It can be frustrating when you work hard to nourish and hydrate your skin only to have it still look dull and unhealthy. It can be helpful to exfoliate the skin and encourage new skin cell growth through treatments like dermaplaning. This treatment can get rid of any dead skin cells or dirt that may be causing your skin to look duller, and it can reveal healthier and brighter skin underneath.
At Miia Medspa in Rowley, MA, we know that the right preparation for skin-enhancing treatments can help you to achieve even better results. With our guide to preparing for your dermaplaning treatment, you can have all the information you need to enjoy more vibrant skin.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that can help to exfoliate the skin while also removing the peach fuzz that can cause the skin to look dull. During a dermaplane facial, a special surgical scalpel is used to scrape off the outermost layer of your skin without damaging the tissue. This process helps to reveal skin that is much smoother and brighter, contributing to a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Dermaplaning Benefits for All Skin Types
One of the dermaplaning benefits that make this treatment a good choice in many situations is its suitability for a wide range of skin types. Dermaplaning is a gentle technique that can be used on those with sensitive skin, and it can be used in patients with certain types of non-inflammatory acne breakouts.
Dermaplaning can also benefit the skin by improving product absorption. It can create a better canvas for your skincare products by removing the dead skin cells that may be preventing the products from reaching the deeper layers of the skin. Dermaplaning can also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, and help heal acne scars.
Preparing for Your Dermaplaning Treatment
As with any other cosmetic treatment, preparing for your dermaplaning treatment can help you to have the best outcomes. You can begin by scheduling a consultation so that a practitioner can take a look at your skin and then give you specific recommendations and instructions.
You should carefully follow any of the pre-treatment instructions that we give you. We may have you avoid certain products or treatments leading up to your appointment. You will also want to tell us about any medical conditions, allergies, or medications that you are taking so that we can make sure the treatment is right for you.
What to Expect During the Process
Before we begin dead skin removal on your face, we will need to prepare the area. We will cleanse your skin to remove any excess dirt and oil. Then we will use our surgical scalpel at a shallow angle to scrape the surface of the skin. We will stretch the skin to make it flat and drag the tool over the skin in short motions. This treatment is painless, and most people report feeling a mild scraping sensation as the dead skin cells are removed.
Aftercare and Recovery
Once the treatment is complete, your skin may have a slight blush from the exfoliation and feel a little sensitive. However, this is normal and means that your skin is beginning to respond to the treatment. We may follow up our dermaplaning treatments with other services for your skin since it will be so receptive.
Once you are home from your treatment, be sure to follow post-treatment instructions and treat your skin with care. Avoid direct sun exposure, making sure to wear plenty of sunscreen if you go outside. Cleanse and moisturize your skin using gentle products that will help your skin to heal and renew.
Long-Term Maintenance of Results
Treating your skin with a regular skincare routine can help to maintain the results of your treatment. After your skin has healed, you can exfoliate your skin as regularly as your skin will tolerate to provide routine dead skin removal for your face. You can also talk to your esthetician to find cleansers, moisturizers, and serums that are well-suited to your skin type.
Common Questions About Dermaplaning
Is Dermaplaning Safe?
Even though a scalpel is being used, dermaplaning will not damage your skin. We use precise techniques that allow us to ensure your safety and comfort during the treatment.
Can Anyone Get Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is suitable for most individuals. However, you should always talk to your practitioner first to determine if dermaplaning is the right option for you. While all skin types and tones can benefit from dermaplaning, there may be certain conditions or circumstances that will be better suited for alternative treatments.
How Often Can You Schedule Dermaplaning Treatments?
Dermaplaning treatments can be scheduled regularly if you want to continue enjoying smoother and healthier skin. You can schedule sessions at one-month intervals or longer, depending on what we recommend for your skin.
How Long Do the Results of Dermaplaning Last?
You can enjoy more radiant skin for several weeks after your dermaplane facial. However, certain factors such as the quality of your skincare products and sun exposure may cause dead skin cells and other debris to build up on your face again more quickly. We will help design a treatment plan that will allow your skin to continue to glow even in between treatments.
Renew Your Complexion With Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a treatment that we recommend to many of our patients because of its wide range of benefits. Whether you are looking for an anti-aging treatment to keep your skin youthful and healthy or you want to find more treatments to help your acne-prone skin, our dermaplaning treatments at Miia Medsap may be right for you. Call us at (978) 948-7772 for our dermaplaning services in Rowley, MA.