Make Your Skin Glow with Dermaplaning

So you’ve heard that good exfoliation is the key to maintaining a smooth, healthy complexion. But your at-home arsenal of scrubs, BHAs and enzyme masks don’t seem to cut through the build-up of dead skin cells to provide any kind of meaningful results. Fortunately, the skin care experts at Lucienne Salon & Medical Spa have the solution: dermaplaning.

When your skin needs a little extra TLC to look its best, dermaplaning provides a helping hand by removing the dead skin cells and fine facial hairs that make your complexion look dull or worn. It also brightens your appearance and helps eliminate dirt, oil and bacteria trapped in your pores to restore a smooth, healthy glow.

If you’re interested in learning more about this advanced exfoliation technique, keep reading to learn more about the type of concerns it can address. You can also click here to book your appointment and find out why dermaplaning is one of our most popular treatment options.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a noninvasive yet highly effective exfoliating treatment that removes the build-up of dead skin cells that clog your pores by gently scraping them away using a sterile surgical blade. It’s often performed to improve tone and texture, reduce acne scars, rejuvenate a dull complexion, minimize the signs of aging and replenish dry skin. Dermaplaning also eliminates peach fuzz (soft facial hairs) to help your makeup and skin care products go on more smoothly.

Dermaplaning vs. Shaving: What’s the Difference?

Dermaplaning and shaving both involve moving small blades across the skin, but the similarities end there. Unlike shaving, which is primarily used to remove unwanted hair on the face and body, dermaplaning uses a surgical-grade scalpel to slough off dead skin cells and wispy facial hairs to improve the tone and texture of your complexion.

When performed by one of our skilled professionals, dermaplaning is a safe and effective way to achieve deep exfoliation and rejuvenate your overall appearance. Compared to other treatments, it’s also gentle and nonabrasive, making it ideal for all skin types. And best of all, dermaplaning can fit easily into a busy schedule with no downtime or recovery.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Quick, simple and painless in-office procedure
  • Removes dead skin cells and fine facial hairs
  • Enhances cellular turnover for a brighter, healthier complexion
  • Improves the absorption of skin care products
  • Makeup goes on smoother after treatment
  • Safe and appropriate for most skin types
  • Can reduce the frequency of acne breakouts
  • No downtime or recovery

What Can Dermaplaning Treat?

Dermaplaning to Rejuvenate Dry, Dull Skin

Cold air, low humidity and indoor heat can all zap your skin of its moisture. This can result in a dull, rough and flaky appearance that has your complexion looking a lot less radiant than it usually does. The best way to replenish your skin is with humectants, ceramides and other hydrating ingredients, but sometimes your favorite products feel like they just sit on your face in a greasy layer and don’t absorb properly.

If you have a dry, dull complexion this winter, dermaplaning can help by removing the layers of dead skin cells and delicate facial hairs that prevent your moisturizer from working properly. After treatment, your skin will be better equipped to absorb creams, actives and other topicals so they can penetrate down into the deepest layers for maximum effectiveness.

Dermaplaning to Minimize Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Wrinkles develop over time as collagen and elastin decline. These two components give your skin structure and allow it to snap back to its original shape, but production slows down with age. As a result, lines and creases begin to form in expression areas with a lot of movement, especially around the eyes, mouth and forehead.

Dermaplaning can soften the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles by removing the layer of dead skin cells that make them more noticeable. It also reveals fresh, healthy skin underneath and improves cellular turnover to give your complexion a youthful glow. For even more dramatic and long-lasting results, dermaplaning can be safely combined with other skin care treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels or facials.

Dermaplaning to Unclog Pores

Clogged pores are a nuisance when trying to maintain a smooth, healthy complexion. Dead skin cells and fine facial hairs can trap dirt, oil, bacteria and other debris that causes acne, but may also contribute to a generally dull appearance and uneven texture.

Dermaplaning provides deep, gentle exfoliation to unclog your pores and prevent your skin from becoming congested. This can give you a brighter, healthier glow and help reduce the frequency of breakouts. While it can’t be performed on active pimples or flare-ups, regular dermaplaning is a great way to keep acne-prone skin in check.

Dermaplaning for Hyperpigmentation

One of the lesser-known benefits of dermaplaning is that it can help reduce the appearance of superficial dark spots and hyperpigmentation on the surface of the skin. Although other treatments can also target these concerns, dermaplaning is one of the gentler options that provides noticeable results with no downtime, recovery or harmful side effects.

During treatment, the top layer of skin is removed with a surgical-grade scalpel for deep exfoliation. In response, the body begins to produce new, healthy cells to take the place of old ones. With time, the pigmented cells will fade and be replenished by those that aren’t discolored, leaving you with a brighter and more even skin tone.

Dermaplaning to Elevate Your Skin Care Routine

Dermaplaning instantly smooths and brightens your complexion, but it also continues to provide a valuable benefit long after your initial appointment: it makes your daily skin care routine more effective so you can get the most out of your favorite moisturizer or serum.

By sloughing off dead skin cells and allowing for better absorption, dermaplaning also helps improve the results you’ll see from other procedures, too. When used in combination with facials or chemical peels, it allows the active ingredients to easily penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to enhance the hydrating and rejuvenating benefits you receive.

Book Your Dermaplaning Appointment Today

If you want deep exfoliation that rejuvenates your skin without harsh chemicals or side effects, dermaplaning may be right for you. This safe, effective treatment provides exceptional results for all skin types and can be used to treat a variety of concerns. To learn more or book your appointment today, don’t hesitate to click here or call our office at 801-280-9990.