We all want radiant and healthy skin. After all, when has glowing skin never been in?

Thanks to advancements in dermatology, smooth skin is now right at your fingertips. Here at Introlift, we offer several treatments that are capable of restoring that youthful glow, but there’s one treatment in particular that many aren’t familiar with — dermaplaning.

Of course, every skincare treatment out there has unique benefits. Dermaplaning, however, possesses benefits that you can’t find in other skin procedures. Stick with us at Introlift as we take you through the many ways in which dermaplaning could improve your skin.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning scalpel

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin resurfacing technique that uses manual exfoliation, in the form of a scalpel, to remove the top layer of dead skin. The treatment works by scraping off dead skin cells to reveal the smoother and brighter cells underneath. Dermaplaning also gets rid of the small hairs on your face that most people call “peach fuzz.” You’ll feel so soft and smooth afterward!

During the procedure, your dermatologist or esthetician will pull your skin taut and run the scalpel over it gently. This may sound scary, but don’t worry! Our licensed professionals perform the treatment with gentle, delicate, and controlled movements. They have also received adequate training to conduct the procedure safely.

Dermaplaning has been around for a long time, but it may still seem a little unfamiliar compared to other skincare treatments. However, here are a few reasons to consider treating your skin to a dermaplaning session at Introlift:

Dermaplaning Gives You a Smooth and Radiant Glow

One of the perks of dermaplaning is that it gives your skin a smooth and radiant glow. Since it’s an exfoliation technique, it gets rid of the dull and rough skin cells that build up on the face. After the procedure, you’ll see a fresh, untouched layer of skin.

When you regularly undergo the procedure, you also train your skin to shed dead cells faster. That makes way for an increase in natural cell turnover, allowing any complexion issues you have to disappear quicker than before. Delight your skin even more with a Brightening or Vitamin C facial, and you’re all set!

But there’s more!

Dermaplaning doesn’t just give you nice skin. It also makes applying makeup a breeze — imagine how much easier it is to apply product to silky smooth skin! It’s just like painting on a beautifully soft blank canvas.

Dermaplaning Helps with Acne Scars and Wrinkles

Acne scars and wrinkles are perhaps two of the most not-so-favorable marks that time leaves us. On top of that, we tend to produce decreasing amounts of the following proteins as we grow older: 

  • Collagen — gives structure, strength, and firmness to the skin
  • Elastin — provides elasticity and bounce to the skin

Dermaplaning is a special exfoliation procedure. Since exfoliation removes your dead skin cells, you encourage your skin to create new cells to replace the old ones, brightening your complexion. You’ll literally have brand new skin! At the same time, dermaplaning prompts the production of collagen and elastin. These two skin-saving proteins help get rid of scars and wrinkles.

But it doesn’t just stop there…

Dermaplaning also prevents premature wrinkles. So not only is it a great way to remove existing lines — it also prevents you from developing more in the future.

Dermaplaning Targets UV Damage

Dermaplaning treatment

It’s good to get some sun; it helps stimulate vitamin D production in your body. But there’s a limit: one of the biggest enemies of your skin is damage caused by harmful ultraviolet rays. The rays affect you in several ways: 

  • UVA (ultraviolet A) rays cause premature skin aging.
  • UVB (ultraviolet B) rays burn the skin.

The effects of sun exposure may include sunburn, wrinkles, loss of hydration, age spots, or even chronic skin conditions. Fortunately, dermaplaning can help address some of the longer-lasting effects of sun damage. The exfoliation and cell turnover from the treatment can help with the premature aging, wrinkles, and hydration issues. However, it can’t help against sunburn.

In fact, you should avoid the procedure if you currently have sunburn. While you can treat most minor sunburns at home, it can help to schedule a consultation with your dermatologist. Once your skin has recovered, you can then book yourself in for a dermaplaning session.

Dermaplaning Rejuvenates Dull and Dry Skin

Skin rejuvenation. That’s the target, isn’t it? If you find your skin to be dull and dry, dermaplaning might be your best rejuvenation option.

We’ve mentioned the benefits of collagen and elastin production before. In addition, they’re also responsible for preventing your skin from discoloring and turning leathery. These proteins enrich your skin’s glow and improve hydration, something you can achieve from undergoing a dermaplaning session! The exfoliation plus the cell turnover refreshes your skin and reveals a healthier layer underneath. 

In just about an hour, you can get that rejuvenated, hydrated glow you deserve and love.

Dermaplaning Removes Peach Fuzz

For some people, peach fuzz is irritating. For others, it’s cute. But here’s a fact that stays true no matter your opinion on peach fuzz: those tiny hairs on our face catch dirt and trap excess oils. Over time, they may even cause blackheads, and that’s something none of us want.

Removing excess oils sounds good, right? But perhaps you’re hesitating to shave your peach fuzz because you think it might grow back thicker after it gets shaved off.

When it comes to dermaplaning, the opposite is true: your hair won’t grow back thicker. The procedure only removes the fuzz. The tiny and soft hairs only thicken when you remove the dermal papilla cells at the bottom of your hair follicles. Those cells get removed whenever you wax or pluck hairs.

