If you ask any skin expert, they’ll tell you that exfoliation plays a major role in maintaining youthful skin. There are many exfoliation methods, including DIY scrubs, but for a more intense exfoliation, dermaplaning may be the way to go. This method involves the use of a 10 gauge scalpel to carefully scratch off the top layer of dead skin in order to achieve a bright, blemish-free complexion.
Although the use of a scalpel may sound intimidating, it’s a very safe procedure as long as you are under the care of a licensed skin professional! Celebrity models and actresses love dermaplaning because it literally gives you a brand new skin surface and can even eliminate facial hair. Another perk of dermaplaning is that it allows skin products to penetrate better into the skin, revealing a flawless unmarked canvas for makeup application. It can also be used to prepare the skin for laser treatments or chemical peels, making them much more effective.
Dermaplaning is fine for most skin types, but it is not recommended for patients who have acne. If you have acne, it is important to wait for breakouts to clear before having any kind of exfoliation treatment. Another great candidate for dermaplaning is a pregnant or nursing mother who doesn’t want to utilize harsh chemical peels that could be absorbed into the bloodstream.
During the procedure, the aesthetician will cleanse the skin thoroughly and pull an area of your skin very taut. The sterile 10 gauge blade will then be held at a 45-degree angle and applied with quick strokes to the skin’s surface, removing dead skin and peach fuzz.
After treatment, patients MUST avoid any sun exposure because the newly exposed layer of skin is very sensitive to sun exposure.
The results will reveal a more radiant complexion, and an even skin tone and texture.
If you are seeking an exfoliation treatment to give your skin a smoother, more even tone and texture, call Kwan Dermatology to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled skin specialists and find out if dermaplaning will help you achieve a glowing complexion.