How Dermaplaning Can Improve Your Skin’s Tone and Texture

If you are struggling with dull, dry skin, you may find yourself stocking up on commercial products or facial treatments that promise to revive your appearance. While these can provide many benefits, they may not be very effective if things like dead skin cells and fine hair block penetration into the skin. These skin “obstacles” prevent the skin from absorbing the beneficial ingredients of moisturizers, serums, and chemical peels. When you want a smoother, healthier complexion, consider the dermaplaning facial. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skincare treatment that removes dead skin and fine hair, creating vibrant, youthful skin. This also preps the skin to fully absorb your favorite skincare products! 4Ever Young Anti-aging Solutions in Wellington, FL, offers dermaplaning procedures to help patients improve their skin. Read on to learn more about the benefits of dermaplaning and how the treatment is performed.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that creates smoother skin by gently removing the top layer (or epidermis). A dermaplaning facial involves the use of a special, ultrafine blade to exfoliate the skin gently. This process removes vellus hair (“peach fuzz”) and dead skin cells, creating a clean canvas for further facial treatments that’s completely free of debris or potential pore blockages. This is why this treatment is often used to prep skin for other procedures, such as facials and chemical peels. 

Benefits of Treatment

Patients seek dermaplaning treatment because it is a non-surgical outpatient procedure that offers great skincare advantages. Dermaplaning achieves several important skin objectives, such as:
  • Exfoliating the skin
  • Removing dead skin cells
  • Shaving away fine facial hairs
  • Creating smoother skin
  • Minimizing fine lines
  • Brightening the skin
  • Reducing acne scarring
  • Prepping skin for product application
  • Improving ingredient absorption
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of facials and chemical peels
Dermaplaning is one of the most popular skincare treatments offered as aesthetic and wellness centers because it produces a more glowing and youthful appearance almost right away. This non-invasive procedure enhances many other complexion treatments, enabling the serums and moisturizers used in facials to enter the skin without obstruction.

How Is Dermaplaning Performed?

Prior to having a dermaplaning procedure, a consultation with one of our cosmetic treatment providers will be necessary. This consultation allows our providers to examine the patient’s skin and determine whether dermaplaning is the best treatment for their needs. If the patient is deemed an appropriate candidate, the treatment can be scheduled.

Preparation Stage

To prepare for a dermaplaning facial, patients should avoid sun exposure for at least one week. Deep exfoliation cannot be performed on skin with any irritation or sun damage.  Keep your skin clean and moisturized in the days leading up to the treatment. On the day of your appointment, you can clean your face with a mild cleanser, but don’t apply products or makeup. Treatments that are performed on completely bare skin yield the most significant results.

Treatment Stage

During a dermaplaning procedure, the patient gets to lie back comfortably while our cosmetic medical provider performs their treatment. A sterile, ultrafine razor blade is then gently dragged against the skin at a 45-degree angle, removing dead skin, fine hairs, scar tissue, or excess buildup.  Dermaplaning does not cause any discomfort. Some patients report a tingling feeling during the procedure.  The entire process takes about 20 minutes to complete. Once finished, our provider will apply a soothing gel or cream to the skin to promote ultimate healing. 

Post-Treatment Stage

The dermaplaning facial is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can return home immediately after treatment. There is no recovery or downtime involved. Patients can resume regular activity upon returning home. Studies have shown that dermaplaning procedures can remove as much as three weeks of dead skin cell buildup, leaving the outermost layer of the skin looking clear and flawless. These results typically last for about one month. At this point, you can repeat the treatment. To extend the results of your dermaplaning facial, practice proper skincare. This includes using a gentle cleanser, daily sunscreen, and an Anti-aging moisturizer.

Are You A Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

The ideal candidate for a dermaplaning facial is anyone who is looking to improve their complexion. If you struggle with uneven skin texture, fine lines, acne scarring, or other cosmetic concerns, this treatment procedure could help create a more healthy complexion.  The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for dermaplaning is to schedule a consultation with our skilled cosmetic medical providers. Our experts can examine your skin and assess its unique needs to see whether the treatment will benefit you. If we determine you’re a good candidate, we’ll create a customized treatment plan designed to fit your skin type. There is a natural decline in collagen and elastin production with age, which leads to age-related changes like wrinkles and fine lines. Since dermaplaning can reduce signs of aging and prep the skin for treatments that boost collagen production, many patients who seek this treatment are older individuals. With that being said, many young people partake in this treatment, as it can benefit patients at any age.

Dermaplaning Treatment in Wellington

Do you want to experience a non-invasive skincare treatment that revives and rejuvenates your skin in no time at all? A dermaplaning facial can exfoliate your skin, remove fine hairs, and create a more even skin texture, all while resolving certain age-related changes. 4Ever Young Anti-aging Solutions in Wellington, FL, offers dermaplaning procedures to help patients achieve smooth, youthful skin. To learn more about dermaplaning or schedule a consultation with one of our medical providers, please call us today.