Have you ever tried a dermaplaning treatment before? Do you know what dermaplaning is? Find out why December is a great month to try out dermaplaning.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a skincare procedure where a specialist uses a surgical blade to remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells from your epidermis. Another form of dermablading is known as microplaning which is a slightly less invasive version that may be more effective for those with certain skin conditions.
How is microplaning different than dermaplaning?
As aforementioned, microplaning is a less invasive form of dermaplaning. Microplaning involves a full facial treatment with cleansing, exfoliation, and nourishing steps. It uses a mild chemical or enzyme with the blading to allow essential vitamins and nutrients to be delivered deep into the skin.
Dermaplaning provides a much more topical exfoliation using stronger acids as well as a cryotherapy technique. This process helps to intensify the process for deeper peeling and exfoliation, providing even more dramatic results.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning provides myriad benefits but most of all gives the overall appearance of younger, revitalized looking skin. Specific concerns that dermaplaning helps with include:
- Minimizing pore congestion and acne scars
- Brightening skin tone
- Increasing cellular turnover
- Retexturing thick skin
- Eliminating vellus hair on the face
- Reducing flakiness
- Improving product penetration
- Stimulating collagen
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
Why is now a good time?
Truthfully, it’s always a good time for dermaplaning. However, wintertime might be even better because the recovery suggestions include avoiding activities that are much more popular during the warmer months. It’s recommended that you avoid sun exposure for 3 days post-treatment. Meaning wearing a hat or using a sun umbrella. As always, SPF is highly recommended whenever you leave the house, but imperative following dermaplaning. You will also want to avoid excessive heat 3 days post-treatment like saunas and steam rooms. Avoiding chlorine for 24 hours is also suggested.