How Dermaplaning Helps Improve Your Skin

​​​​​​​Do you struggle with uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, or shallow lines? You must have been on the hunt for the best skincare treatment that can address these flaws. The good news is that a groundbreaking non-surgical procedure, known as dermaplaning, could be the solution you have been waiting for.

What Is It?

Dermaplaning is a safe, simple, and effective physical exfoliation procedure done in the office by a professional team, like our team at Natural Results Plastic Surgery. Dermaplaning isn’t your usual skin scrub or chemical exfoliant. But you can enjoy the same benefits, such as smoother texture, brighter complexion, more even skin tone, and fewer breakouts. What sets this procedure apart from other exfoliating methods is that dermaplaning also removes vellus hair, more commonly known as peach fuzz. These are finer, shorter, softer, and usually lighter-colored facial hair that’s only visible at very close range. Dermaplaning works on all skin types and offers instant results with no downtime. The procedure is not painful at all. In fact, many clients report feeling relaxed during treatment. They enjoy the sensation of the scalpel blade carefully grooming their skin.

 How Does It Work?

Dermaplaning involves the use of a sterile scalpel and a delicate touch to shave your skin’s surface and get rid of facial hair and excess dead skin cells. Your aesthetician will hold the tool at a 45-degree angle and gently brush it along your skin’s epidermis or top layer. They will only perform dermaplaning on your face. The scalpel will not be used to shape your eyebrows, as the hair there is much thicker.

Dermaplaning is often performed every three to four weeks. The procedure can remove about a few weeks’ worths of dead skin cells. It’s highly recommended that you let your skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which takes about 30 days before you go back and have another treatment done. Otherwise, your skin may peel slightly. This usually occurs when there’s not enough time for the facial hair’s growth cycle to be completed between visits. For this reason, it’s highly recommended to leave enough time between treatments to achieve optimal results.

Common Concerns

Are you worried about your facial hair getting darker after having dermaplaning? There is no need to panic and worry. While it’s true that your hair will have a blunt edge after having been cut, the blunt edge doesn’t mean that the hair’s structure itself has been altered physiologically. The procedure only targets the peach fuzz. These will grow back the same size and color. It’s simply physiologically not possible for the hair to grow back thicker and darker. The structure hasn’t been damaged, so it’s impossible to alter.

Nevertheless, people who suffer from acne or an oily face are discouraged from having dermaplaning performed. If the facial hair is removed from the area, the excess oil may lead to bacteria growth. This can potentially lead to acne breakouts.

Do you want to have glowing, youthful skin? contact Natural Results Plastic Surgery today for a wide variety of treatments that can help improve your look. Call our office now in Scottsdale, Arizona at (480) 418-5300 to schedule your consultation.