Dermaplaning—Get Results Quick!
We’re creating glowing skin by shaving our faces! Dermaplaning, unlike traditional shaving, uses a smaller blade to slough off dead skin cells in addition to removing wispy facial hair, so skin is more even in tone and texture. It's superficial (no blood) and feels tickely like the lick of a cat. It allows makeup to go on smoother, and allows your treatment creams and serums to drive deeper into your skin, and leaving your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.
Do you need a refresher or a pick-me-up after a long summer of doing things for the kids but not for you? Is your face looking tired and worn out? Are you pregnant or a new mother and want to do all you can for your skin without the use of harsh chemicals? Do you need to do something for you that doesn’t have downtime or is drastic? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then we have the perfect answer for you: try dermaplaning.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a quick, painless way to exfoliate you skin, getting rid of peach fuzz (small hairs) and dead skin cells to reveal fresh new skin. Dermaplaning is when an esthetician or a doctor uses a sharp scalpel to scrape the surface of your skin. Any time you hear the word, “scalpel,” you may get scared but this procedure is completely safe. Your skin isn’t being cut, only exfoliated.
What does it feel like? How long is an appointment?
Dermaplaning is virtually painless and is similar in feel to shaving your legs. A typical appointment lasts 30-40 minutes. Some people even do this procedure over their lunch hour.
Who is an ideal candidate for dermaplaning? Who should avoid it?
Dermaplaning is good for all skin types. This treatments works well for anyone concerned about fine lines, dry skin, and sun damage.
If you have inflamed acne, avoid this treatment until your acne has healed.
What is my skin like immediately after the treatment? Is there downtime? How long does it take to notice a difference?
Immediately after treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but that should go away quickly. Dermaplaning has no downtime but you may notice that your skin is more sensitive to sun, and you may need to protect it with sunscreen. The best part of this procedure is that you will notice a difference immediately. Your skin will look smoother and brighter. Wrinkles will be diminished. Other benefits of this treatment include better product penetration. Sometimes dead skin will block product from being absorbed. With that layer gone, your skin will be better able to absorb your products.
Does dermaplaning make hair grow back thicker?
Some people worry that peach fuzz will grow back thicker and darker after dermaplaning. You have nothing to worry about. Your hair grown is determined by genetics not by a procedure. Dermaplaning won’t change the way your hair grows. If you have dark hair in a hormonal area like the chin and want permanent hair removal, the best way to remove it is with a laser, not with dermaplaning.
What is the best way to exfoliate? A chemical peel? Or dermaplaning?
A chemical peel gives more dramatic results but also involves some pain during the procedure and some downtime. Dermaplaning gives immediate results with no downtime. Either can be beneficial depending what your goals are. It is great to have so many options.
How often do you recommend I get this procedure?
For best results, plan on doing this procedure every month. Dermaplaning also complements other procedures like chemical peels and laser treatments. If you are planning to do either of these treatments, doing dermaplaning before can boost your results.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.