Our skin is covered with layers of dead skin cells. These cells rest on the top layer of the epidermis, causing a dull, older-appearing uneven texture, as well as clogged pores, dry patches, and flaky skin. Fortunately, you can easily restore brighter, smoother, healthier appearing skin with one of our most popular noninvasive anti-aging techniques: Dermaplaning.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation technique that involves removing a thin, top layer of skin as well as the vellus hair (the peach fuzz) on your face. When performed by a trained professional, such as a licensed master esthetician, it’s a safe, painless, and effective technique that can help your skin regain its youthful glow.
Dermaplaning is especially beneficial for people who have:
- Dull skin
- Rough skin
- Superficial acne scarring
- Dry skin
Regular dermaplaning appointments can keep these flaws from coming back.
While dermaplaning is safe for most skin types, it may not be right with people with skin conditions like rosacea or dermatitis.
What is the Dermaplaning Process?
During dermaplaning, the esthetician uses a medical-grade surgical blade to gently remove the top layer of skin and vellus hair. It is considered a mechanical exfoliation technique to trigger the cell regeneration process and allows skin care products to be better absorbed.
Though dermaplaning is safe, it should never be performed at home. At-home kits are unregulated by the FDA and may put your skin at risk for trauma or scarring.
What are the Results and Benefits of Dermaplaning?
When your dermaplaning appointment is finished, your skin will look both smoother and brighter. Your skin should experience no trauma, though it may feel a bit tender. You’ll have no downtime after your procedure and can go back to your regular activities immediately. You should be careful to wear sunscreen after your procedure, though we recommend sunscreen for everyone, every day.
The benefits of dermaplaning include:
- Better absorption of skin care products
- A flawless makeup application
- Brighter skin
- Smoother skin
- Reduced appearance of superficial scarring
- Baby-soft skin
You’ll see all these benefits without using harsh chemical exfoliators or scrubs. To keep seeing these benefits, you can undergo regular dermaplaning appointments each month. Side effects are rare and similar to problems you may experience when shaving, such as redness. It should also feel painless, just as you feel when you shave. Serious side effects, which are very rare, include infection and scarring.
At Fountain of You, MD in Virginia Beach, our licensed master esthetician has years of experience performing dermaplaning procedures. She can help you enjoy more beautiful, younger-looking skin in just one visit. Contact us at 757-644-4615 to schedule your appointment today.