What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning in San Diego is a great modern way to achieve instant exfoliation. Our advanced trained team members at Rose + Honey Skincare will softly remove the top layer of unpleasant dead skin cells to reveal a softer, smoother, brighter complexion. Dermaplaning is a favorite among celebrities in the entertainment industry because of its two fundamental benefits. First, it removes any peach fuzz captured by sunlight and flash photography. Second, it takes care of all dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling smooth and looking radiant.
Your appointment will be about a 60-minutes treatment that includes a custom facial. You can expect to be in and out of the office in about an hour and you can get right back to your everyday life.
How Is The Treatment Performed?
Our advanced skincare team performs each treatment with extreme precision when removing the top layer of the dead skin cells and fine facial hair. Dermaplaning produces an immediately more radiant appearance with instant results. Following your treatment, makeup application is smoother. In addition, other skin products can penetrate deeper, making them more effective than before.
Are You A Candidate For Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is ideal for individuals with fine facial hair, susceptible skin, or rosacea. However, we do not recommend the treatment for those with acne-prone skin. We do not advise it for people with acne-prone skin because the sebaceous glands’ oil must travel along the villous hair or “peach fuzz” to be excreted. Therefore, when the fine facial hair is removed, the oil builds up and clogs the glands on the face. This causes breakouts for people prone to them. In addition, anyone with numerous raised lesions, skin irregularities, or a nickel allergy should not undergo dermaplaning.
How Often Can Dermaplaning Treatment Be Performed?
You may get dermaplaning treatment approximately every 3-4 weeks or once the skin has completed its next rejuvenation cycle to maintain glowing skin all the time. For it to be effective and worthwhile, your dead skin cells need to accumulate again. Also, the “peach fuzz” would have to grow back. You can undergo treatment if you want radiant, glowing skin for a specific event.
How Long Do The Results Last?
The results from dermaplaning are temporary and last about 3-4 weeks. This time is about how long the skin takes to complete a rejuvenation cycle. It is important to note that it is not a permanent solution. After all, dead skin cells will continue to build over time, and fine facial hairs are constantly growing. Dermaplaning is a perfect way to get instant vibrant results regularly or for important events. For example, the treatment is perfect before a photoshoot or event since the best results are most prominent immediately after the procedure.
Contact Rose + Honey Skincare Today!
Call our Rose + Honey Skincare team at (319) 241-6354 to have any of your questions answered or book now online! We treat clients with dermaplaning from La Jolla, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Clairemont, and throughout San Diego County.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a scalpel or surgical blade to gently scrape the surface of the skin, removing dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs, also known as “peach fuzz”.
How does dermaplaning work?
Dermaplaning works by physically exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs, also known as “peach fuzz”. Here’s how the process typically works:
- Preparation: Before beginning the dermaplaning treatment, the skincare professional will clean and dry your skin, and may apply a pre-treatment solution to help loosen dead skin cells and debris.
- Dermaplaning: Using a sterile scalpel or surgical blade, the skincare professional will gently scrape the surface of the skin at a 45-degree angle, removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and fine hairs.
- Hydration: After the dermaplaning is complete, the skincare professional will typically apply a hydrating serum or moisturizer to help soothe and nourish the skin.
The entire process usually takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive and relatively gentle treatment that can help to improve the texture and appearance of the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance the results of other skincare treatments. Because the procedure removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells, it can also help skincare products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, maximizing their effectiveness.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning offers a range of benefits for the skin, including:
- Smoother, brighter skin: By removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and fine hairs, dermaplaning can leave the skin looking smoother, brighter, and more even-toned.
- Improved texture: Dermaplaning can help to improve the texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of rough patches, dryness, and fine lines.
- Enhanced product absorption: By removing the layer of dead skin cells that can block the absorption of skincare products, dermaplaning can help other skincare treatments to penetrate more deeply into the skin, maximizing their effectiveness.
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars: Dermaplaning can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars by removing the outer layer of skin and promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
- Safe and non-invasive: Dermaplaning is a safe and non-invasive treatment that does not involve any harsh chemicals or require any downtime or recovery period.
Who is a good candidate for dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is generally a safe and effective treatment for most people. However, there are some factors to consider when determining if dermaplaning is right for you. Here are some factors that can make someone a good candidate for dermaplaning:
- Overall good health: Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that typically does not have any major risks or side effects. However, if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking any medications, it’s important to discuss this with your skincare professional to ensure that dermaplaning is safe for you.
