Get Your Glow Back with Dermaplaning
Is your skin feeling dull and uneven, leaving you disheartened every time you look in the mirror? Does it feel like that no matter what you add to your skincare routine, you just can’t get your face looking vibrant and youthful again? If this sounds familiar, we have the solution for you! It is called dermaplaning.
This may sound like it could be an unusual or uncomfortable procedure, but dermaplaning is actually a quick, easy, and painless way to get back your youthful glow. With this treatment, trained dermatologists use an exfoliating blade to gently scrape away three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells, oils, and fine hairs, commonly called “peach fuzz.” The results of dermaplaning are immediate; your skin will be glowing as soon as you get out of the chair.
Why Do Dermaplaning Treatments Work?
We know that dermaplaning may seem too good to be true, but it really works! Let’s talk about why the treatment is so effective.
Over time, dirt and oils build up on your skin. Even if you follow a robust skincare routine, these oils will still be present. This buildup can cause your skin to look dull and weighed down. However, it is not the only thing that is making your skin look tired and worn! Your environment has a lot to do with it, too. UV rays from the sun can wreak havoc on your skin, leading to age spots, sunburns, skin damage, and a raised likelihood of developing skin cancer. When you combine this with the effects of airborne pollutants, it is no wonder that everyone walks around looking tired and worn.
Dermaplaning is an excellent way to address and even reverse some of these negative effects. The exfoliating blade removes built-up oils, impurities, and hairs, rejuvenating your skin by removing dead skin cells and exposing the healthy, new skin cells underneath.
Here’s What Your Dermaplaning Treatment Will Look Like
The dermaplaning treatment process is simple. First, your dermatologist technician will cleanse your face. This is to remove all makeup and excess oils and ensures dermaplaning is as successful as possible.
What makes this treatment so effective is how the skin cells and grime are scraped away. Highly trained dermatologists use a clean, sterile scalpel, scraping it gently across the skin to remove the layers of dead skin. While this might sound alarming, our dermatologists are trained to hold the scalpel at a specific 45-degree angle. This allows the scalpel to penetrate the layers of skin enough to remove three weeks’ worth of buildup without causing pain or damaging the layers underneath.
Once the dermaplaning itself is finished, your technician will apply a toner and moisturizer to your face. They will also provide sunscreen as your newly exposed skin is much more susceptible to sun damage and will need to be protected accordingly.
At the end of this process, you will have entirely new skin cells exposed on your face. Since these cells are free of dirt, hairs, and the taxing effects of environmental stressors, your skin will be smooth, supple, and vibrant. This will help your face serums and treatments be more effective, and your makeup application will go much more smoothly.
Getting Ready for Your Treatment
Preparing for a dermaplaning treatment is a simple process, but there are several things you and your dermatologist will need to consider before the procedure. You will need to discuss your skin type, skin color, and general medical history with them before you schedule a dermaplaning procedure. Additionally, you should avoid long-term sun exposure during the week before your treatment. Sunburns will prevent the procedure from being performed correctly. It is also important to note that you should not undergo this treatment if you currently have active acne flare-ups, as it could damage the skin and cause further issues. Simply reschedule your treatment if your acne is flaring up.
Taking a Better Look at the Benefits
We have touched on a few of the benefits of the dermaplaning procedure, but let’s take a closer look at what makes this treatment so great:
1. Rejuvenated Skin
Dermaplaning treatments can rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. It removes dead skin cells to reveal new, healthy skin beneath. The new skin cells will be bright, vibrant, free of hyperpigmentation, and free of rough patches or imperfections.
2. Fewer Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles develop in the skin as it ages and loses collagen. But by removing old skin cells and revealing newer ones, you can prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming as quickly.
3. No More Peach Fuzz
Everyone has peach fuzz, but not everyone feels comfortable with having it on their faces. You would be surprised how many people fall in love with their appearances all over again once they see their faces free of peach fuzz. Your skin will glow, and so will your confidence.
4. Cleaner, Smaller Pores
Over time, your pores inevitably fill up with dirt and oils. This can make them appear large and dark. The dermaplaning process removes excess oils, dirt, and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, preventing the formation of blackheads and pimples. Your pores will appear cleaner, smaller, and healthier.
5. Fast & Painless
Dermaplaning is an entirely painless procedure. And the process is quick enough that it can be completed over a lunch break. This makes it incredibly convenient and a great way to treat your skin.
6. Cosmetics Will Go on Easily
Makeup application can take a long time, but dermaplaning makes the process much quicker. You will be surprised by how quickly and smoothly your makeup products go on after removing excess oils and hair from your face.
7. Gentle and Relaxing
While using a scalpel to remove dead skin cells from your face might not sound relaxing, we promise you it can be. Some of our patients find the process so relaxing that they fall asleep during the procedure!
Can You DIY Dermaplaning?
While it is a highly beneficial treatment, you will likely end up with plenty of dermaplaning regrets if you attempt this procedure at home. This is because if dermaplaning is performed improperly, it can have majorly negative results. This medical procedure utilizes a sterile scalpel to scrape away layers of dead skin cells. The angle you hold the scalpel at is also critically important and is not something you’ll want to master on your own face. The best course of action is to schedule a dermaplaning treatment with a reputable licensed dermatologist to ensure that your skin is not damaged and that you receive all the benefits from the treatment.
Dermaplaning is a quick and easy treatment, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind after your treatment is over:
• Avoid direct sun exposure
The newly exposed skin cells on your face are more sensitive to the sun than usual. For this reason, you need to avoid exposure to the sun for at least three days after treatment. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure to wear facial sunscreen daily.
• Avoid using scrubs for one week
While scrubs are a great way to remove excess dirt and oils, they do more harm than good on newly exposed skin. Avoid using any scrubs for at least one week to keep from damaging your skin.
• Avoid any makeup application
It is not a good idea to apply makeup within a full day of your dermaplaning treatment. You should avoid putting anything on your face that could clog your freshly opened pores.
• Follow a simple skincare routine after your treatment
It is important that you follow a simple skincare routine after your treatment. Your skin will be sensitive, so you will want to avoid harsh cleansers, toners, and scrubs. Stick to your basics to take care of your skin!
• Do not engage in any strenuous exercise
You will want to avoid any activity that may make you sweat profusely. As such, you’ll want to refrain from strenuous exercise or using a sauna within the first few days after your treatment.
• Avoid contact with chlorine
Chlorine is a harsh chemical. To avoid damaging your newly exposed skin, we recommend that you avoid contact with chlorine or chlorinated water for at least three days.
Get Your Glow Back with Winston Salem Dermatology
Dermaplaning is a fantastic way to reclaim your youthful glow and look and feel rejuvenated while doing it. This procedure is simple and easy, but it’s crucial that it is only performed by licensed medical professionals.
Winston Salem Dermatology is your source for your skincare and dermaplaning needs. Our dermatologists and technicians have undergone years of training and are skilled in diagnosing and treating many different skin conditions. If you are ready to get your glow back, we’re here to help! Visit us online or call (336) 774-8636 to start your new skin journey today!