Dermaplaning is a popular cosmetic treatment that involves gently scraping off the top layer of your skin to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. It is known for its dual ability to remove dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair. Below is information about the dermaplaning procedure, the benefits of choosing this, and aftercare and maintenance tips.
The Dermaplaning Procedure
The dermaplaning process is straightforward. A licensed aesthetician or dermatologist uses a surgical scalpel to carefully scrape off the outermost layer of skin cells along with peach fuzz (fine facial hair), following the contours of the face. This is usually preceded by a facial cleanse and followed by the application of nourishing serums and sun protection. The entire procedure typically lasts about 30 minutes to an hour.
The dermaplaning procedure does not require anesthesia. Your dermatologist or licensed aesthetician may choose to use numbing cream or a spray on your face a few minutes before the procedure as you may feel some scratching and feel a stinging sensation during the procedure.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning offers several benefits. By exfoliating the skin's surface, it allows for deeper penetration of skincare products, boosting their efficacy. This is especially important if you use anti-aging products. It also leaves the skin smoother and brighter, creating a perfect base for makeup. Additionally, it can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and diminish the look of fine lines. It is also safe for most skin types and does not involve any chemicals, making it a great option for individuals with sensitive skin or during pregnancy.
Aftercare and Maintenance
After a dermaplaning facial, it is important to protect your skin from the sun as it can be more sensitive to UV rays. Using broad-spectrum sunscreen and limiting sun exposure is recommended. You may also be advised to avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sweating, and makeup for 24 hours or longer after the treatment. Hydrating is also important, and you should only use gentle skincare products for the first week or so after the procedure. The dermatologist or aesthetician may suggest you use these products full-time.
The results from a single dermaplaning session can last up to a month or longer. This does depend on your personal situation.
As with any skin treatment, it is best to consult with a certified professional to ensure that dermaplaning is the right choice for your specific skin type and needs. Contact a professional for more information about dermaplane facials.