Dermaplaning is not new to the skincare world but many people are afraid to get it done because, let’s face it, the name alone sounds just a little frightening to the inexperienced. Derma=skin and planing=shaving down a surface, which in layman’s terms is exactly what takes place when you go to a trained professional for this simple treatment. Though, when receiving this treatment the client will have no pain and very little to no down time or recovery. You will walk out of the appointment with glowing, smooth and beautiful skin.
I’m here to explain the process and benefits of dermaplaning and hopefully help you make the decision to give it a try!
Dermaplaning is a very safe, (as long as the person performing the treatment is properly trained), and simple treatment done to the face to give you a highly effective manual exfoliation. Your professional will use a one-time use sterile, surgical blade called a scalpel to GENTLY shave across the surface of the skin. The blade should never enter the skin during this treatment. This technique is pain free and even more effective than microdermabrasion.
In our early 30’s and as we age, our natural cell turnover slows dramatically, which can lead to dryness and sagging skin. We also begin to have more “peach fuzz” on our faces. Dermaplaning is the perfect remedy to these issues. There are many more benefits such as, deeper and enhanced product penetration and removal of dead skin cells and vellus hair on the face which traps makeup, dirt and oil. Another great benefit is smoother skin! Who doesn’t want smoother skin, especially those of us who have mild to severe acne scarring.
Speaking of acne, a client who is acneic or prone to breakouts should not consider dermaplaning. Those clients would see a possible increase in irritation and blemishes. I’m certainly not talking about anyone who gets an occasional blemish. A person who is grade 3 or 4 acneic would not be a good candidate.
Dermaplaning is a great alternative if you react poorly to waxing due to things like your skin being too sensitive from Rosacea or dryness caused by a steady dose of antibiotics.
Dermaplaning is a wonderful treatment for someone who has Rosacea and is an alternative to chemical peels and microdermabrasion—which would both be much to aggressive for such sensitive skin.
Dermaplaning is a heavenly monthly service, especially when coupled with a nourishing, hydrating facial or an Osmosis Infusion to increase collagen elastin production, hydration, and reduce redness and fine lines. This will also increase the efficacy of the products being used in your daily routine.
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