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Some women regularly shave the face to get rid of the natural annoying “peach fuzz” dreaming of a perfectly smooth skin. Today, this beauty trend is gaining popularity. But no matter how good the promised result is, it is necessary to approach in full combat readiness to the procedure of dermaplaning. Let’s know all about the cosmetic procedure indeed, its Pros and Cons before deciding on Dermaplaning treatment.

What is Dermaplaning treatment?

In fact, dermaplaning, namely exfoliation of the skin by mechanical, and not chemical, has many benefits. It allows you to treat the skin in order to completely remove dead cells more thoroughly than a scrub. In addition, it provides an excellent peeling effect. By getting rid of the fuzz that covers the face, the procedure improves the skin tone treating its clogged pores and makes the skin smoother, healthy and aesthetic, allowing products that you use regularly to penetrate deeper. Dermaplaning treatment is a simple and safe salon method of exfoliation of the facial skin, "polishing" the upper layers of the epidermis by scraping with a special tool.

Dermaplaning treatment: who is it for?

Dermaplaning treatment is mostly used in people with rough, dry skin, prone to hyperkeratosis. Most often it is used in the program to:

  • Avoid superfluous "peach fuzz" on the face skin;
  • Reduce superficial wrinkles; 
  • Purify the pores of the skin from white and black comedones;
  • Improve uneven skin texture and tone;
  • Skin regenerating;
  • Deep scars after acne treating.

In addition, dermaplaning can be an alternative to microdermabrasion: both these procedures are indicated to improve the appearance of the facial skin with scars after accidents, previous surgery or are used for surface skin resurfacing. Aestheticians can recommend this procedure for preparing the skin for more serious manipulations, such as laser treatment techniques or holding mid-deep chemical peels.

Dermaplaning treatment is an excellent alternative method of skin cleansing which can be offered to pregnant women or during lactating because chemical peels adversely affect the fetus or the baby.

What does the treatment feel like?

Dermaplaning is a very fast, painless, inexpensive and simple procedure with a minimum of side effects. It can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face. The scalpel use and delicate approach simply make wonders: the skin acquires a healthy shining look. The procedure begins with skin cleaning using a delicate cleanser with mild keratolytic properties. Aesthetician uses a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45-degree angle making short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and "peach fuzz". After all the necessary area has been processed, a moisturizing cream with a high sun-protective factor corresponding to the skin type is applied. All the procedure takes about 30 minutes.  Dermaplaning treatment can be performed at a frequency of at least every two weeks although usually the following procedure is planned at the time of new hair growth.

Some precautions after dermaplaning

As mentioned above, this is one of the safest methods of exfoliation, so there is no time to recover after dermaplaning. There are no side effects. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink. So be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. After a few days, the epidermis will recover like the skin condition, and at first, it's just worth denying the use of aggressive cleansers and overly active masks and serums in facial care.

Myth and Reality

Many clients are very worrisome if the facial hair will grow darker and tougher. Others believe that hair is gone forever. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies. Vellous (tiny translucent blonde hair) and terminal (thicker hair that grows under the arms, pubic area, legs, and eyebrows) will grow at the same speed and texture as before the procedure, unfortunately. The whole process can take about two to four weeks after the dermaplaning procedure.

Like any other cosmetic method, dermaplaning requires a preliminary stage, during which the certified aesthetician of Bella Sana Medical Spa explains to the patient the process intricacies and reports the likely risks that can be caused by a superficial skin scraping. But if you just want to cleanse your face and rejuvenate it, we recommend using more tested and less radical methods such as chemical peels or laser hair removal due to which the hair can be removed for several sessions.

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