You’ve probably already fallen in love with dermaplaning, the facial rejuvenation treatment that gently wipes away peach fuzz and dead skin cells to reveal radiant, silky skin. But did you know that this treatment can also be used to make a chemical peel more effective? At True Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL, our patients often combine the two treatments for amazing results.
What Is Dermaplaning?
During a dermaplaning session, a 10-gauge scalpel is used to scrape away the top layer of skin cells and fine facial hairs. This process reveals fresh new cells just below the surface, giving the face a healthy and youthful glow. This treatment, which is sometimes referred to as a scalpel facial, leaves the face soft and supple.
What Happens During Treatment?
We’ll begin by cleansing your face and applying a toner. Holding the scalpel at an angle, we’ll then make quick strokes on your face, holding the skin tight as we go. You’ll feel a little pressure on the surface of your skin, much like you feel when you’re shaving your legs at home with a razor, but there won’t be any discomfort.
How Can Dermaplaning Boost a Chemical Peel?
Although it’s best known for its ability to rejuvenate the face all by itself, a scalpel facial is also a great way to increase the effectiveness of chemical peels. By removing peach fuzz and the very top layer of skin cells, this treatment opens up the skin in a way that allows a chemical peel to penetrate more deeply.
What Results Do I Get by Combining Treatments?
Patients who combine a scalpel facial with a chemical peel enjoy several advantages.
A More Effective At-Home Skincare Regimen
When used in combination, these two treatments can remove several layers of dead skin cells, which allows skincare products to work more effectively. The week or two after your appointment will be an ideal time to diligently use your highest-quality serums because they’ll penetrate deeply. And that’s not all. If you apply topical acne medication to your skin, that will get a boost in efficacy as well. Your cosmetics will also go on more easily.
Once you’ve undergone these treatments, your skin will look and feel healthier. Your complexion will be more even, age spots and old acne scars will be eased, and fine lines won’t be as apparent. The texture of your skin will also be smoother. These treatments offer a comprehensive improvement and give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
Both of these treatments deeply clean the skin, and dermaplaning also clears away the fine facial hairs that trap dirt and oils on the surface of the face. As a result, your skin will be less prone to acne breakouts.
A Convenient Option
Both of these treatments deliver powerful results, but even performed in combination they take less than an hour and don’t require any downtime. These treatments are ideal for time-crunched patients.
How Frequently Should I Schedule Appointments?
Dermaplaning and chemical peels work as either occasional treatments or regular components of a long-term skincare regimen. After evaluating your skin and talking with you about your cosmetic goals, we can recommend the best treatment frequency for you. For most regular scalpel facial clients, we recommend scheduling appointments four to six weeks apart, which gives the skin time to regenerate the cells that have been exfoliated.
Can Any Other Treatments Be Combined With Dermaplaning?
Facials are another nourishing treatment that gets a boost when applied to skin that has been cleared of fine hair and dead skin cells with a scalpel facial. Facials can smooth and firm the skin, minimize breakouts, and deeply hydrate the face.
Take the First Step Today
Perhaps you’ve already tried scalpel facials. And maybe you’ve had chemical peels as well. But have you experienced the unique benefits associated with a combination treatment? Dermaplaning can make chemical peels and other facial treatments even more effective. If you’re ready to see for yourself, call True Skin Care Center, in Chicago, IL and schedule a consultation today!