Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that uses a scalpel to scrape the top layer of dead skin cells in a gentle manner. The skin that is revealed is brighter and more youthful-looking. An advantage of this treatment is that the fine layer of hair on the face is also removed, allowing a smoother foundation for makeup.
Dermaplaning Vs. Microdermabrasion
Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are types of exfoliation. However, the methods used to perform the facial exfoliation are not at all the same.
Sanding and suctioning away of dead skin cells is the method employed through microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning scrapes the layer of dead skin cells off with a scalpel.
Both are safe and offer effective results for all skin types. Choice comes down to patient preference.
Candidates for the Procedure
All skin types are ideal for dermaplaning, making it more versatile than some other treatments. However, if you suffer from acne, you will need to wait until your skin has cleared before undergoing treatment.
Dermaplaning is ideal for pregnant women, too, because there is no danger of any chemicals crossing into the bloodstream.
What to Expect
There is no pain involved in the actual physical procedure of dermaplaning. In fact, it’s usually compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, just on the face instead.
The first step of the procedure is to have your face cleaned and then dried thoroughly in preparation. The practitioner holds skin taut, then scrapes off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
The strokes remove the very upper layer of skin without causing pain. Your treatment session should only last for about a half hour.
After the Treatment
There’s essentially no downtime with this procedure. There are no side effects, but your skin will likely be sensitive to the sun and appear slightly pink.
You’ll want to use SPF of at least 30 following your treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation or color changing of the skin.
Though pink, you’ll notice immediate results of brighter and more even skin tone, as well as texture. Patients often say the lack of peach fuzz makes their skin feel softer than they could have imagined.
It’s important to know that skin layers replenish in a period of approximately 21 days, so you will need to wait at least that long before undergoing another session.
If you’re looking for a non-surgical procedure that enhances the overall appearance of your face, leading to a more youthful appearance, dermaplaning is likely an option you should consider. Make an appointment today with Rejuvenate Med Spa.