Adults today have so many options to achieve healthy, glowing skin. From skincare products to plastic surgery, there are as many options as there are appearance goals. One popular treatment that is well known, time-tested and trustworthy is dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning is sometimes called “shaving your face,” but this is a misnomer, and a dangerous one because it implies that anyone can do it, even if they haven’t gone through the extensive education and training to become a facial plastic surgeon.
Dermaplaning should only be done by a board-certified surgeon who has the fine motor control and experience to produce the results dermaplaning is designed to provide.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe, effective way to rejuvenate the overall health and appearance of your skin. It is a noninvasive, easy, fast and painless approach to helping your skin stay refreshed and youthful.
The process of dermaplaning is one of removing dead skin cells, minimizing old skin scars from acne or sun damage, smoothing your skin, removing fine hairs, reducing the visibility of large pores or skin pigment variation, releasing clogged pores and encouraging your skin to produce new skin cells and collagen for a more youthful appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
The best candidate for a dermaplaning treatment is a person who is healthy in all other ways and simply wants to smooth and revitalize the appearance of their facial skin. Dermaplaning is a safe treatment to have at any age.
However, if you are currently recovering from other facial skin procedures or you are in the process of being treated for any unresolved facial skin conditions, you may be advised to postpone your dermaplaning treatment.
It is also vital to stay out of the sun after your dermaplaning treatment in order to experience the best results. Using protective headwear, sunblock, UV protective sunglasses and lip treatment with added sunscreen can all help you experience the best that dermaplaning has to offer.
How Often Can Dermaplaning Treatment Be Done?
Dermaplaning is a safe and effective treatment to help revitalize the skin of the face and encourage the formation of new skin cells. It can be done at any age and any stage of life.
However, the Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery team advises that it is best to schedule dermaplaning no more frequently than every 30 days. The reason for this is because dermaplaning treatment removes dead skin cell buildup and toxins that have accumulated during the prior three week period.
Scheduling dermaplaning any more frequently than every 30 days can potentially damage the skin while it is still generating new skin cells and collagen. This can actually counteract all the good that a dermaplaning treatment has to offer.
What Is Recovery from Dermaplaning Treatment Like?
One aspect of dermaplaning that makes it so popular is that there is no recovery down time at all. You can go right back to work or to school and resume your regularly scheduled daily activities, including exercise and sports, and no one will even realize you have had a skin treatment done.
Dermaplaning is painless and causes no redness, swelling, bruising or other side effects that are associated with many other types of skin rejuvenating treatments.
Best of all, you won’t need to follow any particular recovery regimen (except to take precautions to stay out of the sun) and there are no lotions or creams you need to apply after your treatment.
How to Schedule a Dermaplaning Treatment?
The best way to schedule your dermaplaning treatment is to make an appointment at Glasgow Group Plastic Surgery for an initial consultation.
During your consultation, the surgeon of your choice will talk with you about your individual and family medical history, examine the area to be treated, listen to your appearance goals and answer any questions that you have.
After your initial consultation, you will be able to schedule the date of your dermaplaning appointment.
What Is a Dermaplaning Treatment Like?
Dermaplaning is a non-surgical outpatient treatment that requires no preparation or recovery downtime. A dermaplaning treatment takes just 30 minutes on average and is completely painless.
During a dermaplaning treatment, your surgeon will gently move a No. 10 surgical blade across the skin of your face to remove dead skin cells. A moisturizing agent with sunscreen for sun protection will then be smoothed across the treated skin. You are then free to leave and resume your regular daily activities.
There is no follow up required after your appointment and you are free to schedule your next appointment at any time after 30 days have elapsed.
Does Dermaplaning Have Any Risks?
Dermaplaning is typically considered a treatment that is free from risk with two exceptions.
It is extremely important to select your facial treatment provider with care. Because dermaplaning sounds like a simple procedure and requires no incisions, providers without the background in facial anatomy and skin science can offer it and put their patients at great risk.
However, dermaplaning is considered a form of surgery and must be done with great care and precision to offer the benefits. Risks include changes in skin pigmentation (often due to sun exposure following the procedure), skin blemishes, enlarged skin pores, infection and permanent scarring.
About Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery
The Glasgold Group was founded by Dr. Alvin Glasgold, who passed his legacy of plastic surgery excellence along to his sons Dr. Robert Glasgold and Dr. Mark Glasgold. Dr. Mark Glasgold is board certified in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Robert Glasgold is double board certified in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery.
More recently, the practice has been joined by Dr. Joelle Rogal, who is board certified in head and neck surgery. The Glasgold Group offers the latest cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical techniques for face and neck rejuvenation and laser hair removal.
Have you heard of Dermaplaning? Is this something you would do? What do you think of the procedure?
*Disclosure: This is a collaborative post
Thanks for stopping by,
Love you all ❤️
Linking up with: