When it comes to the smoothness of your skin, a simple comparison between an apple and a peach reveals a striking difference. The apple boasts a glossy shine due to its smooth skin, while the peach is covered in a fine fuzz, giving its skin a dull appearance. Like the peach, your skin may have what dermatologists call fine vellus hair, often called “peach fuzz.”
At Glow Aesthetic Center in Encino, CA, we offer a remarkable solution to help you achieve that apple-smooth complexion – dermaplaning treatment. This procedure effectively eliminates the fine hairs and spent skin cells on the outer layer of your skin, unveiling the newer, brighter skin hidden just beneath the surface.
Understanding Dermaplaning Treatment
A dermaplaning facial treatment is a physical exfoliation process that employs friction rather than chemicals to exfoliate your skin’s outer surface gently. It eliminates the rough and dull exterior, allowing your natural beauty to shine through.
Using a precision surgical-grade blade, one of our board-certified practitioners will exfoliate your epidermis, effectively removing fine vellus hair and dead skin cells. This tool is more rigid and precise than typical razors, ensuring it has a more profound impact on your skin rather than merely gliding over the surface.
The Benefits of Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning offers a swift and safe solution to various dermatological concerns, combining robust effectiveness with gentle action. Here are some of the issues it can address:
- Smooth away the roughness and redness of embarrassing acne scars.
- Soften dry, bothersome complexions that can make you look older than you feel.
- Remove accumulated dead skin cells responsible for blemishes and fine lines.
- Uncover your sleek, glowing face by clearing away the top layer of skin.
Who Can Benefit from Dermaplaning?
Almost anyone seeking smoother, brighter skin can benefit from a dermaplaning treatment.
It is particularly well-suited for individuals who:
- Are pregnant.
- Prefer a chemical-free deep exfoliation without peeling agents or harsh abrasives.
- Struggle with rough, dry skin.
- Worry about peach fuzz causing an oily buildup, making their skin appear lackluster.
- Use anti-aging products and other skincare treatments, as dermaplaning enhances their effectiveness.
- Wish to prepare their skin for chemical peels, microneedling, or laser treatments.
- Have areas of hyperpigmentation, such as sun spots or melasma.
Notably, a dermaplaning facial treatment is not recommended during an active acne breakout. However, you can safely undergo the procedure once the breakout has cleared. Additionally, waiting at least a week after Botox injections or dermal fillers is advisable before scheduling a dermaplaning session.
Many individuals have misconceptions and concerns about what to expect during and after dermaplaning sessions. To ease these concerns and prepare you for your session, consider the following facts about this safe and effective smoothing treatment:
- The fine vellus hair removed during this treatment will not regrow thicker or darker; it will regrow at the same rate, with the same fine texture and color as before.
- Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types and colors.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure after the treatment, as it may cause hyperpigmentation.
- While sessions can be as close as two weeks apart, most patients require repeat treatments only once per month.
- The procedure can be combined with other treatments, allowing anti-aging products to penetrate the skin more deeply.
- Dermaplaning treatments are not painful because the abrasion does not penetrate beneath the top layer of skin.
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What Happens During a Dermaplaning Procedure?
In a quick, chemical-free procedure, one of our experienced board-certified practitioners begins by cleansing and drying your skin. You can then relax as we reveal your skin’s radiance with precise, feather-light strokes that gently exfoliate the surface of your skin.
Following your dermaplaning treatment, we will apply a deeply hydrating moisturizer and a clinical-strength sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.
If you wish to combine this treatment with another, we will prepare your skin for the additional procedure. Your skin will be well-primed to absorb other products effectively.
What Are the Side Effects of Dermaplaning?
Since dermaplaning works only on the surface of your skin, there is minimal risk and few side effects. Any unintended results are usually temporary, clearing up within hours or a couple of days at most.
These minor potential side effects include:
- Development of whiteheads
- Slight peeling
- Irregular skin pigmentation, which can be avoided by minimizing sun exposure after your treatment.
What Should I Expect During Recovery?
Dermaplaning treatment is fast and easy and involves minimal discomfort and downtime. You won’t need extended recovery time. When your procedure is finished, your clinician will gently apply a deeply hydrating moisturizer to your skin, followed by a clinical-strength protective sunscreen, allowing you to continue your day as usual.
To ensure your comfort and maximize the benefits of the treatment, it’s essential to follow any post-treatment instructions provided.
Avoid the following in the days and weeks following your dermaplaning session:
- Sun exposure
- Excessive heat
- Contact with chlorine
- Rubbing or scratching
Dermaplaning treatment accelerates the rate of cellular turnover, adding a noticeable radiance and smoothness to your skin’s texture. Oil and skincare products tend to cling to fine vellus hair, so once that hair is gone, you will see a distinct illuminating effect that makes you appear younger.
You’ll immediately notice your skin glowing as the dead skin cells and dulling peach fuzz are eliminated. However, vellus hair typically regrows in about a month, so you’ll need to return for repeat treatments to maintain your results.
Los Angeles Dermaplaning
If you want to learn more about dermaplaning treatment in Encino, CA, don’t hesitate to contact Glow Aesthetic Center today. We’ll discuss your skincare concerns and goals and create a customized strategy with the skin treatments best suited to your needs.
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