If you’re looking for instant gratification that you can see, feel, and touch in just one session, this therapy can give you those results in about an hour. Dermaplaning is a manual gentle exfoliating technique that planes away the outermost layer of dead cells and vellus hair to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. It’s gentle enough even for those with sensitive skin!
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
This is a painless cosmetic procedure that involves using a sterile razor to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair from your face. You may feel some slight pressure from this process, but it shouldn’t hurt at all — in fact, most people find dermaplaning relaxing! It is an excellent way to promote new skin cell growth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is relatively quick, with no downtime.
Results After One Treatment
- Smooth and youthful-looking skin
- No built-up dirt and oil
- An even skin tone
- Great makeup application
- Vellus hair removal
After the procedure, it is important to take proper care of your face in order to avoid any irritation or inflammation. Here are some aftercare tips to follow:
- avoid using any harsh or abrasive cleansers;
- apply a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer;
- protect your skin from harmful UV rays;
- don’t use exfoliating products at least a week after dermaplaning.
If you experience any redness or inflammation, immediately stop using skincare products on your face and consult a dermatologist!
Dermaplaning can be done anywhere from once a year to every month, depending on your skin type. For example, if you have dry or sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to get an annual treatment and see how your skin reacts before doing it more often. If you have oily skin, try getting it done as often as once a month for the best results.
Who Should Avoid Dermaplaning?
This procedure is not suitable for everyone. Those with active acne should avoid dermaplaning, as it can cause the spread of bacteria and worsen breakouts. This treatment may not be appropriate for people who have eczema, rosacea, or other sensitive skin conditions — it can be irritating. In this case, you should consult your dermatologist first. Dermaplaning is also not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the hormones can make the skin more sensitive.