Skin Rejuvenation

Dermaplaning Treatment

Dermaplaning, available at Direct Aesthetics, addresses various concerns related to skin texture and appearance, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. This non-invasive exfoliation procedure gently removes dead skin cells and fine vellus hair, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath. By promoting cell turnover, dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and improve overall skin texture. Additionally, the exfoliating action of dermaplaning can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful complexion.

Facial Skin

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning, offered as a skin rejuvenation treatment at Direct Aesthetics, involves the use of a surgical scalpel to gently scrape away dead cells and vellus hair (commonly known as peach fuzz) from the skin’s surface. Unlike shaving, which only addresses surface hair, dermaplaning reaches deeper layers, resulting in a more thorough exfoliation.

Similar to other professional exfoliating treatments like microdermabrasion or mild chemical peels, dermaplaning offers several benefits:

  • Brightening and evening out skin tone
  • Creating a smoother texture
  • Diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars

One of the key advantages of dermaplaning is its suitability for most skin types. Unlike some exfoliation methods that may irritate sensitive skin or lead to hyperpigmentation, dermaplaning provides effective exfoliation with minimal risk of adverse reactions.

What are the pros and cons of dermaplaning?

Pros of dermaplaning:

  • Improved skin texture: Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz, leaving the skin feeling smoother and softer.
  • Enhanced product absorption: By exfoliating the skin’s surface, dermaplaning allows skincare products to penetrate more deeply, maximizing their effectiveness.
  • Brighter complexion: The removal of dead skin cells and vellus hair can help reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion.
  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Dermaplaning can help reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, providing a more youthful appearance.
  • Safe for most skin types: Dermaplaning is generally considered safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and does not typically cause irritation or adverse reactions when performed by a trained professional.

Cons of dermaplaning:

  • Temporary results: While dermaplaning can provide immediate improvements in skin texture and appearance, the results are temporary and may last for a few weeks to a month.
  • Risk of nicks or cuts: Although rare, there is a small risk of nicks or cuts during the dermaplaning procedure, particularly if not performed by a skilled professional.
  • Potential for post-treatment redness: Some individuals may experience temporary redness or sensitivity following dermaplaning, although this usually subsides within a day or two.
  • Not suitable for active acne: Dermaplaning may not be recommended for individuals with active acne or inflammatory skin conditions, as it can exacerbate irritation and inflammation.
  • Requires regular maintenance: To maintain the results of dermaplaning, regular treatments are typically recommended every few weeks or months, which can be a consideration for those with busy schedules or budget constraints.

How much does dermaplaning cost?

At Direct Aesthetics, the cost for dermaplaning is $68.

Is dermaplaning safe?

At Direct Aesthetics, we prioritize safety and efficacy in all our procedures, including dermaplaning. Our skilled skincare professionals are extensively trained in performing dermaplaning treatments to ensure optimal results with minimal risk. We understand that each individual’s skin is unique, which is why we conduct thorough consultations to assess your skin type and concerns before recommending any treatment. With our expertise and commitment to client satisfaction, you can trust that your dermaplaning experience at Direct Aesthetics will be safe, comfortable, and effective.

What happens during dermaplaning?

During a dermaplaning session, a trained skincare professional at Direct Aesthetics will use a surgical scalpel to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface. The process involves carefully scraping away dead skin cells and vellus hair (commonly known as peach fuzz). This meticulous exfoliation helps reveal smoother, brighter skin underneath. Additionally, it can improve the effectiveness of skincare products and enhance the overall texture and tone of the skin.

female receiving a dermaplaning treatment

Before starting dermaplaning at Direct Aesthetics, the skin is typically prepped with an alcohol swab to eliminate excess oil. During the procedure, which is typically painless, no local anesthesia or topical numbing cream is applied. Your skincare professional will gently stretch each area of skin to make it taut and smooth, using one hand, while carefully sliding the scalpel over the skin’s surface with the other. This process involves short, quick strokes to remove dead skin cells and facial hair.

A dermaplaning session at Direct Aesthetics usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes. Sometimes, dermaplaning is used as a precursor to another in-office treatment, such as a chemical peel, as it enhances the penetrability of subsequent procedures by removing dead skin cells. The treatment always concludes with the application of sunscreen, as exfoliation can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.

Overall, dermaplaning at Direct Aesthetics is a safe and effective procedure designed to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.

What can you expect after dermaplaning?

After dermaplaning at Direct Aesthetics, you can expect some immediate effects and potential aftercare considerations. Directly following the treatment, your skin may appear smoother, brighter, and more radiant due to the removal of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz). Additionally, skincare products may penetrate more effectively into the skin, leading to enhanced absorption and efficacy.

However, it’s essential to take proper care of your skin post-treatment. Direct Aesthetics typically advises patients to avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily to protect the newly exposed skin from harmful UV rays. Additionally, it’s common to experience slight redness or sensitivity immediately after dermaplaning, but these side effects typically subside within a few hours to a day.

There’s no downtime at all after dermaplaning, although your skin may appear slightly pink for about an hour post-treatment. Many patients opt for dermaplaning during lunch breaks and resume their daily activities immediately afterward. However, if you notice any irritation or develop a rash, it’s crucial to inform your provider promptly.

In rare cases, excessive removal of skin during dermaplaning may compromise your skin’s barrier function, leading to increased moisture loss and susceptibility to irritants. If this occurs, using a rich, occlusive moisturizer or a small amount of hydrocortisone cream can help alleviate inflammation and nourish the skin until its moisture barrier repairs itself.

Overall, with appropriate aftercare, you can expect to enjoy smoother, rejuvenated skin following dermaplaning at Direct Aesthetics.

Are there risks and side effects with dermaplaning?

While there are no serious side effects associated with dermaplaning, it’s crucial to follow certain precautions to ensure optimal results. Direct Aesthetics recommends avoiding sun and excessive heat exposure for three to five days following the procedure. Additionally, it’s essential to diligently apply sunscreen to minimize the risk of hyperpigmentation.

To further reduce the risk of irritation, we advise patients to refrain from any chemical and manual exfoliation for three to five days before their treatment. This precaution helps ensure that the skin is not overly sensitized during the dermaplaning process. Scaling back on at-home exfoliation is essential to prevent irritation caused by overexfoliation.

It’s important to note that dermaplaning at home carries its own risks, such as inadvertently injuring the skin by scraping too deeply. For safe and effective results, it’s recommended to undergo dermaplaning under the supervision of a trained skincare professional at Direct Aesthetics.

Does dermaplaning work?

Dermaplaning efficiently eliminates the upper layer of dead skin cells, resulting in improved skin tone and texture, along with a reduction in the visibility of acne scars and fine lines. At Direct Aesthetics, we recommend multiple sessions for optimal results. A series typically comprises six treatments, although many clients notice positive changes after just two to three sessions.

How long does dermaplaning last?

The outcomes are temporary, and the frequency of treatments depends on your budget, schedule, and skin type. Immediate results include smoother, more radiant skin. For upkeep, we suggest scheduling treatments every four to six weeks.

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