If exfoliating is great as everyone is saying (and it is), and it is just removing excess dead skin cells, then taking a scalpel and very carefully scraping off your outer layer of dead skin would be the best kind of exfoliation, right? The answer is actually “yes.” This treatment is called Dermaplaning and when performed by a professional it’s a quick, inexpensive and incredibly effective procedure that can make a pretty big difference in your everyday appearance.
Shaving Is Surprisingly Helpful
While most women cannot grow full beards, we do still get some short, soft vellus hairs on our faces, commonly known as “peach fuzz.” These vellus hairs can interfere with the application of both makeup and skincare products. While Dermaplaning focuses on eliminating dead skin cells, it also successfully removes the “peach fuzz”. You will notice that not only will your skin feel smoother and look brighter your makeup foundation will look better after the procedure as well. And no, your hair won’t grow back thicker afterward.
Dermaplaning is Much More
The process of dermaplaning involves a special medical scalpel that is used by a trained professional to literally scrape off layers of dead skin. By contrast, shaving involves gliding a normal shaving razor on a layer of lubricant that is designed to prevent the razor from going too deep. If shaving is mowing your lawn, dermaplaning is taking a shovel and very carefully removing a bit of dirt. There is certainly nothing wrong with paying someone to perform a straight razor shave on your face, but you will get a totally different procedure for your money that might not have the effects you want.
What’s So Good About Dermaplaning, Anyway?
Exfoliating has lots of benefits, and dermaplaning cranks them all up to 11. Excess dead skin cells can cause your skin to appear flaky, or dull and frequently contribute to acne breakouts. Dermaplaning ensures that these dead skin cells won’t get in between you and the world. A standard procedure removes about three weeks of growth, and the results can last for for nearly a month.
The other big benefit comes from turnover. Your body does not necessarily crank out skin cells as fast as it can. Instead, it simply sits back and replaces cells as it needs. Dermaplaning eliminates several outer layers and prompts your body to make more new skin cells faster. This is a pretty big deal since it means you will be showing fresh, healthy cells to the world for several weeks after a dermaplaning treatment.
Finally, dermaplaning can help skin care products penetrate more deeply, giving you extra oomph from your favorite creams, lotions, and gels. This bit of extra synergy helps you look even better for several weeks after your dermaplaning treatment.
Are There Downsides?
Dermaplaning is very safe and has basically no downtime. The treatment takes less than an hour and tends to leave your skin slightly red but totally fine otherwise. This means you can go back to work immediately after your treatment. Experts suggest that you should be extra vigilant with your use of sunblock afterward, but that’s a small price to pay for the vibrant glow you will have after a dermaplaning treatment.
Where Should I Get This Done?
Skin Concepts Day Spa is proud to offer dermaplaning in Surrey, B.C. If you would like to take advantage of this fast procedure to help your skin look its best, give us a call or book a consultation! We’re happy to answer all of your questions as we guide you through the process and give your skin a powerful mechanical exfoliating treatment that will leave you looking great!