The Low-Down on Dermaplaning

Say goodbye to peach fuzz and hello to smooth, bright, and youthful-looking skin. Dermaplaning is a facial treatment in which tiny hairs and dead skin are shaved off your face using a small razor blade. This treatment has become increasingly popular in the last few years due to the amazing effects it has on your skin. The idea of taking a razor to your face can be a scary thought, but the process is actually very safe for all skin types. Although this procedure can be performed at home, it is best to have the treatment done by a certified dermatologist.

Here is everything you need to know about Dermaplaning before scheduling your first treatment:

Benefits of Dermaplaning:

  1. Gets rid of peach fuzz, which is the soft hairs found on the face and neck.
  2. Gives you smoother looking skin.
  3. Brightens the skin.
  4. Helps remove the dead skin cells from the face.
  5. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  6. Diminishes the appearance of acne and acne scars by exfoliating the face of all dirt and skin cells.
  7. Good for all skin types.
  8. Immediate results with no recovery time! Expect a bit of redness after the procedure but that’s it.
  9. Makes it easier for skin products to be absorbed into the skin.
  10. Pain-free, if done correctly.

What to watch out for:

  1. Although dermaplaning works for all skin types, those with cystic acne, rosacea, or keratosis pilaris should not receive this treatment. The blade can end up causing more damage and irritation to the skin.
  2. Results are not long-lasting. You can expect to see regrowth in about 3 weeks.
  3. The procedure can get expensive, especially when done by a certified dermatologist.
  4. If you do not have vellus hair on your face and you shave it, you risk growing darker and thicker hair.

How much does the procedure cost?

Dermaplaning tends to be more expensive than other hair removal treatments, such as waxing or threading. Cost will vary depending on where you are and who is performing the treatment. Reach out to your dermatologist for a price point before you fully commit, but you should be prepared to spend upwards of $150-$250 for one session.

You should keep in mind that the treatment only lasts 3-4 weeks until you need to get it retouched. Your skin takes 30 days to rejuvenate so it’s best to wait till then for your next treatment. If you have sensitive skin, only dermaplane once every few months.

Some people try to save money by performing the procedure at home on themselves. Be sure to do your research on how to perform it at home.

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