What Is Dermaplaning?
So you may be thinking, what is dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is one of the most exciting new developments in skincare in the last few years. It’s a super-effective exfoliation treatment that promises to smooth and rejuvenate your skin, giving your complexion a new lease of life.
Is It for Me?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive esthetic procedure for anyone who enjoys the feeling of clean, smooth, and newly-exfoliated skin. It works similarly to dermabrasion and exfoliation in that it works by removing dead skin that sits on the top layer of your skin and taking off the tiny vellus hairs (which are sometimes called ‘peach fuzz’) that grow on your face.
Although there has been some talk about dermaplaning making the vellus hairs grow back thicker, it’s a fallacy. Research has proved that the vellus hair regrowth after a dermaplaning treatment is the same as the initial hair growth.
What Happens in a Dermaplaning Session?
Your esthetician will take a sharp surgical blade and use it to carefully and very gently remove the dead skin cells, hairs, in-follicle dirt, and excess oils from your skin. This not only exfoliates but also brightens dull skin and gives it a clean, smooth feeling. The results of a dermaplaning session are visible straight away, another reason that it’s such a popular facial treatment.
Who Is Dermaplaning Good For?
It’s good for anyone and suits all skin types but is especially helpful for softening and smoothing dry, rough skin. It can effectively reduce the effects of skin pigmentation, fine lines, or mild acne scars. If you’re usually a fan of the effects of chemical peels but don’t want to risk them because you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, dermaplaning is a safe and effective alternative.
Dermaplaning suits most skin types. But if you have active acne or psoriasis breakouts, it’s best to wait until the breakout has passed before booking a treatment. It’s also not suitable for you if you currently a beard or facial hair.
Is the Treatment Safe?
Yes, it is a completely safe procedure. No downtime is necessary, although you might experience slight redness on your skin. Or you might feel like your skin has been scrapped for a few days afterward.
You’ll need to stay out of direct sunlight after a session, as sun damage could reverse the effects of dermaplaning. Or the sun could even produce pigment blotches on your skin. To avoid this, always make sure that you wear a high SPF moisturizer following a dermaplaning treatment. In fact, you must wear it all the time!
How Long Does Dermaplaning Last?
Although it’s effective and you can see the result immediately, they aren’t permanent. The procedure should exfoliate away around three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells, and the effects last about the same amount of time before they fade.
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