Dermaplaning 101: Everything You Need To Know

Exfoliation is one of the easiest ways to treat superficial skin damage and remove dead skin cells. However, choosing the right exfoliation treatment for your skin type can be tricky. 

On the other hand, exfoliation with dermaplaning is quick, convenient, and safe for all skin types and tones. It can help remove the top layer of dead and damaged skin to reveal a healthier layer of softer, smoother, and more radiant skin.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about dermaplaning! 

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, skin-rejuvenating cosmetic procedure that involves removing the top layer of your skin using a scalpel. The procedure involves removing the dead skin cells and vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) which are fine, short facial hairs that grow all over the face and neck. 

The procedure itself is similar to shaving. However, the aestheticians use a uniquely designed scalpel instead of a razor to slough off the damaged skin cells. Dermaplaning can also help even out the skin tone, and reduce the appearance of mild facial lines, giving you a smoother and more youthful appearance.  

Benefits Of Dermaplaning

dermaplaning benefitsThe results of dermaplaning are similar to microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Some of its benefits are:

  • The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and does not require any downtime.
  • Dermaplaning increases the absorption of skincare products.
  • As compared to some skin resurfacing treatments, it is more affordable and convenient. 
  • Since it doesn’t involve any chemicals or heat, the treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones.
  • Results can be seen immediately after the treatment.
  • It can reduce the risk of acne breakouts by removing excess oil and the top layer of dead skin cells.

What To Expect From The Procedure

Your provider will begin the treatment by examining and analyzing your skin condition and the area to be treated. 

The next step is to prep the skin for dermaplaning by applying a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or sebum. They can also choose to apply certain chemical solutions to help loosen the dead skin cells at this point as well. 

A sterilized medical-grade scalpel is then used to scrape off or slough off the dead skin cells, build-up, and fine facial hairs off your skin.  

The entire procedure can take anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour to complete. Your provider can also choose to apply a soothing gel or ointment post-procedure to ease any discomfort. 

It is recommended that you avoid excessive sun exposure or tanning after the procedure.

Dermaplaning tops the list of various skin resurfacing treatments since it doesn’t involve any risk of hyperpigmentation or skin damage and can help you achieve smoother, radiant, and fresher-looking skin in no time. 

At Luminare Aesthetics and Wellness, both in Kansas City and Blue Springs, MO, our team of well-trained and highly skilled aestheticians performs every treatment with utmost care and consideration so that you can rest assured that you’re in capable hands. 

Book a consultation now to get one step closer to your #skingoals.