When it comes to facials and exfoliation of the skin, dermaplaning is a great stand-alone treatment, or add-on. Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layer of your skin. It helps with the skin texture and tone, softening fine line and wrinkles and helps with scarring. It leaves your skin soft and smooth, and more readily available to absorb your medical-grade skincare efficiently. Let’s get into the details of dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning is a facial treatment that uses a exfoliation blade to skim the skins surface and remove dead skin cells and vellus (peach fuzz) hair from your face. It is also known as microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to smooth out your skin’s surface, making it it youthful and radiant. It can help with scarring and unevenness of your skin texture.
Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:
The tool used for dermaplaning is a type of razor, or a blade similar to a medical scalpel. It is very different than the razor you would use on your body for shaving.
The concept of dermaplaning is similar to shaving. Using a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it across the skin, slowly, the removal of dead skin cells, scar tissue and other debris on the skin surface will occur. The removal of the previous is what is causing dullness and unevenness of your skin’s surface.
Exposure to harsh environmental toxins, irritants and sun damage to the skin daily causes damage. It causes the top layer of your skin to appear dull and can cause aging of the skin. Dermaplaning clears away the damaged skin cells so newer cells can regenerate.
During the treatment, you should not feel any pain. A slight tingle may be experienced while dermaplaning.
The provider will have you lie down similar to a facial treatment. Your face will then be cleansed and prepped for the treatment. No numbing or local anesthesia is used for this treatment as there is no pain associated.
The provider will then use a dermaplaning tool to scrape over your skin at a 45-degree angle. This will continue for 20-30 minutes on average as the provider gently works to exfoliate the skin and remove the dead skin cells and vellus hair.
After the treatment is completed, the provider will apply serums and sunscreen to your face. As with any facial treatment, be careful in the sun after dermaplaning Ensure you have adequate sunscreen protection and re-apply every 2 hours. You can wash your face as normal and apply your non-comodogenic makeup products.
Dermaplaning is considered a low-risk procedure. There are minimal side effects, but they might include slight redness on your face post-treatment and some do experience what we call your body ridding itself of the congestion in the skin. With that may come some white heads in the area of most congestion.
Infection and scarring are extremely rare after dermaplaning However, they can occur. If this does happen, contact your provider for treatment options.
Another possible side effect is called hyperpigmentation, or patchy skin pigment. This can occur in the treated areas and may decrease or disappear over time.
After the dermaplaning treatment, there is no downtime. You may experience slight redness or feel the sensation that your skin has been scraped for a day or two post-treatment. This will resolve.
You may notice that your skin looks bright, smoother and glowing immediately after the treatment;, but it often takes a few days to notice the full results. Redness will subside and results will be more evident a few days afterward.
Results from dermaplaning are not permanent as the skin cells turn over ever 6-8 weeks The procedure is best when repeated during each skin cell cycle.
After the dermaplaning treatment you’ll need to be careful about sun exposure as it can revers the effects of dermaplaning. It can also cause the pigment blotches on the new skin cells. Ensure you are wearing sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours.
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