If you’ve never experienced an in-office skincare treatment, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. If you want to improve your skin’s health, treat stubborn skin conditions, and combat aging, a dermaplaning treatment is a perfect place to start. At Bel Viso Medical Spa in East Greenwich, RI, we are proud to offer this simple yet effective exfoliating treatment that benefits almost every skin type by helping perfect the skin and improve the complexion.
Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?
One of the benefits of dermaplaning is that almost everyone is a candidate. Aside from a very select few individuals, almost everyone can benefit from this form of physical exfoliation. Even pregnant and nursing women can safely undergo this treatment without fear of putting their baby at risk.
If you want to brighten your skin, achieve that envy-worthy glow, and remove the dead skin cells standing between you and beautiful skin, you are most likely a good candidate for dermaplaning.
Pregnant and Nursing Women
As a pregnant or nursing woman, you are excluded from many skincare and cosmetic treatments. Most injectables, chemical peels, and other such treatments have not yet been proven safe for you or your growing baby. For that reason, you are advised to avoid most skincare treatments until you get the go-ahead from your primary care physician or obstetrician. However, we have good news.
This particular treatment is one that you can safely enjoy while pregnant or nursing. It doesn’t involve the application of any harsh chemicals, and undergoing the treatment will not pose any risk to you or your baby. You can experience more youthful skin and schedule this appointment throughout your pregnancy or while you are nursing to pamper yourself and get some much-needed time alone.
Individuals With Sensitive Skin
When you have sensitive skin, almost anything can cause inflammation and irritation. For that reason, scheduling skin care treatments can be difficult because you don’t know whether that treatment will do more harm to your skin than good.
A benefit of dermaplaning is that even those with hypersensitive skin can safely undergo treatment without worrying about an adverse reaction. This treatment doesn’t involve the use of any harsh products; the only tool used during treatment is a sterile, medical-grade scalpel.
Those With Acne Scars
Acne scars are a constant reminder of your former acne, but they also can drain your confidence in your appearance. If you’ve tried everything to improve the appearance of your acne scars, but they’re still all you see when you look in the mirror, this treatment can help do what all those at-home products have been unable to.
This treatment helps improve the appearance of acne scars by promoting collagen production in the skin beneath the acne scar. As the body builds more collagen below the scar, it creates a more even skin texture and makes those scars look less visible.
Those With Problematic Skin Conditions
Not only can this treatment help improve the appearance of acne scars, but it will also help treat other problematic skin conditions. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by the aging process, improve the complexion, and promote skin health. It can also help reduce breakouts for those who suffer from acne-prone skin.
Who Isn’t a Good Candidate?
Almost everyone is a candidate for dermaplaning, but some individuals should avoid this treatment for safety reasons. Those who have any active or cystic acne must temporally avoid treatment until that acne has healed. Using a scalpel on active breakouts poses the risk of spreading bacteria to the rest of the skin, which will make matters worse. If you have an infection or a cold sore in your treatment area, you should avoid treatment until it has healed.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a very simple cosmetic treatment designed to physically exfoliate the skin. During the treatment, a sterile, single-blade medical-grade scalpel will be used to physically remove the top layer of the skin. Results are immediate, and as soon as your appointment is over, you’ll notice and brighter, fresher, younger-looking skin.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
To begin your treatment, your esthetician will clean your skin to ensure it’s free of any products, makeup, or dirt. Then, once your skin is ready, she will carefully pass the single-blade scalpel back and forth across your treatment area at a very specific angle. Using the blade at a 45-degree angle ensures the treatment’s efficacy and safety.
What Can It Treat?
This exfoliating treatment is designed to target and improve different skin conditions. Not only does it remove the dead skin cell barrier that stands between you and glowing skin, but it can help improve the appearance of acne scars, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and create a more even skin texture. It also removes peach fuzz, that fine layer of hair on the skin’s surface.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This treatment delivers the best results when scheduled monthly. Your skin goes through a growth cycle, so while this treatment will deliver results after an initial session, eventually, you will need to schedule another treatment to remove the dead skin cell layer that has built up over time. Monthly treatments can help you maintain a youthful glow and healthy skin throughout the year.
What Are the Benefits?
Dermaplaning is a popular treatment because it delivers results. It can be performed as a standalone treatment but is often combined with other skincare treatments like customized facials. Patients love this treatment so much because it’s quick, painless, simple, and straightforward yet very effective.
Regular exfoliation is one of the best ways to improve your skin. If you struggle with uneven skin texture, regular dermaplaning treatments can help make your skin texture appear more even. You’ll experience softer and smoother skin after just one treatment.
Better Makeup Application
Dead skin cells can lead to skin that appears dry and flakey. Dry and flakey skin combined with peach fuzz can make a makeup application a complete nightmare. This treatment will help create the perfect canvas for your cosmetics by eliminating that dead skin cell barrier and fine hair. After your treatment, you’ll notice that your makeup will apply flawlessly.
Increased Collagen Production
During your treatment, as your esthetician passes the blade across the surface of your skin, the technique will work in your favor by targeting aging at its source. This treatment increases collagen production, which is key in helping combat the signs of aging. Increased collagen production also helps improve the appearance of acne scars and will help you maintain a more youthful-looking appearance long term.
Dead skin cells, dirt, debris, excess oil, and bacteria can all contribute to acne. This treatment helps lessen the likelihood of breakouts by removing the top layer of dead skin cells that often lead to clogged pores. When you remove dead skin cells, you can focus on keeping your pores clean and clear, which can help dramatically reduce the total number of breakouts you experience each month.
Better Product Absorption
The primary goal of this treatment is to expose a younger, brighter layer of skin that’s been hiding beneath the dead skin cell barrier. After your treatment, all of your products will absorb much better than they did before your treatment. There will no longer be a dead skin cell barrier preventing the full absorption of those products. This is good news if you tend to splurge on professional-grade skincare products because now you will get the full effect of those products.
Discover the Effectiveness of Exfoliation
If you are ready to schedule a treatment that can help transform your skin and give you a glow, our licensed professionals are ready to help you achieve your best skin yet. Contact us today at Bel Viso Medical Spa in East Greenwich, RI, and schedule your initial consultation.