Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading. Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven dark spots on your skin. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face. This passed weekend I have my very first dermaplaning session at New Look Medical Spa here in Houston. Before committing to the treat I did a little research and I am breaking it all down for you in the post.
Does Dermaplaning Work on Sensitive Skin ?
Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:
Dermaplaning isn’t covered by insurance, and treatments are charged per session.Costs per session may vary depending on the cost of living in your area and the provider you choose. Get a cost estimate before you book your appointment, but be prepared to spend up to $250 on one 30-minute session of dermaplaning.You may be advised to add a chemical peel to your dermaplaning treatment. Right after dermaplaning, your skin is able to deeply absorb and benefit from a chemical peel in a way it can’t at other times. A chemical peel can cost an additional $150 to $300.There’s little to no downtime required after a dermaplaning treatment. You won’t need to take time off from work, and you may even be able to fit it in during your lunch break. I went on a Saturday and I was out in about an hour.
What to expect
There is no downtime to recover from a dermaplaning treatment. You may experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped in the two or three days right after the procedure.You may notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after you’re finished with a dermaplaning treatment, but it often takes a few days to appreciate the full results. As any redness subsides, you’ll be able to see the results more clearly in the days afterward. I noticed an instant change of my skin. It looked brighter almost immediately. Results of dermaplaning aren’t permanent and usually last 30 days are so. It is recommeded you have another session 3 weeks to a month afterwards. After a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll need to be extra careful about sun exposure. Sun damage could reverse the effects of dermaplaning, or create pigment blotches on your freshly uncovered skin cells. In the weeks after a dermaplaning treatment, don’t leave the house without wearing sunscreen on your face.
Is it safe to try at home?
You can purchase the tool that’s used in dermaplaning and perform the procedure on yourself. But giving yourself a dermaplaning treatment may not yield the results that you’re hoping for, and there are some risks. Anecdotally, the risk of infection, complications, and experiencing pain during home dermaplaning is higher when you do it yourself. An exfoliating tool used for dermaplaning may be called a razor, an exfoliator, a beauty wand, or an exfoliation system. You can use any of these products to do your own dermaplaning.
Overall, I am really pleased with my results. I am to apply this to my facial routine so I plan to try it at home in the next few weeks. (Source: Healthline.com)