Do you know how important it is to exfoliate your skin? For many people, the root cause of some skin concerns is a lack of exfoliation or a decreased rate of cellular turnover. However, when you use treatments such as dermaplaning at Oceana Luxe Medspa in Corpus Christi, TX, you can vastly improve the overall health and quality of your skin.
How Often Can You Do Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive facial treatment that can be done frequently to manage the overall condition of your skin. Most people will be able to have this treatment at least once a month to achieve ideal results. This frequency is optimal for most people because the natural cellular turnover cycle ranges between 28 and 40 days.
However, your specific skin needs may influence the frequency of your treatments. For example, people who have very sensitive skin may only be able to use this facial treatment once every two months. Likewise, people who have slower cellular tone over, such as those who have mature skin, may only be able to use this treatment every six to eight weeks.
Does Consistency Matter?
When it comes to exfoliation treatments, consistency is key. To alleviate symptoms of acne, rosacea, and other skin concerns, you must consistently exfoliate your skin to renew the skin cells on the surface of your skin.
However, exfoliating too often can thin the moisture barrier of your skin and make your skin more prone to sensitivity and irritation. For that reason, using a deep exfoliation treatment such as dermaplaning once every four to eight weeks can usually help you achieve your ideal skin appearance.
Why Should You Avoid At-Home Treatments?
Some people may consider using at-home dermaplane tools to achieve a similar result. However, the blades that are used for at-home treatments are more likely to create skin damage than they are to improve the health and appearance of your skin. For the most part, at-home treatments essentially only remove the peach fuzz from your skin, which can help makeup look better but will not affect your skin quality.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Dermaplaning?
There are many benefits of using professional dermaplane treatments to improve your skin. For one thing, the tools used during a professional treatment are sterile and designed to exfoliate several layers of skin cells at one time, which means your overall results are very effective. Other benefits of using a professional facial include:
Get Healthy and Soft Skin
For some people, the key to healthier and softer skin is a deep exfoliation treatment that will remove the upper layer of skin cells that makes the skin appear dull, tired, or uneven. The key to healthy skin is skin that is balanced by natural moisture from oil secretion. However, dead skin cells can block oil from spreading to the skin evenly, which can create acne or combination skin problems such as an oily forehead but dry cheeks.
When you can regulate the cellular turnover of your skin, your skin will immediately benefit by becoming softer because oil production will be more even. Healthier skin is also a direct result of a strong moisture barrier that is protected by natural oils.
Increase Collagen Production
This treatment can also moderately increase collagen production. Although this treatment will not increase collagen production within the deepest dermal layers of your skin, the upper layers of your skin will produce more collagen and elastin in response to the exfoliation treatment. For this reason, this treatment can often be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, skin laxity, and some wrinkles.
Reduce Acne, Acne Marks, and Scars
This particular facial is often recommended for those who have acne-prone skin types. Acne is caused by a combination of oil overproduction and dead skin cells that block pores and trap acne-causing bacteria inside the skin. This treatment deeply exfoliates the skin, which can then control acne breakouts by preventing clogged pores.
Furthermore, this treatment can do a lot of good to reduce the appearance of acne marks and certain types of acne scars. Acne marks such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and post-inflammatory erythema are left over after acne has already gone away. However, these post-acne marks can cause your skin to appear uneven. Likewise, because of the moderate collagen production associated with this treatment, shallow acne scars can improve.
Enhance Skincare Products
The final benefit of this non-invasive exfoliation facial is the ability to enhance the penetration of your skincare products. Regardless of your skin type, your skin care products will work best when they can penetrate the deepest layers of your skin cells and work deep inside your pores. For example, those who are using anti-aging skin products will notice significant improvements in the efficacy of these products after the exhalation facial.
For those who have acne-prone skin, deep exfoliation treatments can greatly improve how well acne skin care products work. If you are using AHAs or BHAs to break up sebum and dead skin cells, exfoliating your skin deeply can allow these products to penetrate the pores better to reduce acne breakouts.
Are You a Candidate?
Because this treatment can be customized to exfoliate your skin at an ideal frequency, most people are good candidates for this exfoliation facial. This treatment is appropriate for most skin types, including those who have sensitive skin or those who have darker skin tones who may not be eligible for other exfoliation treatments.
This treatment can also work for men, those who have skin conditions such as rosacea, and pregnant women. Other signs you may be a good candidate include:
Uneven Skin Tone and Texture
An uneven skin tone and texture can make your complexion look unhealthy. However, a deep exhalation facial such as this one can remove discolored layers of skin cells and improve the overall texture of your skin. This means those who have post-acne marks, sun damage, and dark spots can benefit from this treatment.
Your makeup may appear patchy for a few reasons. For example, the makeup may not be suitable for your skin type because of the amount of oil your skin produces.
Another reason your makeup application may not look good is because of uneven skin cells, dry patches, or textural problems such as enlarged pores. If you use a primer and your makeup still doesn’t look good, you may benefit by using a treatment such as this one to improve the way cosmetics sit on your face.
Dry Skin and Peach Fuzz
If you have consistent dry patches on your face because of dead skin cell buildup or you are struggling with significant peach fuzz that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance, this treatment can be ideal for you. During this treatment, both dead skin cells and peach fuzz will be removed from your skin. The removal of both dry skin and peach buzz can make your skin tone brighter and make your skin feel softer.
Ineffective Skincare Routine
Finally, if you feel like your skincare routine is ineffective even after you switch up products or change the way you apply serums and moisturizers, you may want to consider this facial. Your skincare products may be ineffective because of too many dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, which are preventing your skincare products from working as effectively as possible.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment is a 15 to 30-minute exfoliation facial that removes the upper layer of skin cells and peach fuzz from the skin surface. This treatment is performed with a sterile blade and is typically followed up by a soothing moisturizer. During your treatment, your dermatologist will cleanse and prepare your skin for the treatment.
Before your treatment, you should stop any manual or chemical exfoliation for at least three to five days so that your skin isn’t too sensitive. After your treatment, it’s best to use gentle moisturizers and apply sunscreen daily to protect and soothe your skin after the exfoliation treatment.
Get Better-Looking Skin With Dermaplaning Treatments
If you want to have healthier and better-looking skin, then the key could be finding an exfoliation treatment that can address all of your pigmentation and textural concerns. This treatment is usually ideal for those who have mild concerns about dark spots, post-acne marks, and certain types of scars or wrinkles. Get in touch with Oceana Luxe Medspa in Corpus Christi, TX to schedule your initial consultation today.