A physical exfoliation procedure, known as dermaplaning, requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel that gently shaves the top layer of skin from the surface. It removes the top-most layer of dead skin as well as the peach fuzz, which is the fine, vellus hair. With no downtime post-treatment, the procedure is recommended to be performed monthly and it only takes 30 minutes. It is not meant to be used to shape eyebrows, which are made up of terminal hairs not vellus hairs, and the nose area is avoided, though dermaplaning is only meant to be done on the face. Depending on the state’s regulations aestheticians, nurses, or doctors may perform the treatment. With that in mind, we at The Skin and Body Refinery would like to relate some of the benefits of dermaplaning and some other basics.

Pros of Dermaplaning

Products are allowed to better penetrate the skin because the physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process. For those that seem to have an excess of the fine vellus hairs, demaplaning is an excellent option to get rid of this nuisance that has a tendency to accumulate oil and dirt. Vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair, contrary to myth, will not grow back thicker or darker. However, those with excessive facial hair are not a candidate for the dermaplaning procedure. Another popular physical skin exfoliation is microdermabrasion; however, this down not get rid of the vellus hair. Healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel is the result of the removal of dead cells and fine hairs.

Ideal Candidates of Dermaplaning

For those with dry or rough skin texture, dermaplaning is especially effective as it contributes to minimizing superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. As cellular turnover slows down with age, mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead skin cells is also a good candidate. Unlike chemical peels, dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or lactating clients. Anyone with thick, dark facial hair as well as those prone to having oily skin or active acne should avoid this procedure. This procedure has a tendency to irritate skin that is prone to acne and cause it to be sensitive or sore. “Razor rashes”, spots under the skin and ingrown hair, in addition to noticeable stubble is obvious when clients with excessive facial hair try this procedure.

Certification; Who Can Perform Dermaplaning?

A specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface skin are who performs dermaplaning, and it takes licensing and certification, depending on the state guidelines. This procedure should not be done at home. Where many people compare it to shaving, dermaplaning is performed freehand with a surgical scalpel, unlike shaving that the average razor has two blades duller than surgical blades. Short strokes at specific angles in particular patterns depending on the facial region are required for this methodical approach.

Dermplaning & More in Waco, Texas

If you are interested in dermaplaning to improve your skin and the cell regrowth, call The Skin and Body Refinery today and let our licensed and certified specialists and medical personnel safely perform the dermaplaning procedure if you are an optimal candidate. Call us to schedule your consultation.

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