We LOVE dermaplaning! We really do! It is such a quick and simple way to revive your skin. Give it a day and you’ll be bouncing around feeling like they scraped away 10 years of your life along with a little dead skin and peach fuzz. We know, it can look a little scary—an aesthetician standing over your precious face with a scalpel glinting in the light—but it’s actually one of the most uncomplicated aesthetic procedures you can get, with some of the glowiest results!
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) on the face. This sloughing off of lifeless skin is especially important in these dry winter months. The concept is similar to shaving. A licensed aesthetician uses a blade to lightly scrape away the top layers of skin, along with that pesky fuzz.
Why do we love it?
If you have to ask, you’ve never had it done! Here’s why we love it–
1. No more fuzz!
Dermaplaning removes peach fuzz. All that hair that you’re not sure what to do with because you either can’t see it unless the sun hits it just so, or it’s too fine to tweeze, or there’s just so much of it! All the vellus hair—gone. It won’t grow back thicker or darker., and with it absent, makeup application becomes seamless!
The procedure takes from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on whether you decide to pair it with a facial (which you always should because…why not?!), and there is pretty much no recovery. It’s recommended to give your skin the day to breathe, but there won’t be anything, other than possibly a little bit of redness, to stop you from going out or back to work. And the results are quick, too! We find perceptible improvements in tone and texture within a day!
No foolin’, it is painless. It feels like a light scraping or scratching along the surface of the skin, but it isn’t even uncomfortable!
Your skin will look smooth and downright glowy! Dermaplaning is terrific for uneven skin tone, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, in addition to, wrinkles, fine lines, and dreaded peach fuzz. It gives you softer, smoother skin with an even and dewy skin tone, and it diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will be downright radiant! The fresh, fuzz-free skin also allows for better absorption of skincare products and makeup!
5. Not as harsh
Dermaplaning isn’t as harsh as treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing. Though also excellent options, those procedures often have longer recovery times and aftereffects. For people with a little bit more sensitive skin, dermaplaning is, surprisingly, a gentler option! However, those with inflammatory skin conditions (rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, or sunburn) should steer clear.
What can I expect?
Frankly, you can expect to fall in love…but maybe you meant something more like–
Do not exfoliate or sunbathe/tan within 3 days to a week before your dermaplaning treatment.
Relax! There will be a very mild scraping, in an upward motion over the skin of your face. It usually lasts 20–30 minutes. This is also a great time to get a facial or chemical peel because your skin is primed to absorb the products.
You might have a little redness and swelling, but it should go away within a day. You’ll want to wear your moisturizer and sunscreen after…but wait, why aren’t you wearing your sunscreen every day anyway? Oh, you are? Good! Also, avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, and heavy exfoliation for a few days.
How often should I get it done?
It is recommended to return every 3–6 weeks for another treatment. Trust us, you’ll be blown away and want to schedule again as soon as you can!
Can you DIY dermaplaning?
Technically, yes, but we don’t recommend it. These are sharp blades you’re using! Things need to be impeccably hygienic, and you need to have precise and steady hands. It’s hard enough trying to get the right angle to see the hair you want to tweeze. Now imagine that with a scalpel! Trust your licensed aestheticians, go to the spa, and get a facial while you’re there!
You won’t be disappointed!
Quick, painless, transformational, removes fuzz, and gentler on your skin.
The sixth best thing about dermaplaning? It is a low-risk treatment. There are so few drawbacks so just get out there and give it a try! We swear you’re going to love the results.
Why choose Advanced Skin + Body Aesthetics?
Advanced Skin + Body Aesthetics is the place to go for skincare, facials, and dermaplaning in Lincoln, NE, and the surrounding area! Contact us to make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our licensed aestheticians. We are devoted to helping you look as good as you feel using the latest technology and pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of Lincoln aesthetics.
If you are looking for facials in Lincoln, NE, check out our blog Diamond Glow Facial-The Luxurious Treatment that Makes You Feel Like Royalty where you’ll also find a list of the other facials we provide. And for more on skincare in this dry weather, read our blog How to Care for Winter-battered Skin.