One facial treatment that’s growing in popularity lately is dermaplaning. Unlike other facial treatments, it requires no downtime and is non-invasive but still give you smoother, healthier, glowing skin. Dermaplaning can be done on just about anyone. Even those who are pregnant or have extremely sensitive skin. It can be a good idea to add it on before undergoing a laser procedure or chemical peel for better penetration and results. Let’s take a look at what dermaplaning is and its unique benefits.
What is Dermaplaning?
The process of dermaplaning involves using a tool with short upward strokes held at a 45-degree angle to help exfoliate the skin. Because it’s held at that angle and the technician uses a light feathering motion, there’s no risk of piercing the skin.
The technique does look very similar to shaving your face but we use a much more effective blade and technique that offers more benefits than just shaving your face at home. You also don’t have to worry about the hair growing back in darker or thicker. Dermaplaning focuses on the vellus hair (peach fuzz) that grows back in the same color and thickness. In fact, it’s physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker and darker. After your treatment, the technician will apply a hydrating moisturizer to help finalize the treatment. The treatment then leaves you with smoother, softer skin because it’s removed the dead skin that’s built up over the past two to three weeks.
What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning provides an immediate, effective, and safe exfoliation treatment without any downtime and it works on almost all skin types. This treatment helps to give your products deeper penetration, boosts the effects of skincare products while making the skin look and feel smoother, and also may help reduce the appearance of acne scarring. It removes facial hair that can trap dirt and oils. Also, if you’re a makeup wearer, it helps to apply makeup in a more even way allowing you to use less product.
For best results, don’t try this at home. If you’re interested in dermaplaning, schedule an appointment with Twin City Plastic Surgery! Call today at 309-323-8120.