Everything You Need To Know About Dermaplaning

If you are always paying attention to the latest facial treatments, you might have heard about dermaplaning, the latest treatment that celebrities are raving about, and that involves shaving your face. Are you surprised? Did you ever think that shaving your face could leave it so smooth and glowy? I’m not talking about using a disposable razor. Dermplaning is one of the most requested treatments, and it works. We are going to tell you everything about it so, keep reading if you are curious about getting it done.

What is exactly dermaplaning?

It is a facial treatment that involves using a surgical-grade scalpel to shave the peach fuzz off your face. It is a safe non-painful way to remove the thin vellus of the face. Besides removing peach fuzz, it provides a wide range of other benefits. It acts as a physical exfoliator in the surface layer of the skin. All the process takes just a few minutes, and when done by a licensed dermatologist or esthetician, you are only going to feel a gentle scratching over your face.

Benefits of dermaplaning

• It gets rid of dead cells giving you a smooth and glowing look.

• Zero peach fuzz.

• Makeup is going to look so much more flawless.

• Products are going to penetrate better in the skin.

• It Improves superficial hyperpigmentation.

• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

• Stimulates cell turnover (this means it has anti-ageing properties).

• Evens out the skin texture and tone.

• Stimulates collagen production.

What to do before the treatment

Don’t exfoliate for a least 5 to 7 days before the treatment (this includes AHA’s. BHA’s. retinoids, enzymes.etc). Don’t get other treatments like hair waxing, threading or shaving for at least two weeks before the treatment.

What to expect after the treatment

Although dermaplaning is considered a gentle exfoliation, your skin will feel a little dry and red right after the treatment, which is why I don’t recommend that you get it done right before a big event. A common concern that everyone who tries this treatment has is: will it grow thicker? And calm down because the answer is no, the hair will grow back just as thin as usual.

You must avoid direct contact with the sun in the first 48 to 72 hours after the treatment. Wear sunscreen and apply a super hydrating serum to nourish the skin.

Who shouldn’t get a dermaplane treatment? 

Dermaplaning is a safe treatment, but in certain situations, it isn’t the most recommended. Avoid dermaplaning if you are in one of these circumstances:

• If you have active acne.

• If you have open wounds or raised lesions.

• If you have an allergy to nickel.

• If you are taking Accutane.

• If your skin is too sensitive.

Is dermaplaning at home as effective as getting one by a professional?

The answer is simple: no. It would help if you never tried to dermaplane yourself at home with a disposable razor. Although these days you can find several dermaplaning razors that claim to provide the same benefits as the professional treatment, that is not true. The professional dermaplaning razor is surgical-grade, and it is correctly sharp and sterilized. Even if you find a surgical-grade scalpel, you won’t know what the correct way to dermaplane or how many times you should pass it over the skin to achieve the right exfoliation is. A poor technique can lead to undesired effects like irritated skin and dermatitis.

How often should I get dermaplane? 

To achieve the best results, do it once a month.

Conclusion

Dermaplaning is an innovative treatment that doesn’t only helps you to remove peach fuzz but also provides a gentle exfoliation that improves your texture, reduces the signs of aging, allows products to penetrate better and makeup to look flawless. It is a gentle treatment that works for almost all skin types and comes with minimum side effects. The dermaplaning at-home has become popular, with different kinds of dermaplane razors selling on the market. but if you want to enjoy all of its benefits the best you can do is to get it done by a licensed esthetician or plastic surgeon that knows the right technique to apply it.

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