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Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation used to gently resurface the top layers of skin. Using a medical instrument, your esthetician will prepare your skin for the treatment by double cleansing and drying the skin with alcohol. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair from the skin while gently exfoliating, leaving you feeling smooth. You can expect your skin to look brighter and less dull, and your skin will feel soft. If you wear makeup, this treatment will help cosmetic products sit better on your skin. You may experience prolonged redness and sensitivity in the treatment areas, but only temporarily for a few days.

Dull, dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs can keep your skin from looking as smooth and bright as you might like. Dermaplaning at Chesterfield’s West County Dermatology is designed to address these specific problems. The treatment exfoliates your face by removing the strateum cornum, which is the technical name for your outermost layer of skin. Not only does this get rid of unwanted dead cells and “peach fuzz,” but it also opens pores and encourages the production of skin-rejuvenating collagen molecules.

Dermaplaning is a safe and effective treatment. Sessions are more gentle than chemical peels, which can be attractive for patients with especially sensitive skin.

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Because dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface, creating a dry and aged appearance, removing them gives the face a more youthful look. Clearing this debris and opening the pores also makes the skin more receptive to beneficial topical serums, which can penetrate more effectively and have a grater impact.

Shaving away fine vellus hairs—annoying “peach fuzz”—allows you to apply makeup more easily. With no tiny hairs to keep foundation and other cosmetics from going down evenly, the result is a smoother, more natural look.

Dermaplaning also encourages circulation and collagen production, which provide longer-term benefits. Your face will appear more radiant and healthy, giving you a look of vitality.

What to Expect from a Dermaplaning Treatment

Although dermaplaning involves a sterile blade, there are no cuts or incisions. The process is like having a shave, with minimal discomfort and irritation. Treatment sessions are relatively quick, and no special preparation is required.

The entire process is so gentle, no down time is needed afterward for rest or recovery. You can go about your typical day, enjoying the rejuvenating effects of your dermaplaning session. The brightest, clearest, most even results can be expected to last for several weeks, with the benefits of renewed collagen production lasting longer.

Patients interested in developing a dermaplaning schedule can talk to the West County Dermatology team about maintenance visits and an ongoing regimen for beautiful results.

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