Are you unhappy with the look of your skin? Does the idea of achieving a younger, fresher, smoother face with the help of a simple and non-invasive treatment sound appealing? Dermaplaning, which is offered by Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY, can accomplish just that. Best of all, there is no downtime and no discomfort associated with these treatments.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplane treatments involve the exfoliation of your facial skin with a scalpel. By removing peach fuzz, fine facial hairs, and dead skin cells, this treatment completely rejuvenates the skin. Simply removing those hairs will help your face glow. And scraping dead cells from the surface, while allowing fresh new ones to shine through, can refresh the look, tone, and texture of your skin.
Those fresh, plump skin cells also fill in lines and wrinkles and minimize the appearance of scars.
How Does This Differ From Shaving?
Compared to shaving, dermaplaning results in a more aggressive exfoliation of the skin and the removal of more skin cells. Although routine shaving gets rid of some cells, it is mainly a way to get rid of unwanted hair.
Where Can I Have Dermaplane Treatments Performed?
This treatment is performed primarily on the face, as it benefits the delicate tissues in this area.
How Frequently Should I Have These treatments?
Some patients view dermaplaning as a pick-me-up treatment in the days leading up to a special event. Others schedule these treatments regularly as a way of maintaining their skin and keeping signs of aging at bay. Appointments should be scheduled at least four to six weeks apart to give the skin cells a chance to regenerate between exfoliations.
What Happens During Treatment?
Dermaplane treatments are simple, easy, and usually take no more than an hour. We’ll start by cleansing your skin and removing any makeup. As we begin working with the scalpel, we’ll hold areas of your skin tight and make brisk strokes on the surface of your face as you recline.
The sensation you feel will be gentle and relaxing, and you may hear a dry whisper as the blade crosses the surface of your skin. Once we have finished, we’ll apply a light moisturizer.
Will I Need To Take Any Precautions Afterwards?
Your skin may be pinkish as soon as we finish, but that will go away quickly. Patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately. Your face may be a little sensitive for about 24 hours, and we recommend that patients apply sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure.
Who Is This For?
This treatment is ideal for patients who have healthy skin that’s not infected. These are patients who want to freshen up the appearance of their skin without undergoing invasive treatment. Because this treatment does not rely on harsh chemicals, it’s also a great option for individuals who have sensitive skin, or who are pregnant.
What Benefits Are Associated With This Treatment?
Fresher, Healthier Looking Skin
This treatment can improve your skin in a number of different ways. It can even out areas of hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone. It can also brighten your overall complexion and make the surface of your skin smoother. Some patients notice that their pores appear smaller after treatment. Dermaplaning can also help you turn back the clock by smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles and giving the skin a fresh, youthful appearance.
No More Peach Fuzz
Peach fuzz has a way of sneaking up on many of us. Peach fuzz is harmless, and it seems almost invisible, but it’s often more apparent than we realize. It can be particularly visible when you’re wearing certain types of foundation. Patients are often surprised at how clear and luminous their face looks after the peach fuzz has been eliminated.
Dermaplaning can clear out the pores, making acne less likely. It does this by getting rid of the peach fuzz that can trap oil and debris next to the skin. Getting rid of excess skin cells also has a clearing effect. Any topical acne medications you’re using also penetrate more effectively once the surface of the skin has been cleared.
A More Effective Moisturizing Routine
Clearing away dead skin cells and peach fuzz can help improve the effectiveness of the moisturizers you use because they’ll be able to penetrate more deeply. In fact, the days immediately following your appointment are a great time to double down on your at-home routine and use your top-quality moisturizers and serums.
Better Looking Cosmetics
Patients who have had dermaplaning performed also find that their cosmetics can be more easily applied and look better once they’re on.
The skin cells that are removed during this treatment also help reduce the appearance of acne scars and other types of scar tissue.
Will My Facial Hair Grow in Heavier After Treatment?
An old wives’ tale suggests that facial hair will grow back heavier after it’s been shaved. Fortunately, there is no truth to that old wives’ tale. The rate at which your hair grows is determined by your genetics, not by shaving or dermaplaning.
Can This Treatment Be Combined With a Chemical Peel?
Dermaplane treatments pair well with chemical peels, which are also offered by our practice. When dermaplaning precedes a chemical peel, it paves the way for the peel to be deeply absorbed and more effective.
Can I Dermaplane Myself?
Dermaplaning is a treatment that is safest and most effective when performed by a professional. A sharp, professional blade is key to the success of this treatment, and it’s difficult for patients to safely navigate the contours of the face with this type of tool on their own. If you try dermaplaning on your own, you run the risk of cutting yourself or causing ingrown hairs.
Take the First Step Toward Fresh, Rejuvenated Skin
If you’d like to improve the appearance of your skin, but you’re not eager to undergo surgery or other invasive procedures, dermaplaning could be the perfect solution. You can even schedule an appointment for dermaplaning during your lunch hour. Refreshed, younger-looking skin is just an appointment away.
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.