What the heck is dermaplaning?!
You may have heard little snippets about it here and there but never really paid attention to the details. Beauty influencers and gurus have been raving about it for a while.
You probably still have many questions about the treatment and everything it involves.
- What does dermaplaning your face mean?
- How is it done?
- What are its advantages?
- Are there any potential side effects when you dermaplane?
- How much does it cost?
- How often should I get the procedure?
Well, let’s address these questions to shed some more light on this cosmetic procedure.
What is Dermaplaning?
In simple terms, dermaplaning is an upgraded form of face shaving. In both cases, it’s a safe manual method for exfoliating the skin.
The main difference between face shaving and dermaplaning is type of instrument used.
With face shaving, you commonly use razor blades which includes two-to-four slanted blades that remove the hair.
However, with dermaplaning, the dermatologist or facialist uses a special, surgical blade (dermablade). The dermaplaning tool is constructed of a single-edge blade that gets closer.
Dermaplaning is also optimal for exfoliation. It removes layers of dead cells from the top layers of the skin. As it exfoliates, it also removes the fine, vellus hair, also called “peach fuzz.” Watch a video clip of jasclair dermablading razor.
The procedure involves using a small blade to gently scrape the surface of the skin with light, feathery strokes, leaving the skin smooth and vibrant.
It leaves your face with a whole different kind of glow (think of a celebrity shine).
Now that’s a dazzling complexion we all want.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Most people are candidates for a dermaplane treatement.
It is a non-invasive skincare treatment with little or no downtime.
Exfoliation also increases the effectiveness of other skincare products such as foundations, oils and serums. Products can penetrate and absorb into your skin better now that you’ve gotten rid dead skin layer on the face.
Who knows, maybe that expensive skin cream, oil or serum that you purchased, and hasn’t been working as well as you expected it to, will start producing better results after a dermaplanning session.
To top it all, dermaplaning does not hurt and is generally pain-free. The final result will rejuvenate your skin giving you a fresh, glowing and revitalized appearance.
Here are a list of the common, overall benefits:
- Triggers the cell regeneration process which allows products to better penetrate skin
- Removes soft facial hair which traps excess oil and dirt
- Promotes smoother skin
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Unblocks blackheads
- Reduces the pore size
- Diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Promotes a smoother makeup application
- Instant results
Of course with the good, may come some bad (although not much of it).
Let's check out any pitfalls against this procedure.
Dermaplaning Side Effects
Of course, there is a minority that can’t be a candidate for this procedure.
A derma plane treatment might actually cause you more harm than good if you have extremely sensitive skin and inflamed acne.
It can irritate your acne and increase the chances of breakouts. So might not be a good idea to try this.
Sorry if makeup is part of your day-to-day look.
Wearing makeup immediately after your treatment also irritates the skin. It can also cause your skin to break out. You will have to do without applying it for 2-3 days after the treatments.
It goes without saying, putting a blade on your skin, makes it susceptible for cuts and nicks on your skin during the treatment.
Though the probability of this happening is very low, if you’re getting the treatment from an approved professional.
Professional Dermaplaning treatments
Dermaplaning using a surgical blade is much more complex than face shaving at home.
You can’t trust just anyone to pass a scalpel all over your face
The procedure involves the use of a #10 scalpel which curves into a sharp point. Remember that a surgical blade is much sharper than a regular razor blade.
Well it can be. The surgical blade can leave nicks all over your face if the procedure is not done by a professional.
Furthermore, the dermatologist will prep the skin prior to using the scalpel. The blade is used on clean, dry skin on the cheeks, chin, neck and nose. The aesthetician holds the skin taut, swiping the blade in gentle upward motions.
A professional will be able to recommend the best type of treatment if your skin is prone to acne, eczema, psoriasis rosacea or other skin conditions., Visit a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or a medical aesthetician if you are wanting the surgical blade experience
Cost of Dermaplaning treatments
On average, the cost of a professional dermaplaning treatment can vary from $100-250 per session.
It all depends on the geographic location, procedures included and any special requirements.
If the positive effects are visible immediately then it’s kind of worth the price!
But no need to worry if you can’t fix the treatment in your budget. There is another option.
Let me explain.
Dermaplaning at home with a high quality razor blade also works.
Is is an affordable way to remove peach-fuzz on the face and exfoliate your skin.
A good quality dermaplaning tool does not cost a lot.
Once you have the correct face razor, it will be easy to implement into your skin care routine.
Not only will it save you money of having to pay for a professional treatment, but it will also save time. You can conveniently dermaplane in your house when time permits.
When performing the procedure at home, follow the simple, step-by-step instructions that come with the dermaplane tool. See our tips on how to get rid of peach fuzz at home.
How Long Does Dermaplaning Last?
The results of dermaplaning are not permanent.
Typically, the effects last about 3 weeks.
This time is also needed for the skin time to heal after every treatment. It is best to give your skin at least 3-4 weeks to rejuvenate before you get your next dermaplaning treatment.
Dermaplaning can be a great add-on to your skin care regime.
For most, there is no right or wrong answer when having it done professionally or by yourself at home with the correct tools.
The best course of action is to do your research. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure before making your decision so you don’t feel that dermaplaning regret.
That beautiful and bright skin maybe just a blade away.
Have you ever had a professional dermaplaning treatment and how did it go?