Dermaplaning 101: What You Need to Know

Methods of facial rejuvenation range from the very gentle to the intensive. Dermaplaning falls on the gentle end of this scale, providing skin resurfacing with no irritation or damage. You can see smooth, glowing skin after one treatment, and unlike some other types of skin rejuvenation, you won’t have any recovery time. 

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What is Dermaplaning?

Dr. Cobbinah and her team offer dermaplaning as a mild but effective treatment for brightening and renewing the skin. Dermaplaning uses a sharp, sterile blade to remove dead skin cells and let your new, fresh skin cells rise to the surface. The result: skin that looks smoother, softer, and more even. Dermaplaning can even remove peach fuzz to smooth your skin even more. This kind of exfoliation whisks away pore-clogging debris and leaves your pores smaller and less visible. 

Dermaplaning 101: What You Need to Know

Even though dermaplaning seems less complicated than skin resurfacing with a laser or other high-tech device, you’ll be amazed to see what a sharp blade can do in skilled, experienced hands. If you have questions about dermaplaning, we have answers. Below are some of the most common questions about this procedure, how it works, and what it can do. Contact the helpful team at Essential Med Aesthetics if you have any other questions. 

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

To perform dermaplaning, a sterile blade slides across your skin at a 45-degree angle. This gently scrapes away the surface layers of dull, dead skin cells. Skin cells begin deep in the skin and travel upward. By the time they appear on the surface, they have become lifeless and uneven. Removing them causes no discomfort. It reveals younger, more active skin cells that give you a youthful radiance. 

What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

If you’re looking for an exfoliating treatment that gives you bright, soft skin, dermaplaning has continued to grow as a popular choice. Why all the hype? Dermaplaning deserves the accolades. With no downtime or skin damage, it can offer you some fantastic benefits. 

Healthy Glow

Within hours after your dermaplaning session, your skin will look luminous and energized. This effective treatment will also peel away uneven skin texture and leave your skin soft and smooth to the touch. Younger skin brings new skin cells to the surface faster, and dermaplaning uncovers these cells to achieve the same effect. 

More Effective Products

Skincare products don’t always get results when applied to the dead surface skin. Dermaplaning reveals active skin cells that will soak up your skincare products so you can look even more radiant and healthy. We can recommend skin care products to improve your results and offer long-term benefits. 

Better Makeup Application

Dermaplaning will revolutionize your makeup application. With no peach fuzz, dry spots, flakes, or other blemishes, your makeup goes on flawlessly, and you can use less of it. You’ll wonder if you can ever go back to regular makeup applications. 

Skin Smoothing

Regular dermaplaning treatments can speed up cell turnover, pushing new skin cells to the surface and shedding old ones. Dermaplaning can smooth out fine lines, improve acne scars, and remove signs of sun damage. With each treatment, skin looks and feels smoother and softer. 

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How Much is Dermaplaning?

Your price for dermaplaning will vary depending on the cost of living in your area, your provider’s experience and skill, and whether you have other treatments at the same time. Aedit reports that you can expect to pay between $75 and $250 per session with an average of $125. We recommend that you contact us to get an accurate cost estimate. 

How Often Should I Have Dermaplaning?

Skin cells develop and rise to the surface over about three weeks. By the time they reach the surface, they have become dull-looking and rough. Dermaplaning every three weeks can keep your skin clear of dead cells and pore-clogging debris. Your results will improve with regular treatments. Each treatment lasts about 45 minutes, but you can also have other treatments or serums applied. 

How Safe is Dermaplaning?

In the hands of experienced professionals, dermaplaning is very safe. The 45-degree angle allows enough control to avoid irritating or harming the skin. Many people find dermaplaning treatment relaxing, and most people find it comfortable. The removed skin cells don’t feel anything, and the blade doesn’t scrape or scratch the healthy skin. 

If you see products advertised for DIY dermaplaning, don’t be tempted. An at-home dermaplaning job will not achieve the same results and could actually hurt you. Unless you have sterile blades, you risk getting an infection. You also risk scraping your skin too much and causing damage. Even though dermaplaning seems simple, leave it to the professionals so you can look good when the process is over. 

What Results Will I See With Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can improve many skin concerns. If you’ve heard about the benefits of consistent exfoliation, consider dermaplaning your intensive exfoliation treatment. Over the course of several treatments, you will see:

  • Healthy, glowing skin
  • Smooth skin texture
  • Peach fuzz removal
  • Even skin tone
  • Diminished lines and wrinkles
  • Improved acne scarring
  • Increased cell turnover
  • More youthful appearance

Results appear almost immediately and will last until dead skin cells start to accumulate again. If you have a treatment every three weeks, you can keep your skin rid of those dead skin cells. If you have acne, clearing away all the debris can put a stop to your breakouts. If you have an active breakout, you may have to reschedule your treatment, but with regular dermaplaning, you may not even have breakouts anymore. 

Is There Any Downtime With Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning works gently enough that any redness from treatment will fade within a few hours. Those sensitive new skin cells need protection from the sun, so use a dermatologist-approved sunscreen and avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Sun exposure can cause your bright new skin cells to look old and dull before their time.  

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Do you want bright, smooth, youthful skin? If so, you’re probably a good candidate for dermaplaning. You may not make a good candidate if you have eczema, rosacea, or an active acne breakout. As you can imagine, dermaplaning over irritated skin is not recommended. 

I always feel listened to by Dr. Cobbinah. As a mom, this is important because we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. She reminds me to take care of myself whenever I visit. I typically leave feeling less stressed than before.
Nicole

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If you have further questions about dermaplaning, please call us at (210) 568-7555 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Essential Med Aesthetics is located in San Antonio, Texas.