Dermaplaning is an increasingly popular manual exfoliation method for various skin types. During this non-invasive cosmetic procedure, a 10-gauge surgical scalpel is carefully guided across the top layer of facial skin at a 45-degree angle to scrape away dead skin cells and fine hairs (“peach fuzz”). Ultimately, this process results in brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin. Still, this description alone doesn’t indicate everything dermaplaning can do for your complexion and confidence. So, here are seven ways dermaplaning can make your skin look and feel better.
Dead skin cells contribute greatly to the clogging of one’s pores. The longer these cells are allowed to linger, the more opportunities they have to cause blockages, which often results in acne and irritation. By removing these excess cells, your pores get a chance to open up and breathe, letting go of dirt, oils, and other debris that obstructs your pores.
Dermaplaning doesn’t just help eradicate skin impurities -- it also promotes the growth of new skin cells. Skin cell turnover is stimulated when the skin undergoes specific types of pressure, such as a minor wound from a scalpel. This fresh cell production results in smoother, younger-looking skin.
More specifically, the cell regeneration mentioned above helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As such, dermaplaning can act as an anti-aging cosmetic treatment.
Those with acne-prone skin and/or an abundance of acne scars can also benefit from dermaplaning procedures. Scar tissue retains a different tone and texture than the rest of the skin -- removing dead skin cells and stimulating new skin cell production helps gradually fade scars, regardless of their cause. Additionally, because dermaplaning helps unclog pores, it reduces the number and severity of acne breakouts one might undergo, which in turn curtails the chances of scarring in the future.
Ultimately, the two previous benefits of dermaplaning we’ve outlined here fall under this umbrella -- by minimizing wrinkles and scars, one’s skin becomes more even overall. Of course, wrinkles and scars aren’t the only conditions worth correcting. Dark spots, hyperpigmentation, redness, and other discoloration problems can also ail the skin. Fortunately, dermaplaning can ameliorate these concerns as well, especially through several treatments over time.
Dermaplaning essentially uncovers the skin, similar to the way in which scraping away old paint allows a painter to access the bare wall. As a result, one’s skin becomes more receptive to creams, oils, ointments, and other topical products meant to improve the skin’s health and appearance.
Not only does dermaplaning boost the effectiveness of serums and moisturizers -- this procedure also makes makeup application much easier. Your smooth, fresh skin will minimize the amount of primer, foundation, and other cosmetics you typically use to enhance your features. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about any facial hair standing out after applying your makeup because there won’t be any present for several days after dermaplaning.
There is certainly no shortage of cosmetic dermatology treatments and procedures to mull over -- dermaplaning happens to be an all-around option that can improve your complexion and boost your confidence in more ways than one. The cosmetic skin care experts at Premier Dermatology Partners can help you decide if dermaplaning is right for you. To learn more about our team and all the services we provide, contact us.