The word dermaplaning may sound a bit scary, but it is actually a very safe and effective way to remove facial hair, dead skin cells, and fine lines on your face. At Bala Aesthetics & Medispa in Bel Air, MD, we offer this cosmetic service and we can help your skin feel smoother, look clearer from acne, and become more even in tone.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique done using a surgical blade to remove dead skin cells from your face. The shave removes the upper layers of the epidermis and fine hair (vellus), leaving the skin smoother and reducing the appearance of acne, scars, or fine lines. It’s different from dermabrasion, where the doctor uses a high rotating brush to remove the top layers of skin.
This treatment is also called “epidermal leveling,” which means it helps keep your skin clean and clear from dead cells, toxins, dirt, oil buildup, or bacteria that can cause breakouts. Removing these substances from the top layer of facial skin gives you a healthier-looking complexion.
15 Benefits of Dermaplaning
1) Getting Rid of Dead Skin Cells
This process removes dead skin cells and leaves the fresh new layers of your facial skin exposed to make it look smooth and healthy.
2) Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
This cosmetic treatment makes wrinkles and fine lines less visible by removing dead skin cells.
3) Skincare Products Will Go on Easily
After you have this treatment done, cosmetics will glide on more easily. This is because your face is now free of all those dead skin cells that used to be stuck in the surface layer and were making it look dull and uneven. It also allows deep moisturizers or serums to better absorb into your skin since there’s no layer of dead cells clogging things up.
4) No More Peach Fuzz
Peach fuzz is the fine, light hair that most people can grow on their cheeks or chin. It typically appears around age 30 among women who have fair skin coloration.
This is due to the increased production of melanocytes in the facial skin, which mainly occurs when ultraviolet light from sun rays hits these areas more frequently than other parts of the body. This treatment perfectly targets those areas and removes all the small hairs.
5) Helps Manage Excess Hair Breakouts
This cosmetic process is beneficial for people who have excessive hair breakouts. When the hair grows back, it doesn’t grow at the same rate as before. It’s also far less coarse than before, meaning it won’t irritate acne-prone skin.
6) Leaves Cleaner Smaller Pores
This treatment cleans your skin, resulting in smaller pores. This leaves your skin more evenly textured and with a clear surface to apply skincare products.
7) Help for Acne Sufferers
People who suffer from acne can benefit greatly from this process. It gets rid of dead skin cells in order to stop them from blocking pores and causing acne breakouts. However, this process shouldn’t be done if you have active acne, as you will be more at risk of developing a skin infection.
8) Makes Makeup Application Easier
This cosmetic process is a great way to get smooth skin that’s ready for makeup application. When you’ve got an even surface, it makes applying your foundation much easier, resulting in longer-lasting coverage and fewer touch-ups throughout the day.
You don’t need any special preparation for this process. You can get it done during your lunch break or on the way home from work. You can easily book an appointment for this skincare service at our office and get treated within an hour.
10) It Can Be Done During Your Period
While you might not feel like doing any skincare treatments during that “time of the month,” many women find this process very comfortable even with cramping or hormonal flare-ups going on at that time.
11) The Process Is Gentle and Relaxing
This process is not an intense treatment like dermabrasion can be. Our experienced esthetician will only lightly move the blade across your face, which won’t irritate your skin. It feels similar to getting a quick facial massage, so you’ll enjoy that relaxing sensation too.
12) Helps Hide Wrinkles
Wrinkles are not always caused by aging. Sun damage, acne scars, or even the way you hold your face can lead to wrinkles. Removing dead skin cells helps eliminate these fine lines and smooth out your facial texture for a younger-looking appearance overall.
13) Dramatically Increases Exfoliation Benefits
A single treatment will remove many layers of dead skin at once so that all other skincare products work more efficiently after this process is complete. You’re sure to see an immediate glow from just one session.
14) Increases the Effectiveness of Acne Treatment
Hyper-pigmentation, or discoloration, is one of the most irritating issues in treating acne. When you remove dead skin cells through this process before using acne treatment products, the results are better than ever.
15) Helps Treat Psoriasis Flareups
There are many effective treatments used to combat psoriasis flare-ups when they occur on the body. This cosmetic process helps eliminate thickened patches of scales that can sometimes be difficult to keep at bay without professional help from a dermatologist. After removing these patched layers, smooth skin will reveal itself once again where there was previously discomfort.
Is Dermaplaning Good for Skin?
Yes, it is. It can help your skin in many ways, including removing dead cells, clearing clogged pores, and reducing ingrown hairs around the chin area.
What Is the Treatment Like?
It is a quick and straightforward process done in our office. We use sterile surgical blades to remove the outermost layer of skin on your face, especially around the hairline and other areas where more facial hairs are concentrated, such as cheekbones or jawlines.
How Often Can I Go In for Treatment?
In general, we suggest getting a treatment done every four to six months. If your skin is sensitive and acne prone, it may take longer before you can come in for another treatment session.
Won’t My Facial Hair Grow Back Even Thicker?
You may think that your facial hair will grow back even thicker, but it won’t happen. This treatment is very safe and doesn’t have any side effects. It not only reduces the thickness of facial hair but makes them finer in texture, which looks more natural on the skin without being too noticeable to people around you.
How Does the Treatment Session Look Like?
The treatment session will begin with our esthetician applying a topical anesthesia cream before removing facial hair using a sterile blade. Afterward, gentle exfoliation with a scrub will be done to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your facial skin. This whole process takes about 30 minutes.
Can This Treatment Be Performed on Other Body Parts?
No, this treatment should not be done on other body parts than your face. The skin below the neck is very sensitive, and any mistake can cause serious problems for you.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
Before you go for treatment, your skin must get a good cleansing. Start by removing any makeup with a good makeup remover. Next, use a mild soap and warm water to wash your face before going for this treatment.
It is also important that you inform us about all the medications and skincare products you are using. Also, be sure to mention if you use Retin A or other Vitamin A creams to treat acne, wrinkles, or other conditions. These can cause problems during treatment because they might increase the chances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Can I Use Sunscreen Right After Treatment?
Do not go for treatment if you still have sunburn or your skin is peeling. Also, avoid tanning and using self-tanner products before the treatment because these might make the treatment process more difficult to perform. If it’s necessary to use sunscreen after this treatment, choose a light one with a high protection factor.
Schedule An Appointment Today!
Dermaplaning is a very effective treatment that can help your skin look healthy and glowing. It’s a great way to get rid of dead skin cells in the topmost layer and achieve baby soft facial skin with no hair on it at all. Visit us at Bala Aesthetics & Medispa in Bel Air, MD, and get this treatment done today.