Your Top 5 Dermaplane Questions Answered

Your Top 5 Dermaplane Questions Answered

Exfoliating is an integral part of any skincare routine and I have to say it packs a big punch.  If you're new to skincare, the method of exfoliating is somewhat of a superhero within your skincare routine for a luminous, glowing complexion.

Exfoliating helps slough off dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface, revealing fresh, radiant skin underneath.  There are various forms of exfoliating, but one of my favorite ways to incorporate this treatment with my clients is with dermaplaning.

So I figured, I would answer your top 5 questions about dermaplaning to provide you with clarity and guidance when adding it into your skin routine.

01 | What exactly is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating facial treatment that involves using a surgical scalpel to gently scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz, leaving your skin smoother and more radiant.

The mistake I see most often is my skin enthusiasts and DIYers trying to replicate this method at home.  Big no-no!  You can cause more harm than good like introducing unwanted sensitivity and irritation.

What to do instead?

See a licensed esthetician in your area who is well-versed in dermaplaning to ensure you're an ideal candidate for this treatment.

02 | Is Dermaplaning suitable for everyone? 

Generally speaking, yes!  This treatment is safe for all skin types, but there are some exceptions.  While dermaplaning works wonders, it's not for everyone. Avoid it if you have active acne, skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or if you're pregnant.

Your esthetician will assess your skin during a consultation to ensure dermaplaning is a suitable option for you.

03 | How does dermaplaning differ from regular shaving? 

You would think shaving would accomplish the same goal, but it doesn't!  While both involve removing hair, dermaplaning is a professional, controlled exfoliation procedure performed by a licensed esthetician. The surgical scalpel used in dermaplaning is specifically designed to provide precise exfoliation without the risk of nicks or cuts.

04 | Can dermaplaning cause hair to grow back thicker or darker? 

Not at all!  Common myth and I am here to bust it.  Dermaplaning does not alter the texture or color of hair. The vellus hair removed during the procedure is soft and fine, and it grows back the same way. The focus is on exfoliating the outermost layer of skin, not changing the hair structure.

05 | Can I perform dermaplaning at home with DIY tools?

I talked about this earlier about the do-it-yourself approach above and how dangerous it could be to try this at home. 

Professional dermaplaning is recommended for safety and optimal results. While there are DIY "dermaplaning tools" available, the precision and expertise of a licensed esthetician ensure a safer and more effective experience. DIY attempts may carry risks, including nicks and irritation. Always prioritize professional care for this procedure.

As a wrap-up, while there are tons of ways to exfoliate to reveal fresh, glowy skin.  Dermaplane just happens to be just one way of getting that instant glow in my facial studio.  Ultimately, I always emphasize that every treatment, trend, or even product is not for everyone.  Work with a professional to ensure you are making the right decisions when it comes to your skin health.

PS. If you need help with a skin concern such as acne or dark spots or simply need help implementing a skin routine that works for you, I offer virtual skin consultations that allow you to connect with a skin expert (that would be me!) from the comfort of  your home.  You can schedule a virtual skin consultation here.

xo, Frankie

Frankie Croker | Beyond Skin Esthetics
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