If you’re as obsessive about your skincare as we are, then you’re constantly looking for new exfoliating products or the latest trending dermaplaning skin care treatments to brighten and smooth your complexion.
If this sounds like you, then you have probably already heard about dermaplaning for smoother, brighter skin, but if not, we are here to give you the basics. In recent years, dermaplaning has become the most requested skin treatment in spas and clinics across the U.S. and definitely a highly requested service in our spa.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves a doctor or licensed medical aesthetician gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin and vellus hair (a.k.a. peach fuzz). A deep skin exfoliation, (deeper than microdermabrasion, but less than a chem. peel and without the downtime)
Avoid dermaplaning yourself, as you can do more harm than good. When done properly, dermaplaning is a cost-effective way to de-fuzz, tighten, brighten, and exfoliate the skin for a smoother finish. The procedure is painless, in fact, most people find it quite relaxing.
The Benefits of Dermaplaning?
Results can vary for everyone, but you can expect to see smoother, softer, brighter skin that has zero peach fuzz/facial hair (temporarily, of course). And no, your facial hair won’t grow back darker.
Another plus: since you’re removing all your dead skin cells, your skincare products won’t have to fight through all the layers of dead skin camping out on your face and will better penetrate when you apply them, making more of them even more effective.
Dermaplaning is also a good exfoliation option for pregnant women who don’t want to use acid exfoliants during pregnancy (some doctors advise against chemical exfoliants during pregnancy, some don’t – ask your doctor first!).
Dermaplaning also improves how your makeup applies and sits on your skin. You won’t have any pesky facial hair to get in the way of your makeup application and the exfoliation means any flaky, dead skin cells that foundation likes to cling onto are non-existent afterward.
How Long Does It Take To Recover After Dermaplaning?
Everyone reacts to things differently, but the recovery time for dermaplaning is super-fast and nothing to worry about in general – you can go back to work right afterward (you just might be a touch pink).
You can expect some mild redness after the treatment, so use soothing products (no retinol that day) and stay out of the sun or use a good broad-spectrum sunscreen afterward, since your skin will be super photo-sensitive.
You might also want to skip makeup for a day, but it’s totally up to you – the downtime is minimal for most people and will vary based on how your skin reacts.
The skin professionals at Laguna Med Spa are here to guide your ad offer a personalized skincare routine. If you are in Parker, CO, or surrounding Denver metro areas, get in touch with us and schedule a skin consultation.