There are more choices than ever for targeting the signs of aging and complexion imperfections. If you’re unhappy with parts of your reflection but you aren’t ready for invasive or harsh treatments, dermaplaning may be just the solution you need. Call the elite team of experienced estheticians at True Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL to discuss elevating your appearance with this innovative treatment.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is the gentle process of scraping the top layer of dead and dull skin cells, debris and peach fuzz from the skin on the face. A trained skincare professional will use a ten-gauge scalpel, held at a 45-degree angle, to gently exfoliate your face. There are many benefits to this treatment, making it a popular choice for clients of all ages and skin tones and types.
Top Benefits Explained
Removal of Peach Fuzz
We all have vellus hairs, also known as peach fuzz, all over our skin. It’s there to keep us warm and add an extra layer of protection to our skin. Some people have more visible peach fuzz than others and are unhappy with their appearance. Those hairs also catch micro-debris as you go throughout your day.
When you remove this layer of hair, skin immediately becomes smoother and brighter. One myth to never worry about is hair growing back thicker or darker. The speed and thickness of growth are all about your genetics and not how you remove hair. It’s physically impossible for your peach fuzz to grow back at a different rate, thickness or color than it was before treatment.
As your skincare professional is “shaving” the top layer of your skin, all the impurities caught in the dead skin cells are taken off along with that dulling layer of cells. As a result, you’re left with newer, clearer skin.
Reduction of Fine Lines and Acne Scars
When you remove the top layers of your skin, your body’s healing process is triggered because it sees this as an injury—even though it won’t look or feel like one. The healing process involves increasing the production of collagen. Collagen is the protein responsible for the structure of our skin, keeping it smooth and taut.
As collagen regenerates new skin cells, it fills in fine lines and wrinkles, reducing their appearance. The same is true of acne scars. Those concave, oval scars are just a gap between the top and lower layers of skin. When you boost your collagen production, your body works to fill in those gaps, making scarring less visible.
An unexpected benefit of dermaplaning is how easily your makeup will go on afterward. Makeup isn’t absorbed by hair, so a lot of products sit on top of the peach fuzz, and that can make the application look splotchy.
After treatment, your makeup will have a smooth surface to cover. Taking off your makeup is easier, too, because those hairs and dead skin cells aren’t clinging to the day’s makeup, pollution, and debris.
Skincare Product Absorption
After a session, your skincare line will penetrate deeper layers of your skin because you don’t have a dull layer of dead skin preventing it from being absorbed. It’s important that you take advantage of this time frame. Be sure to clean your face with a gentle cleanser twice a day so you keep pollutants and impurities out of your newly resurfaced pores.
Nourish your skin. Ask your skincare specialist for recommendations to get the most out of your treatment and extend your results. Using a serum with growth factors can further the production of collagen and keep your skin smooth and glowing.
Using sunscreen is important every day, but even more so after this treatment. You will be extra sensitive to the harmful rays of the sun because you no longer have that protective layer of fuzz—sunscreen will give you the protection you need.
Dermaplaning is a virtually painless, non-invasive, gentle skin exfoliating and resurfacing treatment. Because it requires no downtime, can be done on a lunch break and doesn’t use chemicals, it’s a great choice for even the most sensitive skin and busiest of schedules.
To keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing it’s recommended to schedule treatments every 30 days. This schedule will keep peach fuzz from becoming a problem and will take away dead skin cells before they can dull your appearance.
Because your skin will be free of peach fuzz and dead skin cells, your skincare specialist may suggest adding another treatment to maximize your results. Adding a chemical peel or specialized facial can enhance your results and extend their longevity.
Who Is a Candidate?
Practically anyone who would like a brighter, smoother complexion is a good fit for this treatment. The only exception is for people experiencing an active acne flareup. Your skincare specialist may want to reschedule so your flareup will have time to resolve before your session.
Call for a Consultation
If you want a brighter complexion for an event or are just ready to invest in your skin without invasive or harsh treatments involving downtime, be sure to trust your face only to highly skilled professionals. Call True Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL and make an appointment with an expert esthetician. You and your esthetician will partner to create a results-driven treatment plan so you can achieve the beautifully vibrant and youthful-looking complexion you desire.