Use Dermaplaning for Reducing Acne Scars
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz)
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
The results can vary for everyone, but realistically, you can expect to see smoother skin, zero peach fuzz (until it grows back, of course), and slightly brighter-looking skin. And, because you’re removing all your dead skin cells, your skincare products will better penetrate your skin when you apply them, boosting the effects of them.
What are the side effects of Dermaplaning?
In the hands of a professional, dermaplaning is safe for all skin types, especially those with sun damage, fine lines, dry patches, and dull skin. But, of course, there are caveats: If you have highly reactive, sensitive skin (like those with rosacea), you may want to pass on this one, since it might irritate your skin. Same goes for anyone with inflamed acne. The treated skin may appear as slightly pink or red color that will disappear in a day or two. A very aggressive treatment may cause mild flaking of the skin that will last up to one week.
What is the recovery after Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a quick, effective procedure that normally takes 45 minutes to complete. It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately two to four weeks apart for the best results. There is typically no recovery or down time with this treatment.
Does Dermaplaning hurt?
This treatment does not hurt.
Will dermaplaning cause breakouts?
Quite the opposite. A buildup of dead skin can clog your pores and hair follicles, which can not only cause pimples but also block your skincare products from penetrating the skin, which is why exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, healthy glow. But, if you already have an existing breakout, you’ll unfortunately need to sit this treatment out.