Summer Fun in RecoveryDermaplaning is a non-invasive skin treatment that has gained popularity in recent years for its effective and immediate results. Whether you are looking to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, partake in hair removal, or simply want to indulge in a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment, dermaplaning might just be the answer to your skincare concerns.

Here is everything you need to know about dermaplaning.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning, also known as dermablading, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a surgical scalpel to gently exfoliate the top layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis. During a dermaplaning treatment, a licensed aesthetician or skin care professional will carefully slide a sterile, surgical blade over the surface of the skin, removing dead skin cells, debris, and fine hairs. This process not only revitalizes and smooths the skin, but it also helps to reveal a more even and youthful-looking complexion. The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes and may be performed on its own or in combination with other treatments such as a chemical peel or microdermabrasion.

Unlike some other treatments, dermaplaning is gentle and non-invasive, making it an ideal option for those with sensitive skin or a low tolerance for more aggressive procedures. The procedure is also safe for most skin types and can be customized to address specific skin care concerns such as uneven pigmentation, fine lines, and acne scars.

What Does The Procedure Entail?

If you're considering dermaplaning, it's important to know what the procedure entails. Typically, before the procedure begins, you will have a consultation with your skincare professional to discuss your skin concerns and determine whether dermaplaning is a good option for you.

During the treatment itself, you will lie on a treatment table while the technician applies a gentle cleanser to your skin to remove any makeup, oil, or dirt. Once your skin is thoroughly cleaned, the technician will begin the dermaplaning process, using a sterile surgical scalpel to carefully exfoliate the surface of your skin. The blade will be held at a 45-degree angle and used to make long and sweeping strokes across the entire face. The technician will pay special attention to any areas of concern, such as those with fine lines, acne scars, or dark spots. During the treatment, you may feel a slight scraping sensation, but it should not be painful. After your procedure is complete, it is important to discuss after-care treatment with your esthetician.

What Is After-Care?

After your dermaplaning treatment, your skin may feel slightly sensitive and may appear slightly reddened, but this should subside within a day or two. To help your skin recover and maintain its smooth and radiant appearance, it is recommended to avoid direct exposure to the sun, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and limit your use of makeup for the first 24 hours following the treatment.

Additionally, it is important to avoid exfoliating or scrubbing your skin, using any harsh or abrasive products, and shaving the treated area for at least one week after the procedure. It is also important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized, using a gentle and non-comedogenic moisturizer to prevent dryness and peeling. You may notice some shedding of dead skin cells in the days following the treatment, which is a normal part of the exfoliation process. With proper aftercare, your skin will look and feel smoother, brighter, and more youthful following your dermaplaning treatment.

What Are The Benefits Of Dermaplaning?

While dermaplaning has many benefits, One of the most significant benefits is that it immediately improves the texture and appearance of the skin by removing dead skin cells and fine hairs that can make the skin look dull and rough. By exfoliating the top layer of the skin, dermaplaning stimulates cell turnover, which can lead to a brighter and healthier-looking complexion. Additionally, the treatment can help to,

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
  • Provide a smooth surface for makeup application. 
  • Removes dead skin cells and unwanted hair.
  • Promotes collagen production.

What Are My Options?

At PURE Medispa, your dermaplane procedure is customizable to target and your specific skin type and other issues you may want your esthetician to address. While the signature dermaplane is available, add-ons such as HydraFacials and different variations of chemical peels are available to acquire the best results from your dermaplaning and provide your skin with the nourishment and treatment it needs.

As the results of dermaplaning are immediate and require no downtime, it is an ideal option for those who want to improve their skin's appearance quickly and without any significant disruption to their daily routine.

If you are interested in dermaplaning or want to speak to our highly-trained medical estheticians about what would best suit you and your skin, contact PURE Medispa or schedule an appointment online directly from our website today.