What is dermaplaning facial?
Dermaplaning facial is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands.
Dermaplaning facial is now one of the most requested treatments in New York skin clinics. Also, it is a favorite exfoliation technique in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras. Dermaplaning facial removes all the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. Dermaplaning facial also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.
Dermaplaning facial versus microdermabrasion
Wondering if you should try Dermaplaning facial versus microdermabrasion? They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin. Dermaplaning facial safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But, keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference.
What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning facial?
- Provides deeper product penetration
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
- Promotes smoother skin
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Diminishes the look of fine lines
- Works on all skin types
- Instant results and no downtime
*These photos are just examples of possible results. Results & experience may vary.
HOW IS DERMAPLANING FACIAL DONE?
Dermaplaning facial is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face. First, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she’ll pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
About 30 minutes
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DERMAPLANING FACIAL?
There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Contrary to what you might think, dermaplaning facial will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker.
Once your hair begins to grow back it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it’s actually the same texture as before and grows at the same speed. There is no need to worry about the hair on your face getting any darker. Since dermaplaning facial only targets the vellus hair (peachfuzz) the hair will grow back the same size and color. It is physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker and dark, so no need to panic and worry.
There’s no downtime.
Some light redness can be expected but not always. It’s perfectly fine and common to make an appointment during lunch and go right back to work after the 30-minute treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks. It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment done. The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.
WHO SHOULD ADMINISTER THIS TREATMENT?
Dermaplaning should be administered by a board certified dermatologist or licensed aesthetician who specializes in this procedure.