What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a type of intense facial that is ideal for all skin types except those with inflamed acne. It is the process of physical exfoliation and the removal of the dead skin layer and peach fuzz with a sterile surgical blade, using gentle upward motions. A rejuvenating skin treatment follows leaving your skin brighter, glowing, and smoother for an overall youthful look and feel. The blade which is used on clean dry skin helps improve the skin texture and tone, while the long-term benefits result in fewer dark spots, acne scarring and wrinkles.
Aside from the obvious removal of hair, dermaplaning actually provides a number of benefits to those who utilize it. First, the gentle scraping of the surface of your skin acts as a physical exfoliant and removes dead skin in addition to hair. As we all well know, dead skin along with dirt and oil can clog pores resulting in infuriating breakouts which leads us to the second benefit: hairless skin is some of the cleanest skin. Because there is no hair to trap dirt, oil, and other debris clinging to your face, your skin will be cleaner after a dermaplaning facial which, again, helps prevent future breakouts and allows other products to penetrate more deeply into the skin. However, if you have an active breakout or suffer from severe acne, dermaplaning facial may not be the best option for you as the process of dermaplaning can actually end up overstimulating the skin and worsen existing breakouts. For dry skin special oils can be used to help the blade glide better.
- It’s a painless treatment that deeply exfoliates the skin.
- It can be done prior to other facials for better product penetration.
- It can be done more frequently than chemical exfoliation.
- It can help tighten scars from past acne scars.
- It does not make the hair grow back thicker and darker.
- It can be added with a facial, chemical peel, microdermabrasion.
There are a few benefits of this treatment that were somewhat unexpected, right? While this treatment will mainly remove dead skin cells to promote a renewed, glowing, smooth, and more evenly toned complexion, it will also minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially lines around the mouth and on the forehead. This treatment is sometimes offered as a first step for anti-aging treatments for this reason. Nothing indicates aging skin quite so well as a dull complexion and fine lines – this treatment addresses both.
Why Choose Dermaplaning?
What to Expect After Dermaplaning
After treatment, your skin will be vulnerable. The skin revealed by the treatment is new to the world, so it will be especially sensitive for 3 days to a week after treatment. To take care of your skin, it is important you follow the simple aftercare advice we give you. Post-treatment guidelines include:
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days
- Avoid extreme heat for 3 days
- Do not use scrubs or other exfoliators for 1 week
- Avoid chlorine for 1 week
- Apply serums and moisturizers
- Use sunscreen
The post-treatment care instructions are mostly a list of things to avoid taking care of the new skin. We may have additional guidelines for you to follow, such as specific products that should and should not be used.