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When you think about a procedure to your face that will give your skin a rejuvenated, clean, and hairless look, you might imagine harsh chemicals or time-consuming treatments. This may conjure up ideas of irritation and pain while attempting to give your facial skin a youthful and vibrant look. You may be surprised to learn that there is a treatment that can be done simply and painlessly that will have your skin refreshed and glowing in under an hour. All this can be done with no need for recovery time afterward. This procedure is called Dermaplaning.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure that is done to the facial skin to clean and renew it in a timely and efficient manner. The actual procedure is done with a sterilized medical scalpel that is specialized to be used on your cheeks, forehead, nose, neck, and chin. While this might sound intimidating, the skin treatment is not an intense or painful experience. The sharp scalpel is used to simply remove the top layer of skin from the face and upper neck area. The sharp edge of the dermaplaning tool is held at a forty-five-degree angle on your skin and is moved along the facial areas very similar to shaving.
The Benefits of Dermaplaning
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During everyday life, many unwanted and nasty things build up on our skin. After all, our face is the most common part of the body to be exposed to the world throughout the day. This means that there is a constant barrage of dirt, debris, and pollutants that end up gathering on our faces and getting embedded into the facial skin and pores. This can cause a dull look to the skin and lead to wrinkles and blotches on the cheeks, forehead, and around the eyes. Furthermore, there are small hairs on the face called vellus hairs that can lead to unpleasant-looking facial skin. Dermaplaning can efficiently remove all this from your face. Below are some specific benefits of dermaplaning.
Removes Dead Skin Cells
The topmost layer of facial skin, like all skin on the body, is made up of a layer of dead skin cells. New, healthy cells are produced by the body under this dead layer all the time, while the dead skin cells are prone to wrinkling, discoloration, and looking dull. Removing the dead skin cells means the younger, healthier cells come shining through. In the Dermaplaning process, the sharp scalpel simply removes this dirty, dead layer, shaving it off just like you do with hair when shaving your legs. It is really that simple, but the results are immediately noticeable.
Removes Hair from Face
Hair on your face can be unsightly and distract from its natural beauty. This hair can range from thicker, darker hair to finer, less visible hair. The benefit of removing the thick hair is apparent, but even the thinner hair should be tended to because it is likely to have negative effects on facial skin as well.
The pesky, less visible hairs are called vellus hairs. These hairs are more commonly referred to as peach fuzz. Even when these hairs are hardly visible to the world, they still work to hide the natural hues and color of healthy skin. Furthermore, these fine hairs also work to trap dirt on the face, adding to the problem of dull-looking skin. As the Dermaplaning blade runs over the facial skin, it removes all these unwanted hairs, leaving the face with a fresh look. It is often surprising how much these tiny hairs can hide so much of the skin’s natural vibrance from the world.
Removing these annoying hairs also leaves the face with a smoother look. Smooth skin looks more youthful and sleeker, just as your legs do after shaving. Many clients state that removing the hair alone subtracts years off their face.
Treats Acne Scars
Someone with acne scars on their face may especially benefit from Dermaplaning. When the sharp blade gently glides across the skin, it can remove the redness of acne scars. For someone who suffers from frequent acne, this procedure has other benefits, as well. When the top layer of skin is removed, all those oils and other dirt that cause acne are removed as well, which often means fewer breakouts. Because the face is so clean, it will enhance the results of any other acne treatment a person is undergoing. This is an all-around win for people dealing with the complications of acne.
As stated above, the top layer of skin is dead, and this means it is immobile and crumbling. There is nothing stopping these skin cells from breaking down, forming deep creases on the face and around the eyes. Healthy skin cells, on the other hand, are elastic and vibrant. They are much less prone to wrinkling, and this is why it is so beneficial to expose the healthy ones to the world.
Sun damage is another major contributor to dull-looking and discolored facial skin. Dermaplaning will scrape away the cells on the face damaged by UV light. Anyone who has spent time out in the sun will likely not only notice sun damage in the mirror but also feel it on their face in the form of dryness. This damaged skin is rough to the touch and may even feel scaley. Dermaplaning is especially helpful during the summer months or for those on vacation and spending a lot of time in the sun.
