What Is Dermaplaining?

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The skin of our face is exposed to several environmental toxins, irritants, UV radiation, and sun damage. This makes the top layer of skin dull, and our face looks more aged.

Besides the chemical peel procedures and products, there are different physical treatments to refresh the skin’s outer layer and make it smooth and shiny, such as Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaining. Dermaplaning is an effective procedure to clear away those damaged skin cells by exfoliating the skin.

This procedure is different from Microdermabrasion, where an aesthetician uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently remove the thicker, and  uneven outer skin layer. Dermaplaining technician uses a sterile, surgical blade to gently remove the top layer of dead skin along with fine facial hair.

This procedure improves the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation. The result of the treatment is instant in leaving the skin with a smooth appearance.

Along with the removal of fine hairs, it results in healthier skin that feels fresh and smoother. This is an effective treatment for all types of skin and mostly for women, of all ages. 

Dermabrasion vs Dermaplaning

What Is Dermaplaining?

The concept of Dermaplaning is very similar to Microdermabrasion treatment. In Microdermabrasion, the technician uses special devices to smooth the skin by vacuuming and firing microcrystals, or another type of the mechanical exfoliation machine, while in Dermaplaining the technique uses a simple surgical blade to do the job!

Therefore, in Dermaplaining the skills and experience of the technician are more important. If the technician executes the Dermaplaining procedure skillfully and carefully on your face, you will see the result much faster than microdermabrasion, with fewer common side effects.

Each session of the face Dermaplaining on the neck or face may take between 30 and 45 minutes, and it is recommended to repeat this treatment every six to twelve weeks to get the best results.

After performing this treatment, you may experience a dry or scaly face for a few days, which is completely normal and it will disappear after a few days.

Benefits of the Dermaplaning procedure

What Is Dermaplaining?

The exfoliation and hair removal can leave your skin brighter and smoother. This procedure can soften fine lines, and skin wrinkles, and at the same time reduce hyperpigmentation or uneven skin tone.

Dermaplaining is an effective procedure to treat deep acne scars. Some of the benefits of the Dermaplaning procedure are:

Risks and Side Effects of Dermaplaining

What Is Dermaplaining?

Most people do not show any side effects or they may experience a little irritation or reaction. The common side effects of Dermaplaining include:

A Dermaplaining procedure is not recommended for the people with inflammatory skin conditions such as:

Dermaplaining Treatment Downtime

What Is Dermaplaining?

This procedure does not have any downtime for recovery, which makes it extremely convenient. You will not need to take time off from work, and you may be able to get this treatment even during your lunch break!

You may experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped in the two or three days right after the procedure.

Dermaplaining Post Treatment Cares

What Is Dermaplaining?

After treatment, the skin is vulnerable and especially sensitive for 3 days to a week, therefore you should be extra careful about sun exposure.

Sun UV light can damage your sensitive skin faster than the skin’s normal condition and create pigment blotches on your freshly uncovered skin cells. Applying the right sunscreen product and moisturizer is important to protect your face after the treatment.

In general after a Dermaplaining treatment:

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