Many people turn to shaving to eliminate vellus hairs from their faces and may have no idea what to do about other skin concerns, trying topical product after topical product to no avail. At DrYoungForever in San Antonio, TX, we offer an incredibly effective skincare treatment that eliminates vellus hairs and provides many other benefits: dermaplaning. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this treatment.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a revolutionary skincare treatment that entails using a medical-grade scalpel to physically exfoliate the skin. This sloughs away the superficial layer of skin which is made up of dead skin cells. It reveals the underlying layer of healthy, living skin cells that have not been damaged by the sun or exposure to irritants. This reverses a number of problems, including hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.
Before your session begins, your face will be cleansed and a pore-opening solution will be applied to your skin. Then, the superficial layer of your skin will be sloughed away at a 45-degree angle, vellus hairs and all. This angle allows for the removal of the top layer of your skin without cutting your skin.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
There are a great number of benefits associated with dermaplaning. For instance, your skin will look and feel better immediately after your treatment session. Also, there is no downtime necessary after this treatment, so it is the perfect skincare solution if you can’t afford to undergo invasive cosmetic procedures.
Although it may sound too good to be true, there really isn’t a need to undergo invasive procedures to get the radiant, healthy skin you deserve.
Rapid Hair Removal
If you’re sick and tired of shaving unwanted facial hair, look no further than this exfoliating treatment. In just 20 to 30 minutes, you can say goodbye to vellus hairs. Your skin will look much more radiant and feel far smoother as soon as your treatment is complete. Even better, your makeup and other cosmetics will apply better.
As stated previously, the top layer of your skin comprises dead skin cells. By gently removing this layer of skin, the dead skin cells that look dull and ruddy are replaced with undamaged, radiant skin cells. This creates a bright, fresh appearance immediately.
Problematic Skin Condition Reversal
It’s great that this treatment removes vellus hairs and makes your face fresher and brighter. However, those are far from the only benefits of this treatment. This exfoliating treatment can also be used to erase wrinkles and fine lines.
Moreover, this treatment can be used to mitigate the risk of certain types of acne outbreaks. This is accomplished by unclogging pores and eliminating excess sebum. Furthermore, this treatment can be used to shrink enlarged pores, reverse hyperpigmentation, and improve the overall health of your skin.
This non-invasive skincare treatment doesn’t just allow your makeup to apply more evenly. By unclogging your pores, this treatment allows topical medications and beauty products to work better. For instance, moisturizing serums and anti-acne creams will work far better because your pores are not being blocked by dirt, debris, and dead skin cells. Also, for even better results, you can combine this skincare treatment with others, such as chemical peels.
We will customize a skincare plan for you that will allow you to achieve all of your aesthetic goals during your initial consultation. Once we’re aware of all of the goals you are trying to achieve, we will advise you on whether complementary treatments are necessary. If you struggle with acne outbreaks, chemical peels will be great for you because they can include acids that prevent your skin from producing excess sebum.
You must reschedule your treatment if you have an acne outbreak. However, if you experience regular acne outbreaks but your skin is not irritated at the time of your appointment, you will love the benefits of this exfoliation treatment. This treatment eliminates excess sebum that is responsible for whitehead and blackhead outbreaks.
It also unclogs your pores to make anti-acne medication more effective. Even better, it evens out your skin tone by reducing redness, inflammation, and acne scars. It will take a few sessions to remove your acne scars completely, but even one session will provide a noticeable improvement.
Makeup is often hard to apply unless you exfoliate your skin regularly. This is because a buildup of dirt and dead skin cells makes cosmetics apply unevenly. By eliminating vellus hairs, dead skin cells, and dirt, you can achieve a more airbrushed look thanks to foundation that glides on smoothly.
Another incredible benefit of this treatment is that it is very relaxing. It won’t just rejuvenate your skin without pain or downtime; it will give you the opportunity to take some much-needed time for yourself.
You will feel the slightest of sensations as your dead skin cells and vellus hairs are sloughed away with the medical-grade scalpel. You can lie back, relax, and feel great knowing that you’re investing a little time in giving yourself the appearance you desire and deserve.
As stated previously, this treatment session can be completed in just 20 to 30 minutes. If you want to look great, but you don’t have all day to attend skincare appointments, this is the perfect solution for you.
You can be in and out of our office during your lunch break if you don’t need any complementary services. If you need a chemical peel, you can still expect to be in and out in no more than two hours. Depending on the scope of the treatment, a chemical peel usually takes between 30 and 90 minutes.
One of the reasons this lunchtime facial can be completed so quickly is that it is non-invasive. Since there is no pain during this treatment, there is no need to apply a topical numbing cream before the treatment begins. This is incredibly beneficial because topical anesthetics usually take 15 minutes to an hour to take effect.
Instead, we only need to clean your skin and open up your pores. Also, you don’t need to worry about frustrating side effects, like redness or inflammation, once your session is complete. You can confidently exit our office and immediately resume your day knowing that your skin is smoother, brighter, and healthier.
Safe Regardless of Skin Type
Irrespective of your skin type or tone, this treatment will be completely safe for you. As a matter of fact, this treatment is so safe that it is recommended for rosacea treatment. Regardless of your skin sensitivity, you can relax knowing that you won’t experience any pain during this gentle treatment.
Another incredible benefit of this treatment is it does not include any irritating artificial ingredients. Also, it is one of the most effective hair removal techniques in spite of its simplicity. This is great because other hair removal methods cause pain, irritation, redness, and other frustrating side effects. Additionally, this completely natural treatment is great because you only need one treatment session to remove unwanted facial hair.
Is This Treatment Just Like Shaving?
Both dermaplaning and shaving are effective hair removal treatments. However, the medical-grade scalpel used during this treatment is far sharper than any razor you could ever purchase. Thus, this treatment is far more effective than shaving. Also, the shape of the scalpel is designed to provide exfoliation without cutting or nicking the skin.
Will My Hair Grow Back Darker and Thicker?
No, you will not experience vellus hairs growing back darker and thicker than they were before they were removed. This old wive’s tale is not based on reality at all. This non-invasive exfoliation treatment does not affect your hair follicles, so it will also not affect the speed at which your hair grows back. Only hormonal imbalances are capable of affecting your hair growth rate.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Virtually everyone is a good candidate for this treatment. To reiterate, it is safe for all skin types, tones, and sensitivities. It is also safe for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding.
Learn More Today
Dermaplaning provides many benefits, including the elimination of vellus hairs. To find out if this treatment is right for you, please reach out to us today at DrYoungForever in San Antonio, TX to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Robert N. Young, M.D., FACS. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve the radiant, healthy skin you deserve.