Men and women alike spend an average of 1.75 hours per week managing their facial hair. This equates to roughly seven hours per month that you would probably like to be using for some other purpose. Dermaplaning is a safe, effective hair management technique offered at CAS MediSpa in Bloomington, IL. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of this treatment.
What Benefits Are Provided By Dermaplaning?
You understand the importance of keeping your skin exfoliated in addition to keeping it hydrated and clean. Exfoliation leads to cellular turnover so your skin always looks healthy and fresh. Dermaplaning, known sometimes as epiblading, is an extremely effective mechanical exfoliation method that involves passing a medical-grade scalpel across the treatment area at a 45-degree angle several times.
As the scalpel scrapes your face gently, dead skin cells and vellus hairs (also called peach fuzz) are removed. Safety is one of the most compelling benefits provided by this manual exfoliation method. It is so safe, in fact, people with rosacea or incredibly sensitive skin can receive this treatment without worrying about skin irritation.
An Added Bonus
Furthermore, this treatment is ideal for people with peeling, flaking, extremely dry skin. The scraping removes shedding skin. This reveals the hydrated, bright skin previously hidden beneath the partially peeled skin.
The Removal of Unwanted Hair
You know facial hair is a part of life. However, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for spending 84 hours a year removing your unwanted facial hair. When left untreated, facial hair often leads to acne breakouts. This is because the hairs play a role in trapping a special type of oil, known as sebum, and dead skin cells. Both sebum and dead skin cells clog pores.
Clogged pores suffocate the skin. Even worse, unless you receive a professional skincare treatment session, there is always bacteria present on the superficial layer of your skin. The naturally occurring bacteria combine with the oil and dead skin cells trapped in the pores. This triggers acne breakouts. Furthermore, washing your face excessively in an attempt to reduce bacteria and oil is useless. All you’ll succeed in doing is drying out your skin.
More Effective Skincare Products
Another incredible benefit of epiblading is that it makes skincare products, like moisturizers and cleansers, much more effective. This is a “side effect” of unclogging your pores. When dead skin cells are clogging your pores and your facial follicles are hairy, skincare products can’t penetrate your skin effectively. This makes them, essentially, useless.
When vellus hairs are present, they act as an impenetrable barrier, preventing your skincare products from cleansing, moisturizing or preventing acne as they should. When this barrier is removed, the products can penetrate the superficial layers of your skin and get to work doing what they were intended to do.
Improved Application of Makeup
If you wear makeup on a consistent basis, you’ve probably had several days that left you frustrated because you couldn’t get your makeup to blend into your skin adequately. However, you knew your cosmetics of choice should blend flawlessly because they had blended perfectly in the past. There was nothing inadequate about your technique on the days you couldn’t get your look right. The difference was just the surface of your skin on those frustrating days.
How smooth your makeup lays down depends on how smooth your skin is. Dermaplaning removes stubborn patches of flaking skin and hair. It also removes vellus hairs that lead to excess sebum and acne breakouts. In other words, it smooths your skin so every day can be a perfect makeup day. If you schedule regular epiblading treatments, you may find the quality of your natural skin so satisfactory that you use makeup to express yourself rather than hide.
Enhanced Texture and Tone
Were you born with a thin skin barrier that couldn’t keep hydration in? Do you smoke or chew tobacco to deal with all of the stress in your life? Did you forget to reapply sunscreen regularly as a kid and get UV damage? If so, you may have a dull or ruddy appearance that makes you look older and more tired than you actually are. Epiblading can help.
This incredible treatment removes all of the unavoidable debris and damage that comes part and parcel with life. The result is visibly radiant skin that is invisibly experiencing rapid rejuvenation and rebirth that you can enjoy just a few short weeks after your treatment.
All exfoliation techniques work because they lead to the rebirth of your skin cells. Throughout your life, your body is constantly renewing itself. You age visibly as your skin starts to renew itself more slowly than it used to. In young, healthy people, dead skin cells are shed and new skin cells come to the surface fairly reliably. However, dead skin cells can get stuck on the surface of the skin. Here’s a fairly accurate picture of your skin renewal schedule:
- Ages 20-29: Renewal every 14 to 21 days
- Ages 30-39: Renewal every 28 to 45 days
- Ages 40-49: Renewal every 45 to 60 days
- Ages 50+: Renewal fewer than four times annually
Epiblading is the perfect solution for your skin cells turning themselves over more slowly with time. It sloughs away dead skin cells trapped on the surface of the skin gently. This physical removal makes fresh cells emerge from the deeper layers of your skin, leaving you looking young and fresh. At the end of the day, you get to enjoy a reduction in wrinkles, trauma scars, surgical scars, and acne scars. The best part is that you can enjoy this without any downtime.
