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What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin procedure that involves using a sharp tool to exfoliate the surface of your skin, while also removing small, fine hairs.
Basically, an esthetician takes a small scalpel and very gently scrapes the surface of your skin using light, feathering strokes.
What Are the Benefits?
So, what exactly does lightly scraping your skin with a scalpel accomplish? A lot, apparently. “Dermaplaning’s purpose is to give your skin an immediate exfoliation for a luminous glow that lasts a week,”. The benefits are dewy skin, faster cell turnover, and a smoother texture. Physicians might recommend Dermaplaning to anyone who is about to undergo a laser treatment or deep chemical peel, to allow the products to penetrate more deeply into the skin. Plus, the light shaving motion gets rid of little facial hairs while it exfoliates.
Side note: It’s very crucial to wear sunscreen after getting this service because the skin is very sensitive to the sun and hyperpigmentation (dark skin spots) are possible.
Who Can Benefit?
Anyone who has unwanted facial hair and anyone who wants exfoliation can benefit. Dermaplaning is also great for pregnant women or those with super-sensitive skin since they can’t use certain products and exfoliating treatments. Dermaplaning is an alternative way to lightly resurface the skin.
Dermaplaning vs. Dermabrasion
Dermaplaning is NOT in any way similar to dermabrasion, which is a mechanical exfoliation that uses micro-crystals and suctioning to exfoliate. Dermabrasion is actually rarely done now, because of complications like infections and scarring.
Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is, quick, easy, and requires no downtime. However, you do need to wait at least two weeks until the next session.
Does It Hurt?
Dermaplaning is virtually painless. The only possible side effect is slight redness, which fades almost immediately.
How Much Does It Cost?
Dermaplaning prices range from $75 to $150 and up. Many dermatologists’ offices or MedSpa’s that have it on the menu will offer it with a chemical peel or facial because it allows products to sink deeper into the skin with the aim of quicker or better results.
Sign Me Up—How Can I Get It Done?
If you are interested in receiving a Dermaplaning treatment or would like more information, please contact ForeverYoung MedSpa today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We would love to talk with you about this procedure and help you on your way toward rejuvenated, younger-looking, glowing skin.
BEFORE & AFTER
Five common myths about Dermaplaning that are absolutely untrue
1. Dermaplaning Will Cause Your Hair To Grow Back Darker
Of all the myths, this one is arguably the most misunderstood. This is a total myth, and one we hope goes away forever soon. Your hair will grow back exactly the same color and thickness as it was previously. You can’t change the structure of your hair follicle by simply shaving your hair off. This myth exists mostly because women with darker complexion have darker vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) and most of the time, they won’t notice it because they’ve never removed their facial hair before. “After the hair grows back, it seems like it is darker, but that is not the case. It’s simply that after Dermaplaning, because you are removing the dead layer of skin and vellus hair, your skin will appear much brighter than you’ve experienced in the past, and then after the regrowth, it seems darker. This is just your eye tricking you. Another reason to dermaplane? There is no risk of hyperpigmentation for women with deeper skin tones and darker hair, unlike waxing and laser hair removal.
2. Dermaplaning Will Cause Your Hair To Grow Back Thicker
This myth makes no sense, how could shaving your peach fuzz change the structure of your hair follicle? You’re cutting the hair off on the surface level of your skin, without even affecting the actual follicle. Hair grows at a blunt edge, so if you touch your face often, you may feel that hair growth coming back in and think that it is thicker, but that is not the case. Once the hair has fully grown back in, it will look and feel exactly the same as before.
3. Dermaplaning Is Super Painful
Dermaplaning is totally pain free. In fact, it’s way less painful than waxing, lasering, or threading. You use light feather strokes to remove the dead skin and peach fuzz. It is not abrasive or painful at all. It’s is safe for all skin types, with the exception of those with active acne. If you have a lot of acne, avoiding Dermaplaning as you could cut yourself and spread bacteria.
4. Dermaplaning Will Cause Breakouts
The truth is the exact opposite — not only will Dermaplaning not cause breakouts, it will actually prevent them from happening. By exfoliating the dead skin, Dermaplaning will help to keep your skin clear. It will also allow for much better product penetration. With the dead skin cells, oil, and debris removed in the follicle, the active ingredients will absorb quicker and more effectively, speeding up cell turnover and killing more bacteria. Removing that layer of dead skin with the Dermaplaning tool will also help to alleviate congestion.
5. You Can Use A Regular Razor To Dermaplane?
While you can use a regular razor to shave your face, you will not get the same results as you would if you used a proper Dermaplaning tool, which uses a sharp, single blade. You will not get nearly the amount of dead skin and peach fuzz removed as you will with a professional Dermaplaning treatment.