ALL ABOUT DERMAPLANING 

The Treatment

During treatment, your aesthetician will begin by cleaning your face to prepare it for exfoliation. Then, she’ll apply a solution to your skin that opens up the pores before beginning the process. Using a surgical steel medical-grade scalpel, she’ll carefully scrape your skin at a 45° angle. The angle is extremely important because it keeps your skin from getting cut, and it effectively removes all of the dead skin.

She’ll pull the skin tight as she passes the scalpel back-and-forth across the surface to prevent any damage. You will even be able to see all of the dead skin that comes off of your face in addition to the peach fuzz.

Removing Dead Skin

Many patients love to see what actually came off their faces because it’s such a satisfying experience to see tangible evidence of your exfoliation. This treatment stimulates the development of new skin cells, rejuvenates your skin, and helps your skin look and feel more youthful. Once the treatment is over, your aesthetician will apply a soothing serum or mask to help calm the skin and restore pH balance.

What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning? 

This treatment has endless benefits. You will notice an immediate improvement in the feel and appearance of your skin post-treatment. It’s a quick treatment that doesn’t require any downtime, which makes it popular for both busy individuals and those who aren’t ready to commit to invasive treatments.

With all of the different skincare treatments on today’s beauty market, it can be difficult to choose one that is right for you and your skin. It’s easy to feel as though you need to undergo something invasive to get results, but dermaplaning proves that’s simply not true.

Quick Hair Removal

If you’ve been looking for a solution to get rid of facial hair, look no further. This treatment will remove all of the peach fuzz that exists on your face at the time of treatment. Your skin will look better without all that hair, you’ll have a noticeable glow, and your makeup will apply better.

You’ll Get Fresher-Looking Skin

The process of dermaplaning removes dead skin cells, which is make up the top layer of the skin. While results do vary, most patients are left with fresh, bright, rejuvenated skin once these dead cells are gone.

It Improves Problematic Skin Conditions
This treatment not only makes your face look younger but can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By reducing the total amount of dirt and oil in your pores, it can also make your pores look smaller. It helps treat hyperpigmentation and improve your overall skin health.

Your Skincare Products Will Be Absorbed Better

Not only will your products apply better, but they will also work better. You essentially get a new layer of skin after this treatment is over, so there will be no dead skin cells acting as a barrier between your skin and your products. Many people combine dermaplaning with other in-office treatments like chemical peels to increase their results.

It Helps Treat Acne

This treatment is not recommended for those with active acne breakouts since it can exacerbate the condition and spread bacteria across the surface of the skin. However, if your skin is prone to acne, this treatment will remove the dead skin cells that can often clog both the pores and the hair follicles and, in doing so, make your skin prone to acne.

Additionally, using acne products post-treatment will also help improve your skin. Such products will be far more effective on fresh skin. This treatment can also lead to a more even skin tone, help reduce redness and inflammation, and improve the appearance of acne scars.

Your Makeup Will Look Better

Makeup and dead skin cells don’t go very well together. When your skin needs exfoliation, applying foundation and other cosmetic products can be challenging. Since this treatment removes both dead skin cells and hair, your foundation will apply smoothly, and you’ll get more of an airbrushed look to your face.

It Gives You Some Time To Yourself

Not only is the treatment completely painless, but it provides you with the perfect environment for some much-needed relaxation time. The only thing you’ll feel is a very light sensation as the scalpel passes back-and-forth across your face. You will be able to lie back and relax, knowing that you are one step closer to beautiful, glowing skin.

Appointments Are Quick

No one wants to spend all day at an appointment, even for the sake of beauty. This treatment is perfect for those with busy schedules who don’t have the time to plan around downtime or long appointments. The entire treatment takes less than an hour, and you can resume your everyday activities as soon as it’s over. Some people called this the “lunchtime facial” because it’s so quick that you can schedule it during your lunchtime.

It’s Non-Invasive

Your skin won’t need any numbing cream before this treatment. There aren’t any incisions or harsh chemicals, and the only scalpel used is the medical-grade treatment tool that will pass back and forth across your skin. There are no aftercare requirements, and you won’t have to avoid going out in public due to a red or inflamed face.

All Skin Types Can Undergo Treatment

Every skin type and tone is a candidate for this treatment. Even those who have extremely sensitive skin or rosacea can safely schedule a session and experience all the benefits that accompany it.

It’s a Natural Treatment

This treatment doesn’t use any ingredients that will irritate your skin. It also is one of the simplest yet most effective forms of hair removal. If you have ever undergone a waxing, laser, or threading appointment in an attempt to remove facial hair from your skin, you may have dealt with irritation and inflammation afterward or, the treatments weren’t able to successfully remove all of your hair.

This particular treatment won’t irritate your skin, and it will remove all of the hair in the treatment area.

 

Dermaplaning FAQs

Is This Treatment the Same as Shaving?

Both a standard razor and the medical-grade scalpel used during this process effectively remove hair from the surface of the skin, but the scalpel is much sharper than your everyday raiser. Therefore, not only is it more effective at removing the hair on the surface of the skin, but it can give you a deeper form of physical exfoliation than a razor can.

It also is shaped in such a way that your aesthetician can effectively treat your entire face with all of its curves and angles without nicking or cutting your skin.

 

Will It Make My Hair Grow Back Darker?

There’s an old wive’s tale that was probably designed to scare young girls out of shaving too early that says shaving your hair makes it grow back darker. This is not the case since shaving your hair doesn’t affect your hair follicles in any way, nor does it affect the rate at which your hair grows. You can rest assured that when you use this treatment to remove hair from your face, it will not grow back thicker or darker. Only genetics determines that.

Who Is This Treatment Right For?

This treatment is ideal for anyone who wants to exfoliate their skin without risking irritation or inflammation. Most individuals, even those who are excluded from other skincare treatments, can benefit from this one. Pregnant women, individuals with extremely sensitive skin, and even those who suffer from rosacea can safely undergo this treatment.

 

Are There Any Aftercare Requirements?

While there is no downtime associated with this treatment but there are a few directives you can follow post-treatment to make sure you get the best results. As is true of any skincare treatment, you should wear sunscreen anytime you are in the sun. You should pay special attention to sun exposure during the first 24 hours after your appointment, but making sun safety a habit will help prevent premature aging and make your skin stay youthful for much longer.

You should also keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and keep it moisturized after your treatment to experience the best results.

Can I Dermaplane at Home?

The medical-grade surgical steel scalpel used during this treatment is very sharp. Your aesthetician is trained and skilled on how to maneuver and effectively use this tool. Attempting this treatment at home with a medical-grade scalpel could result in cuts and scarring. Many people choose to use razors to lightly exfoliate their face at home, but we do not recommend attempting a DIY dermaplaning session at home.

How Many Appointments Will I Need?

Each session that you schedule will build upon the results of the previous one. Most patients schedule this treatment every four weeks to keep their skin looking fresh, bright, and exfoliated. During your consultation, we will set up a treatment plan including the total number of sessions you should experience to get the best results and then maintain those results.

 

How Long Will My Results Last?

Results do vary among patients, but the skin-rejuvenating and brightening results that come from this treatment typically last three to four weeks, based on when your skin’s cell turnover process begins. At that time, once you notice that your skin is looking dull, you can schedule another treatment to once again exfoliate your skin and improve its overall appearance.