Do you ever wonder why celebrities always seem to have such seemingly perfect, glowing skin? Heavy professional makeup aside, so many models and celebrities always seem to have unworldly great skin. While good genes and ultra-pro makeup artists play a big role in this, there are some well-kept secrets in the movie and beauty industry – dermaplaning is one of them.

What is Dermaplaning?

An incredibly simple procedure, dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure that involves exfoliating the top layer of skin and removing the “peach fuzz” off the face with a small scalpel. An aesthetician uses light, feathering strokes to very gently scrape the surface of your skin. Terms like “scalpel” and “scrape” might conjure images of surgery or a horror movie, but this procedure is anything but. In fact, it’s probably one of simplest treatments you can get at a spa.

What Are The Benefits of a Dermaplane?

Being such a simple treatment, expectations are likely low on the “awesome” scale. However, dermaplaning accomplishes quite a lot and frequent treatments have lasting results. The purpose of a dermaplane treatment is firstly to exfoliate. With the addition of hair removal, the dewy complexion that results typically lasts about a week. The more lasting benefits, however, are due to the extra level of exfoliation that increases cell turnover, not unlike often used chemical counterparts like retinols and acids. Regular treatments improve overall texture and make the skin look more youthful. Additionally, dermaplaning allows beauty products to penetrate the dermis on a deeper level and much easier than without the exfoliation, making them much more effective than they would be otherwise.

Is a Dermaplane Treatment Right For Everyone?

Dermaplaning is typically appropriate for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. However, clients with rosacea, active acne, or cystic acne should not have a dermaplane treatment as it may cause further irritation. Ideally it is for anyone who wants a great exfoliation treatment. It is especially great for that special event or night out since it gives that glow and enables makeup to go on much smoother.

Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion

They sound similar and have similar results but there is quite a difference between these two exfoliating treatments. Microdermabrasion is not the same thing as a dermaplane. With a microdermabrasion, an mechanical device is used to go over the skin using micro-crystals and suctioning to exfoliate the skin, with no hair being removed. Neither dermaplaning or microdermabrasion requires downtime.

Does dermaplaning hurt?

Dermaplaning is painless! The only side-effect is slight redness that dissipates shortly after the treatment. It should be noted, though, that extra sun protection should be used following treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation as there is an increased risk after any exfoliating treatment, particularly for lighter skin.

Dermaplaning can be used in combination with many other treatments and can even make some treatments more effective. The licensed and trained staff at Restorations Medical Spa have over 20 years of experience in the cosmetic industry and can help you determine if dermaplaning is right for you and your beauty goals. We take great pride in providing our clients with the highest quality treatments and experience. Your safety and comfort are our #1 priority. Find out why we are Bartlesville’s top rated medical spa – call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation: 918-331-2329