What are your skin goals? If one of your main goals is to enjoy softer, smoother skin, then a treatment such as a dermaplane facial may be an ideal option for you. At Cas MediSpa in Bloomington, IN, we know that this treatment can be perfect either as a stand-alone facial or as part of a facial package that will enhance the health and appearance of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of a Dermaplane Facial?
A dermaplane facial is a simple treatment that gently exfoliates the skin to produce a softer, more even-toned complexion. Many people who use this treatment include people who want to make cosmetics look better or apply makeup more easily. In fact, many people who use this treatment will require less makeup for the same amount of coverage. Other incredible benefits of this treatment include:
Although this treatment will not stimulate deep collagen production that will fully correct fine lines and wrinkles, this facial does produce collagen in the upper layers of the skin. Stimulating collagen production on these surface layers can help soften shallow acne scars and other textural irregularities, including fine lines and enlarged pores.
Reduce Dead Skin Cells
As an exfoliating treatment, one of the main goals of this facial is to remove dead skin cells. Removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin is essential for many reasons, particularly if you want to have a brighter-looking skin tone. Dead skin cells can often contribute to dull-looking skin, as well as blemishes, dark spots, and skin concerns like acne.
Remove Fine Hairs
Every inch of the skin is covered in a fine layer of hair, also called vellus hair or peach fuzz. While peach fuzz is perfectly natural, some people may feel self-conscious about the amount or color of their peach fuzz. Women, in particular, may struggle with dark peach fuzz around the sides of the face. This treatment will remove fine hair from the surface of the skin, which will also make your skin feel smoother.
Removing fine hairs from the skin surface can also improve how well you can apply cosmetics and skincare products. Furthermore, peach fuzz can cast a shadow on your skin or make your skin tone appear duller. Some people with acne-prone skin may also benefit from removing vellus hair.
Manage Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-prone skin can be difficult to manage, particularly for people who haven’t found much success only using over-the-counter skin care products. Many people find that it’s much easier to manage acne breakouts when dermaplane facials are part of a treatment plan. This is because this facial will regulate cellular turnover, which will reduce clogged pores and acne breakouts.
Enhance Product Penetration
Finally, this dermaplane facial treatment can help you enhance the penetration of the skincare products you use, so these products can work more effectively. Without the peach fuzz and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, your skincare products can reach deeper layers of the skin. This may be particularly important for products such as retinol, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.
Can Other Treatments Be Combined With This Facial?
Several treatments pair well with a dermaplane facial. To meet some of your aesthetic goals, combining your treatments may be ideal. When you combine this facial with other aesthetic treatments, you can achieve deeper exfoliation, skin brightening, and textural renewal. The most common treatments that are combined with this facial include:
Chemical peels are often more effective after a dermaplaning facial. This is because removing fine hair and dead skin cells before a deeper exfoliation treatment like a chemical peel will enhance how well the acids in the chemical peel work to stimulate collagen production and cellular turnover. When chemicals used in a peel facial can penetrate deeper layers of the skin, even light peels that use lactic acid or glycolic acid can achieve remarkable results.
Using a dermaplane facial before a Hydrafacial can also improve the deep hydrating effects of a Hydrafacial. The process for a Hydrafacial involves exfoliating, extracting, and infusing the skin with deeply hydrating serums to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. By enhancing the hydration of the skin, you can achieve excellent anti-aging results and also improve skin concerns such as acne, inflammation, or other irritation.
Combining this facial with injectables such as neurotoxins and dermal fillers can achieve more comprehensive anti-aging results for people who want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. While neurotoxins and dermal fillers can address textural concerns, the dermaplane portion of this treatment plan can reduce dark spots. Tackling both textural and pigmented concerns at the same time is an easy way to visibly reduce signs of aging.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
This treatment by itself can usually take about 30 minutes to complete. When this treatment is combined with other aesthetic treatments, your appointment may take longer than 30 minutes. Overall, this treatment is non-invasive, comfortable, safe, and effective for everyone. You will not need to make any special preparations before this treatment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, you will need to soothe and protect your skin. You can protect your skin by wearing sunscreen each day, even on cloudy days. Shielding your skin from the sun can prevent dark spots, hypersensitivity, and other signs of aging. Most people can wear SPF 30, but people who are prone to hyperpigmentation may need to wear SPF 50.
Soothing your skin after this treatment is also a priority since this will enhance the appearance of new skin cells. Ideally, for the first few days after your treatment, you should use hydrating moisturizers without any alcohol or fragrance to keep the skin supple. After about a week, you can resume using other skincare products, including prescription retinoids, chemical exfoliants, and other, stronger active ingredients.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most people will be able to achieve noticeable results after as little as one treatment. However, to address all of your aesthetic concerns, you will generally need a series of treatments that will gradually improve the tone and texture of your skin. Some people may need up to six consecutive treatments spaced at least one month apart to achieve optimal results. We can assess the number of treatments you need based on your skin condition.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment are generally temporary. Although a dermaplaning treatment can achieve noticeable results very quickly, the results of this treatment will usually only last for the length of your natural cellular turnover cycle. The average cellular turnover cycle for most people is between 28 and 40 days based on age and skin condition.
With consistent treatments, you can extend the longevity of this treatment. When you include this facial as part of your regular treatment plan, you can promote continual results for as long as you have treatments. Maintaining your results with regular treatments, good skincare habits, and sunscreen is the best way to enjoy brighter, youthful-looking skin.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
Because this treatment is minimally invasive, it is an ideal treatment option for most people. Regardless of your skin tone, skin type, skin conditions, or your age, this facial can exfoliate your skin to improve the vast majority of textural and pigmentation concerns. In particular, this facial is ideal for people who have mild concerns such as enlarged pores, shallow acne scarring, fine lines, dark spots, blemishes, and rough or dry skin texture.
Unlike many other aesthetic treatments, this facial can also be used by women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. People who have challenging chronic skin conditions such as rosacea may also be able to use this treatment to soften textural irregularities and decrease rosacea flare-ups. People who have very sensitive skin are also ideal candidates.
Improve Your Skin With Dermaplaning
If you want to improve your skin with a hassle-free, all-in-one treatment, then a dermaplaning facial may be a perfect option for you. This treatment can address a variety of skin concerns at one time and can produce results that are easy to maintain. Most people are good matches for this treatment, even people who are using other aesthetic treatments to address more complex skin concerns. Schedule your consultation at Cas MediSpa in Bloomington, IN if you think this is an ideal treatment option for you.