Noticing some peach fuzz around your upper lip or fine hairs across the cheeks? Perhaps your skin does not feel as smooth as it once did and does not have that glamorous glow. This is natural over time as dead skin cells build up and hairs grow. These instances keep you from having the skin you desire. This is no longer the case. You can smooth away hair and dead skin with dermaplaning, an innovative treatment performed at our office. We are leading cosmetic professionals and are here to answer your pressing questions about dermaplaning.
What is Dermaplaning?
It is a cosmetic treatment that uses a surgical-grade medical scalpel to gently remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of skin. It removes the fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz” or vellus hair. We can use it as an alternative to laser treatments or in conjunction with such treatments for even better results. You get more radiant, vibrant skin. Enjoy having an easier time applying makeup and your other skincare products with enhanced skin smoothness. Watch your skin get even healthier as treatments penetrate deeper into the skin without that blocking layer of dead skin getting in the way.
Is It Safe?
Safety is and always should be a major concern. This is more fantastic news about dermaplaning. The treatment is safe. Our skilled and experienced aestheticians perform the procedure, so you rest in skilled hands. It is non-invasive and requires no downtime.
Is It Right for Me?
You are most likely a good candidate for the treatment if you suffer from aging, dry, rough, or uneven skin tone. This treatment might also be right for you if you have shallow acne scars, fine lines or slight hyperpigmentation (dark spots). While it is safe and effective for almost all skin types, acne-prone skin may not be right for this treatment. In order for your sebaceous glands to secrete oil, the oil has to move up along the vellus hair. By removing the hair, the oil builds up and the glands become clogged, which causes worse acne breakouts. At your initial consultation, we go over your unique skin needs and goals to determine the best route of treatment for you.
Is It Like a Chemical Peel?
Unlike chemical peels, dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation process performed with a surgical scalpel. It does not use acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells. Your skin gets exfoliated during your treatment, with no peeling afterward. Dermaplaning is a great alternative to peels for those who want professionally done exfoliation without the downtime.
How Often Do I Need It?
Dermaplaning removes weeks of accumulated dead skin cells in addition to vellus hairs. They both will come back, however. We recommend getting the treatment done regularly for optimal skin maintenance.
How Long Does It Take?
The procedure is performed in the comfort of our office and usually takes just minutes.
What Should I Expect?
The treatment is both quick and easy, with no associated downtime. Other hair removing procedures such as threading and waxing can be uncomfortable. Dermaplaning feels similar to getting a close shave, removing vellus hair and dead skin cells simultaneously. You can apply makeup immediately afterwards. You get deep, cleansing exfoliation plus a restorative skin treatment.
What are the Results?
Right after the treatment, your skin looks more radiant and feels smoother. You get a more uniform skin tone and texture. Dermaplaning is mainly for exfoliation, but it goes well beyond its primary aim. The instant removal of peach fuzz is a major plus, making skin even softer and smoother. Get better penetration from skin care products and smoother cosmetics application.
Does It Make Hair Grow Back Darker or Thicker?
No, it does not. This is because there are different hairs that grow on the body. The fine, light hairs on that face removed by the treatment are vellus hairs, which grow back at the same rate and texture.
How Should I Care for My Skin After?
You will not have to miss work or social activities after the treatment. However, your skin needs time to heal and restore. Treat the skin gently and follow our team’s aftercare instructions.
You do a lot to take care of yourself and look your best. You eat well, exercise and go to great lengths to look after your skin. It gets to be quite a rigorous process. Do not make it any harder or do it all by yourself. We here at Anazao MD know just what to do. Let us help you look your best using our expertise. We know that one of the most effective ways to look your best is having soft, smooth skin minus unwanted facial hair. Dermaplaning accomplishes this. It does so safely and effectively. Contact us today to book your appointment in Steamboat Springs and get started.