In case you haven’t heard, women shaving their faces are a thing now, and it’s gaining steam in the beauty world. Thanks to famous beauty influences like Huda Kattan and Kate Somerville, female facial shaving is becoming more accepted.
The method is better known as Dermaplaning. It involves shaving the face to exfoliate, getting rid of facial hair, and having a clear canvas for a more flawless makeup application.
However, dermaplaning is not as simple as picking up a standard razor, applying shaving cream, and getting to work. In fact, to do it properly, you would need to be a certified dermatologist or accredited after training, so find your local Dermaplaning specialist. In this blog, we will cover dermalplaning benefits.
People who have tried dermaplaning raved about its ability to keep you looking young, bright, and fresh. Since it goes deeper than shaving, it effectively kicks-starts the cell regeneration process. It improves the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine wrinkles. It can also help liven up dull, dry, and sun-damaged skin.
Given the skin is often exposed to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and harmful UV rays, the top layer of the skin may appear dull, and you end up looking aged. Dermaplaning aims to clear those damaged skin cells to make for newer ones, resulting in a radiant glow.
Dermaplaning can also be performed in conjunction with other skin rejuvenating treatments. As mentioned before, by removing the top layer of the skin, other treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, micro-needling, dermal infusions, scrubs, and photo facials are rendered more effective. It can also be paired with anti-ageing procedures. We recommend our working partner, Vysana (formally known as Rutland Aesthetics), for anti-aging treatments. When the treatment is performed after dermaplaning, you can enjoy long-lasting and more dramatic results.
WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?
Although it’s only gaining popularity now, dermatologists have practised dermaplaning for decades. It was initially a solution to be an effective alternative to chemical exfoliation, prepping the skin for resurfacing treatments and deeper chemical peels. But in the past couple of years, many women have started resorting to Dermaplaning to get rid of peach fuzz—vellus hair—and remove dead skin cells in the face.
With dermaplanation, the dermatologist will use a sterile, medical-grade scalpel to gently remove the vellus hair and dead skin cells. As a result, you’ll have a smoother face and a brighter glow. The procedure is safe for most people and doesn’t require any downtime for recovery. There’s also little risk of side effects, especially when an expert performs them.
DERMAPLANING vs SHAVING
Dermaplaning and regular shaving are similar in method. Still, the significant difference is that dermaplaning is a more thorough and safer version of shaving. If your goal is to get rid of your peach fuzz, you can shave your face and call it a day. But anything past that, you should consult a professional about Dermaplaning. With this procedure, you will not only remove the pesky peach fuzz on your face, but also eliminate dead skin cells, which are impossible with a regular shaving blade.
Dermaplaning uses a sharp blade that a trained, experienced, and licenced practitioner will use to carefully exfoliate your skin. There are home devices available, but we advise against using them. Not only can you nick your skin with them and cause bleeding, but a trained professional will never use the same blade twice. Shaving from the home can lead to infections and breakouts, which isn’t worth it.
Want to learn more about this treatment? Check out our All About Dermaplaning post with the 10 most common questions answered.
If you’re looking for a dermaplaning treatment in Rutland, or nearby areas of Corby and Stamford, contact us to learn how we can help.
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