Dermaplane

Dermaplane2018-11-01T08:56:05+00:00

Kiss Your Peach Fuzz Goodbye!

Smooth skin is one of the hallmark signs of youth.  As we age, however, the texture of the skin often changes in response to lifestyle, sun exposure poor circulation, and other factors.  However, the skin can renew itself, especially when helped along by a technique such as dermaplane.

While you may not think of it that way, the skin is the largest organ in your body.  It protects you from infection, encloses the organs and fluids within the body, controls your temperature, secretes fluids like sweat and oil, and provides sensory input to the brain.  The skin contains blood vessels to nourish the skin cells and hair.  It also has many nerves and glands.  Although it looks like a single surface, the skin is made up of multiple layers of cells.  The body constantly generates new skin cells to replace older cells on the outside that have died and been shed.  This function helps to explain how exfoliation can work to make skin smoother.

What is dermaplaning?

At first, the explanation of this treatment may sound a little bit scary.  However, dermaplaning is one of the gentlest and most comfortable aesthetic services available.  It basically involves using a scalpel to scrape away dead skin cells.  It is done in a very gentle way in order to remove dead skin cells and all of the other things that are causing your skin to look rough and uneven.  Essentially, it exfoliates your skin.

This treatment is extremely beneficial for those who are not interested in or do not qualify for other treatments that use more aggressive techniques.  For example, chemical peels have been able to help a lot of people rejuvenate their skin.  However, a person may have skin that is simply too sensitive for a chemical peel.  If this is the case, dermaplaning is the perfect alternative.

Another benefit that this treatment offers over other types of exfoliation treatments is the fact that is actually removes vellus hair – peach fuzz – on the face.  When a person has peach fuzz on the face, this can lead to an accumulation of bacteria.  This leads to acne.  So, in addition to the fact that it can help prevent acne, it also leaves you with a smooth complexion.  You will feel comfortable when you are not wearing makeup, and you will notice that your makeup glides on smoothly after you receive your treatment.  Skin care products and treatments are more effective after dermaplane treatment since they are applied directly to new cells.

How Does Dermaplaning Rejuvenate Your Skin?

Dermaplaning rejuvenates your skin in the same way that a lot of other exfoliation treatments do.  When the top layers of the skin are removed, your skin looks rejuvenated because the healthy skin underneath those dead skin cells is revealed.

The benefits don’t stop there.  Your skin is kind of kicked into overdrive, and this helps trigger cell rejuvenation.  In the weeks that follow your treatment, your skin will be producing more collagen and elastin.  These things are extremely beneficial for your skin and help your skin look youthful and fresh.

Are you a candidate?

A dermaplane treatment can be performed on almost anyone.  Unlike chemical peels, which are contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women because they act at the cellular level and may increase risk to the baby. A dermaplane treatment can performed on pregnant or lactating women.

Are there risks?

Just as you might cut yourself when shaving, the dermaplane scalpel might nick the skin.  These are minor injuries and heal almost immediately, just as a shaving cut does.  Occasionally, people have a reaction to the cleaning solution.  Some people report the skin feels dry or appears red for a short while after the treatment.  Too frequent treatments (intervals of less than the three-week minimum) increase the risk of skin irritation and may cause the skin to peel.

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