What to Expect From a Dermaplaning Procedure
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning, also called “microplaning” or simply “blading,” is an exfoliating procedure that uses a blade to remove old skin cells and fine hairs from one’s face to give it a smooth and bright look. It is recommended for all skin types and those with acne, dry skin, fine wrinkles, sun-damaged, or dull skin.
Dermaplaning treatments have no insurance, and one has to pay every time they go for a session. It also depends on the service provider as well as one’s living standards. Chemical peels are often used after the cosmetic procedure hence an additional cost.
Microplaning uses a shaving technique in which a sterile blade is aimed at 45-degrees and dragged slowly across the skin to get rid of dead cells, toxins, irritants, and other debris that make your skin look aged and uneven.
The dermaplaning procedure will take place in our state-of-the-art facility. Topical anesthetics may be applied to the skin to ensure comfort, although most patients do not find the procedure to be painful. A trained member of our aesthetic team will then use a sterilized blade to exfoliate the skin; this process typically takes about 20-30 minutes. After this is complete, cooling or nourishing solutions may be applied to the skin. Finally, SPF must be applied to protect the skin once the dermaplaning procedure is complete.
Risks and Side Effects
Dermaplaning has no risks and little side effects. Side effects might occur hours or days after the treatment, such as reddening of the skin, skin sensitivity for 1-3 days, whiteheads, infections, and scarring (which will require treatment).
Patches may also appear, but they may vanish after a while.
What to Expect After Dermaplaning
You will not need to be less active after the treatment; that is, you can still go on with your job or other engagements. Redness or tenderness may be experienced a few days after dermaplaning has been done.
A youthful and radiant complexion will be noticed immediately after the treatment, though results become more pronounced after the redness subsides. The results, however, last for three weeks.
It is advisable to limit sun exposure as it might interfere with the results from the procedure. Also, sunscreen should be applied every time you leave the house.
Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion
These procedures both claim to exfoliate skin; however, dermaplaning uses a blade to unwanted particles on the skin. Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, uses an abrasive tool to give the skin a smooth feel and look. Both procedures are similar in factors like safety and side effects, costs, and results. However, microdermabrasion consists of several sessions; hence results can last up to several months.
It is good to consult with a skin specialist to help decide between the two procedures based on one’s expectations and unique situation.
Scheduling a Consultation
To learn more about the dermaplaning procedure and your best options for rejuvenating your skin, schedule a consultation with Kovanda Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Institute. You may call our Edina, MN office at (612) 979-2093 or fill out our online form to get started.