In the pursuit of brighter, more perfect skin, everyone is looking for new, fun skincare treatments.
When a new cosmetic procedure comes up, it's easy to get excited and want to try it right away. With so many options and treatments out there, it's important to do some research, and understand what would work best for your skin. It can also be beneficial to see what at-home products or tools could save your time and money while providing the same results.
One of the latest treatments that is proving to give great results is dermaplaning. Let’s explore exactly what dermaplaning is in skincare, and how you can incorporate Cosmedica Skincare into your routine for maximum results.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that exfoliates away the top layer of dead skin cells with a surgical scalpel, along with the vellus hair, otherwise known as “peach fuzz.” It started as a way to remove that layer of unwanted hair on the face. It can be thicker for some people than for others. When performed at a medispa or skincare center, the board-certified dermatologist practitioner uses a medical-grade scalpel to remove the hair and dead skin cells. Think of it as a bit of a super exfoliation treatment, along with getting rid of pesky facial hair. Keep in mind that dermaplaning has to be carefully done to make sure that there aren’t any adverse effects or permanent damage to the skin.
People can do a version of dermaplaning at home with a device that usually has a small razor blade attached to it. Sometimes it’s called a dermaplaner, facial razor, or dermaplaning beauty wand.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
There are so many benefits to dermaplaning that can be great for your skin. Here are eight of the biggest ones.
1. Immediate Exfoliation Results
The exfoliation benefits of glowing skin are going to be seen right away with dermaplaning. When getting rid of all those dead skin cells, the skin is going to look brighter right away.
2. Great for All Skin Types
Any skin type can benefit from a minimally invasive dermaplaning treatment. Oily to dry skin, and everything in between. It’s even going to work on sensitive skin. You may have slight redness for a day or two after, but it should subside quickly without any other complications.
3. Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
After a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll notice that fine lines and wrinkles seem diminished. When doing this type of exfoliation, it’s exposing the newer, younger-looking skin underneath. It’s naturally going to look more flawless in every way.
4. Encourages Collagen Production
The dermaplaning is going to increase collagen production in the skin by triggering cellular turnover. By exposing the newer skin to all that beneficial oxygen, its response is to produce more collagen, which we naturally lose during the aging process. Skin will be plumped up and renewed after each dermaplaning treatment, or scalpel facial, as it's sometimes called.
5. Makeup Looks Smoother
When you take the time to exfoliate the skin and remove all that fine hair or unwanted peach fuzz, you’ll notice that makeup application will look smoother on the skin's surface. Plus, all your skincare products will absorb into that new skin better and be more effective with fewer hair follicles absorbing the product.
6. Minimizes Acne
By unclogging those pores through the exfoliation of dermaplaning, you’ll notice that active acne breakouts start to go away. Fewer breakouts will be the result of declogging those pores and preventing an active breakout during the dermaplaning treatment. As an added bonus, acne scars will also be diminished with repeated treatments for overall smoother and healthier skin.
7. Works for Sensitive Skin
Even if you have typically sensitive skin, you can probably undergo a dermaplaning treatment. That’s because it doesn’t use any chemical peel exfoliation products that could cause a reaction in sensitive skin in this cosmetic dermatology procedure. Harsh chemicals should be avoided with sensitive skin.
8. Promotes Skin Regeneration
When you go through a dermaplaning procedure, it’s naturally going to trigger skin regeneration. That newer skin underneath is ready to receive all the beneficial skincare products you’ll use, like our Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It’s going to work on that newer skin to plump it up and makes all of your other skincare treatment work better. This will also make skin tone more even and age spots diminished for brighter complexion and a youthful appearance.
Where Do you Find Dermaplaning?
It’s important that you go to a skilled practitioner to have dermaplaning done. You’ll find it at medispas, salons, and regular spas with people who have specifically been trained on the procedure. Some cosmetic surgery practices may offer beneficial skincare treatments, like dermaplaning as well.
Of course, you can do an at-home dermaplaning treatment, which will be much less expensive than the medispa or cosmetic dermatology services. All you need to do is buy the device which is usually around $10 to $20. You’ll have to replace the device on a regular basis since once the razor blade becomes dull and used, it won’t be as effective.
Cost of Dermaplaning
The cost of dermaplaning in a professional setting is going to be in the range of $75 to $250. It just depends on where you are located. It may be more expensive in a bigger city at a well-known spa, as opposed to a smaller medispa in a suburban setting.
How Often Should You Have Dermaplaning Done?
It’s recommended that dermaplaning be done around once a month for the best results. You don’t want to do it more than that since it’s such an intense exfoliation. The good news is that it’s not a chemical exfoliation, so there aren’t any side effects after. You just want to make sure you take care of that newly exfoliated skin underneath by using the best regimen of skincare treatments at home with Cosmedica Skincare.
Aftercare for Dermaplaning
As with most skincare treatments, aftercare and high-quality products are important to truly maximize your results. Cosmedica Skincare offers a variety of products that will soothe and hydrate your skin post dermaplaning session or as a general addition to your routine. The following are top considerations for dermaplaning aftercare and Cosmedica's solutions:
Hydration Day and Night
Hydration is super important after a dermaplaning session to hydrate that newly exfoliated skin underneath. You’ll want to use a serum that binds moisture into the skin. That product is going to be Cosmedica Skincare’s Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It’s a game-changer in skincare. You’ll notice how much brighter, smoother, and more hydrated your skin will be. That is due to the fact that the hyaluronic acid molecules can hold up to 1000 times their weight in water, binding all that beneficial moisture to the skin.
On top of that Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, you’ll want to use a daily moisturizer, both in the morning and at night. A great daytime moisturizer that we offer is the Vitamin C Facial Day Cream. It’s going to brighten the skin with antioxidant-rich vitamin C, helps to fight off free radical damage, and will infuse the skin with active ingredients like jojoba oil, MSM, B5 vitamins, and green tea extract to minimize redness.
The perfect nighttime moisturizer is going to be Multi-Active Hydrating Night Cream. It’s chock full of skin-loving ingredients to help the skin regenerate itself at night, promote cellular turnover, and completely hydrate the skin. You’ll wake up to more perfect and glowing skin in every way. Plus, it also contains soothing aloe and moisture-binding hyaluronic acid, which is going to be the best moisturizer to use after a dermaplaning treatment, either at home or in a spa.
Exfoliation Between Treatments
You can also do some exfoliation treatments at home with Cosmedica Skincare products between professional monthly dermaplaning sessions. That includes a manual scrub, like our 2.5 % Glycolic Facial Scrub. Not only does it have the chemical exfoliation power of glycolic acid, but it also contains tiny natural particles that feel amazing when massaged into the skin to promote exfoliation. Use this scrub two to three times per week for the best results.
Sun Care Protection
As always, one of the best ways to protect and promote better skin is to use the right SPF products daily. That means wearing your favorite sunscreen of at least an SPF 30 every day. Apply it after you do your regular skincare routine as the last step in the process. This is going to help protect the results of dermaplaning by shielding your skin from the damaging rays of the sun.
Cosmedica Skincare to Benefit Your Skincare Routine
If you have any questions about how Cosmedica Skincare products can fit into your routine, after any dermatology treatment, like dermaplaning, check out our skincare hotline or take our skin quiz to learn more about your unique needs. We’d be more than happy to design just the right regimen of beneficial skincare treatments that will complement any treatments you are doing on a regular basis.