You may have heard of dermaplaning or know someone who’s had it, and perhaps you’ve gotten curious. What exactly is dermaplaning and why is it trending? Well, dermaplaning is a non-invasive facial treatment where an esthetician or a dermatologist uses a small scalpel to remove the dead skin cells on the outer layer of your skin as well as the vellus hair (a.k.a. peach fuzz) which can contribute to dull and uneven complexion. 

This procedure is painless because the hairs are cut at the surface of your skin. And since it’s painless, there will be little to no downtime after dermaplaning, although you may experience some dryness if your skin isn’t properly conditioned

Skincare Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a form of deep exfoliation which is beneficial for anyone who wants to achieve smoother, softer, glowing skin. It can reduce the appearance of acne scars as well as prevent acne breakouts. 

Dermaplaning also contributes to better absorption of skincare products, boosting their performance. 

Who Can Benefit from Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a great treatment for all skin types, especially sensitive or dry skin because it doesn’t strip away any of the necessary oils your skin needs. It is also great for pregnant or breastfeeding women who are limited to certain skincare products or exfoliating treatments. 

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Dermaplaning?

It’s a relatively quick and painless procedure. You may experience some dryness on your face, but that will go away after a while. It’s important to note that dermaplaning should be done by a professional to avoid infection and scarring. It is also NOT advisable to get a dermaplane treatment when you have an active acne or frequent breakouts as this can stimulate overproduction of sebum and lead to further breakouts. The same goes for people with eczema or psoriasis.

Skin Care Tips After A Dermaplaning Treatment

It is only normal for your skin to feel vulnerable after a dermaplaning treatment. Here are some tips on how to care for your skin and avoid any damages. 

1. Avoid sun exposure and extreme heat.

2. Always apply sunscreen on your face and neck.

3. Use serums and moisturizers religiously.

4. Avoid any exfoliating products for 1 week.

5. Avoid chlorine and swimming pools.

6. Avoid any chemical peels or laser treatments for at least 3 weeks.

7. Make sure that you don’t pick and scratch your face as it will disrupt the healing process of your skin and cause scarring, discoloration, acne breakouts, and other skin conditions.

Conclusion

Dermaplaning is a simple procedure that can and should only be done by your esthetician or dermatologist. It only takes a few minutes in addition to your facial and can improve your skin texture and tone. The procedure is often recommended for normal to oily skin types, or those who want to improve their skin. Dermaplaning can also help reduce your chances of developing acne, and/or eliminate any dark or unwanted facial hair. 

Interested in getting this facial treatment? Book an online consultation with Spalina Skincare’s licensed esthetician, Spela Hernandez!

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