What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning can be used to show a softer, lighter complexion for people with dull, lifeless skin by removing dead skin cells, bacteria and peach fuzz on the surface of the skin.
- Improves superficial hyperpigmentation
- Helps diminish the appearance of mild scars
- Smooths out rough skin
- Lightens your skin tone
- Softens wrinkles and fine lines
Dermaplaning treatment can also help your skincare products to be more effective because the product can more easily penetrate the skin.
Most patients notice that the treatments changes how their makeup is applied. The dermaplaning scalpel removes all the little hairs on your face, which allows your makeup to go on more smoothly. You won’t see peach fuzz standing out underneath your foundation or face powders.
This procedure also works well with other treatments, such as IPL, and hydrafacial. Just like your skincare products, these treatments are able to work more efficiently because they can penetrate your skin faster and easier.
How does Dermaplaning work?
Dermaplaning is a painless procedure that is very similar to shaving any other part of your body. It is performed using a special dermaplaning tool.
Your aesthetician will thoroughly clean and dry your skin. Then an area of your skin will be gently pulled with one hand to make a smooth and tight surface. Short, swift strokes are then made using a sterile surgical blade to scrape off peach fuzz and dead skin cells. This process is repeated over every area of your face that requires treatment.
Don’t worry, dermaplaning does not make your hair grow back thicker or darker.
Some patients notice that their hair feels differewnt when it grows back, but that is because the hair was cut straight across. It will be the same texture as it was before treatment and will grow at the same speed. The scalpel is also sharper than a normal razor, so the new hair may feel thinker because of the blunt cut of the sharp blade.
You may notice some light redness after some treatments, but generally not with every treatment. There is never any downtime with Dermaplaning. You can even have your appointment during lunch and go right back to work.
How long do Dermaplaning results last?
The dermaplaning procedure removes three weeks of dead skin cells. This means your smooth skin often lasts up to four weeks. Since our skin is always growing, our patients find that scheduling an appointing once a month helps to maintain their results.
What is treated with Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning can be used on all skin types. The most noticable results are often seen on skin with fine lines, sun damage, dry, and/or dull skin. If you have acne prone skin, we always recommend waiting until you are free of breakouts to make certain bacteria does not spread across your face.
This is a great wonderful option if you want exfoliation, but are pregnant or nursing. It removed the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.
Isn’t Dermaplaning similar to shaving at home?
While it’s true that woman can remove facial hair by shaving, dermaplaning is a very different treatment. Dermaplaning exfoliates your epidermis in addition to removing peach fuzz.
Since it is performed with a sharp surgical blade, it is most safely performed by an expert esthetician. It provides excellent exfoliation to bring out a soft and bright complexion. Professional dermaplaning also removes dirt and oil buildup in your hair follicles.
An added benefit is that your dermaplaning treatment from a professional will likely be more effective at removing excess hair than when you shave at home.
Should I get Dermaplaning or Microdermabrasion?
While they are both excellent forms of physical exfoliation, the methods are very different.
Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, helping to unclog pores around your nose, mouth, and chin.
Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, making it very effective for drier skin types (while also being a wonderful option for removing unwanted peach fuzz.)
Either options are effective for the majority of our patients , so the choice will usually depends on your personal preference. We will be happy to go over all of your options during your consultation.