Suppose you’ve seen people carefully moving tiny razors across their faces on social media. You may have wondered what dermaplaning is, what it can do for your face, and if it’s safe to try at home.
Yes, the latest trend in skincare may look like an easy-to-do-it-yourself way to exfoliate skin or get rid of peach fuzz, but many experts say you shouldn’t try this one at home in most cases. Also, dermaplaning isn’t suitable for all skin types or people with some skin problems.
Today, Ageless Beauty Center is here to guide and walk you through Dermaplanning. Is it the proper treatment for you? Discover its benefits below.
Dermaplaning is a method that involves gently scraping your face with a scalpel to remove the epidermis, the top layer of skin, and tiny hairs. People usually go to a dermatologist’s office for the procedure.
Depending on where you live and where you go, dermaplaning can cost anywhere from $40 to more than $150. The treatment usually takes 15 to 30 minutes (it will be more expensive to get a treatment from a board-certified dermatologist because they have more training).
Dermaplanning at Ageless Beauty Center
Whether you have dull-looking skin or fine lines that are starting to show up on your face, dermaplaning can help you get glowing, much better skin. Dermaplaning is a non-surgical process that gently removes dead and dull skin cells to reveal younger, brighter skin underneath.
This is an excellent procedure for people who want to get rid of dead skin but don’t want to use medical-grade peels or other more intense treatments. Dermaplaning is also safe for pregnant or nursing women who want beautiful skin without worrying about harsh or dangerous chemicals getting into their bloodstream.
Is Shaving The Same as Dermaplanning?
No, not really. Facial dermaplaning involves shaving off skin layers, mainly the upper epidermis or the very top layer. Because of this exfoliating effect, dermaplaning is often done with a “dermaplaning facial.”
Another critical difference is that shaving is used to get rid of hair, not to get rid of dead skin cells. It only cuts hair at the skin level and shouldn’t take off any layers of skin.
Since the blades of a dermaplaning scalpel or dermatome aren’t protected like the blades of a body-hair razor, you can remove the peach fuzz more smoothly and closely than with a body-hair razor.
The Benefits of Dermaplaning
If it’s your first time hearing about Dermaplaning, you may ask what it can do for you best. Here are some of what you can expect.
Say Goodbye To Peach Fuzz
People do it mainly to get rid of the vellus hairs, which some call “peach fuzz,” on their faces. Everyone has these fine vellus hairs all over their bodies, and they have a purpose: Vellus coats keep us warm and give our skin another layer of defense.
But some people’s vellus hairs are thicker and darker (making them more visible) than others, and depending on how they feel about that; they might want to get rid of them.
The expert also says dermaplaning makes it easier to put on makeup and can make the skin look and feel refreshed. Dermaplaning is just one way to do that, of course. You can use many kits to get rid of hair at home.
For example, waxing and threading only sometimes give people the desired results, especially when it comes to exfoliating and getting rid of finer hairs. This makes dermaplaning an appealing option.
You may have heard that shaving facial hair makes it grow back thicker, but this isn’t true. Because after a dermaplaning session in the office with a sharp scalpel, the hair doesn’t usually grow back thicker or darker.
People could also try laser hair removal for results that last longer. But keep in mind that with this method, your hair can still grow back; it takes a few sessions to see results, and each session costs between $300 and $400.
Those with darker skin are more likely to get hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and burns after laser hair removal than people with lighter skin.
Say Goodbye To Dead Skin Cells
The Dermaplanning blade gets rid of the stratum corneum, a thin layer of dead skin on the skin’s surface. This can make your skin look brighter, help your skin care products soak in better, and make your foundation smoother.
In some offices, it is often done as an extra step before other treatments like microdermabrasion or lasers like Fraxel so that you can remove the top layer of dead skin cells immediately.
Still, no studies compare dermaplaning to other ways to get rid of dead skin, like retinoids or chemical peels. That’s one reason other experts prefer peels over dermaplaning, even for sensitive skin, and don’t offer dermaplaning.
For instance, peels help with texture, tone, acne, and fine lines. They are in no way the same, and many peels exfoliate better than a scalpel.
Care To Give a Self-Treat?
It would be best if you got treated about once a month to keep the hair from returning. (Of course, everyone’s exact schedule will be different.) But it would be best if you did this treatment sparingly. Take note that dermaplaning too often may irritate or damage the epidermis, which helps protect you from allergens and other possible irritants in the outside world.
Again, this is why it’s best to talk to a doctor who can help you figure out how often you should do it based on your skin and needs. Our team at Ageless Beauty Center is willing to help you with this concern.
We also have treatments like Morpheus8, or Botox/Dysport to help you manage your goals! Check out more details and explore our services on our page. Book an appointment today or call us at (517) 203-5052!