I'll never forget my first dermaplaning experience... I was beyond excited but also deeply considering how much I trusted my technician with that sharp scalpel she was holding in her hand! Needless to say, I went ahead with the procedure because I'm always my own guinea pig for the latest and greatest in skincare treatments (and jokes aside, I had 100% faith in her).
After a deep cleansing of my skin, she got to work scraping away at my face with the blade and I couldn't believe how relaxing it was! Seriously, I could have taken a nap but I didn't want to miss all the de-fuzzing action. After the treatment was finished, approximately 40 minutes later, I had a look in the mirror and, hot damn, I looked smooth as a baby's bum!
Why exfoliating your skin is the key to unlocking your glow
When you exfoliate the skin, you are actively removing the build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. This is very important because those dead skin cells can cause the skin to appear dehydrated, make fine lines and wrinkles appear deeper than they are, give a dull and sometimes even greyish tint to the skin and can also cause the skin to feel rough to the touch. Not to mention causing makeup to look cakey on the skin as it tries to nestle itself on top of uneven skin texture.
Now the extra cool part of this service is saying bye bye to peach fuzz and hello to the smoothest, softest skin you've ever felt in your life! So many women (and men) have unwanted facial hair that we tirelessly attempt to remove through various methods - some more painful than others... Dermaplaning offers a relaxing option of removing 21 days worth of dead skin cells and all the peach fuzz from the face revealing your brightest, soft and glowing skin.
Does dermaplaning make your hair grow back thicker or faster?
You can feel 100% confident that dermaplaning in no way changes the actual structure of the hair. The type of hair on our faces is called vellus hair and gets the nickname of peach fuzz because it is a completely different type of hair than that on other parts of our bodies. Dermaplaning has no effect on the thickness, speed or amount of hair that will grow back after your treatment. You may however become addicted to the glow and smoothness you experience from dermaplaning! A dermaplaning treatment is recommended approximately once per month to maintain the benefits of regular exfoliation and hair removal.
How dermaplaning boosts your skincare and makeup
Dermaplaning will help to diminish the look of sun damage and discoloration on the skin. It can also really help manage the look of the size of pores as well as sebum production because regular exfoliation lifts away dead skin cells which are trapping oil and bacteria in the skin. In turn, serums and moisturizers are able to more effectively penetrate the epidermis because they are not being blocked by a waterproof layer of redundant skin cells which otherwise would be soaking up all of their hydration and anti-aging benefits.
Makeup has never glided on a smoothly as it does on freshly dermaplaned skin either. Honestly, once you see the difference between your face with makeup before and after dermaplaning it's hard not to become addicted!
Is dermaplaning safe for all skin types?
Like any skincare treatment, it is important to discuss the specifics of your skin concerns with your technician before proceeding with the treatment. People with skin prone to conditions like, but not limited to: rosacea, keloid scars, inflamed acne, open wounds or highly sensitive skin may be contraindicated to dermaplaning. Also, avoid scheduling your dermaplaning appointment within 7-10 days of receiving Botox or fillers.
Although there is typically no downtime after receiving dermaplaning, a broad spectrum sunscreen is recommended immediately afterwards and for all other days of the year to best protect your skin from the damaging UV rays of the sun.
Now you know why dermaplaning is taking the skincare treatment world by storm. It is truly an amazing way to care for your skin with little to no downtime for most and is often combined into a facial treatment so you can relax while pampering your skin. Regular monthly treatments are recommended for best results. Dermaplaning facials are now available at Little White Lies Beauty Shop. Book Online today.