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New beauty treatment at the sharp end of skin care; Catherine MurphyCHECKS O/ Dermaplaning.

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ONE of Liverpool's most exclusive gyms, Nourish, has launched a treatment which already has a big fan base in the city.

Dermaplaning is the new musthave beauty treatment, leaving some beauty clinics with a waiting list as people are desperate to try it.

The treatment promises to get rid of dead skin and vellus hair found on the face. It is performed using a sterile sharp blade held at a 45 degree angle, which sounds terrifying.

It feels almost put a leave-moisturiser face However, it isn't actually as scary as it sounds and in Nourish it is followed by a skin peel and a repair Catherine Murphy balm treatment to soothe the face.

The treatment was launched in Nourish earlier this week, and ECHO reporter Catherine Murphy was one of the first to try it.

So, does it actually work and does having a blade so close to your face hurt? Here she writes of the experience.

Nourish is a gym which is also home to spa area, treatment rooms and a yoga studio and it is strictly female-only.

For the Dermaplaning I was taken into one of the treatment rooms, where practitioner Victoria Wallace talked me through the process and dismissed any of the myths surrounding it.

The first was whether the vellus hair would grow back longer and thicker after the treatment, which is often the belief with hair removal. However Victoria explained it is different to other hair on the body so the treatment wouldn't have the same effect.

like I've on on my Dermaplaning takes around 15 minutes, which is then followed by a peel which works to remove any remaining dead skin. Finally a hydrating mask was left on for around 20 minutes and the repair balm for around 10.

Despite being someone who has never particularly suffered with bad skin, on the day I visited Nourish I was experiencing a breakout and was told dermaplaning was the ideal treatment to help with this.

| Does Dermaplaning hurt? I was slightly concerned about having my face shaved with such a sharp blade, however I was surprised by how little it hurt.

There was practically no pain at all - you can, of course, feel the blade moving across your face but that is all it was, a feeling rather than pain.

The peel which was applied after the dermaplaning did tingle, but again not a massive amount of discomfort was involved.

| Do you see results instantly? Yes and no.

When I left Nourish, my skin felt much smoother and instead of the dull complexion I walked into Nourish with, my face had a definite glow.

However, like many facial treatments it left my skin looking red in parts and not necessarily how I'd choose to look walking back into a busy newsroom.

| Would you recommend dermaplaning? For anyone looking for a treatment to help with acne or bad skin, I don't think this is the best treatment.

However, for anyone with clear skin who wants a freshen up I'd definitely recommend it. Even now, a couple of days after dermaplaning was done, my skin feels smooth and looks brighter.

It feels almost like I've put a leave-on moisturiser on my face. | Dermaplaning is PS85 at Nourish and is available for both members and non members too.

a It feels almost like I've put a leave-on moisturiser on my face Catherine Murphy

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 25, 2017
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