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 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.
What conditions are good for dermaplaning?
- Mild surface wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Unwanted facial hair
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
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 Is The Difference Between Dermaplaning And Regular Shaving?
It’s easy to think that Dermaplaning and shaving are the same, so why not just borrow your husband’s or boyfriend’s razor and shave? Reality is, they are quite different. First off, Dermaplaning is akin to shaving with a single blade rather in the old barbershop way. This is in contrast to the five-blade shaving heads of modern razors. That’s because shaving is all about pulling the hairs up before cutting them, which makes for the longest results before five o’clock shadow returns.
Dermaplaning only uses a single surgical blade because the goal is to really remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil buildup on your skin and in the hair follicles. It provides better exfoliation because of the angle of the blade and because that’s really the goal. Shaving has the goal of removing hair. Yes, Dermaplaning also seeks to remove hair — your fine vellus peach fuzz — but that just happens with the exfoliation.
How Is Dermaplaning Performed?
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.
How Long Does A Dermaplaning Session Take At CWC Beauty?
Dermaplaning takes just 30 minutes. If you combine it with a superficial peel or facial, you could add another 15 minutes or so.
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.
After Your Dermaplaning Session
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.
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.