We often find clients shying away from the idea of dermaplaning. We get it! There’s plenty of misinformation floating around about the treatment, and we want to tackle that head on.
What it is:
Dermaplaning is a treatment that utilizes a blade to remove dead skin cells, revealing smoother, more youthful looking and vibrant skin.
While many are weary of the term “blade,” the truth is that when performed by a licensed and trained esthetician or medical professional, the procedure should have very minimal to no discomfort and is similar to shaving your legs. The difference between a regular razor and what’s used in dermaplaning is quality; dermaplaning utilizes a small, surgical-grade blade. It’s more similar to a straight razor than drugstore razors you likely use for regular shaving purposes.
Who it’s for:
Almost anyone! Dermaplaning is great for all skin types, especially those who have problems with drying, wrinkling or hyperpigmentation. Those with acne, especially deep cystic acne, should consider other options or wait until a breakout is clear. As always, it’s best to have a consultation with a professional before trying a new treatment to make sure it’s right for you.
Aside from rejuvenating the skin, dermaplaning has two big benefits.
The first is improving product effectiveness. When you apply products to your skin, dead skin cells create a barrier, making it harder for products to penetrate. Dermaplaning removes that barrier, making your skin more receptive to products. This is also why you often see it paired with other services, like the HydraFacial or a peel.
The second is hair removal. Soft patches of fine hair on the face, which we typically call peach fuzz, are very common for women and can become more visible when make-up is applied. A dermaplaning treatment removes this type of hair for smooth skin. And, unlike what many believe, the hair WILL NOT grow back thicker or darker. Some even find it grows back finer and less problematic than before.
In addition, dermaplaning doesn’t have the downtime of other treatments such as a peel.
Curious if dermaplaning is right for you? We’d love to have a consultation to learn more about your skin’s needs! Stop by or call 765-644-6028. And don’t forget there’s still time to take advantage of this month’s Illuminize Peel special that includes a dermaplaning treatment.