There are dozens of aesthetic treatments around, but which is the best treatment for you? Selecting your aesthetic treatments should depend on your skin type and skin goals. At Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL, we know that one of the latest and increasingly popular aesthetic treatments is dermaplaning, an exfoliating treatment that can help brighten your complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines, scarring, and some pigmentation concerns.
Dermaplane treatments remove the top layers of dead skin cells and vellus hairs from the surface of your skin to create a smoother, brighter, and healthier appearance. This treatment is performed by using a sterile blade to gently scrape skin cells and hair from your skin. Professional dermaplane treatments can exfoliate the skin much more deeply than at-home treatments, meaning the treatment can be more effective at a medspa.
A dermaplane treatment will take about 20 minutes to complete. This treatment starts with a dry face and once the treatment is complete, a moisturizing product or serum will be applied to soothe your skin. Dermaplane treatments are generally compatible with all skin tones and types.
Dermaplane With Medical Grade Facial $115
For optimal results, it may be a good idea to combine your dermaplane treatment with a medical-grade facial. Using a dermaplane treatment as the first step to your medical-grade facial will allow for better product penetration. Because the top-most layers of skin cells are removed with dermaplaning, the exfoliation of your facial treatment will remove additional damaged skin layers and allow for nutrient serums to sink into deeper layers of the skin for more effective renewal.
How Often Can You Have This Treatment?
For most people, the skin renews itself in a 28 to 40-day cycle, which is why you can have facial treatments such as this one at least once a month. With or without a medical-grade facial, regular dermaplane treatments can gradually restore the luster and health of your skin by regulating cellular turnover and improving the appearance of textural or pigmentation concerns.
Additionally, the vellus hairs or peach fuzz on your skin will also grow back in about four weeks. If you want to maintain a baby-smooth skin texture, ease the application of cosmetics, or simply enjoy brighter skin, then removing peach fuzz each month will be beneficial.
Why Should You Add a Medical Grade Facial?
Although dermaplane treatments are highly effective by themselves, it can be a good idea to add an additional facial treatment to achieve specific goals. By itself, dermaplane treatments can remove dead skin cells, brighten skin tone, soften fine lines, and even treat shallow acne scarring and some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. When combined with a medical-grade facial, your results can be twice as effective.
Medical-grade facials are generally designed to target specific skin concerns, such as sun damage, oily skin, acne-prone skin, and much more. These facial treatments use chemicals and acids to gently exfoliate the skin, increase collagen production, and promote better skin health overall. You will be able to select the facial that is most appropriate for your skincare needs.
Is Dermaplane the Same As Shaving?
Yes and no. While both dermaplane treatments and shaving will remove unwanted hair from the face, the fact of the matter is that standard razors are not designed to remove vellus hair – so if you are using your leg shaver on your face at home, then chances are you’re not actually removing peach fuzz but you may be damaging your skin.
Peach fuzz is most effectively removed with a flat sterile blade. Because peach fuzz is very small and light, ordinary razors may not be able to “catch” the hair to trim it down. Furthermore, dermaplane treatments will remove peach fuzz right at the surface of the skin instead of merely shortening the length of the vellus hairs.
Benefits of Dermaplane Treatments
There’s a reason why dermaplane treatments are so popular lately. Not only are these treatments non-invasive, non-irritating, and generally a good match for all skin tones, types, or concerns, there are other benefits that are worth considering. Some benefits include:
The key to healthy skin is good skin regulation, particularly for shedding dead skin cells and oil regulation. Many skin conditions are caused by dysfunctional skin shedding, which is when dead skin cells are not naturally or regularly shed from the skin. This is one of the reasons why exfoliation techniques and treatments are highly recommended pieces of a good skincare routine.
By removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, you can prevent conditions like acne and oily skin. Many people with acne-prone skin have difficulty because skin cells remain on the skin to trap dirt, oil, and bacteria in the pores. Likewise, oily skin is often caused by skin that remains dry because dead skin cells do not fall away as they should.
Brighter and Softer Skin
Both dead skin cells and vellus hair act as a mask on the skin that will make your skin appear dry and dull. When peach fuzz and dead skin cells are removed, the skin will naturally appear softer, smoother, brighter, more even-toned, healthier, and even younger.
Better Product Absorption
Your skincare products can do better work when applied to skin that is not blocked by dead skin cells. With regular professional exfoliation treatments, you can remove dead skin cells and free your skin from your skincare products so your skincare regimen will work more effectively. You will even be able to see this benefit at home.
Pair Your Treatment for Optimal Results
Most people are good candidates for dermaplaning. This physical exfoliation treatment removes layers of dead skin cells and peach fuzz so you can have healthier, brighter, and younger-looking skin. This treatment is good for most skin tones and skin types and can be even more effective when you pair the treatment with medical-grade facials.