If your at-home exfoliators aren’t giving you the type of results that you want to see, an in-office treatment may be just what your skin needs. Many different in-office treatments exfoliate the skin, yet one of the most simple and effective treatments that will give you immediate results is dermaplaning. At Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, IL, we can solve some of your most complicated exfoliating issues with this one treatment and help you get skin that glows.
How Often Should You Get Dermaplaning Treatments?
You can safely undergo dermaplaning treatments every month, but you may also benefit from more or less frequent treatments, depending on your skin and your goals. The majority of people who regularly undergo this type of exfoliation typically schedule it monthly since the skin naturally renews itself every four weeks.
At your first session, our expert estheticians will examine your skin and discuss your skincare goals with you and help you set up a treatment plan.
Will One Session Change My Skin?
You will see immediate results following one dermaplaning treatment. Your skin will be brighter, smoother, and it will exhibit a glow that wasn’t there when you first walked in.
Your skin will change from one treatment, but because dead skin cells accumulate and the fine hair regrows, the benefits from this treatment will fade and won’t be permanent. You will see lasting benefits and the most consistent results when you schedule professional exfoliation monthly.
Why You Should Schedule Monthly Treatments
The skin naturally renews itself every 30 days, which means that the results that come from dermaplaning are not permanent. The fine hair also starts to regrow and reach its full length during this period.
However, you can maintain permanent results as long as you schedule your treatments consistently. When you schedule a treatment each month, you will see the difference in your skin from choosing this form of professional exfoliation compared to only using at-home exfoliants.
How Is This Treatment Different From At-Home Exfoliation?
This in-office treatment may be simple since it only involves the use of a single tool, but it is far more effective than any exfoliating treatment that you can do at home. It removes the entire layer of dead skin from your face along with all of the peach fuzz that covers your face, some of which you may have never noticed and some that you see every day!
At-Home Exfoliating Scrubs
There are very few scrubs, aside from those produced by professional skincare lines, that effectively exfoliate the skin. Many are formulated with sharp, jagged bits like fruit pits or walnut pieces, which in turn can irritate and damage the skin.
These same exfoliating scrubs may also contain chemicals that shouldn’t be applied to your face in the first place. Dermaplaning exfoliates without harsh scrubs or chemicals, which gives it a clear advantage over at-home scrubs.
At-Home Dermaplaning Kits
There are many razors marketed for at-home use that claim to have the same effect as dermaplaning minus the cost of the appointment. However, these razors lack the sharp edge of the single-blade, medical-grade, professional scalpel that is used during this treatment.
These at-home razors may be able to shave the hair off of your face and take with it some dead skin cells, but the scalpel used in this professional treatment exfoliates the entire layer of skin.
What Are the Benefits?
When you consider trying an in-office exfoliating treatment for the first time, it’s important to do your research and weigh out the pros and cons. In this case, the main benefit is that there are no cons. This treatment has many other benefits, some of which are obvious and others that may surprise you.
There Are No Risks
The one benefit is that there are no risks, which makes it a good option for those who are unable to undergo more intense forms of in-office exfoliation.
There are no side effects or possible allergic reactions that result from the treatment, which is why it improves virtually every skin type and texture. Pregnant women can enjoy this exfoliating treatment and all of its benefits without having to worry about the possible absorption of harsh chemicals.
Though the main tool is knife-like, this entire treatment is painless. Aside from feeling the painless sensation of the scalpel moving back and forth against your skin, you won’t feel much else. You also won’t need your face slathered with a numbing cream before the treatment and you won’t have to take pain killers afterward.
There Is No Downtime
Some in-office treatments require that you plan for the downtime that follows. For this treatment, you won’t have to worry about any downtime. The post-care instructions are minimal and typically relate to staying out of the sun and avoiding exfoliating products or anything that would irritate your freshly exfoliated skin in the 24 hours following treatment.
Your Make-Up Will Look Better
If you’ve ever seen infomercials for airbrush tools that apply foundation, you know that the final product is what everyone aspires to. Because this treatment removes all of the peach fuzz from your face, it will help your foundation apply flawlessly.