Easier To Put on Makeup
A benefit many people who have undergone Dermaplaning cite is that it is easier to put on makeup and other cosmetics in the morning. Smooth skin is a better canvas for makeup application, and it makes the whole process go quicker. Anyone having to get up and go early in the morning will appreciate the time saved.
The first thing that comes to your mind when someone mentions Dermaplaning is likely not positive mental health, but this is actually a common occurrence after people undergo treatment. The smooth and healthy feeling of your face can boost your confidence and reinvigorate yourself, giving you the extra bit of energy to make it through the rest of your day. A healthier-feeling face often leads to a healthier feeling overall, and this includes a healthier mentality.
Many people even claim that the process of Dermaplaning itself is a soothing experience. They cite the sound of the blade gently gliding across their face as relaxing, lifting their moods, and encouraging positive thinking.
Reduces The Visibility of Pores
Another thing that can cause a face to look blotchy or discolored is large pores. The opening of pores is the biggest at the surface, and shaving down the surface will also make them look smaller. Furthermore, oils in pores draw more attention to them and make them look bigger. Dermaplaning is a precise and thorough way to remove all surface oil from the skin.
Dermaplaning Pros and Cons
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Just some of the many benefits of Dermaplaning are listed above, but one thing to be cautious of when undergoing Dermaplaning is that it is not ideal for those in the midst of an acne breakout. If you have a breakout before your appointment, it is best to call and consult with your specialist to determine what your best options are. The good news is, once your acne outbreak subsides, receiving Dermaplaning can help prevent further outbreaks from happening.
There are many myths around the Dermaplaning treatment, and a lot of the misinformation out there makes people hesitant of the procedure when there is no need to be. Below are some of the common myths about Dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning Is Painful: False
Dermaplaning is such a non-invasive procedure that many people say they can hardly feel it. The top layer of your skin is dead, and that means there is no feeling in it. These dead skin cells will naturally fall off your face on their own, and Dermaplaning just helps the process along in a quicker and more efficient manner. Some people say there’s a little irritation afterward, but most think sugaring or waxing is much more painful.
Dermaplaning Is Expensive: False
While Dermaplaning is likely not covered under insurance, the treatment process is usually quite affordable. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average price is $136 per treatment. Other expensive treatments or pricey chemical masks and products often cost more with less noticeable benefits.
Dermaplaning Benefits Wear Off in a Few Days: False
The benefits of Dermaplaning do not wear off in a couple of days. In fact, the positive benefits of the procedure will last up to three weeks, or even a month, before beginning to fade.
Dermaplaning Is Time Consuming: False
You will not need to devote a whole morning, afternoon, or evening to the Dermaplaning process. Treatment does not last more than an hour. Sometimes, the treatment can be completed in as little as 20 minutes. You will likely be able to have it done during a lunch break, and many people claim that it makes them feel refreshed for their afternoon at work.
Dermaplaning Has a Significant Recovery Time: False
There is no need for recovery time after Dermaplaning is completed. You can go about your day as soon as it is finished.
Below are some frequently asked questions about Dermaplaning.
Who Is Right for Dermaplaning?
Anyone who wants their facial skin refreshed and rejuvenated is right for Dermaplaning. This is an especially preferable treatment for someone who is pregnant and should not be using chemicals on their face.
The few exceptions for people who should not receive Dermaplaning are those who are in the middle of an acne breakout. They should wait until the breakout is over. People who have recently had dermal fillers or Botox should wait over a week before having Dermaplaning done.
What Are the Side Effects of Dermaplaning?
There may be some redness or a little irritation after the Dermaplaning procedure. If this does happen, it will go away after a few days. It is important to use sunscreen after you have had the process done. A quality specialist will have sunscreen available to you to use after the procedure is done.
Can I Do a Dermaplaning Treatment on Myself?
Dermaplaning involves using a very sharp scalpel that must be sterilized to prevent infections. It is not safe to do on your own and should always be done by a professional.
Book Your Dermaplaning Appointment with French Radiance
If you have never tried Dermaplaning and would like to give it a try or are looking for a professional to get another treatment done, contact French Radiance Esthetics today! We are experts at this procedure and can rejuvenate your skin quickly and efficiently using the latest Dermaplaning techniques.
We look forward to helping you with all of your beauty needs! Call any time with questions.