Exfoliation is crucial to beautiful skin, yet sometimes your at-home methods leave your skin wanting. Just like the body, your skin can plateau, and when it does, it needs something more. At The Facebar Aesthetic Medicine in Pasadena, MD, we have exactly what you need to help revitalize your skin and help you achieve optimal skin health. We are proud to offer dermaplaning, a treatment that will exfoliate your skin, give it a natural glow, and help maintain optimal skin health.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation that gently removes the top layer of the skin to reveal a new, fresh, younger-looking layer beneath. It is a simple treatment that delivers some amazing results by removing dead skin cells and vellus hair, which is the facial hair commonly referred to as peach fuzz. After one treatment, results are immediate. The skin looks and feels smoother, more refreshed, and has a distinct glow.
How Does It Work?
This treatment is simple and only requires one tool: a surgical-grade scalpel. First, our nurse practitioner will clean your skin of any makeup and product and then initiate the process by gliding the scalpel across the surface of your face in distinct strokes.
The scalpel is held at a precise 45-degree angle to effectively remove all of the hair and dead skin that creates a barrier between you and beautiful glowing skin. This angle is critical because it removes the top layer of skin with all of its dead skin cells without harming, cutting, or scarring the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will My Hair Grow Back Thicker and Darker?
An age-old myth states that hair grows thicker and darker when you shave or remove it, but it’s simply untrue. When you undergo this treatment, any hair removed during the process will not grow thicker or darker. When it grows back, it will simply look like it did before you underwent treatment.
Does It Hurt?
This exfoliating treatment is completely painless. You won’t feel any discomfort, just the gentle strokes that the scalpel makes as it passes back and forth across the surface of your skin.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
You can expect immediate results post-treatment. Your skin will appear brighter, smoother, and more youthful. It helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps improve acne scars, and improves skin tone and texture.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients schedule this exfoliating treatment monthly since the skin cells typically turnover every 30 days. Scheduling monthly treatments is the best way to maintain optimal skin health and provide the skin with the exfoliation it needs to look and feel as youthful as possible.
Can It Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Dermaplaning can be added to any facial treatment to increase its effects and provide necessary skin exfoliation. It also is open to all skin types and even pregnant women or those with sensitive skin can schedule treatments because it is so gentle in nature.
The Benefit of Physical Exfoliation
Dermaplaning stimulates cell turnover and will improve your skin health. It is a simple yet effective treatment that wakes up the skin and will help your skin experience a true breakthrough and exhibit a beautiful, natural glow. Adding this treatment to your monthly skincare routine can deliver amazing results and create positive changes in your skin and appearance.