The Little Known Secret For Perfectly Smooth Skin
Hey Denver! Have you ever heard of dermaplaning? It’s becoming really popular, it’s one of my favorite services and the results are truly amazing for healthy, radiant and perfectly smooth skin. So, I thought it I’d take a minute to explain the most common questions I get about this procedure so you can decide if it’s the right service for you (Hint: It is! You’ll be obsessed with how your skin looks and feels).
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a noninvasive skin procedure where a highly-trained professional uses a
medical grade sterile scalpel to gently remove the top layer of your
skin (epidermis). One major benefit is that, not only does it remove the outer layer of dead or dry skin cells, it also removes vellus hair, aka your "peach
fuzz." The results are immediate and you will notice a
smoother, more even skin surface with an instantly brighter glow—it can even help clear up acne. Dermaplaning is also a great way to prepare your skin for deeper procedures like microneedling, laser, or chemical peels.
Who can benefit from dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is great if you want to improve the tone and texture of
your skin, or if you just want to get rid of that extra "peach fuzz." You will love the
results and see improvements with acne grades I or II, dry or
dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or if you have deep acne
This can also be a great alternative to a chemical peel. And...it is safe
even if you are pregnant or lactating.
Are there contraindications of dermaplaning?
Current inflamed acne lesions
Use of blood thinners
Current burns, rashes or infections
Dermatitis or inflamed rosacea
Open skin lesions or active cold sores
Use of Accutane currently or in the past six-twelve months
Current use of a retinol product (with 7 days)
History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
What is the downtime of dermaplaning?
There is zero downtime. However, your skin may feel a bit sensitive
like you have a minor sunburn for a day or two. That being said it is
important to wear daily sunscreen or sunblock with at least SPF30. When you get any
professional exfoliation service, including dermaplaning, you are
removing the top layer of your skin that helps protect you from the
harsh UV rays of the sun. So WEAR SUNBLOCK!
Is dermaplaning painful?
Don’t let the scalpel fool you—dermaplaning is not at all painful. You’ll feel the motion and use of the scalpel, but it should not hurt. Most people say waxing and threading are far more uncomfortable. Your skin may feel a little sensitive the day of and maybe a
few days afterwards. Talk to your medical aesthetician about what
products are safe to use following the procedure.
How much does dermaplaning cost?
Anywhere from $80-$1000 depending on who is doing the treatment.
Physicians usually cost more due to their MD license but also because
they do a much deeper treatment that is more in the surgical category.
At medical spas the price is lower because they are not performing such an
invasive of a procedure.
How long does a dermaplaning treatment take?
It really depends on the area(s) you’re having treated, but it usually takes about an hour but can be as fast as 20 min.
How often do I need to get one?
It is recommended to have the procedure done about every 3-4 weeks to allow
your skin to heal and allow your new healthy skin to emerge. Dermaplaning can replace other deep exfoliating treatments you would normally do once a month.
Who can safely administer this treatment?
Because dermaplaning uses a scalpel, it is considered a medical
treatment and requires training, skill and licensure. In Colorado
licensed estheticians can provide this service without the supervision
of a medically licensed physician. Most states require the people
performing this procedure to be a medical professional working under a
supervising physician. It is a very safe procedure wen performed by a properly trained professional.
What are the risks of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe procedure when performed by a licensed,
qualified, and experienced professional. Though it is rare, the most
common risk is a change in skin pigmentation. Some people may see areas that lighten or darken post treatment and this may be
permanent. Another rare but real risk is the possibility of
infection. You can prevent this by going to properly trained, licensed professional.