What Is Dermaplaning?
It’s a new year and perhaps one of your resolutions is to make time in your schedule for better self-care so that you can be the happiest and healthiest version of yourself in the coming year. Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive either! We would like to recommend something as simple as caring for your skin.
The skin works very hard to protect us from many harsh factors like the sun’s rays, pollution, chemicals in products that touch our faces, and an army of other germs. With all the things that can damage our skin and make it look dull, let’s treat our faces to a healthy and fresh glow with dermaplaning!
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of the skin. It aims to remove fine wrinkles, to reduce the appearance of acne scars, and to make the skin look smooth and more radiant. This treatment gives brighter skin, better color, reduced appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars, and decreases the visible hair on the face. Dermaplaning is safe for any skin type and most people can have the procedure done with little risk of side effects.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
Dermaplaning uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from the face. The sterile blade is held at a 45-degree angle and is dragged lightly over the skin removing dead skin cells, scar tissue, and other substances that may be clogging pores. A typical session takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete which makes it perfect for anyone with a busy schedule.
While there is typically no pain associated with this treatment, some patients report a tingling sensation. Providers may offer a numbing spray during the procedure, but it is generally not necessary. During the treatment, your face will be cleansed, exfoliated with the dermaplaning tool, and then cleansed again. Once the procedure is completed a soothing treatment such as aloe or a similar lotion with sunscreen will be applied and then you can resume your daily schedule immediately.
While there is no downtime, some patients experience temporary redness which subsides within 1 or 2 days. Once any redness has dissipated, patients will immediately see brighter skin, better color, and less noticeable lines, wrinkles, and scars. The results typically last 3 to 4 weeks and our providers will help you determine how often dermaplaning can safely be repeated in order to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Dermaplaning is a great way to start off the new year of caring for your skin! You will look amazing as you venture out from behind those masks and computer screens this year!
Take The Next Step
Patient safety and comfort are our top priorities. Call Flawless Med Spa at (505) 888-1185 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We are pleased to serve patients throughout the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe areas.