What is Dermaplaning?
Whether you’re suffering from a tired-looking complexion or notice a few fine lines creeping across your face, dermaplaning can unlock glowing and dramatically improved skin. Dermaplaning is a non-surgical procedure that gently removes dead and dull skin cells to reveal the younger and brighter skin hiding underneath. This procedure is a great choice for patients who want an exfoliation without resorting to medical-grade peels or other more intense treatments. Dermaplaning is also safe for pregnant or nursing women who want beautiful skin without worrying about harsh or dangerous chemicals entering the bloodstream.
Dermaplaning is an excellent treatment option for people who want to see the following results from their complexion:
- Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
- Minimization of scarring
- More radiant skin
- Even skin tone and texture
- Reduction of hyperpigmentation
- Removal of facial hair (peach fuzz)
- Better makeup application
Dermaplaning isn’t recommended for individuals with acneic skin or deep cystic acne, as it can cause scarring. If you’re suffering from a breakout, wait for the flare-up to fade before undergoing this treatment.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
The treatment is surprisingly simple: Dermaplaning is performed by a licensed technician with a 10-gauge surgical scalpel; the fine blade is held at a 45-degree angle and lightly skims the skin’s surface. The process is quick, painless, and delivers immediate results.
In order to prepare for the procedure, you’ll need to arrive at your session with completely clean, makeup-free skin. Throughout the 45-minute session, your Ageless Beauty technician will use a surgical scalpel to remove the top layer of the epidermis. As a last step, your skin will be nourished with moisturizing serums to help enhance the appearance of your newfound complexion.
Is Dermaplaning Painful?
When people first hear that dermaplaning involves facial shaving via a 10-gauge scalpel, their first question usually centers on if the procedure is painful. Don’t worry – it’s not! It’s actually a soothing, comfortable treatment – it’s akin to shaving your legs with a razor.
What Is The Recovery Time?
There’s no recovery time associated with dermaplaning; in fact, you’ll be able to continue with your normal routine directly after the procedure. However, it’s important to note that you’ll need to protect your skin with 30 SPF sunscreen, as your new skin will be sensitive to sunlight and prone to hyperpigmentation. You also might see some redness; this can be covered with makeup and usually disappears after a day or two.
Some clients are worried that getting rid of their peach fuzz with dermaplaning will cause the hair to grow back thicker and darker, but that’s just an old wives’ tale. Your skin will feel softer than ever; in fact, you won’t be able to stop touching your beautifully smooth and radiant skin!
Take The First Step
Ready to learn more? Schedule your Dermaplaning consultation at Ageless Beauty Center serving Okemos & East Lansing, MI areas today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (517) 203-5052.