Dermaplaning has been around for many years, but just recently became popular among your favorite celebrities. At least, that’s what they want you to think. If you want baby soft skin and a youthful-looking glow, this skincare hack might be just what you’re looking for.
Shaving Your Face – Say What?
Shaving your face might be the last thing on your mind, but we’re here to tell you, it’s time you add it to the top of your list. Dermaplaning removes the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving you with a fresh start. Plus, it removes that pesky layer of peach fuzz that always gets in the way of a perfect makeup application. Shaving your face might sound crazy, but the results are astounding.
What is Dermaplaning?
So what exactly is dermaplaning? Dermaplaning involves the use of a surgical scalpel and the gentle hand of your Aesthetician. Shaving the face allows for deep exfoliation of the skin. This leaves the patient with softer skin that is now more easily susceptible to skincare products. A bonus is for those who have excess vellus hair, or peach fuzz, and are experiencing a build up of dirt and oil in the hair follicle. Dermaplaning allows the skin to breathe and prevents the buildup of dirt and oil.
What to Expect During Dermaplaning
During your dermaplaning procedure, an Aesthetician in your Board Certified Dermatologist office will lightly shave the face using a scalpel. Dermaplaning is often combined with a moisturizing facial, like the HydraFacial, to enhance the skin’s suppleness and elasticity. After dermaplaning, the patient’s skin can better absorb any skincare products, making a facial the perfect combination.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
There is an abundance of benefits to dermaplaning. Shaving your face reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Deep exfoliation of the skin prevents and even eliminates wrinkles. After your first dermaplaning procedure, you will notice an immediate difference in the fine lines on your face.
If you find joy in applying your makeup but have found that your peach fuzz is accentuated, dermaplaning can take care of that. Obviously, shaving the face will remove excess hair and results in a youthful appearance.
Depending on the patient, dermaplaning can last up to four weeks. Regularly performing the procedure regularly will prolong the results, and as time goes on, your skin will continue to improve.
Now that your dead skin cells are removed, and your skin is ready for skincare, the ingredients will seep into the skin much faster and more effectively.
Bonus! With all that, there’s not even any downtime to the procedure. It’s painless and has no side effects.
If you’ve heard of dermaplaning, chances are you’ve seen people perform the procedure at home. It may seem like a simple shaving of the face doesn’t need to be done by a professional, but the process is more complicated than it looks. A surgical scalpel is a lot sharper than your typical razor and requires the delicate and trained hand of a professional.
If you’re ready to take on dermaplaning, request an appointment at a Board Certified Dermatologist office at Elias Dermatology. Once you hop on this skincare trend, you’ll never go back.