Dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment that uses a special tool to very gently scrape away the uppermost layer of dead skin cells. Along with the dead skin is the removal of vellus hair, more commonly known as peach fuzz. This method of physical exfoliation is safe and comfortable when performed by a trained expert. Dermaplaning for vellus hair removal and dead skin exfoliation is not something that should be performed on your own. We encourage you to learn about the process, who might benefit from it and the kinds of results you can expect.
This physical exfoliation treatment provides immediate results. You will be able to see the visible new, healthy layer of skin that is smoother and brighter than before the treatment. Maintenance treatments can usually be performed on a monthly basis. No recovery or downtime is necessary following treatment, and you can return immediately to your everyday routine. Dermaplaning should only be performed on the facial area and is not suitable for hair removal on the eyebrows or nose hairs, which are made up of hair called “terminal hairs.”
What are the Benefits?
The vellus hairs on your face can be a catchall for dirt and oil, inhibiting acne and clogged pores. It’s important to know that this peach fuzz will not grow back thicker or darker, like terminal hairs can. Dermaplaning leaves skin healthier, brighter and smoother-looking. It also offers an added benefit of triggering cell regeneration, which perpetuates healthy skin. Also, your skin care products will be more readily absorbed after this treatment, making them more effective.
If your skin is dry, rough or uneven in texture, dermaplaning can likely help by smoothing the skin’s surface and allowing hydrating products to be absorbed deeper into the skin’s layers. Superficial acne scarring can be reduced with this form of exfoliation as well.
As we age, the turnover of dead skin cells begins to slow down. This leads to buildup and a dull-looking complexion. Regular removal of this buildup allows the newer, brighter skin surface to be seen. Pregnant or lactating women can safely receive dermaplaning, as there are no chemicals in use.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive, safe and effective way to achieve a brighter complexion, dermaplaning may be your answer. With no downtime, you’ll see healthy and smooth skin right away. The numerous benefits of this exfoliation method make it a popular facial treatment among our clients at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how this treatment can benefit you.