Exfoliation is the key to younger-looking, refreshed skin. Whether it’s a chemical peel, dermabrasion, or laser resurfacing, the goal is to exfoliate the skin, revealing new skin beneath. At Columbus Women’s Care, we’ve added dermaplaning to our CWC Beauty list of treatments.
What is dermaplaning?
Women have always been a little bit jealous of men who get to shave away their dead skin cells and other buildup on their faces every day. That’s basically what dermaplaning is. We take a sterile surgical blade and gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and debris. This reveals smoother, brighter skin beneath.
What conditions are good for dermaplaning?
- Mild surface wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Unwanted facial hair
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
How is dermaplaning done?
Not to be confused with dermabrasion, an aggressive skin resurfacing procedure that requires extensive recovery, dermaplaning is an easy procedure that has no downtime. Dermaplaning can be a stand-alone procedure, or it can be followed by a light chemical peel, if you choose.In the procedure, a sterile surgical blade is gently passed over the top layer of the skin at a 45% angle. The blade abrades the surface of the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth. This removes dead skin cells and the “peach fuzz” hair that all women hate. A pattern is followed, eventually abrading the entire face, or at least the target areas.
Who is a good candidate for dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning at CWC Beauty is great for just about anyone. After all, who doesn’t want to get rid of the dead skin cells and peach fuzz on our face? This procedure works on all skin types and tones. The one exception is patients with deep cystic acne. If you have this type of acne, you simply need to wait until any breakouts are clear before having a dermaplaning session. Dermaplaning is also great for pregnant or nursing women who want exfoliation, but don’t want the harsh chemicals involved with a peel.
What does dermaplaning do for the skin?
Dermaplaning makes your skin instantly more radiant. It evens out skin tone and texture, and it removes your peach fuzz. We’ve had patients say their skin has never felt as soft as it does after this treatment.
After your dermaplaning
There really isn’t any downtime with dermaplaning. Your skin will be slightly pink, and it will be sensitive to sun exposure. Your face may feel a little tight, and there may be some very minor flaking for a day or two. But you can put on some moisturizer and sunscreen and get right back to your normal activities immediately afterwards.
How often can you have dermaplaning done?
This exfoliation removes about three weeks of dead skin cell buildup. That makes it a great procedure to have monthly to keep your skin cells turning over. This timeframe also keeps your peach fuzz hair to a minimum.
Are there any side effects with dermaplaning?
This procedure is completely risk free and there are no side effects or downtime.
Does dermaplaning hurt?
Actually, by running the blade lightly over the skin at a 45% angle, there is no pain whatsoever in our dermaplaning procedure. You won’t need any topical numbing cream or anything.
If you remove my peach fuzz, will it grow back heavier and darker?
This is one of those urban legends/myths about our skin. Our peach fuzz hair, clinically known as superficial vellus hair, will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was prior to your dermaplaning session.
What kind of results can I expect from dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is great before a big event to give your skin a radiant glow. You can repeat the procedure monthly to keep your skin cells turning over and to remove any new hair growth.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Dermaplaning, contact
our office at (614) 755-4200
to schedule a consultation at our Columbus office.