Top 5 Benefits of Dermaplaning

When viewed up close, the surface of your skin may not look as smooth as you think. Layers and flakes of dead skin cells can dull the surface, making it look rough and uneven. At the same time, fine “peach fuzz” hairs can be frustrating to remove and affect your confidence. Dermaplaning is a skin resurfacing treatment that uses a sharp, sterile blade to clear your skin of debris, tighten your pores, and make your makeup application smoother. While it seems simple, performing this procedure correctly requires a skilled hand and the experience to provide your best results. 

What is Dermaplaning?

Each cell on the surface of your skin has spent several weeks making its way from the deeper layers where it was formed. By the time they arrive at the surface, these cells are dead and locked together in a tight bond, creating your skin’s waterproof, durable barrier. These cells are eventually pushed up from underneath and shed from your skin. Dermaplaning clears away dull, dead layers of skin and other debris, revealing a smoother surface made up of younger, fresher cells.  

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How Does Dermaplaning Work?

You will not need any numbing for dermaplaning, one of the gentlest and most comfortable types of skin resurfacing available. Your Essential Med Aesthetics provider will use a single-use sterile blade and move it across your skin at a 45-degree angle. This motion allows the blade to lift away dead layers of skin and cut peach fuzz hairs far closer to the surface than shaving. The fresh, healthy skin cells beneath are revealed, providing a smoother, more even surface. With regular sessions, you can see a reduction in fine lines, acne scarring, and enlarged pores. 

Top 5 Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning has a range of benefits that make it a popular choice for skin rejuvenation. People choose this treatment to address many different skin concerns, especially dullness and textural issues. 

Lower Cost

One significant benefit of dermaplaning is its cost. This treatment can be hundreds of dollars cheaper than a laser and allows you to achieve fresh, glowing skin any time you want it at a lower cost than you might expect. 

Safe and Gentle

Dermaplaning can be used on all skin types and tones. A series of treatments can provide clearer, more balanced skin for people with oily, dry, easily irritated, or highly sensitive skin. Unlike most other skin resurfacing treatments, it does not use light or heat energy that can cause damage. 

Improved Skin Texture

Multiple dermaplaning treatments can gradually improve the appearance of fine lines, roughness, acne scars, and other textural concerns by removing dull, damaged layers of skin. It is one of the lowest-downtime, safest ways to achieve textural improvements. 

Better Makeup Application

If you wear makeup, your first application after dermaplaning may surprise you. All types of makeup go on more smoothly and evenly, no longer clumping or settling around peach fuzz, fine lines, and large pores. Dermaplaning can even keep your skin clear of breakouts, letting you put away your concealer. 

More Effective Skincare

While your outer layers of dead, tightly bound skin cells are very effective in protecting you from environmental factors, they do not effectively absorb skincare products. Dermaplaning reveals new, energized layers that can absorb and benefit from your skincare products. Your provider will be happy to recommend appropriate products for your skin. 

Is There Any Downtime After Dermaplaning?

Another major benefit of dermaplaning is the ability to return to your usual activities immediately without any delays. Because it does not damage your skin, dermaplaning requires no downtime. However, wearing sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure is necessary to protect your freshly revealed layers of skin. We can recommend products that take advantage of your post-dermaplaning skin by infusing it with hydration and beneficial serums. 

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How Often Should I Get Dermaplaning?

You can have dermaplaning on your own schedule to enjoy the benefits you want. Some people have a few dermaplaning sessions to ensure smooth, glowing skin before a big event. Others make it a key part of their skincare routine with regular treatments to control skin issues like acne, enlarged pores, and rough skin texture. Dermaplaning is so gentle that you can have treatment once every three weeks

Repeated sessions are recommended, especially if you want to address textural concerns like fine lines and acne scars. Because your skin rejuvenates its outer surface every few weeks, a three-week schedule works for most people because it ensures your softest, most luminous skin is always visible. We will adjust your schedule to meet your skin’s unique needs. 

For those thinking at-home dermaplaning might be a better option, there are several problems with doing your own treatment. First, the blades sold for this purpose to consumers are not as sharp or effective as a professional dermaplaning blade. Second, it is easy to accidentally irritate or even injure your skin if you are not careful. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

If you are looking for a way to brighten and improve the texture of your skin, dermaplaning may be an ideal choice for you. Good candidates for this treatment are in good health and have reasonable expectations. You should not have dermaplaning in areas where you have an active skin condition or infection. Dermaplaning is safe for all skin tones and, unlike light-based treatments, poses no concerns for even very dark skin. 

Since dermaplaning does not use any chemicals or medications, it offers an effective treatment for those who want to improve breakouts and reduce pore size without the side effects of most acne treatments. Unlike breakout-treating topical products, dermaplaning will not irritate or dry out your skin, which can actually increase acne. 

Is Dermaplaning the Best Treatment for Me?

While dermaplaning is an excellent choice for many people, your Essential Med Aesthetics team offers a range of treatments to improve your skin’s texture and tone. Since dermaplaning is not the best treatment for addressing hyperpigmentation, those bothered by sun damage, melasma, and other pigmentation problems may benefit from a different treatment, such as an IPL Photofacial

Laser treatments or microneedling may be more beneficial for those who want to achieve firmer, tighter skin, and injectables may be the best option for significant lines and wrinkles. We recommend a consultation so we can review all your options and find the best one for your needs, goals, and lifestyle. 

After searching for a primary care doctor and seeing such great reviews about Dr. Cobbinah, I am so glad I made an appointment with her to find these reviews to be true! Her level of care is amazing, and I truly appreciate how she genuinely listened to my concerns and addressed each one thoroughly. It truly feels great to know she has my best interest in mind! Totally recommend!
– Adria C.

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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.

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