If you’ve only been able to achieve the look of glowing skin with oils or cosmetics like highlighters, there is a way to get that glow naturally without products or greasy oils. The accumulation of dead skin cells on your face can keep you from ever experiencing naturally glowing skin. You have glowing skin, you just need some help to expose it, and at SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, we offer dermaplaning, an exfoliating skin treatment, that will give you just that.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
It’s Safe for All Skin Types
Dermaplaning doesn’t have a type; it’s a treatment that will benefit all different skin types, textures, and tones. Those who cannot undergo chemical exfoliation such as intense chemical peels can undergo this treatment, as well as pregnant women and those with sensitive skin.
It’s a gentle yet effective treatment that will remove both dead skin cells and hair from the top layer of your skin and reveal a new, fresh layer beneath.
There’s No Downtime
This treatment requires no downtime. You won’t have to plan your day or week around your appointment but instead, you can schedule your treatment at a time that is most convenient for you, and then once it is over, you can resume your normal day to day activities.
As far as aftercare is concerned, you should avoid any exfoliating treatments afterward, avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours, and apply sunscreen to your face whenever you are in the sun.
Dermaplaning is one of the most natural exfoliating treatments available. This treatment doesn’t involve the use of harsh chemicals or ingredients that could irritate the skin. Instead, it simply involves the use of a single tool, a medical-grade scalpel with a sharp blade. The blade works by gently passing across your face at a 45-degree angle and it removes the dead skin and peach fuzz from your face.
It Enhances Product Absorption
Dead skin cells create a barrier between your new, fresh layer of skin and your products. Dermaplaning removes that barrier by removing that dead skin layer and the fine hair. Once the skin is opened, the essential active ingredients in your topical products will better absorb into your skin.
This is good news for anyone who invests in medical-grade skin care lines because, after dermaplaning, you will get your money’s worth from those products.
It Removes Peach Fuzz
If you’ve never noticed your peach fuzz before, you will definitely notice a difference once it’s gone. After your treatment, a glance at the amount of peach that has been removed from your face may leave you wondering how you never noticed all of that hair.
The removal of peach fuzz creates the perfect facial canvas for the smooth and flawless-looking application of foundation, powder, and concealer post-treatment.
It Improves Acne-Prone Skin
Dead skin cells act like lighter fluid to the fire that occurs with acne-prone skin. Fine hairs can collect bacteria and dirt, and dead skin cells clog the pores, and it’s this combination that can ignite an acne breakout.
Dermaplaning removes both the hair and dead skin cells from your face, thereby opening up the pores, which clears them and keeps them free from acne-causing dirt and debris. Regular treatments will leave your skin clear and help keep it blemish-free.
It Improves the Appearance of Acne Scars
If you have acne scars from years ago or even weeks ago, this treatment can significantly help improve their overall appearance. This treatment works by removing the stratum corneum, which is the top layer of the skin.
The entire treatment increases collagen production. When the scalpel passes over the scar, the skin reacts by increasing collagen production in the area, which helps plump the skin beneath the scar, reducing its overall appearance.
Am I a Candidate?
If you want to improve your skin and get rid of the dead skin cells that are keeping you from glowing, youthful skin, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. If you are unsure as to whether you are a candidate, our skincare experts will analyze your skin and develop a skincare treatment plan based on your skin type and ultimate goals.
Reasons to Postpone Your Treatment
The following conditions will exclude you from this treatment, but only temporarily. Once the required amount of time passes, or you experience the necessary healing for specific conditions such as active breakouts, you can schedule your appointment and enjoy the benefits of this treatment.
You have an Active Acne Breakout
If you have active acne blemishes on your face, you need to wait until they have healed to schedule this treatment. Dermaplaning during an active breakout would spread bacteria all over the face and lead to poor results.
You Just Had an Intense Facial Treatment
You should postpone scheduling this treatment if you have recently undergone an intense facial treatment such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, a chemical peel, a facelift, or a brow lift. Your skin will typically be ready for this treatment two to three weeks after any of these intense facial treatments.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Glowing skin is within your reach, and you don’t have to undergo invasive treatments to get it or buy cosmetic products to fake it. Scheduling regular dermaplaning treatments will help keep your skin glowing, bright, youthful, and healthy. You will experience endless benefits and no side effects. Contact us today at SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA and schedule your dermaplaning appointment.