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Dermaplaning: The Beauty Treatment guaranteed to give you Smooth Glowy skin

SKIN, SKIN, SKIN! It’s always been about the skin. Tech has taken the beauty community by a storm, creating innovative and effective tools to achieve the ideal healthy looking skin. We’re becoming fascinated by tiny suction light-reflecting devices and quick lunch break visits to the salon for mini touchups. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the different beauty treatments - however fret not there’s only but a few that’s worth mentioning that we truly believe everyone should try.

Dermaplaning is not new to the beauty market place, having a foothold in the beauty world for a good couple of years. We’ve witnessed a rapid rise in this beauty treatment service during and post-pandemic. The results are amazing and almost unbelievable and it’s vouched by many as the golden treatment to achieve smooth, plump and glowy skin to ensure that the makeup will be slaying!

The efficient, quick and non-invasive treatment which has caused many to add-on this beauty treatment to their monthly self-care routine. If you’re on the fence, don’t stress we’ve reeled in expert advice from Tatum Strydom, Internationally Qualified Skincare Therapist & Lash Artist and owner of Indulgere specialising in skincare and beauty treatments.

GLAMOUR: What is dermaplaning?

TATUM STRYDOM: Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses an medical blade to remove the dead skin cells and “peach fuzz” facial hair.

GLAMOUR: Can you explain the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?

TATUM STRYDOM: Both skincare treatments might have moreless the same benefits however Dermaplaning aids desquamation and removes the “peach fuzz” facial hair leaving the skin feeling silky smooth.

Microdermabrasion aids desquamation more tensely than dermaplaning and helps to improve skin texture and better product penetration.

GLAMOUR: Why is there so much hype around dermaplaning?

TATUM STRYDOM: Dermaplaning is the go to treatments to give you the desired instant result that leaves the skin glowing for a flawless make-up application look just after one treatment session.

GLAMOUR: What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

TATUM STRYDOM: The result is a smooth skin surface to leave your skin looking youthful and radiant. It is perfect for ance scars, dull and dry skin, and hyper pigmentation. This skin treatment acts as a precursor to having flawless skin for your make-up application.

Possible side effects associated with dermaplaning:

  • Mild redness after the procedure.
  • Getting cut by the blade, which could scar.
  • Risk of infection.
  • Discolored skin (lighter or darker than surrounding skin)
  • Temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

GLAMOUR: What can you expect after dermaplaning?

TATUM STRYDOM: Recovery varies from client to client. With downtime varying 1-3hours after dermaplaning, but you can expect Erythema and swelling depending on how the treatment goes. You may notice enlarged pores or small whiteheads on your skin, which usually goes away with the swelling. It is important to not shave the treated area. Some sensitivity can occur after the treatment but will subside after 1-3hours.

GLAMOUR: What does after-care look like post-dermaplaning session?


  • Start using professional skincare products to improve your skincare concerns
  • Try and go for a dermaplaning session atleast once a month along with a facial treatment to treat and improve your skin concerns.
  • Do not shave your face with a shaver.
  • Do not wax your face excluding your eyebrows and upper lip as the hair will definitely grow back thicker and darker.
  • It’s recommended that you do dermaplaning at least once every month depending how fast your facial hair grows back.

TIP: if you are using collagen or any type of hair growth supplement your hair will definitely grow back faster than what you would maybe expect it to.

It's important that dermaplaning is done by an skincare therapist so that it's done with the right technique and tools and that proper hygiene protocols are followed. Your skincare therapist is knowledgeable and will give you lasting results. They will also teach you about your skin and how to best maintain your result ensuring you receive the best home and after care advice.

If you are sitauted in Cape Town and are seeking Waxing, Eyelash Extensions, Micro-needling or Dermaplaning treatments:

Contact Tatum Strydom for bookings @ indulgere_skincare_and_beauty on Instagram or TikTok OR on Whatsapp 073 337 2712

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