4 Major Benefits of Dermaplaning and Why our Patients Love it!

Dermaplaning procedure on a young woman

Taking care of your skin is a daily ritual for many people. There are several benefits to incorporating any type of routine facial into your skincare regime! Facials can help rejuvenate the skin, remove dead skin cells and reduce signs of aging. While there are several types of facials that you can receive, one that’s been amassing a great deal of hype recently is dermaplaning.

If you’ve been hearing a lot about dermaplaning, but you’re not sure what it is or what it does for your skin, we’re here to tell you all about it!

Dermaplaning: what is it?

Medical News Today describes dermaplaning as a type of skin treatment that involves using a scalpel-like blade to remove hair and dead skin cells. It’s basically like shaving the face with a more specialized and precise tool. This works to remove the peach fuzz and top layer of skin which can accumulate dead skin cells that have been exposed to “UV rays, environmental toxins, and irritants.” Because of this constant exposure, the skin begins to appear duller over time. Dermaplaning works to expose new skin cells and causes the skin to look brighter and smoother.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Removing that topmost layer of skin filled with dead cells, blemishes, and toxins provides you with a variety of benefits. Undergoing routine dermaplaning can work to brighten skin, reduce the effects of aging and alleviate blemishes, to name a few!

1. Liven up dull skin

Dermaplaning can work to liven up and brighten your skin by removing old skin cells, peach fuzz and dirt that’s been holding your skin’s shine back! Not only will it give your skin a smoother feel, but, according to Organic Authority, it will also give your makeup a flawless finish.

Basically, it will work to revive your skin, making it look brighter and more youthful!

2. Reduce the effects of aging

Fine lines and wrinkles can be seen predominantly throughout the top layer of skin. WebMD informs readers that this skin treatment can work to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face.

In addition, because skin cell shedding can slow with aging, the face can begin seeing an uneven shedding of dead skin cells. A Slow Aging article tells readers that by manually removing these dead skin cells, you can give your skin a more even consistency and improve its overall appearance!

3. Alleviate facial blemishes

While dermaplaning isn’t recommended for those with more severe acne, it can work to prevent acne from appearing. Organic Authority notes that this is due to the removal of bacteria and oils and preventing them from being trapped within the surface of the skin (the main culprit of acne!).

Other facial blemishes that dermaplaning can reduce include hyperpigmentation, acne scars and sun damage.

4. Increase skincare product absorption

Another reason that aging and acne can be prevented/reduced with this skin treatment is that it can increase your skin’s absorption of the products that you use on your face. Maximum absorption means your skin will see maximum benefits from those pricey skincare products you use ritually!

What to know before dermaplaning

Before setting up a dermaplaning appointment, it’s important to ensure that your skin is ready for it! Because it removes the top layer of facial skin, things to avoid leading up include:

  • Exfoliating your face
  • Exposing your face to direct sunlight
  • Tanning

Dermaplaning can provide your skin with a wide variety of benefits that many of our own patients have seen and rave about. This treatment can be done every 3 to 4 weeks and will leave you in love with your skin all over again!