Exfoliation is a great way to brighten your complexion and improve the overall appearance of your skin. Exfoliation is the process of removing the dead skin cells to reveal and regenerate new cells. While there is an overwhelming number of over the counter products available for at home exfoliation, these products don’t go as deep as professional exfoliation treatments. Dermaplaning is the newest among the variety of rejuvenating facial treatments offered at Vive.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning, also known as dermablading, is the process of gently scraping away dead skin cells with a small surgical scalpel. It is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure which removes the uppermost layer of dead skin, dirt, oil, and bacteria. This will help prevent clogged pores and the blemishes that result from them. It also stimulates collagen production which promotes firmer, smoother, and healthier looking skin and can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermaplaning should only be performed by trained medical esthetician or dermatologist. The procedure is only meant to be performed on the face and is not used around the nose or to shape the eyebrows. The treatment takes 30 minutes or less with no downtime for recovery.
Benefits Beyond Exfoliation
In addition to providing a deeper exfoliation process than in home products, dermaplaning will also remove fine “peach fuzz” like hair. Used in conjunction with other facial treatments such as enzyme peels and light therapy, it will leave your skin feeling refreshed and glowing. Because dermaplaning enhances collagen, it can also be beneficial in reducing the appearance of acne scars and skin discoloration.
How often have you put your makeup on and been frustrated because it just accentuates the fine hair on your face? Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry and with good reason. Constantly in makeup and under the lights, dermaplaning allows models and actors to avoid that frustration, leaving their skin smooth and free of that annoying “peach fuzz”.
Dermaplaning vs Microdermabrasion
You’re probably wondering what the difference is between these two procedures and which one is best. Microdermabrasion provides many of the same benefits, however, dermaplaning tends to be a gentler treatment. Microdermabrasion is a more aggressive treatment that basically sands and suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth, and chin.
While both methods offer equally effective exfoliation, dermaplaning gently scraps away the top layer of skin, removes “peach fuzz” and may be better suited for those with sensitive skin. Dermaplaning is also a great way to prepare for other facial treatments, making your skin more receptive to skin care products or procedures.
Appropriate for almost all other skin types, Dermaplaning is not recommended for those with acneic skin. If you suffer from deep cystic acne, treatments should be put off until breakouts have cleared up. Dermaplaning is a great exfoliating option for women who are nursing and pregnant. They can enjoy the benefits of facial rejuvenation while avoiding the risks of harsh chemicals absorbing into the bloodstream and potentially harming your baby. You should always consult with a professional and discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting any treatment.
Dermaplaning Now at Vive
Vive Weight Loss and Medical Aesthetics is proud to announce the introduction of dermaplaning to the wide variety of treatments offered. As part of our October 2017 specials, we are offering $75 dermaplaning treatment or to really pamper yourself, combine dermaplaning with a peel or facial for $125.
At Vive, our goal is to help you look your very best and ensure your experience with us is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. To learn more about our many medical aesthetic services and to find out which one is right for you, schedule a consultation today!