The Perfect Skincare Complement
If you’re still on the fence about whether epiblading is right for you, consider this: epiblading is the perfect complement to other aesthetic services. It doesn’t just make your at-home skincare routine more effective. It also boosts the efficacy of such professional cosmetic services as hydrafacials and chemical peels. It increases the receptiveness of the skin to hydration and nourishment. When used before such treatments, they become far more effective.
Dispelling the Most Common Myths Surrounding This Incredibly Powerful Treatment
Aesthetic services are often shrouded in misinformation. Among the cosmetic treatments people don’t understand is epiblading. We’d like to take the time to ease any disquiet you may have about this treatment by revealing the truth of this effective skin rejuvenation treatment.
Myth 1: Your Vellus Hairs Will Grow Back Darker and Thicker
Your vellus hairs growing back darker and thicker after an epiblading treatment is biologically impossible. Regardless of where you remove unwanted hair from, your follicles don’t get larger or produce thicker hair. Some methods leave the hair’s edge with a blunt tip that feels thicker than it was before treatment. However, this is all psychological. The treated hairs did not break the laws of biology and thicken.
Additionally, vellus hairs are so fine and soft you won’t even feel like they thickened after an epiblading session. Furthermore, they will be so light in color that you will be surprised that you ever believed the myth that vellus hairs darken after removal with epiblading.
Myth 2: This Treatment Is Going to Hurt
Another common epiblading myth we’d like to dispel is treatment hurts. After all, who’s had a pleasant experience with a scalpel? The answer may shock you: people who receive scalpel facials have pleasant experiences with scalpels. In fact, ask around your office or at your neighborhood book club if anyone has had a dermaplaning treatment. Ask them about their experience. They will most likely describe the treatment to you as relaxing.
That’s how our clients describe it. Since we hold the scalpel at a 45-degree angle, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort at all. In fact, you may think it feels like a slight tickle or gentle brushing. Remember, even people with rosacea find this treatment soothing.
Myth 3: Shaving at Home Is Just As Effective
Shaving doesn’t encourage cellular turnover or make anti-acne ointments more effective. Shaving may do a great job of removing unwanted vellus hairs. However, it often leads to skin irritation. It’s incredibly time-consuming. It won’t make your skin glow with youth and health. Furthermore, you shouldn’t try epiblading at home. We use a medical-grade scalpel and we can see your skin a lot better than you could see it in the clearest mirror in your home.
Furthermore, we can maintain a 45-degree angle at all times and constantly apply the appropriate amount of pressure for maximum efficacy and comfort. Finally, we perform treatment in a completely sterile environment with safety protocols that can’t be replicated in your bathroom, bedroom, or foyer.
Myth 4: Epiblading Triggers Acne Breakouts
We recommend that you hold off on treatment if you have an active acne breakout. However, the rumor that epiblading triggers acne breakouts is patently false. In fact, the risk of acne breakouts is mitigated two-fold when you receive an epiblading treatment. First, your pores are unclogged so there is a reduced risk of excessive sebum buildup.
Most acne breakouts are triggered by excess sebum so you immediately reduce the risk of most types of acne breakouts. Second, a side effect of having pores that are no longer clogged is anti-acne medication is more effective. If you use a prescription cream or lotion regularly to prevent acne breakouts, it will be much more effective and you will experience far fewer breakouts.
Myth 5: Epiblading Isn’t Right for People With Dark Skin
Unlike a lot of skin care treatments, including laser hair removal, epiblading is perfectly safe for people with all skin tones. Since it exfoliates the skin with gentle physical abrasion, it is no more dangerous than performing a mechanically exfoliating facial scrub at home. In fact, the only differences between at-home physical scrubs and epiblading are epiblading is more effective and provides more benefits.
Discover the Power of This Treatment for Yourself
Life’s best things aren’t always complicated. Dermaplaning is proof of this. This simple treatment cleans your skin, softens it, and removes unwanted hair effectively and painlessly. There is also no downtime or recovery period and the results of this treatment are apparent immediately. Contact us today at CAS MediSpa in Bloomington, IL to schedule an appointment and discover the power of this hair removal treatment for yourself.