How Long Does Dermaplaning Last?
Old skin cells can make your face look dull and fine lines more noticeable. You can remove these dead skin cells and brighten your face with dermaplaning. This skin resurfacing treatment reveals healthy skin with a youthful glow.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning uses a small, sterile blade to remove the outer layers of skin cells. Because these layers are made up of dead skin, removing them causes no discomfort. The underlying skin cells look healthier, and the skin looks smoother and more even. Over time, dermaplaning can even reduce the appearance of fine lines and acne scars.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
Your dermaplaning specialist will hold the sterile blade at a 45-degree angle to achieve the most effective results. They will move the blade over your skin, smoothing the skin and moving the blade in short strokes. You may feel some tingling, but many people find dermaplaning comfortable or even relaxing. The blade will remove dead skin cells, debris, and fine “peach fuzz” hairs that can be almost impossible to remove at home.
Dermaplaning can prepare the skin for in-office and at-home skincare treatments, including peels, serums, and moisturizers. Our specialists may recommend products for you to use that will improve your skin’s smoothness and healthy glow.
How Long Does Dermaplaning Last?
Dermapaning usually removes about three weeks of accumulated skin cells. Your newly revealed skin cells gradually rise to the surface as new ones replace them. After about three weeks, those cells now start to look dull. Dermaplaning can last three to four weeks, and maintenance treatments can keep your skin looking brighter and more vibrant.
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How to Prepare for Dermaplaning
Our specialists recommend that you arrive with a clean face and no makeup for your treatment. Contact us for recommendations if you have an acne breakout or a flare-up of another skin condition. Sun exposure will make your skin more sensitive and easily irritated. If you get a sunburn, we may not be able to proceed with your treatment.
What Does Dermaplaning Treat?
Many signs of aging and skin damage are most visible in the outer layers of skin. The underlying layers look smoother and softer. With consistent removal of the old skin cells, you always have a glowing, healthy-looking face. Dermaplaning can address signs of aging and skin damage, including:
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin texture
- Sun damage
- Dry, flaky skin
With repeated dermaplaning treatments, you will see more and more improvement as you bring new skin cells to the surface. Many people find that makeup goes on more smoothly and looks more even. Others notice that their skin absorbs products better, and benefits become more visible. New, more active skin cells utilize skincare products more effectively than old ones.
Is Dermaplaning Safe?
In the hands of an experienced professional, dermaplaning is very safe. While people can purchase at-home dermaplaning tools, our specialists recommend not using these. At-home dermaplaning can cause skin irritation, nicks and cuts, or even an infection. Professionals use sterile blades and hold them at the correct angle to remove dead skin cells without nicks or scratches.
Is There Any Downtime With Dermaplaning?
Your skin may look red for a few days after dermaplaning. You should follow the instructions provided for when you can apply makeup and other details. Sun exposure could damage your fresh new skin cells, so make sure to avoid sun exposure and wear a dermatologist-approved sunscreen like the ones available in our shop.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
If you want to get rid of dull skin, fine lines, and acne scars, you may be a good candidate for dermaplaning. Most people can receive this non-invasive treatment, although you may not make a good candidate if you have an acne breakout or other skin irritation until the underlying condition has been treated.
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