Waxing, tweezing, laser hair removal. We go to great lengths to stave off unwanted hair, especially in the summertime. But what happens when you want to eliminate those wispy hairs that crop up on your jawline? Vellus hair, otherwise known as “peach fuzz,” can distract from an otherwise flawless complexion, but removal can be tricky since it’s not quite substantial enough to shave or wax. If you’re bothered by pesky peach fuzz, consider dermaplane treatments. Dermaplaning is an exfoliation procedure that gently removes the top layer of skin, eliminating peach fuzz and dead skin cells. It is a great treatment for facial hair removal in Springfield Missouri. Read to find out more about how to conquer your peach fuzz with dermaplaning.
What is Dermaplaning?
We describe dermaplaning as a “skin resurfacing” exfoliation procedure. That’s because dermaplaning literally resurfaces healthy-looking skin by removing the thin outer layer of skin. We know, we know. Removing a layer of your skin sounds intimidating. But, in reality, the top layer of our skin is composed mainly of dead epidermal cells. Those dead skin cells can build up, making your complexion appear dull and uneven. Topped with a smattering of peach fuzz, you may find that your makeup no longer goes on smoothly. Dermaplaning removes up to three weeks’ worth of rough, dead skin, along with any peach fuzz that may have accumulated on the surface of your skin.
How Will I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a painless, gentle procedure that we can confidently recommend for most skin types. Dermaplaning doesn’t involve chemicals, and it doesn’t break the capillaries on the face. That makes it a great choice for individuals with sensitive skin. It’s also a solid bet for pregnant or nursing mothers who want to achieve powerful exfoliation while avoiding chemical treatments. The only exception is for our clients with acne. If you’re struggling with active acne or deep, cystic acne, we recommend that you avoid this treatment until your breakouts have cleared.
What Can I Expect During Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning treatments take about 45 minutes. During dermaplaning, a licensed Advanced Laser Clinic aesthetician will cleanse and dry your skin. Then, your aesthetician will pull an area of your skin taut. At that point, your aesthetician will scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a small, sterile 10-gauge blade.
Does Dermaplaning Hurt?
No! Dermaplaning is a painless procedure that some fans have compared to shaving your legs (except, in this case, you’re “shaving” your face.)
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
You’ll experience immediate results after a dermaplaning treatment. First, your skin will be noticeably smoother due to the absence of peach fuzz and dead skin cells. Your skin will also have a more even tone and texture, as dermaplaning diminishes dry fine lines and other signs of aging. Finally, removing your top layer of dead skin cells allows your skin to better absorb skincare products, increasing the effectiveness of your personal skin care regimen.
How Much Downtime Will Dermaplaning Require?
Dermaplaning has no side effects and zero downtime. Your skin will, however, be slightly more sensitive after treatment. You’ll need to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. It’s also worth noting that dermaplaning removes up to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. For that reason, it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle, at least 21 days, before your next dermaplaning treatment.
Dermaplaning is a great way to unlock the smooth, healthy-looking skin you’ve always wanted through facial hair removal. Give us a call at 417-883-5400 to schedule your dermaplane appointment.