What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
It Will Clear Away Peach Fuzz
This treatment exfoliates skin with a scalpel blade. We’ll hold the blade at a 45-degree angle and make quick, gentle strokes across the face, removing all of the fine facial hairs. Getting rid of all those tiny hairs will immediately improve the appearance of your skin and leave it as soft as a baby’s bottom. You’ll also find that cosmetics look better and are easier to apply once the skin is hairless.
It Will Brighten and Soften Your Skin
In addition to clearing away fine facial hair, this treatment also gets rid of oil and dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin. It deeply cleans and clears the skin, revealing the fresh new skin cells sitting just below the surface. Once you’ve had this treatment, your pores will be clear and open, and your skin will be supple and vibrant. Age spots and other areas of hyperpigmentation will be minimized.
It Will Minimize Fine Lines
Because this treatment brings plump new skin cells to the surface and stimulates collagen production, fine facial lines will be less evident. Your face will appear younger, relaxed, and rested.
It Will Keep Acne Breakouts at Bay
The cleansing associated with this treatment can minimize acne breakouts. And because your skin will be free of the facial hairs that trap natural oils on the skin, patients have an easier time keeping their skin clean going forward.
It Will Supercharge Your At-Home Skincare
This treatment leaves your pores open and your skin free of hair, oil, and dirt. It clears the way for the serums and moisturizers you use at home to penetrate deeply and work effectively. The week following a dermaplaning treatment is a great time to double down on your at-home treatments. Any topical acne medications you’re using will also get a boost in efficacy following treatment.
It Will Reduce the Appearance of Scars
This treatment can also reduce the appearance of acne scars and other types of scars on the face.
It Will Relax You
Many patients find these non-invasive treatments to be relaxing and enjoyable. You’ll feel gentle, whispering strokes as the scalpel glides across the surface of your skin, but you won’t feel any discomfort. Some patients even fall asleep during their treatments.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Dermaplaning treatments, which some patients prefer to as scalpel facials, are nothing to worry about. At the start of your appointment, we’ll cleanse your face and apply a solution that will open the pores. Holding your skin taut as we work, we’ll then make quick strokes across the facial skin with the scalpel. Your skin will never be pierced or stressed, and you won’t feel any discomfort. We’ll apply a calming serum at the end of the treatment.
Patients can get right back to their regular schedule afterward. Your skin may appear flushed, but that will go away very quickly. You’ll want to take extra care with your skin during the days immediately following treatment. Avoid direct sun exposure and high temperatures, and use sunscreen. You’ll also want to refrain from using scrubs and at-home exfoliators for about one week.
How Frequently Should I Schedule Treatments?
It’s a good idea to allow four to six weeks between each treatment. This gives the cells in your skin time to fully regenerate before undergoing another exfoliation. Once we’ve had a chance to assess your skin, we’ll be able to make a specific recommendation regarding the frequency of your treatments.
Is This Treatment Ever Performed Elsewhere on the Body?
Patients often love the results they get with this treatment so much that they ask about having it performed elsewhere on the body. But this treatment is reserved primarily for the face.
Will This Cause My Facial Hair To Grow Back Heavier?
No. An old wives tale warns that shaving facial hair will cause it to grow back heavier. But a scalpel facial, which is essentially a close shave of the facial skin, won’t result in heavier hair growth.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You Have Healthy Skin
Patients who undergo this treatment must have healthy skin that is free of lesions, sunburn, and acne breakouts. Patients also should not have received dermal fillers or botulinum toxin injections in the week before treatment.
You Have Sensitive Skin
Many patients seek out dermaplaning because they have sensitive skin that makes them unsuitable for other treatments. This treatment is also appropriate for individuals who are pregnant.
You Want a Comprehensive Approach
One of the great things about this treatment is that it doesn’t just target wrinkles or breakouts. It works broadly to improve the tone, texture, and overall health of the skin. It results in a comprehensive improvement in the skin.
You Want a Non-Invasive Treatment
Patients love the ease and simplicity of this treatment. There’s no anesthesia or downtime involved, and you won’t have to do anything special to prepare for treatments. If you want an easy way to improve the look and health of your skin, dermaplaning may be for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I Get the Same Results if I Shave My Face at Home?
Shaving with a handheld razor removes hair, but it doesn’t exfoliate the skin as aggressively. A scalpel facial gently removes more cells from the surface of your skin, which is what allows fresh new skin cells to push forward. Waxing and laser hair removal, two other approaches to hair removal, also don’t offer the skin rejuvenation that dermaplaning does.
Can I Perform This Treatment on Myself?
This treatment is best left to professionals who have a surgical-grade scalpel and experience navigating the contours of the face. Even with the right equipment, it would be difficult to perform this treatment on yourself without causing harm.
Do Men Ever Undergo This Treatment?
Yes. Men routinely seek this treatment out for the same skin rejuvenation purposes that women do. Dull, tired skin is a problem for both male and female clients, and fortunately, this treatment works well for both genders.
This treatment is also not limited to the clean-shaven. Men with beards sometimes have dermaplaning treatments performed on surrounding facial and neck skin. The coarser hair male patients tend to have does not pose a problem with this treatment.
Can This Be Combined With a Facial?
Yes. This treatment pairs well with a facial, and many of our clients opt for this combination. Once we’ve unclogged the pores and removed dead skin cells with a scalpel treatment, a facial deeply cleans and hydrates the skin. When performed together, these two treatments can address a host of skin concerns.
How Long Do These Appointments Last?
Appointments usually take no longer than an hour, which makes them easy to work into a busy day. There is no downtime following these treatments.
Can I Reapply Cosmetics Immediately After?
You’ll be able to immediately apply cosmetics after treatment if you like. Because the pores will be open and the skin will be deeply clean, some patients opt to enjoy the clean, fresh-faced feeling for a few hours. The choice will be yours.
What Skin Type Is This Best For?
This treatment can be used on patients with all skin types.
What Is the Best Age To Have This Performed?
This treatment can be performed on adults of any age. Most patients seek it out when they feel their skin needs rejuvenation. Some schedule sessions regularly as a way of keeping their skin in tip-top shape. Others use this treatment occasionally or as a pick-me-up before a special event like a wedding or reunion.
Will Insurance Cover This?
Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic reasons, insurance usually does not cover it.
Take the First Step Toward Rejuvenated Skin Today
Would you like to turn back the clock with fresher and more youthful skin? Would you prefer a treatment that’s easy, non-invasive, and even relaxing? Dermplaning could be just what you’re looking for. Don’t wait any longer. Call TW Medispa in Corpus Christi, TX, today and schedule your consultation!