Whether it be due to sun damage, signs of aging, or other medical conditions, skin is often be left with a rough texture, only adding to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes, creams and over-the-counter remedies provide temporary relief, but after time, they quickly become ineffective. Dermaplaning is currently one of the most popular methods for improving skin texture, and it is easy to see why.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method that gently scrapes off dead skin cells to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. Using a surgically designed instrument, the top layer of dead skin cells is removed, along with the ‘peach fuzz’ that is often seen on the face.
One of the biggest reasons dermaplaning is so popular for improving skin texture is that it is safe and convenient for all skin types, including those with particularly dry skin. As the top layer of dead skin is removed, skincare products are able to penetrate the dermis deeper, providing better results. By removing the layer of peach fuzz that covers the facial skin, dermaplaning also allows for a smoother finish for makeup products, as well as an easier way to clean them off.
What does dermaplaning feel like?
Essentially, dermaplaning is compared to the sensation when shaving your legs, except on your face. First, the specialist will cleanse and dry the area. Then, they will tighten the skin and gently scrape the skin utilizing a specially designed surgical instrument along the surface. Using soft, swift strokes, they will scrape off the dead skin cells and peach fuzz on your face.
Are there any side effects?
There are no side effects from dermaplaning and it requires no downtime. After treatment, skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure, and may be pink in color, so it is important you stay out of the sun and use a strong SPF.
What are the results?
You will notice immediate results after your dermaplaning procedure. Your skin will be more radiant and will have an even tone and improved texture.
Ready to learn more about dermaplaning, as well as if you are a candidate? Please call us at (281) 419-9119 to schedule your consultation at Correa Plastic Surgery today! We look forward to working with you!