We have layers upon layers of dead skin cells on our face that can contribute to irritating skin issues including: dullness, breakouts, wrinkles, etc. Don’t freak—this is totally natural.
what is derma-planing
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz. So basically it’s like shaving your face. This process will make your face feel baby soft, and it helps give you a smooth foundation for make-up application without having to use harsh exfoliators.
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
- Promotes smoother, brighter-looking skin
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Diminishes the look of fine lines
- Provides deeper product penetration
- Works on all skin types
- Instant results and no downtime
How often to treat
Dermaplaning treatments are usually performed every three or four weeks. It is best to let your skin complete its natural rejuvenation cycle before repeating the process.
The procedure will generally remove between two and three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.
What to expect
Your doctor will thoroughly cleanse your face to prepare it for treatment.
Your doctor will use a surgical scalpel to gently scrape the surface of your face, removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
You may experience mild redness. This is completely normal and will go away within 24 hours of treatment. You may notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after you’re finished with a dermaplaning treatment, but it often takes a few days to appreciate the full results.
After a treatment, you’ll need to be extra careful about sun exposure. Sun damage can reverse the effects of dermaplaning, or create pigment blotches on your freshly uncovered skin cells. In the weeks after a dermaplaning, don’t leave the house without wearing sunscreen on your face.
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