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Make Your Skin Look Radiant with Dermaplaning

How can you achieve smooth, radiant skin? It’s a question asked by many, and there’s no single answer. Those who work in the field of cosmetic dermatology can tell you that attaining and maintaining healthy, glowing skin requires a combination of the right habits, products, and procedures for one’s particular skin type and goals. As you research such options, you might come across a procedure called dermaplaning. Let’s discuss how dermaplaning may be able to aid in your quest for more radiant skin.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an effective and precise method of mechanical exfoliation. During this process, a sterile scalpel is carefully guided along one’s skin (i.e. shaving the skin), removing approximately 2-3 weeks’ worth of dead skin cells along with vellus hair (also known as “peach fuzz”). As a result, the body is stimulated to generate new skin cells and produce more collagen and elastin — these proteins contribute to the skin’s structure, flexibility, and smoothness. Ultimately, dermaplaning leaves the skin brighter and smoother than before.

Of course, dermaplaning isn’t the only exfoliation method out there. A chemical peel also exfoliates the skin, just through chemical processes (as opposed to mechanical). The acids present in chemical peels might not agree with everyone’s skin, so dermaplaning (or other mechanical exfoliation methods) might be more practical in some cases.

What Does Dermaplaning Do?

We have already discussed how dermaplaning can help you achieve more radiant skin, but dermaplaning yields additional cosmetic benefits, too. More specifically, dermaplaning helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooths out and lightens acne scars, improves overall skin texture, and evens out skin tone. On top of that, dermaplaning can enhance one’s skincare and makeup routine, promoting deeper product penetration so various skin care products act more effectively.

Is Dermaplaning Right for You and Your Skin?

As with all cosmetic dermatology services, it’s important to do your research and discuss your options with a dermatologist before undergoing any procedure. Certain services may be beyond your price range, cause various levels of discomfort, and/or fail to deliver the results you’re looking for. To help you get started, here are some practical things to know about dermaplaning:

  • Results can vary from person to person
  • You should only undergo this procedure if it’s performed by a cosmetic dermatology professional
  • Generally speaking dermaplaning is safe for all skin types, though those with highly sensitive skin and excessive acne might experience irritation and further breakouts
  • Dermaplaning is not painful
  • Treatments typically range between $150 and $250 and are not covered by insurance
  • Skin is more sensitive to sunlight after exfoliation, so it’s especially important to apply sunscreen after treatment (and every day, regardless)

In short, dermaplaning offers a relatively affordable, painless, often effective way to exfoliate your skin and enhance its texture and tone. That said, talk to your dermatologist about this procedure and any other cosmetic procedures or treatments you wish to try or learn more about. In the meantime, the experts at Premier Dermatology Partners are happy to give you more information regarding dermaplaning and other exfoliation methods so you can achieve more radiant skin. To learn more about our team and all the services we provide, contact us.

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