There are many ways to clean the pores and exfoliate the skin, but, sometimes, it’s necessary to pursue a more aggressive method. One such way is to seek out a dermaplaning procedure, but, before you commit to the process, it’s a good idea to understand what it entails.
What is Dermaplaning?
To begin, dermaplaning isn’t something you can do yourself, such as other methods of exfoliating the skin. This process requires service provided by a professional, because it involves using a 10-gauge scalpel to essentially slice away the top layer of skin. As the dead skin cells are gradually scraped away, a new layer is revealed, giving the individual a clearer and brighter complexion.
Since this procedure requires handling a blade sharp enough for surgical procedures, it’s necessary to find a skilled technician. Dermaplaning may be performed at a medical spa Palm Springs CA, or another facility specializing in dermatological conditions. In considering the procedure, ask the professional how long he or she has been doing dermaplaning to ensure you’ll be in the hands of a skilled technician.
Dermaplaning has the added benefit of scraping away facial hair, which is why it has become so popular among Hollywood actresses. After the procedure, skincare products are more effective, and make-up applies more smoothly to the skin. In many cases, cosmetic dermatologists use this process to help prepare the skin for chemical peels, laser treatments, and other more invasive treatments.
Dispelling the Myths About Dermaplaning
There’s a misconception that only certain skin types are best suited for dermaplaning. The fact is that anyone, even those with dry skin, sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, and dull skin, can receive the treatment. The only real concern is for those with acne inflammation. If you have moderate to severe acne, it’s a good idea to treat that condition first and put off dermaplaning, until your skin has cleared.
Another common myth is that dermaplaning will cause your facial hair to regrow thicker and darker. There will likely be a different sensation, as the hair begins to regrow, but this is only because the hair was cut straight. It will still have the same texture and shading. It will also regrow at the same pace, so concerns that it will grow back faster are also unfounded.
You won’t need to schedule recovery time, either. In fact, many people schedule the treatment for their lunch break and return to work within 40 minutes. Typically, individuals experience a redness of the skin, but that’s it.
It is important to protect your skin from the sun, however. While this is important under any circumstances, the newly exposed layer of skin will be especially susceptible to sun damage. For this reason, you must be diligent in applying sunscreen, even when you’ll only be outdoors for a limited time.
Dermaplaning provides a more thorough exfoliating experience and can help you feel rejuvenated and happier. While there are some precautions to be taken, particularly in caring for your skin after the procedure, it’s a safe and effective treatment.