Dermaplaning is one of the trendiest skincare treatments available today, and it’s easy to understand why. This treatment removes facial hair, rejuvenates the skin’s appearance, and eases the look of fine lines and dark spots. But that’s not all. Dermaplaning, one of the many aesthetic treatments offered by Beauty Co. in Raleigh, NC, is also good for your skin.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation treatment in which a medical-grade scalpel is used to gently shave the top layer of the skin. This shave will remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz, leaving the surface of the skin ultra-smooth and soft. The treatment also stimulates the development of new cells, essentially helping new skin to rise to the surface. The rejuvenating nature of this treatment, which can only be performed on the face, leaves patients with a more vibrant, youthful and relaxed appearance.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
We’ll first cleanse your face and apply a solution that will open up your pores. We’ll then gently scrape the surface of your skin with a small surgical steel blade held at a 45-degree angle. Your esthetician will hold the skin taut while working on various parts of your face.
This treatment is completely non-invasive and involves no pain or discomfort. Most patients compare the sensation to shaving your legs in the shower with a manual razor. You may also hear a whispering sound as the blade makes soft strokes across your face.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone who wants to get rid of fine facial hairs and see an overall improvement in the health and appearance of facial skin can benefit from these treatments. Because it is gentle and noninvasive, dermaplaning is also a good option for individuals who have limitations that prevent them from seeking other treatments, including patients with ultra-sensitive skin, women who are pregnant, and those who need to avoid the chemicals found in some other products and services.
How Long Does It Take?
One of the great things about these treatments is how convenient they are. Treatment usually takes less than an hour, and because there is no downtime associated with these appointments, you’ll be able to get right back to your regular schedule. Many of our patients even schedule these treatments for their lunch hour, which is why these appointments are sometimes fondly referred to as lunchtime facials.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
Wearing sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure should be regular components of your skincare routine, and both are especially important during the days immediately following treatment. It’s also a good idea to avoid using retinol and exfoliants for 24 hours after treatment. Because the treatment fully opens up your pores and skin, some patients opt to go make-up free for a few hours to enjoy that clean, fresh-faced feeling. However, you can reapply cosmetics immediately after your treatment if you wish.
How Is It Good for My Skin?
Dermaplaning stimulates new cell growth, removes excess dirt and oil from the pores, and is good for your skin in other ways.
New Skin Cell Growth
You’ve probably heard again and again about the importance of exfoliating your skin. This treatment offers a thorough exfoliation that’s much deeper than what a regular shave with a manual razor does. By removing dead skin cells and stimulating new cell growth, this treatment can even out a patient’s skin tone and ease the look of acne scars or hyperpigmentation: the darker spots that sometimes occur on the skin.
Cell regeneration also eases the look of fine lines and wrinkles and gives patients a dewy, fresh-faced appearance. Many patients notice a difference right away.
Instant Hair Removal
This treatment quickly and easily removes the fine facial hairs known as vellus hairs, or peach fuzz. Getting rid of that hair will instantly make your skin look smoother and younger. Your face will also feel good to the touch. Many patients say their skin after treatment feels as soft as a baby’s bottom.
This treatment removes excess dirt and oils that can clog and enlarge the pores. It essentially functions as a deep cleaning for the face, and you’ll be less prone to acne breakouts afterward.
Easier Skin Care
Because dermaplaning leaves the face hairless and the pores clean and clear, the days immediately following treatment are a great time to focus on using your highest-quality serums and moisturizers. Your face will be particularly receptive to your at-home skincare routine and any acne medications you may be using. This treatment also improves the efficacy of other skincare treatments, so patients sometimes opt to combine dermaplaning with other treatments at our spa.
Gentle on the Face
Even though this treatment is essentially a facial shave, it’s completely non-invasive and is quite gentle on the face. There’s no tugging or scratching or harsh chemicals. This treatment gently sloughs away dead skin cells in a way that reveals a refreshed face while also stimulating new cell growth. This treatment is safe for all skin types.
Why Choose Our Practice?
Would you like a smoother face and a more rested appearance? Do you have frustrating patches of peach fuzz that you’d like to control? Contact Beauty Co. in Raleigh, NC today to get the treatments you’re looking for. We offer state-of-the-art skincare in a comfortable, spa-like setting, and we’re eager to work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals.