Dermaplaning Explained: An Effective Alternative to Cosmetic Surgery
Skin experts have known for decades about the benefits of skin exfoliation. Your skin constantly sheds and replaces dead skin cells with new skin cells to support wound healing and prevent infections. As we age, however, the ability of our skin to shed dead cells declines, resulting in fine lines, uneven skin tones and age spots.
Although you can buy over-the-counter skin exfoliating products in Chicago dermaplaning is the #1 choice for individuals wanting the best exfoliating treatment available. Reflections Med Spa provides dermaplaning services for adults of all ages who want to dramatically improve the appearance and health of their skin without dealing with downtime or outpatient surgery.
Skin Problems Treated with Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning should only be done by a certified clinician with experience using industry-specific exfoliation tools. Removal of dead skin cells, debris and excess oil through dermaplaning will:
Encourage production of new skin cells
Remove "peach fuzz" (vellus hair)
Reduce visibility of acne scars and pock marks
Reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation (sun/age spots, melasma, freckles)
Reduce or eliminate fine lines and minor wrinkles
If you are interested in learning more about dermaplaning and want to find out if this procedure is right for you, call Reflections Med Spa today to schedule a consultation appointment.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
Prior to beginning the dermaplaning procedure, a certified clinician will apply a local anesthetic spray or cream to your face. Chicago dermaplaning patients generally report a tingling sensation as the dermatologist begins scraping their skin.
A handheld dermaplaning tool similar in appearance to a surgeon's scalpel is gently moved over your skin for about 20 to 30 minutes. Afterwards, your Reflections Med Spa clinician will apply a soothing serum and sunscreen to your face. Then, you are free to go about your daily activities.
Who May Not Be Good Candidates for Dermaplaning?
People with sensitive skin, psoriasis, rosacea or recurring acne breakouts should avoid dermplaning and other exfoliation procedures. Although dermaplaning is an effective, noninvasive method for reducing the appearance of mild to moderate skin imperfections, it can worsen certain skin conditions. If you are not a good candidate for dermaplaning, Reflections Med Spa offers a variety of other cosmetic skin procedures suitable for most types of skin.
What Else Should You Know About Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning cannot be done on your lips or eyelids. It is FDA-approved to be performed on facial skin only.
You can schedule dermaplaning treatment at Reflections Med Spa every four weeks, if desired. Treating skin every one to two months with professional exfoliation removes two to three weeks worth of accumulated dead skin cells and debris.
If you have had dermal filler injections, Botox or chemical peels recently, we recommend waiting two to three weeks before scheduling a dermaplaning appointment.
Reflections Med Spa is your one-stop med spa in the Windy City! Call today to learn more about our skin rejuvenating procedures or to schedule a consultation appointment.