Everyone desires smooth and soft skin, but getting it can be incredibly difficult. There are so many options available for exfoliating the face, but many can end up being more harmful in the long run. At Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine in Dothan, AL we offer dermaplaning treatments that are a noninvasive and highly effective treatment option.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment that removes the top layers of your skin to reveal the fresh, smoother skin underneath. During the treatment, an exfoliating blade is used to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face.
Every day, the skin on your face is exposed to irritants such as environmental toxins and sun damage. This exposure can eventually cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull and aged. Dermaplaning removes that top layer of skin and clears away those damaged skin cells so your face has fresher and cleaner skin.
What Happens During Treatment?
During a treatment session, you will be lying down for about 20 to 30 minutes. Once you are comfortable, the process will begin. We will first ensure that your skin is clear of any makeup or debris. Once you are prepped and ready, we will begin using the exfoliating blade to remove the top layer of skin from your face in different sections.
The process is painless, so you will be calm and comfortable throughout the process. After your treatment is finished, we will make sure your skin is soothed and perfected before you walk out and show your fresh face to the world.
Is There a Recovery Time After Treatment?
No recovery time is necessary after your session. Once your session is concluded your skin may feel slightly more sensitive than usual afterward, but this is normal with any exfoliation treatment and your skin should return to normal quickly.
How Often Should I Get Dermaplaning?
Because your skin is constantly replenishing your skin cells, the results of the treatment will not be permanent. We recommend getting the treatment done every two to three weeks.
How Do I Prepare Prior to Treatment?
Before your treatment, be sure to let us know if you are taking any medications, especially medications for any skin conditions. Also, please try to come to your appointment with a clean, makeup-free face. If you have any makeup or products on your skin when you arrive, everything will need to be removed prior to your treatment to ensure your treatment is as effective as possible.
What Do I Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, be sure to treat your skin with extra care. Your skin may be a little more sensitive after treatment, so be sure to moisturize afterward. Also, there is no recovery time after, so you can continue with your regular life tasks without any worry. However, because your skin may be a little more sensitive after treatment, it will also be more sensitive to sunlight, so we recommend you apply sunscreen before spending time outside.
Can I Do This at Home?
While the greatest benefit of this treatment is how simple yet effective it is, you should not try to do it yourself at home. This treatment is most effective and safest when done by a trained professional in a sterile environment with sterile tools.
If the treatment is not done by a professional with professional tools, not only will your skin not be fully exfoliated, but your skin could also suffer from nicks, cuts, and irritation.
Will It Cause Me to Break Out?
No, in fact, it will help prevent breakouts. Dead skin can clog your pores and hair follicles. This treatment removes that dead skin so your skin can be healthier and take in skin products better. Just be sure to take proper care of your skin afterward like you normally would.
Will Removing the Hair on Your Face Make It Grow Back Thicker?
Hair growing back thicker after shaving is a myth. After treatment, your hair will eventually grow back, which is why we recommend getting treated every two to three weeks, but you do not have to worry about your hair growing back thicker or darker after treatment.
Can Men Get This Treatment Done?
Anyone can get this treatment done. While, as with many aesthetic treatments, women are the usual clients for this treatment, men are also excellent candidates for treatment. This treatment works on all skin types and is available to anyone looking to have smoother, healthier skin.
11 Advantages of Dermaplaning
Removes Dead Skin Cells and Facial Hair
Washing your face removes dirt and grime from your face, but it is not great for removing dead skin cells. This treatment removes those dead skin cells at a much better rate so that your skin can breathe better. Also, everyone has facial hair. This facial hair is known as “peach fuzz” on women, and the safest way to remove those fine facial hairs is with a blade.
Smoother and Easier Makeup Application
Once all of that dead skin and facial hair are eliminated, your face will be much smoother in texture. Having smoother skin will help your makeup application be more effortless and make the final look flawless.
Helps With Deeper Product Penetration
Not only will your makeup routine be easier, but your skincare routine will also be more effective. Once that top layer of skin is removed, it eliminates a barrier over your pores that keeps products from being their most effective. After treatment, your products (such as serums, lotions, and oils) will be able to penetrate deeper into your skin and be much more effective.
A Non-Invasive Treatment
Many cosmetic treatments can be scary because when people think of them they think of needles. However, even though an exfoliating blade is used for the treatment, this is a non-invasive treatment. During the treatment, you will not experience any pain and there are no sedatives needed.
No Damage to Your Skin
Many facial exfoliating treatments, such as facial scrubs, can cause damage to your skin that can lead to discoloration and scars. When done by a professional, the treatment is safe for your skin.
Unlike some other cosmetic procedures, you will have the satisfaction of results the moment you feel and see your skin after the treatment. Your face will feel and look better instantly.
Reduces the Appearance of Acne Scars
Over time, and with multiple sessions, dermaplaning will start to reduce the appearance of acne scars. This is because by removing dead skin cells, the treatment helps your skin reproduce new cells which will diminish acne scars over time.
Diminishes Fine Line Wrinkles
Similarly to how this treatment helps with acne scars, the treatment also helps diminish fine line wrinkles over time because your skin will have an easier time replenishing with healthy skin cells.
No Chemicals Involved
If you prefer natural skin treatments, or if you have more sensitive skin, this option could be ideal for you. Many facial exfoliating options use chemicals to remove dead skin cells, but with this treatment, a blade is used to remove the dead skin manually. The absence of chemicals means that your skin is less likely to become irritated after.
Ideal for Pregnant Women
Since there are no chemicals involved, this treatment is a great option for pregnant women who want effective skin exfoliation.
Works for All Skin Types
Whether your skin is dry, oily, or combination, this procedure will work for you. While it is most helpful for people with dry or textured skin, all skin types benefit from having the dead skin cells and fine hairs that trap dirt and environmental toxins removed.
Can Be Performed Before Other Facial Treatments
If you are looking to treat your skin, you can get other treatments, such as facials, done right after your session.
Treat Yourself to Smoother Skin Now
Dermaplaning is the perfect way to give your skin a refresh that makes it smoother, softer, and cleaner in the long run. With immediate results after treatment, the sooner you schedule an appointment the sooner you will have skin that you will love. Call the Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine in Dothan, AL today. We look forward to hearing from you!