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Dermaplaning is a hot new technique to exfoliate your skin and remove facial hair. It’s like a peel with no chemicals and virtually no downtime. It’s also called a scalpel facial because a skincare pro scrapes your face with a surgical scalpel. Sound scary? It’s not at all if you’re in the right hands, and you won’t believe the results. In around 30 minutes, this treatment gets rid of layers of dirt and dead skin to leave you glowing and gorgeous.
Who Can Benefit from Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning’s claim to fame is removing dead skin cells, leaving brighter, more youthful skin. Removing facial hair is an added bonus, and we’re not complaining. Here are a few of the skincare challenges we’re ready to tackle with dermaplaning:
Dermaplaning is like an extra-effective facial for dull, tired skin, scraping away the layers of dirt and dead skin that keep your glow from shining through.
Dermaplaning is an easy way to temporarily remove excess facial hair. It’s especially useful with “peach fuzz,” those short, fine facial hairs that laser treatments might not zap. Plus, laser treatments can’t help with light-colored hair but dermaplaning can.
Dermaplaning can help prevent breakouts by exfoliating the skin. It helps your anti-acne products penetrate the skin by removing the barrier created by dirt and oils.
Dermaplaning can help remove or diminish acne scars, pigment spots created by sun damage and fine lines.
What Can I Expect with Dermaplaning?
First things first: it doesn’t hurt. And no, it’s not the same as shaving your face. Here’s how dermaplaning works:
A master esthetician gently moves a sterile blade across your face, removing hair and dead skin cells. It’s not painful, but you may feel a tingling sensation.
Dermaplaning takes around 30 minutes per session. Skin cells and dirt build up again after each treatment, so you’ll need multiple treatments each year.
With dirt, oils, dead skin and fine hairs removed, makeup and other skincare products go on smoothly.
Your facial hair will grow back, but contrary to some beauty myths, it won’t grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning.
There are no chemicals involved: just you, your aesthetician and the scalpel.
It’s less disruptive than treatments like microdermabrasion with minimal downtime. Most clients go right back to work after the procedure.
What’s the Difference Between Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion?
While dermaplaning exfoliates by lightly scraping the skin with a scalpel, microdermabrasion exfoliates with a sanding process using tiny natural crystals. Microdermabrasion tends to be a more intensive procedure, but it doesn’t remove hair. Some clients prefer this approach and feel that it’s especially effective with issues like fine lines, brown spots, and scarring. But it can also leave skin red and irritated and often means more downtime as your face recovers.
Dermaplaning is ideal for sensitive skin and clients who want a facial refresh with hair removal and little to no downtime. It’s a bit pricier than microdermabrasion, but for many clients ditching the downtime is worth it.
Is Dermaplaning Safe?
Yes, dermaplaning does involve asking someone to take a sharp object to your face. But when that person is a licensed and trained medical aesthetician using a sterile tool, the procedure is perfectly safe. You definitely don’t want to try it at home, though, no matter what your favorite beauty influencer says. Talk with your esthetician if you have extra-sensitive skin– and reschedule if you have an acne flare-up.
Dermaplaning at Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa
At Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa, we’re known for bringing the hottest treatments to Northern Virginia in real-time. We love finding new ways to make our clients look and feel beautiful. Our master estheticians are fully trained in dermaplaning and ready to give you a glowing look you’ll love.