- Normal to dry skin: Dermaplaning is typically best for people with normal to dry skin types. Those with oily or acne-prone skin may not benefit as much from the treatment, as it can exacerbate oil production and may not be effective at treating acne.
- No active breakouts or infections: If you have active acne breakouts, infections, or any other open wounds or sores on your skin, it’s best to wait until these have healed before undergoing dermaplaning.
- Not using certain medications: Some medications, such as Accutane and certain blood thinners, can make the skin more sensitive and prone to damage during dermaplaning. If you are using any medications, it’s important to discuss this with your skincare professional before undergoing the treatment.
- Realistic expectations: While dermaplaning can offer a range of benefits for the skin, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the results. The treatment can improve the texture and appearance of the skin, but it may not be able to address more severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles or scarring.
How often can you get dermaplaning done?
The frequency of dermaplaning treatments depends on a few factors, such as your individual skin type, concerns, and the results you are looking to achieve. In general, most skincare professionals recommend spacing out dermaplaning treatments between 4 to 6 weeks.
What are the risks and side effects of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a generally safe and non-invasive treatment with few risks or side effects. However, like any cosmetic treatment, there are some potential risks and side effects to be aware of, including:
- Skin irritation: The use of a sharp blade on the skin can cause temporary redness and sensitivity, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- Breakouts: While dermaplaning can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars, it can also cause breakouts in some people, especially if they have active acne or are prone to clogged pores.
- Sun sensitivity: Dermaplaning can leave the skin more sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 after treatment and to avoid prolonged sun exposure.
- Infection: While the risk is low, there is a slight risk of infection associated with dermaplaning if the blade is not properly sanitized or if the skin is not properly prepped.
- Uneven skin tone: In rare cases, dermaplaning can lead to an uneven skin tone, especially if the blade is not used correctly or if the skin is not properly prepped.
It’s important to note that most of these side effects are temporary and can be easily managed with proper skincare. However, if you experience any persistent or severe side effects after dermaplaning, it’s important to consult with your skincare professional to determine the best course of action.
What is the cost of dermaplaning?
The cost of dermaplaning can vary depending on factors such as location, the experience and expertise of the skincare professional, and the specific skincare clinic or spa you choose. On average, the cost of a single dermaplaning treatment can range from $75 to $200.
What are the pre- and post-care instructions for dermaplaning?
- Avoid sun exposure: It’s important to avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours prior to your dermaplaning appointment. If you need to go outside, be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
- Avoid retinoids and exfoliants: You should avoid using any exfoliating products, including retinoids, for at least three days prior to your appointment.
- Stop using any hair removal products: If you use any hair removal products, such as wax or depilatory creams, be sure to stop using them at least one week prior to your appointment.
- Cleanse your skin: On the day of your appointment, be sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup.
- Avoid sun exposure: After your treatment, it’s important to avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours. If you need to go outside, be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
- Avoid exfoliants: You should avoid using any exfoliating products, including retinoids, for at least three days after your appointment.
- Use a gentle cleanser: Use a gentle cleanser to cleanse your skin in the days following your treatment. Avoid using any harsh or abrasive scrubs.
- Moisturize: Apply a moisturizer to your skin to help it heal and regenerate.
- Avoid makeup: Try to avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after your treatment to give your skin time to heal.
- Don’t pick at your skin: It’s important not to pick at your skin or touch your face excessively after your treatment to avoid introducing bacteria and causing irritation.
How does dermaplaning differ from other exfoliating treatments?
Dermaplaning differs from other exfoliating treatments in several ways:
- Method: Dermaplaning involves using a surgical scalpel to gently scrape away the outermost layer of dead skin cells and fine facial hair (also known as “peach fuzz”). Other exfoliating treatments may use chemical exfoliants, such as alpha or beta hydroxy acids, or physical exfoliants, such as scrubs or brushes, to remove dead skin cells.
- Intensity: Dermaplaning is a gentle exfoliating treatment that only removes the very top layer of skin, while other exfoliating treatments may be more intense and penetrate deeper into the skin.
- Results: Dermaplaning provides an immediate improvement in skin texture and tone, while also allowing for better absorption of skincare products. Other exfoliating treatments may provide similar results, but may take longer to see visible changes.
- Hair removal: Dermaplaning also removes fine facial hair, which can help to give the skin a smoother, more even appearance. Other exfoliating treatments do not typically provide this benefit.