It gets better:

Since dermaplaning removes excess oil and dead skin cells, it can also decrease breakouts. The treatment helps get rid of any microbes and dust that may clog your pores.

Dermaplaning Allows for Better Absorption of Skincare Products

Woman with face mask

If you’re a skincare enthusiast like us at Introlift, you’ve probably got multiple skincare products at home. Sadly, aged skin doesn’t absorb skincare products as well as new skin, wasting the benefits of your skincare routine.

But don’t fret! If you undergo dermaplaning, you can amplify the effects of lotions and creams.

Dermaplaning improves your skin’s ability to absorb products, especially those with active ingredients. The increased absorption stems from the treatment’s removal of dead cells, which also improves permeability. Dermaplaning also stimulates blood circulation in your face, allowing nutrients to be distributed and diffused well.

Dermaplaning is Quick, Easy, and Affordable

Now, you might be thinking that this procedure isn’t for you because you’re busy with your commitments and responsibilities.

Well, here’s the kicker:

Dermaplaning is quick! It’s an in-office procedure that only lasts up to an hour, although extensive treatments may require more time and specialized facilities. But a typical dermaplaning treatment means you can treat your skin to a well-deserved rejuvenation session in only sixty minutes. This includes the pre- and post-treatment processes. 

It gets even better: the procedure doesn’t require any downtime at all. You don’t have to take the day off when you go in for your session, nor will you need to take additional days off for recovery. If you’re busy, you can even squeeze it into your lunch break. Skincare doesn’t have to interfere with your life, after all.

To make things even better: dermaplaning is affordable and accessible. The Introlift Medical Spa can give you a safe, comfortable dermaplaning experience, and you can get the treatment for as low as $50! You don’t need to break the bank to refresh your skin.

With proper skin maintenance and care, one session’s results can last for two weeks up to a month. After that, you can return for another dermaplaning appointment to refresh the effects.

Dermaplaning is Completely Safe

As it’s a non-invasive procedure, dermaplaning has a low possibility of risks and complications. Of course, it’s always safest if you get the treatment from a reputable clinic under the hands of licensed dermatologists or estheticians, which is exactly what we offer here at the Introlift Medical Spa.

Much like with other skincare treatments, professionals are trained to adhere to strict safety standards when they perform dermaplaning. We know it might be scary to have a scalpel near your face. However, licensed dermatologists and estheticians have the skills to maneuver the shaving device while considering your safety.

You may feel like it would be easier to do it at home by yourself to cut costs and not have to deal with the hassle of going to a clinic. However, that increases the chance of risks and complications, such as the following:

  • Accidentally nicking yourself
  • Cutting deep and getting a scar
  • Contracting an infection from using a poorly-maintained device
  • Aggravating your acne or other skin problems

Dermaplaning is good for your skin, but only if you get it done by the right people. If you want to try this treatment to rejuvenate your skin, leave it to the trained professionals. That way, you’ll be safe and comfortable, and you’ll be able to see results.

Dermaplaning Works on All Skin Types

Woman looking at skin in mirror

One of the best parts about dermaplaning? It’s suitable for all skin types!

Whether you have skin that’s dry, oily, or somewhere in between, this treatment could work wonders for you. We always provide a consultation first, but you’ll need to let us know if you suffer from:

  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis 

Dermaplaning generally works for sensitive skin, but we recommend talking to us about your condition first. After all, your safety and comfort is top priority.

Some Things to Remember

While we believe dermaplaning is a treatment worth trying and exploring, you should still book yourself in for a consultation first. That way, you can be sure that it’s safe for you. You can also rest assured that the treatment won’t aggravate or worsen any conditions you may have.

It will benefit you to learn what to do before and after a dermaplaning treatment. The procedure doesn’t require much preparation, but your dermatologist may recommend something specific for your condition. It’s also best to follow their advice regarding how to take care of your skin afterward. They may suggest avoiding too much sun exposure, constantly wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and possibly other recommendations specific to your needs.

One more thing:

Dermaplaning is safe when carried out by trained and licensed professionals. Since it involves a sharp device, it requires the right expertise. Doing it at home may cause problems or harm, especially if you don’t have steady hands or the right equipment.

To Wrap Up

If you’re looking for a quick yet effective treatment for rejuvenated skin, dermaplaning may be the perfect one for you! The treatment boasts numerous benefits for the skin, but here are nine reasons to consider the procedure:

  1. It gives you a smooth and radiant glow.
  2. It’ll help with acne scars and wrinkles.
  3. It targets damage caused by harmful ultraviolet rays.
  4. It rejuvenates dull and dry skin.
  5. It’ll remove peach fuzz.
  6. It allows your skincare products to be absorbed better.
  7. It’s quick, easy, and affordable.
  8. It is completely safe!
  9. It’s suitable for all skin types.

If you’ve been struggling to find a reputable clinic or spa that offers affordable dermaplaning treatments, you’re in luck. Get in touch with Introlift today to see how we can help!