Although Dermaplaning is not a new treatment in the world of dermatology, it became popular on social media only in recent years. While some say that it is the magic procedure behind every celebrity’s flawless skin, many believe that after this, the facial hair will grow back thicker and darker. So let’s clear up your confusion before discussing the various benefits of Dermaplaning.
What is a Dermaplane Facial?
Dermaplane facial is actually a clinical exfoliation procedure that includes a sterile surgical scalpel or blade. This scalpel is used to gently shave the surface of the skin to remove the excess layers of dead skin cells and those tiny hairs on your face that are also known as ‘peach fuzz’. Your dermatologist or esthetician will hold the blade/scalpel at a precise angle of 45 degrees and use small strokes to remove the debris and hair.
All this might seem a little intimidating, but despite the blade, this procedure is quite safe, painless, and non-invasive, and you don’t have to worry about any scratches or wounds.
Here, we also want to clear up a common myth that revolves around this treatment. Do the hairs grow back thicker or darker? The answer is simple – No, they don’t!
A dermaplane facial only targets the tiny hairs on the surface of the skin which grow back just like they were before. Since the blade is held at a particular angle, the hairs are removed in a way that they don’t appear thicker. This is a standalone procedure that stimulates the production of new skin cells and shows instant visible results. Your skin will feel super smooth, dewy, and youthful without any chemicals, pain, or downtime.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Exfoliation – Apart from being a convenient method of facial hair removal, dermaplaning is an excellent exfoliation procedure that removes all the dirt, grime, and dead skin cells from your pores. Cleaner pores mean lesser breakouts and acne. The best part is that it doesn’t incorporate any of the chemicals that are used in other procedures like microdermabrasion or peels. It is non-abrasive and doesn’t irritate the skin which is great for people with sensitive skin types.
Clearer Skin – With no hair on the skin, the oil secreted from your pores will not get trapped and the debris will not cling to your face. Again, this will prevent breakouts and your skin will look much clearer. Further, any skincare product you use will penetrate deeper into your skin without any hindrance and work better.
Prevents Aging – Most signs of aging such as spots, lines, acne scars, are prominent on the top surface of the skin. By removing that outermost layer, dermaplaning helps in reducing their appearance and rejuvenates your skin, making it youthful.
Flawless Makeup Application – For all the makeup enthusiasts out there, dermaplaning is something worth considering. When your face will be hair-free, the makeup products like foundation and powder will sit smoothly on the skin without enhancing any texture.
Quick Procedure with No Downtime – There are many other dermatology treatments that make the skin a bit sensitive for a few days once they are done. For such treatments, one must follow several precautions like preventing sun exposure or avoiding certain products. But with Dermaplane facial, you don’t have to do any such thing. It’s a quick treatment that takes 30 to 40 minutes without any prepping or recovery time. This means you can easily fit it into your schedule and continue with your routine after it’s done, without compromising on your duties.
Instantly Radiant Skin – The esthetician who performs the treatment removes the uppermost damaged layer of the skin. The skin under that damaged layer is much brighter and softer. When light reflects from that smooth surface, it appears illuminatingly radiant. All these results are visible instantly after the procedure is completed.
Despite so many benefits, always ensure that you get your skin analyzed by a dermatologist before you proceed with this treatment. And remember, shaving your face at home is not dermaplaning. It must always be done by a certified professional to mitigate any risk of cuts or infections.