Dermaplaning has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Maybe you’ve heard your friend or coworker rave about the treatment or seen more celebrities discuss how smooth their skin feels after dermaplaning. With beauty and skincare trends, it’s important to stay up to date (and maybe even try for yourself) with the latest and greatest routines.
But before you hop right into a salon, there are a few things you should know first. That’s why the Hydrate Salon & Day Spa team is here to offer some quick and easy advice.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a treatment to exfoliate the skin and get rid of dirt and “peach fuzz” hair. A licensed clinician uses a scalpel and swings it along the skin to remove dead skin cells and vellus hairs (the thin, fine hair grows, known as “peach fuzz”).
This might sound intimidating and scary, but dermaplaning is totally painless and non-invasive. Many patients say they feel an enjoyable or tickling sensation during the treatment. Dermaplaning can also be done on the forehead, nose, chin, neck, and cheeks to enhance tone and texture.
What Are the Benefits?
Other skincare treatments, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials, focus on improving skin texture and appearance. While you might not yet be sold on dermaplaning, then you should consider its benefits:
- Improves tone and texture
- Removes peach fuzz
- Removes dead skin
- Reduces acne scars’ appearance
- Decreases signs of aging
- Helps the skin absorb topical treatments
How to Prepare for a Dermaplaning Appointment
While dermaplaning is pain-free and non-invasive, there are still a few things patients should do in the two weeks before their treatment to get the best results.
Consult a Licensed and Reputable Salon
DIY dermaplaning should be a non-starter. It requires the proper equipment, chemicals, and training to perform. Every salon requires licensed technicians to take care of you for best results, infection prevention, and more.
Consult your dermatologist for recommendations for salons that will provide proper dermaplaning. Or, spend some time doing research for yourself of licensed and reputable salons in the area. (If you want to make the search even easier, just check out Hydrate Salon’s website.)
Avoid Sun Exposure
Sunburns make it impossible for technicians to do any treatments for your skin. So, in the two weeks before your dermaplaning, try to avoid the sun, especially if you’re easily prone to sunburns and redness.
Because dermaplaning takes exfoliation to the extreme, it’s recommended to stop any skin exfoliation altogether three to five days before a procedure. Over-exfoliation can cause irritation, so take it easy before your treatment and leave the skincare to the pros.
Still Wax Certain Areas
You might think waxing isn’t necessary before a dermaplaning since dermaplaning removes peach fuzz hair. But there’s a difference between peach fuzz hair and terminal hair on your eyebrows, upper lip, or chin. You’ll still want to wax these areas, but be sure to do so a week or two before dermaplaning to avoid irritation.
Reschedule If You Have a Breakout
Dermaplaning treatment isn’t appropriate for skin with active acne. It can cause irritation or other problems, so it’s best to push your appointment back til acne is reduced, whether it’s a big breakout or a small pimple.
Book an Appointment to Revitalize Your Skin with Hydrate Salon
Want a procedure that’ll provide deep facial exfoliation, painless hair removal, and smoother textured skin? Then book an appointment today for dermaplaning. And if you want to treat yourself even more, don’t hesitate to schedule a hair coloring or mani-pedi.
Hydrate Salon & Spa offers everything you need to be your best self.