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Time for a glow-up? Try dermaplaning!

Whether it’s the impact of aging, environmental factors or just a case of dull, tired-looking skin, everyone has reasons to consider a refreshing skin treatment. Say hello to dermaplaning — a noninvasive procedure that rejuvenates your skin, tackles these concerns and brings out your natural glow.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a facial treatment that uses a sterile, surgical-grade scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface and physically exfoliate it. This technique removes the topmost layer of dead skin and peach fuzz (vellus hair), revealing a smoother and brighter complexion.

While some in-home dermaplaning tools are available, professional options like dermaplaning at Nouveau MedSpas allow for deeper exfoliation, a safer treatment and more pronounced results.

What Does Dermaplaning Treat?

Dermaplaning effectively addresses the following:

  • A dull complexion
  • Rough skin texture
  • Fine lines
  • Mild acne scarring
  • Pitted skin
  • Peach fuzz that can trap dirt and oils

This treatment works on all skin types and tones, bringing about a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Is Dermaplaning Different From Shaving?

Absolutely! Dermaplaning and shaving are two distinct procedures with different objectives. Traditional shaving primarily aims at removing visible hair, either facial or body. The tools, usually razors, are designed to cut the hair at the skin’s surface and aren’t meant for exfoliation. Regular shaving doesn’t offer the skin rejuvenation benefits that dermaplaning does.

While dermaplaning may include a ‘shaving’ action, it’s an entirely different, professional skincare treatment that focuses on enhancing the skin’s health and appearance. Performed by one of our highly trained doctors or aesthetic specialists, dermaplaning uses a specialized surgical-grade scalpel to gently exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells in addition to removing the peach fuzz hair from your face. This process promotes smoother skin, reduces the appearance of acne scars and enables better absorption of skincare products, leading to a brighter, healthier-looking complexion.

Who Are Good Candidates for Dermaplaning?</h2
Dermaplaning works wonders for people seeking to improve their skin texture and tone. It’s also a great option if you’re preparing your skin for a special event — your makeup will go on smoother than ever before!

Who Should Not Get Dermaplaning?

If you have active acne breakouts, a skin infection or a skin condition like rosacea or eczema, you might need to explore other facial rejuvenation options.

As every skin type is unique, it’s always best to have a professional consultation to decide if dermaplaning is the right choice for you.

Preparing for Dermaplaning

Before your dermaplaning appointment, avoid sun exposure and any type of exfoliation for at least three days. This includes retinol creams and acid peels that may leave your skin sensitive. Avoid waxing or other forms of hair removal as well. Keeping your skin calm and hydrated before your dermaplaning treatment is the goal!

What to Expect During Your Dermaplaning Procedure

At the start of the treatment, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed. Your provider will then use a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle to gently and carefully exfoliate your skin. You might feel a tingling sensation, but rest assured, dermaplaning is painless. The procedure typically takes 20 to 30 minutes.

What to Expect After Dermaplaning: Downtime and Recovery

The only “downtime” involved after dermaplaning is avoiding sun exposure and strong skincare products for a day or two, letting your skin breathe and relax without any irritants.

Here’s what you can expect as you heal:

Immediately After:

Skin feels smoother and looks instantly brighter but may be slightly red and sensitive.

24 Hours After:

Redness and sensitivity should subside.

48 to 72 Hours After:

Skin looks radiant with a healthy glow.

What Results Can I Expect From Dermaplaning?

After dermaplaning, you’ll notice an immediate improvement in skin texture and tone. Your skin will look brighter and feel baby-soft. Skincare products will penetrate your skin better, allowing the active ingredients to be more effective.

The results typically last three to four weeks, making dermaplaning a perfect part of your monthly skin maintenance routine.

Will Dermaplaning Cause Stubble?

The dermaplaning process involves a scalpel that removes your facial hair, so you may feel some minor prickles at the ends of the new hairs when they initially regrow. However, this stubble won’t be as prickly or coarse as the stubble from traditional shaving since dermaplaning scrapes the hair off at a slight angle. When you shave, the hair is cut at a sharp angle, creating a blunt end that can appear darker or thicker as it grows out.

In dermaplaning, the hair is gently scraped off for smoother regrowth that does not change the number of hair follicles or the texture of the hair.

Will Dermaplaning Make My Facial Hair Grow Back Thicker?

Dermaplaning will not make your facial hair grow back thicker or darker. This is a common myth that might stem from the experience of shaving, as the coarse ends after shaving make your hair look darker and feel thicker even though the hair itself is the same as before.

The vellus hair removed during dermaplaning will grow back at its usual rate and thickness. In fact, as dermaplaning only affects the superficial layers of skin and hair, it has no impact on the hair growth cycle. You can enjoy your smooth, radiant complexion without worrying about thicker hair growth.

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

The cost of a dermaplaning treatment varies based on geographical location, expertise of the provider and whether it’s combined with other treatments. At Nouveau MedSpas, we offer attractive deals and special promotions that can make your journey to radiant skin even more rewarding.

Uncover Your Brightest Skin Yet With Dermaplaning in Gig Harbor

At Nouveau MedSpas, we believe in the magic of transformation that starts with your skin. We are dedicated to providing personalized treatments and state-of-the-art techniques to help unveil your skin’s natural radiance. Choosing Nouveau MedSpas for your dermaplaning needs means choosing a practice that’s committed to enhancing your beauty from the outside in.

Ready for a skin rejuvenation experience like no other? Schedule your consultation online with Nouveau MedSpas or call us at (253) 358-3667 and get your glow-up with radiant, silky-smooth skin!

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed

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