For those seeking a facial exfoliation solution alternative to microdermabrasion, dermaplaning facials can be a great choice. This procedure involves exfoliating the facial skin to get rid of accumulated debris and peach fuzz hair.
Dermaplaning benefits include leaving skin feeling brighter and smoother and softening fine lines. Women who undergo dermaplaning may notice that cosmetics and skin creams absorb more completely into their skin following the procedure.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning facials involve using a small scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin and any light hairs that grow on the face. The scraping is performed in a gentle back and forth motion over the entire facial area.
As each area is scraped, our aesthetician pulls the skin tightly to ensure an even look. A new layer of skin is revealed underneath, resulting in unclogged pores and a glowing appearance. Typically, a dermaplaning procedure can be performed in less than an hour.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
There are a number of dermaplaning benefits. These include:
Increase Cellular Turnover
Undergoing a dermaplaning facial procedure results in an increase in cellular turnover. Since dermaplaning scrapes off the top layer of the skin, a new, fresher layer of skin is revealed underneath. This forces the skin to quickly turnover, eliminating the dull look that skin can sometimes have.
Can Be Combined with Other Treatments
Dermaplaning can be combined with other treatments to maximize benefits. For example, you may use it as part of a facial or in combination with a laser treatment or microdermabrasion. Combination treatments result in an even brighter skin appearance and can greatly enhance the ability of the skin to absorb makeup and skin creams.
May Reduce Fine Lines and Hyperpigmentation
Those who are experiencing the signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, may see some relief through dermaplaning. The removal of the top layer of skin can potentially smooth out fine lines and lighten hyperpigmentation spots. These spots are commonly caused by spending time in the sun, or they may be genetic.
Good Option for Those with Sensitive Skin
People who may not be able to undergo laser or more aggressive treatments find that dermaplaning is a good alternative. There are no heavy creams or abrasive tools used in dermaplaning. Thus, those with sensitive skin can easily obtain a great exfoliation without worrying about irritation.
Can Be Performed Regularly
You can undergo dermaplaning as often as you like. Since this is a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t use lasers or chemicals, it can be performed monthly or even weekly. Multiple treatments can enhance the results you have, as each time you undergo dermaplaning, you’ll be encouraging cellular turnover.
How Does Dermaplaning Smooth the Skin?
Dermaplaning smooths the skin through the use of the tool, which has the appearance of a scalpel or an electric razor. As the skin is gently scraped, dirt and dead skin cells are removed.
Any fine hairs are also removed during the process. This results in a smoother feeling to the skin. Many of our patients feel that their skin is as smooth as a baby’s following a dermaplaning session!
Smooth skin results in an improved, more even complexion. Over time, skin cells can accumulate and leave your skin looking dry or worn out. Exfoliating regularly through dermaplaning can give you a more youthful glow.
You’ll also appreciate the benefits of improved absorption of cosmetic products. This will allow any regular products that you use in your skincare routine — such as creams and lotions — to settle deeply into the skin and its pores.
How Long Do the Results from Dermaplaning Last?
Results from dermaplaning can last anywhere from two weeks to a month. After this period, you can maintain your results through additional dermaplaning procedures. It’s completely non-invasive, so it may be regularly performed to obtain enhanced benefits that will continue to improve over time.
Is Dermaplaning for Everyone?
Dermaplaning is a good option for almost everyone. When you schedule a consultation at SkinMD Seattle, our aestheticians will perform a thorough examination of your face before starting the procedure.
If there is a reason that dermaplaning may not be a good fit for you, we will let you know and suggest alternatives.
What Procedures Could Be Alternatives to Dermaplaning?
There are a number of other alternatives to dermaplaning that involve exfoliating the skin. These can include any of the below:
Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells with a diamond-tipped tool. It provides similar results to dermaplaning but does not result in the removal of hair. This non-invasive treatment can be performed in under an hour.
For those with acne scars, wrinkles, and sagging skin, microneedling may be a good option. It involves using a round tool that contains tiny needles to stimulate collagen and elastin production, improving the skin’s radiance and firmness.
Microneedling can produce serious positive changes in the skin, but it is somewhat more invasive than dermaplaning.
A chemical peel involves applying an acidic solution to the skin to remove dead skin cells. There are varying types of chemical peels. Some are stronger than others.
During the consultation, we can discuss alternative options to dermaplaning to determine whether these may be a better fit to meet your skin goals.
Ready to Schedule a Dermaplaning Session in Seattle, WA?
At SkinMD Seattle, we offer dermaplaning to those who are seeking the benefits of exfoliation. Contact us to learn more about our regenerative and aesthetic medicine treatments and to schedule a consultation!