If you want to enjoy better-looking skin by refining your complexion or textural concerns, then a treatment such as dermaplaning or a chemical peel can be the ticket to a radiant appearance. However, some patients may have difficulty choosing between a dermaplane facial and a chemical peel. At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Celebration, FL, we will make the best recommendations for your skincare treatment so you can achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
Can You Combine a Chemical Peel and Dermaplane?
Although a chemical peel and a dermaplane facial are both exfoliating treatments, it’s very common to combine chemical peels with dermaplaning. Overall, combining these two treatments will typically produce more significant results and more quickly improve your aesthetic concerns. For patients who have moderate to severe pigmentation concerns, the combination of these two gentle exfoliation treatments can be highly effective.
Enjoy Better Results
When non-invasive treatments are used to resurface the skin, it’s often the case that it will take several months for noticeable results to develop since non-invasive treatments can only remove a few layers of skin at a time. However, when two exfoliation treatments are combined, this typically means that the slightly deeper exfoliation process can resurface the skin more quickly.
For this particular treatment combination, the dermaplaning facial will remove peach fuzz and the topmost layer of dead skin cells, while the chemical peel treatment will penetrate deeper layers of the skin to exfoliate additional thermal layers. Ultimately, this makes it possible to improve moderate concerns such as wrinkles or shallow acne scarring, which may not improve when using either of these treatments alone.
Improve Skincare Efficacy
Combining these exfoliating facials can also improve the efficacy of your skincare products. Even if you are using skincare products that contain exfoliating ingredients such as salicylic acid or retinol, you may find that products work better after exfoliation treatments. This is generally because professional exfoliation treatments can remove an even layer of skin from a skin surface, which allows for more even product distribution and penetration during your skincare regimen.
What Concerns Can Be Addressed With These Treatments?
A variety of concerns can be addressed when you combine chemical peels with dermaplaning facials. For the most part, these treatments can individually address superficial skin concerns related to minor textural irregularities and some advanced pigmentation concerns. The specific concerns that can be improved after as little as one treatment include:
Dull and Rough Skin
Dull and rough skin can be difficult to deal with. Whether you have a damaged moisture barrier from at-home skincare products or you have chronically dry skin because of the weather, dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin can make your skin look dull, tired, and rough. Furthermore, a rough skin texture can also make cosmetics sit oddly on the surface of the skin. Because the treatment will also remove peach fuzz, the result is baby-soft and smooth skin.
Fine Lines and Scarring
Fine lines and some shallow scarring can also improve after these facial techniques. Sometimes, fine lines are more noticeable because of dead skin cells. When dead skin cells are removed, the appearance of fine lines and some moderate wrinkles are much less noticeable.
Similarly, some forms of textual scarring, such as rolling scars from acne, can also greatly improve with professional exfoliation. Although scars will not go away unless collagen is restructured, using non-invasive treatments such as these can drastically reduce the visibility of scars.
Dark Spots and Sun Damage
Pigmentation concerns such as post-acne marks, blemishes, and sun damage can all be effectively addressed with this combination of facial treatments. Dark spots typically penetrate multiple layers of the skin, which is why resurfacing with gentle exfoliation can be highly effective. Melasma, photodamage, freckles, and other unwanted pigmentation can easily be reduced after professional treatments.
Can These Treatments Help With Acne-Prone Skin?
One of the major benefits of using this combination of facial treatments is the ability to manage acne-prone skin. Acne-prone skin is often challenged by irregular skin cell shedding, excessive oil production, and inflammation of the pores. However, by regularly exfoliating the skin, it is much easier to decrease clogged and congested pores, which can reduce breakouts. Furthermore, these treatments are gentle enough to be used on acne-prone skin that is highly sensitive.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
Overall, this treatment process is simply a chemical peel with an added preparation step. Most of the time, your appointments can be completed in under an hour, which makes it easy to fit this aesthetic treatment into even the busiest schedules. Your treatment will be customized to meet the needs of your skin concerns and your skin type.
Selecting Your Peel
Before your treatment, you will need to attend a consultation to select the ideal peel for your skin care needs. Light peels are most commonly used along with dermaplaning to address most visible superficial skin concerns. However, medium and deep peels may be selected for your treatment if you want to improve moderate sun damage or deeper lines on the face.
The first step of your facial treatment will be cleansing your skin. When you are preparing to use a chemical peel treatment, it is essential to ensure the skin is clean and neutralized. Removing dirt, oil, and skin care products will improve the success of your peel treatment. Cleansing the skin is also an important step to prepare for your dermaplane facial to reduce bacteria on the skin.
The dermaplaning process uses a sterile surgical blade to gently scrape away peach fuzz and dead skin cells. A dermaplane facial can be used on all areas of the face and may also be used on the upper neck. After this process, your skin will once again be wiped clean to remove any lingering hair or dead skin cells.
Chemical Peel Facial
Next, the chemical peel will be applied to your skin. The acid used for your peel may include TCA, AHAs, BHAs, and sometimes active peptides. This portion of your treatment will allow the acids to rest on your skin for about 10 to 20 minutes for effective penetration and exfoliation.
Next, your chemical peel treatment will be removed from the skin surface with a neutralizing agent. It’s important to neutralize the skin after using acid to restore the natural pH balance of your skin, which reduces sensitivity and improves the development of your results.
After your skin has been neutralized, it’s common to finish off your facial treatment with a soothing skincare product. These products can include hydrating serums or sun care to protect your skin immediately after your treatment.
How Can You Prepare for Treatment?
Before your treatment, you will need to ensure that your skin is healthy and undamaged. This means you will need to avoid unprotected exposure to the sun to reduce the risk of sunburn. You may need to temporarily stop using at-home exfoliating skincare products to reduce the risk of skin irritation.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, you may not be able to use certain at-home skincare products for a few days while your skin is adjusting to these exfoliating treatments. It’s best to apply mineral-based sunscreen when you plan to be outside and to keep your skin moisturized.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
While many patients can see significant improvements in their primary skin concerns after one treatment, it’s also common to schedule these treatments regularly to manage your skin condition. If you want to address moderate to severe pigmentation concerns, you may need a series of treatments to achieve optimal results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most people are good candidates for these treatments regardless of age, gender, or skin type. These treatments are particularly effective for people who have mild to moderate concerns, including those who want to manage acne-prone skin. You are a good candidate for this treatment if your skin is healthy on the day of your appointment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please speak with an aesthetic expert about using these facial treatments.
Improve Your Aesthetic Concerns
If you want to improve several aesthetic concerns such as shallow scarring, dull skin, and hyperpigmentation, combining treatments can be a good idea. The combination of these treatments is powerful and can produce results very quickly. Reach out to The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Celebration, FL to schedule your initial appointment today.