What is it? Why it’s beneficial? Why you should only have it done by a pro?
The thought of putting a blade to your skin may be a turn off in itself. However, dermaplaning is so much more than that! The treatment involves gently pulling a blade along your skin. The exfoliating procedure uses a small blade to take off dead skin cells as well as peach fuzz. It makes your skin even in texture and tone. It’s really not scary at all! In fact, the procedure has recently become pretty popular among your favorite celebrities.
Dermaplaning is great for most skin types. “Patients with sun damage, fine lines, very dry skin, and dull skin are great candidates. However, since the procedure requires the use of a sharp scalpel, those with [inflamed] acne should pass on it until their complexion clears up” (Shunatona par 2). As with any form of exfoliation, we wouldn’t want to irritate your skin further.
It’s also important to know that dermaplaning will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker. “[O]nce your hair begins to grow back it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it’s actually the same texture as before and grows at the same speed” (par 3). Skin care products will go on more effectively after a dermaplaning session. Plus there is practically no downtime.
Since dermaplaning is performed with surgical scalpels, this is not a DIY project. Lucky for you, our very own Julia Padilla- Carr is a National Trainer for Dermaplane. She is able to teach and certify other professionals in the skin care industry. In fact, she is the only trainer in Florida certified through Dermaplane Pro.
Looking for a great holistic alternative treatment? Dermaplaning is for maybe you! At Bellagena Spa, our dermaplaning procedure includes skin analysis, cleansing, dermaplaning, lactic acid peel, and post-treatment. You can add this treatment on to any facial for $45.00 or ask about purchasing a series!
Shunatona, Brooke. “9 Things to Know Before Dermaplaning Your Face.” Cosmopolitan, 18 Oct. 2017