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What to know about Dermaplaning?

Aug 23

Dermaplaning is a quick, easy, and relatively painless way to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from your face. The treatment can be done independently or as a prep for other therapies, such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion.


A dermatological expert uses a scalpel to do dermaplaning. This occurs in a hospital, an outpatient facility, or a surgeon's office. Doctors use the technique to lessen psoriasis skin cell accumulation and facial acne scarring.


It can remove some dead skin cells and tiny hairs from the skin's surface. To prevent injuring delicate skin, it entails using a sterile scalpel with rounded edges similar to a butter knife. Scalpels used in the medical field are therefore stronger than those used at home.


What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?


  • Immediate Results: According to the online medical publication Healthline, patients' faces become visibly brighter even after the first treatment when facial hair and dead skin cells are reduced. Why? Because allergens and pollution are continually in contact with the top layer of our skin. This is especially true if you commute by public transit or must work outside in the heat as part of your employment.Your aesthetician removes the old or damaged layer of skin to show a fresher, younger layer underneath.


  • Low-risk: Dermaplaning is advantageous for all skin types, although it is particularly advantageous for dry skin. Your face may become red for one or two days, but it will disappear. Make sure you work with a knowledgeable, seasoned professional. The best exfoliation technique is dermaplaning because it frequently has no side effects.


  • Procedure in a Few Minutes: Dermaplaning, a quick and non-invasive skin procedure, takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Dermaplaning doesn't require any setup or recovery time, so that you may schedule it around other obligations. Dermaplaning is carried out every three to four weeks. You may experience temporary shedding (also known as "exfoliation") after this procedure for up to 7 days, but most people only experience it for a few.


  • Fine Lines Are Reduced, & Younger Skin is Exposed: Dermaplaning is the name for the exfoliation process that removes dead skin cells. Additionally, it demonstrates skin that is younger and brighter, naturally reducing wrinkles and fine lines. However, as we age, our bodies engage in other processes like development, reproduction, and so forth, which prevent natural cell turnover. Therefore, it is necessary to eliminate dead cells for fresh ones to operate correctly. As a result, your face will feel smoother because any vellum or peach fuzz that irritates will be removed.


  • Promotes The Production of Collagen: As we age, collagen production slows. Dermaplaning removes peach fuzz, irritating the skin, revealing younger skin and stimulating collagen formation. This results in a smoother texture on your face.


Safety and risks

Experts consider dermaplaning to be a low-risk procedure. For example, a certified therapist could combine it with a chemical peel to minimize scars and flaws.


Before having this operation, certain people should seek professional counsel. For example, this is true for people with:


  • skin sensitivity
  • metal allergy, typically to stainless steel
  • A deep cystic acne outbreak that is currently present
  • rosacea


Some side effects of dermaplaning may include:


  • Temporary redness or other discolouration usually fades within 1–2 hours of the treatment but can take a few days.
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight: Make sure to use sunscreen when outdoors.
  • Increased risk of infection: Dermaplaning opens the skin barrier, which may allow bacteria to enter the skin, so it is essential to keep the area clean.
  • Scars: There is also a risk of minor cuts occurring during the procedure, leading to spots.


Anyone interested in other aesthetic facial treatments should wait at least two weeks after dermaplaning.


How it works

You might note that the tool used for dermaplaning procedures resembles a razor you might use on your body hair if you take a closer look. This is because Dermaplaning and shaving share the same fundamental principles. For example, you can get rid of dead cells, scar tissue, and other material that might be causing the surface of your skin to look uneven by slowly running a sterile blade across your skin at a 45-degree angle.

Every day, severe environmental pollutants, irritants, and sun damage are exposed to your skin. As a result, your skin's outermost layer may appear dull, which may age you. You'll notice younger skin cells when you look in the mirror since it removes those damaged ones. Most dermaplaning effectiveness reports are anecdotal. Everyone experiences varied outcomes, making it challenging to determine whether a particular course of treatment is practical or not.


A quick and straightforward procedure, dermaplaning can be performed every four to six weeks. After the process, no recovery time is necessary, and the effects are immediately noticeable. At River District Aesthetics, we prioritize giving our patients the best possible care. Dermaplaning is one of our many services to help you achieve and maintain healthy, attractive skin. To schedule a consultation, give us a call right away!