When people hear the term, “dermaplaning” they are usually reminded of the skin treatment known as dermabrasion, where a whisk-like tool is used to break down the skin to the dermis, leaving a potential for infection or scarring. However, dermaplaning is a different procedure entirely, and is completely safe.
What Is A Dermaplaning Facial?
To perform this facial, a scalpel is used to lightly remove the epidermis, as well as any hair on the face. The scalpel is scraped across the skin in light strokes, leaving behind a soft, clean, and supple layer of skin. Hair, or peach fuzz, can trap oils and dirt on the skin, causing it to look discolored and perpetually shiny. This dirt cannot be lifted with an exfoliating soap from the drug store, so it can cause great frustration for many. When this hair is removed, the skin is left looking fresh and healthy.
There are many benefits to getting a dermaplaning facial. Those that are nursing or pregnant cannot get acid peel facials, for fear that the chemicals could enter the bloodstream and negatively affect the child or fetus. For these women, dermaplaning treatment is and ideal option for deeply exfoliating their skin without putting their child in harm’s way. Additionally, patients with abundant hair on their face are likely to pick dermaplaning as a first choice to remove the hair.
A common myth is that the more hair is shaved, the darker and thicker it will grow back. This is not true, as the hair will grow grow back no darker or thicker than before, as well as at the same rate. Another benefit of removing this hair is that it allows makeup to go on smoother and more evenly.
Dermaplaning can also be combined with other treatments, including Chemical Peels or Acid Peels. Because the external layer of skin has been removed, any treatment used afterward will be able to penetrate the skin more effectively. For example, an acid peel that originally needs to be left on the skin for five minutes without “dermaplaning treatment” may only need to be applied for a much shorter two minutes. The results of these peels also prove to be more effective when paired with this treatment.
Before And After Treatment
Patients who have had dermaplaning facial treatment claim that the texture of their skin changed dramatically before and after, as the skin is left rid of all of the dry skin and the dirt and oil trapped underneath. The recovery process is also a selling point with customers, as there are little to no adverse effects from the facial treatment alone. Some peeling is normal, but can be soothed with a moisturizing face cream.
Puffiness and redness are to be expected immediately after treatment, but go down quickly. Because the skin does not go through trauma with this procedure, it can be repeated several times throughout the year.
The cost of a dermaplaning facial can vary depending on whether it is combined with other treatments or not. On average, prices range from med spa to med spa, depending on the services received. Skin Med Spa is the best place to get Dermaplaning.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits that dermaplaning can offer feel free to contact us today! (310) 899-9000 Our Office is Located at 1333 2nd St. Suite 46 Santa Monica, CA 90401 inside Salon Republic. We have the best prices on Dermaplaning Facials in Santa Monica, Venice, Brentwood, Los Angeles / LA, Pacific Palisades, Westwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach and Culver City. Additional information can be found here for tips on facial skincare.