Dermaplaning 101: Everything to Know About This Skincare Treatment
There are many options on the market for effective and transformative skincare treatments, but not all of them are ideal for patients with certain skin types – or even schedules. Dermaplaning is one option worth learning about if you’re looking for great results without downtime or harsh chemicals. Here’s what to know about this treatment and how Michigan Advanced Aesthetics can help.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a type of cosmetic procedure that eliminates your skin’s top layers through carefully “shaving” the surface of the skin. This is done with a surgical scalpel and the experience of your skincare specialist. This process exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells, debris, and fine “peachfuzz” hairs. After treatment, you’ll enjoy smoother, brighter skin that absorbs products better and generates new collagen growth.
Dermaplaning can help with:
- Dull skin
- Acne scars
- Fine wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Dry skin
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
Dermaplaning is similar to shaving. After cleansing your skin, your aesthetician will position a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and use very fine, quick strokes to remove dead cells and hairs. This can be done all over the face and is usually paired with other skincare treatments like chemical peels or the HydraFacial MD®. However, dermaplaning can also be performed on its own as a regular part of your skincare regimen.
After each treatment, your skin will begin growing healthy new cells and boosting its production of collagen in the deep layers. Over time, the result is rejuvenated, healthy skin with a noticeable glow immediately after treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermplaning is actually an excellent option for patients who are pregnant since it’s totally non-invasive and doesn’t use any harsh chemicals or ingredients. However, anyone can benefit from dermaplaning as long as you don’t have certain skin conditions like eczema or rosacea. Your aesthetician will review your health history during your consultation and recommend your best options for skincare.
Won’t My Hair Grow Back Darker After Dermaplaning?
This is a common myth that goes along with shaving body hair. In fact, hair does not change color or size with shaving – actually, hairs usually taper to a very fine point that, once cut off, exposes the thicker hair shaft when it begins to grow back. So, although it may look different, it’s not actually thicker or darker. No change occurs in your hairs’ structure during dermaplaning.
How is Dermaplaning Different from Microdermabrasion or Shaving?
Microdermabrasion is an aggressive type of exfoliation that uses microparticles. Additionally, it uses gentle suction to extract the pores and remove impurities. This is one way to exfoliate the skin but simply uses a different technique than dermaplaning. On the other hand, shaving only removes hair from the skin but not dead skin cells or debris. It’s extremely important to never attempt dermaplaning at home since it requires professional expertise to avoid injuring the skin.
Schedule a Consultation
Pursuing a youthful, fresh look doesn’t always mean you need to opt for surgery. You can turn back the clock and enjoy smooth skin with our best rejuvenating treatments like dermaplaning. Book your appointment with our team at Michigan Advanced Aesthetics by calling our Rochester Hils office or filling out our online form.