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How Dermaplaning Removes Dead Skin from Your Face

Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on skin care. In fact, of the $17.7 billion spent, 45 percent goes toward skin care.

Much of this money is spent on at-home treatments like moisturizers and serums. Many people are also investing more money in higher quality salon and spa-based treatments like dermaplaning, though.

Dermaplaning is a great treatment that removes dead skin from the face and leaves it feeling smooth and refreshed. Have you ever considered giving it a try? 

Read on to learn more about the benefits of dermaplaning and how it can help to improve the look and feel of your skin.

What Is Dermplaning?

Dermaplaning is a rejuvenating skincare procedure that helps to slough off the top layers of dead skin from the face. It also gets rid of “peach fuzz” and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft.

During a dermaplaning procedure, an aesthetician will use a sterile, surgical razor to gently shave the surface of the skin and remove the top layer. This razor is very sharp, but the dermaplaning process is totally painless.

Many people find that dermaplaning reduces the appearance of scars, especially acne scars. It can also help to minimize wrinkles and fine lines, giving your skin a more youthful looking and slowing down signs of aging.

How Dermplaning Removes Dead Skin

At this point, you might be wondering how dermaplaning works. How can shaving your face yield all these great benefits?

Dermaplaning is so effective because it triggers cell regeneration.

When you have the top layer of your skin shaved away, the body can do a better job of healing the skin, producing collagen, and repairing areas that were damaged by acne. Increased collagen production can also help to prevent wrinkles and keep the skin looking smooth and plump.

Other Benefits of Dermaplaning

Smoother skin, fewer acne scars, and fewer wrinkles — what more could a person ask for from one skincare treatment? As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to add dermaplaning to your skincare routine, here are some other great benefits that it can provide:

Less Acne

Dermaplaning doesn’t just minimize acne scars. It also helps to prevent future breakouts. When you have the top layer of your skin shaved away, you get rid of dead skin cells that could clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

Pain-Free Treatment

Remember, dermaplaning is totally painless and non-invasive. Don’t let the razor scare you away. Some people do experience a bit of tenderness in their skin after the procedure is complete, but you won’t feel any pain during the treatment.

No Downtime

You also don’t have to worry about scheduling downtime after the procedure. Since it’s non-invasive, you can have your skin dermaplaned and get back to your regular schedule in no time. Dermplaning also doesn’t take very long, so you don’t have to block out a huge chunk of your day to get it done.

Easier Makeup Application

If your skin is very dry or you have a lot of wrinkles and fine lines, you might notice that your makeup does not go on as smoothly as you’d like. After you have your skin dermaplaned, though, this will likely change.

Many people notice that their makeup goes on more easily after dermaplaning, and they don’t have to use as much product to get better results!

Increased Effectiveness of Other Products

Dermaplaning can also make other skin care products more effective.

After having your skin dermaplaned, moisturizers and serums will penetrate the skin more easily and likely yield better results. Other skin care treatments, such as facials, can also be more effective when they’re done after dermaplaning.

Many spas even allow you to add dermaplaning to another treatment at a discounted rate because they know how much more effective it makes the other procedures they offer.

Who Should Have Dermaplaning Done?

Dermaplaning is a great skin care treatment for just about anyone.

Those who are dealing with superficial skin issues like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, or mild acne can also benefit from it. It’s good for people with all different types of skin, including those with thin or sensitive skin.

Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, too, since it doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals.

The only people who should not try dermaplaning are those with severe, inflamed acne and those who have coarse facial hair.

What to Expect from a Dermaplaning Treatment

Dermaplaning treatments are very simple and straightforward.

When you arrive at the facility where your treatment takes place, you’ll lie back in a recliner and an aesthetician will use a special razor to shave off the dead skin and peach fuzz from your face in short, quick strokes. It’s totally painless and usually only takes about 45 minutes.

Before and After Dermaplaning Treatments

To prepare for your dermaplaning treatment, it’s a good idea to stop using any other exfoliating products about 24-48 hours beforehand. This includes products that contain salicylic acid, retinol, or astringents.

You may want to avoid spending time in the sun a day or two before the treatment if you burn easily.

After the treatment, you won’t have to plan for any downtime.

You should, however, avoid spending time in direct sunlight, sitting in a sauna, or participating in sweaty activities for 24 hours afterward. This will help to reduce the risk of irritation.

Continue to avoid exfoliating products for 24 hours after your treatment, too. When those 24 hours are up, you can go back to your regular skincare routine.

Schedule a Dermaplaning Treatment Today

There are lots of benefits that come with making dermaplaning a regular part of your skincare routine.

Dermaplaning removes dead skin from the face, yes, but that’s not all it does.

In addition to leaving your skin feeling softer and smoother, it can also reduce the appearance of acne scars and slow down the aging process.

Are you interested in giving dermaplaning a try?

If you live in the Western North Carolina area, contact us at Harpe Laser and Wellness today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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