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Dermaplaning 101

Dermaplaning 101

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves delicately scraping away the outer layer of your skin using a surgical scalpel. This gentle exfoliation technique effectively eliminates vellus hair (often referred to as peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the surface, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Aside from hair removal, dermaplaning offers a multitude of skin-enhancing benefits. By exfoliating the skin's outer layer, it promotes a more radiant complexion and improves the absorption of skincare products.

Dispelling Myths: Hair Regrowth After Dermaplaning

Contrary to popular belief, dermaplaning does not cause facial hair to grow back thicker or darker. Rest assured, any regrowth will be identical in color and thickness to the hair removed during the procedure.

Pre- and Post-Dermaplaning Care

To maximize the benefits of dermaplaning and minimize potential side effects, follow these essential tips:

  • Before: Refrain from using Retin-A or other exfoliating products for at least three days prior to your appointment.
  • After: Focus on hydration and nourishment post-treatment, using gentle serums to replenish your skin's moisture, take advantage that your skin is ready to absorb everything and use your BEST serums. Protect your skin from sun exposure with sunscreen, as it may be more sensitive in the days following dermaplaning. You can reintroduce exfoliating acids into your skincare routine after four to five days.

Frequency of Dermaplaning

For optimal results, consider incorporating dermaplaning into your skincare regimen every four weeks as an add-on to your facial routine. This consistent schedule helps maintain smooth, glowing skin over time.

Who Should Avoid Dermaplaning?

Individuals experiencing active acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema flare-ups, or cold sores should postpone dermaplaning.

Combining Dermaplaning with Other Treatments

Dermaplaning pairs well with various skincare treatments, except for Microchanneling, which can be too abrasive when combined. Consult with our professional estheticians to determine the best combination for your skin needs.

Ready to experience the transformative effects of dermaplaning?

Consult with a our skincare specialist to discuss whether this procedure is right for you and say hello to smoother, more radiant skin!!

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