While some people may think it is just shaving your face, dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes wispy facial hair but also the top layers of your skin to give you a softer, smoother glow. Here, we explain the benefits of dermaplaning and why you should be getting this treatment done in the New Year for a new glow.
Dermaplaning will improve the vitality of your skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and irregular pigment. It can reduce and smooth out thickened skin texture as well. Patients will notice brighter skin tone as this treatment increases cellular turnover. It eliminates vellus hair on the face and re-textures thicker skin. It can minimize acne scars and pore congestion. By stimulating collagen production, you’ll notice fewer fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps improve the penetration of skincare and makeup products for a smoother appearance.
Dermaplaning vs. microplanning
Microplaning is different from dermatplaning as it is a less-invasive form of dermaplaning. It consists of cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration of the skin. A mild chemical or enzyme, along with the dermablading, allows vitamins and minerals to penetrate the skin. There is no residual peeling as there is with dermablading. The treated skin will have a soft, smooth, glowing appearance.
Dermaplaning consists of a more significant topical exfoliation using stronger acids and a cryo-therapy technique. It has a deeper peeling effect with visible residual peeling.
This treatment doesn’t require any downtime for recovery. Many patients fit it in over a lunch hour and return to work or other activities. You may notice some redness if you have skin sensitivity, but this treatment is great for any skin type and patients who have dull skin, dry skin, sun-damaged skin, fine wrinkles and acne scars.
Dermaplaning is recommended every three to four weeks, and a custom treatment plan will be recommended based on your skin concerns and desire for a more youthful appearance. To learn more about dermaplaning and other treatments to help you achieve your most youthful glow, call (480) 610-6366 for a consultation.