A treatment that many of our patients are adding on to their monthly Hydrafacial is Dermaplaning. Why is everyone raving about it? Find out below.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective exfoliation procedure. A sterile, surgical scalpel is used to gently shave the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine hair (aka peach fuzz). The procedure can be performed monthly, in less than thirty minutes, with no downtime.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin. At ROXSpa, this treatment is performed before a Hydrafacial or custom facial. Our patients have noticed a more effective treatment by adding dermaplaning prior to the facial. Dermaplaning is also an excellent way to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. Contrary to popular belief, fine hair will not grow back thicker or darker. Exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
Who should consider dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Dermaplaning is safe for clients who cannot have chemical peels. However, those with very oily or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with thick, dark facial hair.
Don’t try this at home
It’s important to note that dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface skin. Therefore, we don’t recommend shaving at home as an alternative to dermaplaning. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning is performed freehand with a surgical scalpel (the average razor has two blades which are also duller than surgical blades) on tautly stretched skin. The methodology requires short strokes at a certain angle in particular patterns depending on the facial region and should be done by a licensed, skilled professional.
If you would like more information on Dermaplaning, or would like to schedule an appointment for a treatment, call the ROXSpa Beverly Hills offices at 310-777-0496.