There will be no hair left to get caught in your foundation and keep it from laying as flat and smooth as possible. You will be able to create more of that air-brushed finish with your make-up because your skin will be so smooth.
Your Products Will Work Better
This treatment effectively opens up your skin and removes the barrier of dead cells that lie between your new, fresh skin and your products. As a result, the active ingredients in your skincare products will be able to absorb quicker and more effectively.
Your skin will improve faster and show the results promised by your products when it is better able to absorb those skin-transforming ingredients. You will get far more out of your products than you did pre-treatment.
It Helps With Acne
Those who struggle with breakouts can find some relief through this treatment’s ability to help combat the dirt and oil that contribute to acne.
Those who have a lot of vellus hair, which is the peach fuzz that covers your face, are more likely to have a buildup of dirt and oil as a result of the excess hair. The hair can trap the oil and dirt and contribute to its buildup which leads to clogged pores, which then leads to breakouts. Removing them helps stop this cycle.
It Stimulates Collagen
As we age, collagen production gradually decreases, so anything that helps increase collagen production is a plus. As the scalpel moves across the skin and removes the dead cells and hair, it leads to the increase of collagen and elastin: two things that dramatically improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
When done regularly, this treatment can help maintain collagen production and help keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.
It Helps Minimize the Appearance of Large Pores
When dirt and oil build up inside of your pores, combined with the fact that hair is growing out of those pores, they can appear larger than they are. This treatment helps minimize the appearance of pores by manually exfoliating that buildup and removing the hair so that your pores are clearer and smaller.
Am I a Candidate?
One of the main benefits of this treatment is that almost everyone is a candidate. People who should avoid this treatment include those with open wounds or acne on the skin of the area undergoing treatment. This treatment cannot be performed on those with these two conditions because it will only exacerbate those issues.
Other than that, this treatment is a very effective method of exfoliation for:
- Individuals with sensitive skin
- Women who are pregnant or nursing and can’t undergo any form of chemical exfoliation
- Individuals who undergo in-office exfoliation for the first time and don’t want any downtime afterward
- Individuals who are dissatisfied with their skin and need a quick, simple, yet effective treatment
Still Have Questions?
If you still have questions as to whether you are a candidate for this treatment, our skincare experts will be happy to analyze your skin, discuss your goals, and help you determine if this treatment will give you the results you are looking for.
How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?
There are some things that you can do to get the most out of your appointment before you get here so that once your treatment is over, you can experience results, pure and simple. When you follow a simple protocol the week of your appointment, you can help ensure that your skin will react as well as possible, and you will get the best results.
Don’t Over-Exfoliate Your Skin
It is easy to over-exfoliate your skin when using an at-home exfoliating device or scrub. As a result, your skin can get irritated. Irritated skin is red and angry and when stripped of its protective barrier, inflammation can result.
It can also lead to breakouts because your skin is open to bacteria and left without protection. You can prepare your skin before your appointment by avoiding harsh, exfoliating scrubs the week of your treatment.
Take It Easy on the Products
Specifically, avoid any strong, drying prescription or over-the-counter creams that exfoliate the skin like Retin-A or retinol a few days before your appointment.
This will help make sure that your skin is ready for the treatment and won’t be over-exfoliated due to the powerful exfoliating ability that Vitamin-A products contain.
Avoid Excess Sun Exposure
You want to avoid the sun before your appointment, and more importantly, you want to make sure that the area that will be undergoing treatment does not get sunburned.
Sunburn and exfoliation do not pair well together, so make sure that you take extra precautions like wearing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen any time you are in the sun during the week of your appointment.
Come In With a Clean Face
The best way to arrive at your appointment is with clean skin unencumbered with products or make-up. However, if this isn’t possible because your appointment is scheduled after or during work hours or in the middle of the day, your face will be cleaned during your appointment before the treatment begins.
Call and Schedule Today!
If you’re ready to replace all of your at-home exfoliators with in-office dermaplaning treatments, you won’t regret your decision. Your skin will glow and have a smoothness you’ve never experienced before, and you won’t have to wait to see your results; they will be immediate. Contact us today at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, IL and schedule the dermaplaning appointment that will improve your skin in the simplest way possible.