A physical form of skin exfoliation, dermaplaning uses a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin cells and the fine peach fuzz hairs from your face, leaving behind your smoothest, freshest skin. It’s a suitable exfoliation technique for nearly everyone, except those with acne that’s active and in a pustular stage.
Encouraging this faster turnover of skin cells not only produces effects that are immediately obvious, long-term improvements include reduced lines and wrinkles, smoother skin texture and tone, a reduction in dark spots, and even improvements in the appearance of scars, such as those caused by acne. The process is very similar to a clean, close shave, but goes beyond the male version.
Despite the use of a very sharp blade and extreme stretching of the skin, the process is not only not painful; many describe it as a good feeling. Dermaplaning is an ideal complementary treatment to other cosmetic procedures.
For women who are pregnant or nursing, dermaplaning is a natural, chemical-free cosmetic procedure that’s safe for your fetus or baby, unlike chemical peels. It’s also a lunchtime treatment. There’s no downtime or side effects associated with dermaplaning, so you can continue with your regular day immediately after treatment.
Improvements show immediately, though the typical dermaplaning session removes about three full weeks of skin cells, so you may see further improvements as new skin is generated. Cosmetics apply more smoothly since there’s no clumping on the vellus hair. Don’t worry about this fine hair growing back thicker or darker. Its color and density remain the same, no matter who many times you have a dermaplaning procedure.
Your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight, as with any exfoliation process, so use sunscreen and follow the aftercare instructions provided by your West Valley Med Spa professional.
Stacking procedures are common with dermaplaning to supercharge your results. It works well in combination with microdermabrasion, some chemical peels, and microneedling. When used with treatments that target acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and collagen induction, adding a dermaplane session may accelerate the peeling process, while deepening the results of the other treatments.
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