7 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT DERMAPLANING:
If you are like us and are dreaming of having baby-smooth skin once again, you need to consider dermaplaning. This procedure is perfect for those who are want to even out their complexion without the hassle of downtime.
We love dermaplaning because if you think your face feels amazing after a facial done by your skin care professional, you won’t believe the difference dermaplaning makes. This non-ablative procedure gives you the clearest and cleanest complexion of your life! Before you pick up the phone to schedule an appointment -- there are a few things you need to know.
1. Dermaplaning eliminates fine wrinkles.
While it won’t do much for those deeper wrinkles, it can eliminates the fine wrinkles that begin to develop over time. The wrinkle is actually removed (yes, removed!) from the skin, creating the appearance of a smooth complexion. The results can last up to 6 months.
2. There is no down time with this procedure.
Facial procedures can often leave a girl with several days of downtime, but that is not the case with dermaplaning. In fact, the only side effect is smoother skin.
3. Dermaplaning removes those annoying “peach fuzz” hairs.
Apparently, there is a second side effect to dermaplaning -- hair removal! As we age we tend to get more hair on our faces (dang hormones!) that our makeup and other products can get caught in. Dermaplaning is basically shaving -- on steroids, but make safer than hair removal creams or plucking.
4. It may sound simple, but the results last.
Because this procedure removes up to 3 weeks of dead skin cells that have accumulated (excuse us while we make an appointment immediately!) the results last up to 4 weeks. Now, if you have a good daily maintenance (like the Skin Medica skin care regimen ) you can prolong the results.
5. Speaking of skin care products…
After this procedure, your skin care products will work much better as they are able to absorb directly into the skin without having to work their way through layers of dead skin.
6. An actual surgical scalpel is used.
It’s true. A 10-gauge, sterile scalpel is used during this procedure.
7. Dermaplaning should never be tried at home.
While it may appear to be a simple shave, it is much more complicated than tha! Surgical scalpels are much sharper that the average razor and the technique requires a delicate touch making it nearly impossible to do at home. Save yourself a few cuts on the face and leave it to the professionals.
Angie Sucre, RN
Luxe Beauty Now
(Located inside Creative Edge Salons)