(Last Updated On: 22nd October 2021)

Exfoliating your face does not always have to involve scrubs and facial cleansers.

So, have you considered Dermaplaning as a treatment to get rid of your facial hair and smooth, flawless skin on your face without harsh chemicals?

To determine whether dermaplaning is right for your skin, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about the treatment.

Carry on reading the information below before getting the procedure.

Let’s get on with it and answer your dermaplaning questions.

 

1. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DERMAPLANING AND MICRODERMABRASION?

Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion are both exfoliation treatments. The methods of each process differ.

Microdermabrasion unclogs pores by sanding and suctioning dead skin cells. On the other hand, Dermaplaning gently scrapes off the top layer of the skin with a surgical scalpel.

As both treatments are effective in making your face feel smoother, you can choose one based on your personal preference.

 

2. HOW IS DERMAPLANING TREATMENT DIFFERENT FROM A SKIN PEEL?

Dermaplaning and peeling differ in the depths they target.

Dermaplaning targets only the top layer of your skin, making its healing time much faster. However, because this treatment does not go into the deeper layers of your skin, it is ineffective in dealing with deeper wrinkles or sun damage. Its effects also last shorter than chemical peels.

 

3. IS DERMAPLANING SAFE?

Dermaplaning is safe when performed by a licenced and trained aesthetician.

 

4. IS DERMAPLANING PAINFUL?

Dermaplaning does not involve any chemicals or exfoliants. This procedure removes the dead skin cells only on the surface of your skin. Therefore, there is no swelling or pain associated with the treatment. Most clients say they feel relaxed during the procedure.

 

5. IS DERMAPLANING RECOMMENDED FOR MY SKIN TYPE?

Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, except for those who suffer from acne. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until your breakouts calm down before getting this treatment. 

This procedure is the perfect option for pregnant or nursing women who want exfoliation. This treatment is safe for the baby because it does not involve harsh chemicals.

Before the procedure, discuss your skin allergies and sensitivities with your aesthetician.

Find out what skin type you have –

 

6. WILL DERMAPLANING MAKE MY FACIAL HAIR GROW BACK THICKER OR DARKER?

Contrary to popular belief, Dermaplaning will not make the hair on your face grow thicker or darker.

To illustrate, vellus hair and terminal hair are the different types of hair that grow on the body. Vellus hair is found on most body parts, except for the lips, genital areas, palms, and soles. In contrast, terminal hairs grow on the scalp, underarms, and pubic region.

The hair on your face has soft and fine vellus hair, which will grow at the same texture and speed as before your treatment.

 

7. WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning should be performed only on the face, excluding eyelids and lips. The procedure cannot be done on any other part of the body.

 

8. CAN I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER GETTING DERMAPLANING?

There is no downtime associated with Dermaplaning, so you can go on with your day after getting the procedure and apply makeup immediately. Since the treatment gets rid of all the little hairs and dead skin cells on your face, your makeup will glide smoothly!

 

9. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning removes 21 days’ worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow your skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment. Meanwhile, if you have resilient skin, you may consider getting Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning in the same session for incredible results.

 

10. IS AFTERCARE NECESSARY?

After receiving the procedure, follow the tips below:

  • No sunbeds or holiday trips for two weeks.
  • No heat treatment, gym, sauna, or swimming for 48 hours.
  • No Botox or beauty treatments on your face two weeks before or after the treatment.
  • No potent retinol, glycolic, or prescription products five days before or after treatment.
  • Mineral makeup can be worn for the first 24 hours after treatment.

 

 

OUR CONCLUSION

Attaining the healthy glow you’ve always wanted doesn’t ever come overnight. Still, with Dermaplaning, you can get baby-smooth and hair-free skin on your face in no time. Look for a reputable beauty clinic to see instant results and achieve your dream skin!

To learn more about the benefits of Dermaplaning, read our next blog post!

 

If you are interested in trying Dermaplaning in Rutland, get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lorna