Dermaplaning

A Picture Perfect Complexion

A Dermaplaning facial is a favorite among the entertainment industry. Not only does it scrape off the dead skin cells, but it also eliminates peach fuzz that can cake up in makeup and be magnified by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras. By ridding these elements you are left with a smooth, flawless looking complexion.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is used to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion for those suffering with dull, lifeless skin by removing peach fuzz, bacteria, and dead skin that builds up on the skin’s surface.

Dermaplaning advantages:

  • Softens rough skin, leaving your face looking and feeling smooth
  • Brightens your skin tone
  • Improves superficial hyperpigmentation
  • Helps improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

 Another advantage after your Dermaplaning treatment is your skincare products will be more effective since the product isn't being blocked by dead skin cells and can penetrate the skin faster.

This will also change the way your makeup is applied. Ever notice how peach fuzz tends to stand out even more underneath foundation and face powders? Well, since the dermaplaning scalpel removes all the little hairs on your face, your makeup will go on much more smoothly.

Additionally, this procedure pairs well with other treatments, such as Laser Genesis, IPL, and chemical peels. Much like your skincare products, these treatments are able to penetrate your skin faster and work more efficiently.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and is similar to shaving any other part of your body, except it uses a special dermaplaning tool for the most effective treatment.

First, your aesthetician will clean and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she will pull an area of your skin with one hand to make a tight smooth surface. Then using a sterile 10 gauge surgical blade she will use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz. This will be repeated until your entire face is complete.

Dermaplaning will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker. Once your hair begins to grow back it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it's actually the same texture as before and grows at the same speed. It also might seem thicker because the hair was bluntly cut by the scapel versus having a natural point to it.

There is no downtime with Dermaplaning. You may see some light redness but not always. You can even make an appointment during lunch and go right back to work.

How Long Do Dermaplaning Results Last?

 The procedure removes three weeks of dead skin cells so your smooth, glowing skin can last up to 4 weeks. Your skin is always growing so we recommend to schedule an appointment once a month to maintain your results.

What Can Dermaplaning Treat?

Dermaplaningis recommended for all skin types especially those with sun damage, fine lines, dry, and dull skin. However, if you have acne prone skin, we recommend waiting until breakouts are clear so the bacteria does not spread across your face.

This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.

Dermaplaning vs. Shaving at Home

Woman typically remove facial hair by shaving or dermaplaning which are very different treatments.

If you are looking to only removes peach fuzz or upper lip hair shaving can easily accomplish this. However, shaving could also cause razor burns and ingrown hairs.

Dermaplaning exfoliates your epidermis while removing peach fuzz. This is done with a sharp surgical blade and is best performed by an expert esthetician rather than using a typical razor.

Additionally, if you have excess hair, receiving a dermaplaning treatment from a professional will likely be more effective than shaving at home. Professional dermaplaning removes dirt and oil buildup in your hair follicles, which often occurs if you have excess hair on your face. Dermaplaning also provides much better exfoliation, which in turn leads to a smoother and brighter complexion.

Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion

Wondering if you should try dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion? They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different.

Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, which helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth, and chin. If you are interested in Microdermabrasion try a SilkPeel. This treatment simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses skin with condition-specific serums tailored to your skin type.

Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. However, both methods are good for nearly everyone and usually depends on your personal preference.

Schedule your free consultation with a Bella Luce Medical Spa consultant today!