Are you looking for an easy way to rejuvenate your complexion? Do you need a treatment that can be slotted into your busy schedule without downtime? Dermaplaning, which satisfies all these needs and more, may be exactly what you’re looking for. Available at Deja You Medical in Navarre, FL, this treatment provides instant exfoliation without tugging, tearing, or ripping skin. Best of all, it yields healthier, more vibrant-looking tissues.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non invasive painless cosmetic procedure that removes the top layer of the dead skin and vellous hair also known as “peach fuzz”. This treatment aims to exfoliate the skin and allow for better product absorption as well as allowing makeup to sit better. If done on a monthly basis, this treatment can be done as a standalone service, or as an add on to any of our other facial aesthetic services. There is no downtime for this procedure and so it can be done the day before a big event so that your skin is brighter and the texture is smoother. Dermaplaning is for almost everyone. Anyone struggling with active acne is not a candidate as bacteria can be spread from the exfoliation treatment.
Benefits of Treatment
You might think the silk-like feeling treatment provides to skin is enough of a benefit. But a scalpel facial also improves the efficacy of your at-home skincare regimen. Your hairless and super clean tissues will readily drink the serums, moisturizers, and other topical elements you apply each day.
Your cosmetics will likewise go on more easily. Fine facial hairs tend to gain prominence after you’ve applied foundation and/or powder. But treatment eliminates these hairs to give you a flawless, air-brushed appearance further enhanced by makeup.
Conditions It Can Treat
This treatment is a great way to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By removing dead cells and igniting new cell development, treatment has a rejuvenating effect on skin. The overall tone becomes more balanced and dark spots that commonly develop from sun exposure diminish. Rough spots are likewise smoothed over.
As an unexpected bonus, scalpel shaving helps remove the dirt and oils that commonly clog pores. Once your pores are cleaner, they appear smaller on your face. This leads to a more youthful look, as pore size is directly linked to age.
Treatment can be especially helpful for acne sufferers. Although not recommended for those with current breakouts, scalpel shaving can reduce the likelihood of future breakouts by removing debris that often gets trapped in facial hair.
Even if you can’t see them, you likely have fine vellus hairs that keep skin from properly breathing. Removing these hairs and the dirt they hold can keep breakouts at bay and ease some of the redness associated with previous acne scars. Scalpel shaving can also combat:
- Dry, flaky skin
- A dull complexion
- Dark facial hair
How It Works
We generally start treatment by cleansing your face. The scalpel is then used to scrape away hair and dead cells. As mentioned earlier, your skin will be held taut as we target different parts of your face. Treatment is non-invasive, pain-free, and surprisingly relaxing. You may even hear comforting whispering sounds as the blade moves across your face.
But these are simply the mechanics of treatment. It forces skin cells to regenerate by tricking them into thinking they’ve been injured. That “injury alert” prompts collagen synthesis and elastin production. The result is a more refined and refreshed appearance. And results can persist long after treatment as collagen and elastin levels rise to improve skin’s firmness, texture, and elasticity.
How Often Are Sessions Needed?
A scalpel facial does not permanently remove facial hair. To support your dewy appearance, you’ll need to schedule periodic maintenance sessions. We generally recommend patients wait at least four weeks between sessions. This allows time for facial hair to regrow and skin cells to recover.
Who Is This Right for?
Thanks to its non-invasive nature, treatment is safe for nearly everyone. But you should avoid it if you have a flaring rosacea breakout, active acne, sunburn, tan, or an inflammatory skin condition like psoriasis or eczema. You should also let our office know if you have a history of cold sores, as treatment can re-activate them.
We’ll use a consultation appointment to identify any other conditions that might preclude you from treatment. If scalpel shaving isn’t right for you, we’ll recommend an alternative therapy.
See What the Fuss Is About
A scalpel facial treatment is one of the most frequently requested treatments of today, and it’s time you discovered why for yourself. It’s quick, easy, and pain-free. But perhaps the most important aspects are the results treatment delivers: smooth, soft, glowing skin that’s actually healthier from within. And it’s safe for nearly everyone: even those with sensitive tissues.