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What is Dermaplaning: How Does It Work?

Sun damage, environmental factors, and age all take a toll on your skin. You can’t reverse your age, but you can certainly take steps to stay young looking longer. Limiting your time in the sun, eating right, not smoking, and avoiding alcohol all have a positive impact on the appearance of your skin. Along with these lifestyle changes, you can improve the look of your skin by having a cosmetic procedure called dermaplaning done. 

What Is Dermaplaning? 

Dermaplaning, also called microplaning or blading, has become quite popular in recent years. It’s a cosmetic skin treatment that removes dead skin cells and fine, peach fuzz hair from your face using a special tool. The objective of dermaplaning is to improve the surface of your skin so that it looks more youthful and radiant. 

How Is Dermaplaning Done?

Dermaplaning works in much the same way as shaving does. The tool that’s used even resembles the razor you use to shave your legs. The dermaplaning blade is held at a 45-degree angle to your skin. It’s dragged slowly and gently over your skin, which removes dead skin cells, scar tissue, fine wrinkles, and those light hairs that grow on your face. 

What to Expect During a Dermaplaning Procedure

A dermaplaning procedure performed at Hydrate Salon is a relaxing experience that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best. We’ll start by making sure you’re comfortable in one of our clean, comfortable chairs. We’ll often apply a numbing spray to your face to help minimize any discomfort. Then, we’ll use a dermaplaning tool to scrape your skin. The entire procedure usually lasts for about half an hour.

Is Dermaplaning Safe?

Experts say that dermaplaning is a safe procedure for most people and most skin types. The procedure should be painless, and you won’t need to have any downtime to recover afterwards. You may, however, experience some redness or tenderness after your procedure. This usually goes away quickly. 

You should not, however, undergo a dermaplaning procedure if you have an active infection, acne, or severe scarring on your face. You’ll also want to avoid dermaplaning if you have thicker hair growing on your face that’s caused by a hormone imbalance or other health issue because the hair can grow back thicker and more noticeably. 

Is Dermaplaning Permanent?

The effects of a dermaplaning procedure generally only last for around a month. After that, you’ll likely notice that your skin has become dull, those fine wrinkles have returned, and that peach fuzz has started to grow again. The good news is that you can have the procedure done once every four to six weeks without worry. If you have very sensitive skin, however, you may need to wait a little longer between procedures to avoid irritation.

Is Dermaplaning Safe to Do at Home?

There are several dermaplaning tools on the market aimed at the do-it-yourself market. But, you should be very cautious about undertaking this procedure at home. For starters, it’s unlikely that you’ll get the results you expect from home dermaplaning. Secondly, there is an increased risk of injury and infection when you do it yourself. For best results and fewer problems, it’s better to have dermaplaning done by a trained professional.

Schedule a Dermaplaning in Scottsdale, AZ

Dull, damaged, wrinkled skin can have a dramatic effect on your self-esteem, but you don’t have to take it lying down. Fight the signs of age and environmental factors. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a dermaplaning session today at Hydrate Salon. You’ll be treated by a licensed professional who has the training and experience necessary to safely administer the treatment.

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