In the esthetics world, we’re known for striking a balance between strategically adding products to your skin while also taking unwanted elements away. Some prime examples of this are enzyme peels, corrective peels, and dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning is a skincare procedure that uses a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells from the face. Once the old skin has been removed, you have a greater chance of absorbing the natural and organic skincare products that we place on your skin. This also has potential to make your at-home skincare more effective, too!
We don’t see any downsides to adding dermaplaning to your monthly skincare treatments, other than the fact that it isn’t suitable for those prone to congestion or breakouts. Now, let’s dive a bit deeper into the world of dermaplaning.
Who Is Dermaplaning For?
Most clients who express interest in dermaplaning are women who want to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. These aspects of the face often arise through acne, high sun exposure, sunburn, dehydration, and natural aging. Dermaplaning is a wonderful solution for all of the above, as it focuses on bringing your younger skin cells to the surface of the face.
In addition to reversing signs of aging throughout the face, dermaplaning can also help to remove peach fuzz and other unwanted facial hair. Less peach fuzz and facial hair often makes for cleaner makeup looks. But truly, this helps whether you’re going for a full face of makeup or a totally natural look.
Is Dermaplaning Dangerous?
Let’s back up a minute. Maybe the sound of taking a scalpel to the face sounds nerve racking. Not to worry! Dermaplaning has been safely and successfully used by estheticians for years. The scalpel is held at a 45-degree angle and carefully moved across the skin in a single pass. It's not as scary as it sounds – we promise.
As opposed to skin treatments like enzyme peels or corrective peels (which we love to do, by the way), dermaplaning does not require any downtime. A few minutes plus a little trust in your esthetician’s use of a scalpel can go a long way.
Dermaplaning at Our San Diego Skin Spa
At Peel Simply Skin, we set our clients up with 30-minute and 60-minute treatments, so they can quickly resume their routines while donning their baby-soft skin. Before officially sending our dermaplaning clients on their way, we strongly recommend using a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to care for your skin in between appointments.
Are you interested in trying dermaplaning for your scars, wrinkles, or fine lines? Whenever you’re ready, the Peel Simply Skin team will be here to get your skin looking smoother than ever through one of our signature treatments: Derma-Resurfacing or Dermaplaning Express.