will not get nearly the amount of dead skin and vellus hair removed, as you will with a professional epiblading treatment