At this point, you’ve probably heard of dermaplaning. The question is, have you heard the truth about it? Many people believe that dermaplaning is simply a fancy way of shaving the face. In reality, it is more complex than that. Don’t think that your Bic Razor at home will do that trick and save you a buck, because you won’t be happy with those results. I am here to enlighten you on all the greatness that is dermaplaning and its benefits.
The Science Behind Dermaplaning
Think of our skin as you’d think of a snake. Every so often, a snake will shed its skin, right? We are the same way but on a more frequent scale. On average we renew our skin every 30-40 days. That process slows down exponentially as we age to about 45-90 days. With treatments like dermaplaning, the esthetician manually removes that outer layer of dry/dead skin cells. When the surface cells are removed, our bodies send signals to project out new cells to the surface. Thus, we expedite the natural “cellular turn-over” process. The quicker we shed our old skin, the quicker fine lines, scars, breakouts, and uneven tones diminish. Our skin heals itself through this turnover. So naturally, we strive to expedite the process.
Benefits of Dermaplaning.
- Little to no downtime
- Safe for nearly all skin types
- Helps products work more effectively
- Removes vellus (peach fuzz) hairs on the face that trap dirt and oil.
- Evens out tone and texture of the skin.
- Boosts collagen and elastin production
Dermaplaning is a great treatment for a wide variety of people. Given the simplicity of the process, it is generally deemed safe for all skin types. There is very little downtime; meaning when you’re finished with your treatment, you will have little to no redness and/or irritation. Makeup can be applied after you receive your treatment (although, your skin will look so good, it may not be necessary).
Alternatively, many estheticians will “oilplane” as an even safer way to treat the skin. It is the same process as dermaplaning, but the use of an oil as a barrier adds further protection to those with even the most sensitive skin. If you’re a candidate for it, your esthetician will let you know!
When the dead skin and vellus hair is removed, the likelihood of excess oil and dirt build up decreases. This makes the skin far less likely to develop breakouts. This also allows the skincare products you use to be able to penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin and actually work rather than being stuck at the surface of the skin.
What happens during a dermaplaning treatment?
At our local spas in Scottsdale, we make every treatment a relaxing experience. Dermaplaning is no exception. The skin is prepared with an Organic LeClair Skincare face wash. A thorough skin analysis is preformed to check for potential contraindications. The treatment is then preformed and the dermaplaning itself takes roughly 15-20 minutes. After the skin is freshly exfoliated, your esthetician will apply a hydrating face mask and massage it into the skin for optimal product penetration. After another 15-20 minutes, the mask is removed with a warm, steaming, essential oil infused towel. Your esthetician then will finish your skin with a serum, eye cream, moisturizer, sunscreen, and lip ointment. Your skin will glow in a way it never has before and the results last anywhere from 2 weeks to a month!
Where to book yours.
At any of our LeClair Skincare spas in Scottsdale, Arizona we offer dermaplaning and oilplaning. Do you have a wedding? A reunion? Any special event? Just want to glow? Don’t wait! Ask about our specials and Book yours today!