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Dermaplaning Explained

Dermaplaning Explained

Even though your skin is an amazing protective organ that holds back the elements while continuing to look great, time takes a toll on your complexion. You owe it to yourself to reward your skin with exceptional care. 

Your skin is always regenerating, sloughing off old cells as new tissue develops. Those dead cells don’t immediately fall away. Many remain on the surface, trapped by a natural face oil called sebum. In fact, it’s that mixture that can clog pores and create acne. Any facial care treatment that accelerates the removal of old cells can brighten your skin tone. 

That’s why the team at Radiance Wellness MediSpa recommends dermaplaning as a minimally invasive procedure to brighten and refresh your appearance. Dermaplaning isn’t all about skin cells, either. It can keep other facial issues under control, too, all in a 30-minute treatment that you can schedule anytime without interrupting your day.  

What is dermaplaning? 

While there are variations in the equipment used, the fundamental approach to a dermaplaning treatment sees the removal of surface elements that compromise the appearance of your skin. Manual dermaplaning uses a special scalpel pulled across your skin at a 45-degree angle. 

Dead skin cells scrape away easily, but the sharpness of the scalpel also makes quick work of the fine “peach fuzz” hair that often coats facial skin. Acne scars, both raised and sunken, benefit from a dermaplaning treatment. 

Scalpels aren’t the only blades used to perform dermaplaning. A device called a dermatome resembles an electric razor and works in much the same way, removing hair and dead cells as well as any other factors that create an uneven skin surface. You’re left with super-smooth skin with a bright tone. 

Safe for all skin types

Some facial treatments, including lasers, work better on certain types of skin while providing limited benefits for others. People with sensitive skin may wish to avoid procedures like chemical peels. Pregnant women also need to limit their exposure to certain forms of cosmetic treatments. 

Because dermaplaning is a manual process that selectively removes excess tissue, you get the same results regardless of your skin type. There’s no worry about laser wavelengths matching your skin’s absorption, and your skin isn’t irritated by aggressive chemicals. 

What to expect

While you may receive a numbing cream ahead of your dermaplaning treatment, it’s typically a well-tolerated procedure with no pain and little discomfort. We also may apply a gel to soothe your skin immediately after your procedure. Your skin remains sensitive to sun exposure after dermaplaning, so follow our sunscreen recommendations to stay safe. 

Dermaplaning also pairs well with other treatments for deeper and longer-lasting skin improvements. Ask your medical aesthetic expert for combinations that can benefit your skin’s characteristics the most. 

Consulting with Dr. Carrie Morris and the team at Radiance Wellness MediSpa is the best way to learn how to incorporate dermaplaning into your skin care routine. You can reach the nearest office by phone or through our online booking system to schedule your session. You’re just days away from a fresh, smooth new look!

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