Achieving beautiful skin doesn’t have to be complicated. Dermaplaning is an easy, straightforward treatment that can be performed in less than an hour in our facilities at CAS MediSpa in Bloomington, IN. This treatment instantly softens, brightens, and rejuvenates the skin. It can be scheduled as an occasional pick-me-up treatment or booked as a regular component of an ongoing anti-aging regimen.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
When performing a dermaplaning treatment, we’ll use a medical-grade scalpel to remove the top layer of your skin. This process will clear away all of the dead skin cells, hair, oil, and other debris on the surface of the skin. This treatment, which is sometimes referred to as a scalpel facial, offers just enough of an exfoliation to spur the body into producing new skin cells and collagen.
The result is fresh, renewed skin. This treatment minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shrinks pores, evens out areas of hyperpigmentation, and improves the texture of the skin. The face appears more youthful and visibly rejuvenated after this treatment.
What Happens During Treatment?
This treatment is amazingly simple and relaxing. While you recline comfortably, we’ll use a scalpel to make brisk strokes across portions of your face, gently exfoliating it. We’ll hold your skin taut as we work, and you’ll feel the light touch of the scalpel as it crosses your face. But your skin won’t be pierced, and you’ll experience no discomfort. Many patients find this to be an extremely relaxing experience.
Once we have finished exfoliating each part of your face, we’ll apply a soothing serum. A scalpel facial is a great add-on for many of our other facial services, so if you’re pursuing a separate treatment, we’ll move on to that next.
Should I Take Any Special Precautions Afterward?
There are no limitations associated with this treatment, and patients generally return immediately to their regular activities. Because your face will have undergone an exfoliation, you will want to treat your skin gently over the next couple of days by protecting yourself from the sun and avoiding aggressive cleansers.
How Soon Will I See Improvement?
Most patients notice an improvement in the appearance of their skin as soon as their appointment is over.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Most patients enjoy their results for three to four weeks before dead cells again accumulate on the surface of their skin. Booking regular scalpel facials is a great way of regularly clearing away dead skin cells and helping your skin continue to look its healthy best.
How Frequently Can I Schedule These Appointments?
These treatments should be scheduled four to six weeks apart, which gives the skin cells on your face time to fully regenerate before the next appointment.
Why Is This Treatment Better Than Waxing or Shaving?
Although waxing and shaving also remove facial hair, neither offer the level of skin rejuvenation that a scalpel facial can accomplish. Dermaplaning is a very detailed exfoliation of the skin using a small blade that removes dead skin cells as well as facial hair. It’s able to brighten and even out the patient’s complexion in a way that shaving and waxing can’t.
What Benefits Are Associated With This Treatment?
It Improves the Look and Health of the Skin
Patients who undergo this treatment enjoy clear, radiant, more youthful skin. From minimizing early signs of aging to softening rough spots and evening-out tone, a scalpel facial can improve the skin on several fronts.
It Can Minimize the Appearance of Scars
By removing the top layer of skin and encouraging the regeneration of new skin cells and collagen, this treatment can minimize the appearance of scars. This treatment works especially well on acne scars.
It Clears Away Facial Hair
Patients are often surprised by how good their skin looks when all of the facial hair has been cleared away. Facial hair may seem nearly invisible when it’s in place, but once it’s gone your face will glow and your skin will feel incredibly soft.
It Will Make Cosmetics Easier To Apply
Your clear, clean, hair-free skin will also make it easier to apply cosmetics more effectively. Have you ever noticed that facial hairs tend to stand out once you’ve applied foundation? That won’t happen once you’ve undergone a scalpel facial. Cosmetics will go on more quickly, and your makeup will better enhance your facial features!
It Will Boost the Effectiveness of At-Home Products
This treatment deeply cleans the skin and opens up the pores, making the skin especially receptive to the moisturizers and serums you use at home. The first couple of days after treatment are a great time to use your highest-quality skincare products because they’ll penetrate deeply and be especially effective. Other skincare treatments, like chemical peels, are also more effective when they follow a scalpel facial.
It Will Help Keep Acne Breakouts at Bay
By deeply cleansing the skin and clearing away the hairs that trap oil and other debris against the skin, this treatment makes acne breakouts less likely. And if you apply a topical acne medication to your skin, it will penetrate more deeply in the days after treatment, just like your moisturizers will.
Dermaplaning visibly rejuvenates the skin, but the treatments are very gentle. There won’t be any tugging or harsh chemicals involved, and you won’t have to worry about incisions and anesthesia. Treatments take less than an hour, and many patients find them to be a relaxing experience. A scalpel facial is an easy and enjoyable way of keeping your skin in tip-top condition.
Am I a Candidate?
You Want To Step Up Your Skincare Game
These treatments are a great option for patients who want to put a little extra energy into their skincare routine and enjoy amplified results. Dermaplaning can minimize signs of aging and take your skin to the next level without a lot of extra time and money.
Your Skin Is in Good Shape
Your skin needs to be in good shape to have a scalpel facial performed. This means your skin should be free of sunburn, active acne, and other types of potential irritation.
You Value Convenience
It’s hard to overlook the convenience of this treatment. It can be performed in less than an hour and involves no downtime. Some patients even book these sessions during their lunch hour. If you want to enhance the look of your skin, but you can’t set aside the time for a more invasive treatment, a scalpel facial may be the perfect solution.
You Understand the Treatment
The ideal patient understands how this treatment works and has realistic expectations about what it can accomplish. A scalpel facial can visibly improve the look of your skin, although the results are less dramatic than what can be accomplished with plastic surgery.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
This is a safe, FDA-approved treatment. It poses no more of a risk than shaving your legs does.
What Is the Advantage of Adding a Chemical Peel to This Treatment?
This treatment clears away all of the dead skin cells, allowing the chemical peel to penetrate more deeply and be more effective. Adding one of our peels to your treatment makes it possible to more directly target problems like sun spots, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.
Will My Hair Grow Back Darker?
An old wives tale suggests that certain types of hair removal will cause your body hair to grow back darker or heavier. However, this and other hair removal treatments don’t determine the way your body hair grows. Your genetic makeup has a bigger impact on how your hair grows than the hair removal technique you choose to use.
Can I Perform This Treatment on Myself at Home?
This treatment is at its safest and most effective when it is performed by a trained professional who has access to medical-grade instruments. Trying this skincare treatment on yourself at home could result in injury to you and your skin.
Rejuvenating Your Skin Is Easy With This Treatment
If you’re interested in renewing your skin with the help of this gentle, exfoliating treatment, it may be time to try dermaplaning. This treatment visibly and immediately improves the look of your skin, and it involves no downtime. Getting your skin in shape has never been so easy and convenient. Don’t wait any longer. Call CAS MediSpa in Bloomington, IN, and book your appointment today!