Dermaplaning is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment that exfoliates the skin to improve overall skin health and function. This treatment is an ideal option for those who want to achieve glowing, smoother, and healthier skin. At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL, we know that this treatment can be part of a regular facial routine to enhance product absorption and minimize the size of pores.
Does Dermaplaning Minimize Pores?
Yes, dermaplaning can minimize the appearance of pores. Although this treatment is primarily an exfoliation treatment, one of the byproducts will be the ability to unclog pores and reduce dead skin cells. Over time, regulating oil production on the surface of your skin and promoting cellular turnover will minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. Additionally, removing hair from the surface of the skin will also improve the appearance of the skin so pores will appear smaller.
What Else Can This Treatment Help With?
Dermaplane treatments are simple yet effective enough to address multiple skin concerns. As an exfoliation treatment, you can remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to unveil brighter, healthier-looking skin underneath. This treatment also removes vellus hair or peach fuzz from the skin surface, which can help regulate oil to reduce concerns such as acne. This treatment can help with several skin goals including dry skin, red skin, uneven skin tone, acne breakouts, and even shallow scarring.
What Is Treatment Like?
This is a common aesthetic treatment so the process is very simple. Your treatment will usually take about 30 minutes to complete and may involve additional steps if you want to customize your facial. During your treatment, an aesthetic expert will use a sterile scalpel at a 45-degree angle to gently scrape away dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the skin surface.
This treatment is not painful and will not require the use of topical numbing agents. Many patients treat this exfoliation process as an initial step to other aesthetic treatments, such as bundling other facials. Your treatment will be customized to your skincare goals.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
You will not need to make any preparations before your treatment since it is non-invasive and does not involve the use of any chemicals that may cause skin reactions. This is one of the reasons why this treatment is ideal for those who have sensitive skin, highly reactive skin, or have certain skin allergies.
Before your treatment, you may want to arrive at your appointment with freshly clean skin, meaning you do not have any makeup or skincare products on your skin. You may need to reschedule your appointment if you have an active skin condition, such as eczema, cold sores, fever blisters, or psoriasis.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your dermaplaning treatment, you should avoid direct sunlight for at least three days, as well as extreme heat, excessive sweating, and steam. You should avoid the use of manual exfoliants, such as sugar scrubs, and chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinoids for at least five to seven days.
You should not swim or expose your skin to chlorine for at least one week. After your treatment, you will also need to promote skin moisture so your results develop as desired. This means using hydrating serums and moisturizers on your skin. Be sure to wear sunscreen anytime you plan to be outside.
How Fast Are Your Results?
The results of your treatment can appear within one to three days after your appointment. Many patients notice an immediate improvement in the tone of their skin since this treatment exfoliates dead skin cells and peach fuzz that may cause the skin to appear dull or dry. As your skin recovers from this treatment, you may notice other improvements in the overall appearance and health of your skin.
For those who are using this treatment to help with acne breakouts, it may take more time to notice any results. Using this treatment for acne will require more time to regulate oil production and get the most benefit out of your acne-treating products.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment will generally last for about two to four weeks for most people. The natural skin cell turnover cycle takes about 28 to 40 days to complete based on your age, so the result of this treatment will only last for as long as your next cellular turnover.
For example, if you have a faster cellular turnover, then you may be able to enjoy results for about a month, but if you have a slower cellular turnover because you have mature skin, then your results may last for four to six weeks. We can give you a better idea of how long your results will last based on your skin type and skin conditions.
Can You Enhance Your Results?
You can enhance your results by taking proper care of your skin after your treatment, incorporating different aesthetic treatments, and adopting good skincare practices. By enhancing your results with good habits, you can also help your results last longer and improve other aspects of your skin, such as the health and function of your natural skin barrier that protects you from environmental irritants and free radicals.
Many aesthetic treatments can be combined with dermaplaning. For example, other facial treatments include chemical peels, microneedling, and facials like a Hydrafacial. Other aesthetic treatments that you may want to consider can include neurotoxins and dermal fillers, as well as some energy-based treatments. Selecting other aesthetic treatments to complement your dermaplaning results is a good way to achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
Another good way to enhance your results is to protect your skin from the sunlight. By wearing SPS 30 or greater each day, you can protect your skin from UV rays and free radicals that can contribute to faster skin aging. You may want to consider using stronger sun protection if you have skin that is easily irritated or easily burned in the sun.
Your sunscreen can be worn under makeup separately or as part of the cosmetic formula. You may need to choose between chemical sunscreens and mineral sunscreens to find formulas that work best for your skin tone and skin type.
Using good skincare products can also be an effective way to enhance your treatments. The goal of dermaplaning treatments is to exfoliate the skin to promote a better skin appearance, but one of the other advantages of this treatment is the fact that removing dead skin cells can allow skincare products to penetrate the skin more deeply.
Using high-quality skincare products after an exfoliation treatment can help these products work better. You should select skincare products based on the skin concerns you want to treat. For example, you should use products aimed at anti-aging if you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, while you should use acne-treating products if you want to control acne breakouts.
Finally, the last way you can enhance the results of your treatment is to adopt a good skincare routine. Based on the skincare products you are using, you’ll need to tailor your skincare routine to your specific needs. Your skin goals should influence the type of routine that is best for you, as well as lifestyle factors such as how often you wear makeup. Popular skincare routines can include the basic three (cleanse, moisturize, sun protection) or even the 10-Step Korean routine that includes double-cleansing.
Who Should Consider This Treatment?
Because dermaplaning treatments do not involve any chemicals or other potential skin irritants, most people can use this treatment to improve the tone and texture of their skin. The most ideal patients for this treatment include those who want to improve the health of their skin, control acne, and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
Get Glowing Skin Today
The key to glowing skin is identifying simple facial treatments that can enhance the health of your skin. Regularly exfoliating your skin can regulate oil production, which can eventually shrink the appearance of large pores and improve other aspects of skin health. This treatment can be easily paired with other aesthetic treatments and can be enhanced with the use of high-quality skincare products. If you think this treatment is right for you, please contact us at the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL today to schedule your consultation appointment.