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Radiant Skin In No Time: Dermaplaning Before and After Transformations

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It would be nice if the basics—cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating—were all we needed to maintain amazing skin. But the reality is, most of us aren’t that lucky. On occasion, every skincare routine needs a boost. 

Fortunately, several minimally invasive treatments are available for anyone whose skin needs an extra helping hand. 

Enter dermaplaning, a treatment that gently removes the outermost layers of skin to reveal a brighter, healthier complexion. 

Let’s discuss how this game-changing skincare procedure works, and cover the before, during, and after details of dermaplaning. 

How Dermaplaning Works

Dermaplaning is a type of skin resurfacing treatment. Skin resurfacing refers to a variety of treatments, such as chemical peels or microneedling, that remove outer layers of damaged skin. Dermaplaning and other skin resurfacing procedures can be administered anywhere on the body, but they’re most often used to improve skin quality on the face. 

During a dermaplaning session, a healthcare provider works with a specially designed surgical blade to gently shave the outermost layer of skin. Along with damaged skin, dermaplaning also removes vellus hair (peach fuzz). The skin left behind is younger and fresher. Plus, there’s often a significant reduction in the appearance of issues like acne scars and uneven skin tone. 

Who Is Dermaplaning Right For?

Dermaplaning isn’t a “spot fix.” Rather, it’s a thorough resurfacing and rejuvenation for the skin. As such, dermaplaning is a helpful treatment for many individuals who want to improve the youthfulness of their skin or to address acne scars or other blemishes. 

Here are the benefits of dermaplaning:

  • Treatment is safe, chemical-free, and causes minimal side effects
  • Resurfaces skin to reveal a youthful, bright complexion
  • Improves the appearance of issues like acne, blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone
  • Temporarily removes peach fuzz hair from the face
  • Stimulates collagen production to promote healthy skin
  • Exfoliates the skin
  • Opens up pores to improve the effectiveness of skin care products

When performed by a skincare specialist, dermaplaning is generally safe and effective. 

Many people may benefit from dermaplaning, including anyone dealing with acne scars, dry skin, sun damage, or wrinkles. The best way to know if dermaplaning might be right for you is to discuss the procedure with a specialist

Dermaplaning: Before and After

The Look and Feel of Damaged Skin Before Dermaplaning

Our skin is always growing and shedding off old cells. It’s estimated that we shed around 500 million skin cells every day (eek!). Shedding old skin helps us get rid of damaged and dead cells and replace them with fresh new skin. Of course, it’s not a perfect system—eventually, most of us develop blemishes, scars and wrinkles. Some of these are deep enough to become permanent or semi-permanent. 

For a person considering dermaplaning, the surface of the skin may be layered with marks like:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Clogged pores
  • Colored spots from sun damage
  • Peach fuzz hair

Overall, pre-treatment skin that may benefit from dermaplaning tends to look worn and dull, lacking radiance. 

What to Expect During and After a Dermaplaning Appointment

At a Chapter Aesthetic Studio med spa, a dermaplaning session takes around 30 minutes. During that time, you can lie back and chill while a trained healthcare provider gently skims the dermaplaning surgical blade across the surface of your skin. 

You might expect dermaplaning to be painful, but it’s not! You may feel a light stinging or scratching sensation, but most people report any pain is typically quite mild. 

After dermaplaning, your skin may be slightly red and tender for a week or two. Some minor scabbing may occur as the skin heals. Soon after, you’ll begin to notice the benefits—skin that looks brighter, younger, and smoother! 

For best results and to protect the skin, it’s important to follow any after-care recommendations provided for you by your specialist. These will include avoiding sun exposure and shaving for a certain length of time. 

Gently Resurface Your Skin with Dermaplaning in New Hartford 

If you’re in the New Hartford, New York region and interested in dermaplaning or other skin resurfacing treatments, get in touch with the expert team at Chapter Aesthetic Studio. During your complimentary consultation, we’ll offer no-pressure guidance to help you choose which treatments offer the most benefits for your needs. 

Book your first appointment today or contact our team to get answers to all your skincare questions.