What Is Dermaplaning?

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March 21, 2024

If you’re looking for a skin treatment that will leave your face smooth and glowing with minimal irritation, immediate results, and no downtime, you’ll want to consider a dermaplaning treatment. This chemical-free, low-risk exfoliating procedure removes dull skin and facial hair and helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. When administered by a skilled professional, dermaplaning is a quick, safe, and painless way to achieve beautiful, radiant skin.

The Basics of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a painless, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a medical-grade dermaplaning instrument to lightly scrape away the top layers of your skin. This treatment can help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, scarring, and other skin imperfections by removing dead and damaged skin cells. It will also remove unwanted hair and peach fuzz to make your skin look clearer.

When you undergo an in-office dermaplaning treatment, your dermatologist will use a surgical blade or a skincare instrument called a dermatome to scrape away hair and dead skin cells using quick, gentle strokes. As the tool moves across your face, it will gently take away older skin cells without making any cuts. After the procedure is complete, your practitioner may give you a facial treatment or apply a soothing gel to reduce irritation and redness and prevent swelling.

Dermaplaning procedures usually take less than an hour, depending on the specific technique applied, the extent of treatment requested, and the size of the treatment area.

Dermaplaning Benefits

In-office dermaplaning has many benefits, not the least of which is giving your skin a healthy, refreshed glow in minutes. The advantages of a professional dermaplaning session include the following:

  • softer, smoother skin
  • gentle, yet complete hair removal
  • improved skin texture and brightness

Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, although you should consult your practitioner about how to proceed if you have active acne.

One of the most beneficial aspects of dermaplaning is that it works synergistically with other skin treatments. By taking away the surface layer of your skin, follow-up skin-nourishing and anti-aging treatments can penetrate deeper. Dermaplaning can help active ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C penetrate and absorb better into the skin when they are applied within hours after the treatment. Using a hydrating moisturizer after your procedure can plump up your skin and further rejuvenate your appearance.

How to Make the Most of Your Dermaplaning Session

To get the most out of your dermaplaning treatment, you’ll want to take extra care of your skin. You should also consider scheduling follow-up appointments every four to six weeks to maintain your results.

Before you leave the office, your dermatologist should remind you to apply sunscreen for sensitive skin and avoid direct sunlight. Also, keep your face free of foundation, makeup, and any products that could irritate your skin. Use a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin refreshed and achieve your maximum glow. After a day or two, you can resume your normal makeup and skincare routine.

Advantages of Professional Dermaplaning Services

To get the best possible results from dermaplaning, it’s important to have an in-office treatment. Visiting a properly trained, licensed professional will ensure that your procedure will be safe and effective. Dermatologists have legal access to medical-grade dermaplaning surgical blades, and they will be able to determine which tools and techniques will be best suited to treating your skin without causing any damage. For optimal, long-lasting results, visit a highly experienced professional who works in a sterilized environment.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Specialists

If you want to refresh your complexion with minimal downtime, try dermaplaning. To learn more about how this treatment can give your skin the radiant look you’re after, you’ll want to schedule a consultation with our specialists in La Jolla, CA. Our dermatologists will be happy to help you discover how dermaplaning can help you put your best face forward.

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