Would you be interested in a rejuvenating skin treatment capable of brightening and de-aging your face? What if we also told you the treatment was easy, painless, and relaxing? Dermaplaning is one of the many services offered by ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, and there are several advantages associated with this treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
1. It’ll Give You Glowing, Refreshed Skin
This treatment involves a close shave of the skin with a scalpel. We’ll make quick strokes with the scalpel, clearing away all of the dead skin cells sitting on the surface and revealing the fresh cells just beneath. Your skin will be brighter, softer, and clearer after treatment. Areas of hyperpigmentation will be less noticeable and your pores will be deeply cleansed and wide open.
Because it removes the top layer of skin and encourages skin cell regeneration, this treatment can also lighten and minimize scars, especially scars tied to previous acne breakouts.
2. It’ll Make You Look Younger
This is a painless treatment and the scalpel will never pierce your skin, but the exfoliation dermaplaning offers is aggressive enough that it tricks your skin into thinking it has been injured. In response, the body ramps up collagen production in the treatment area. As that collagen develops in the days after treatment, it plumps and smooths the skin, filling in fine lines and facial folds. For many patients, this results in a more youthful, rested appearance.
3. It’ll Get Rid of Pesky Facial Hair
One of the distinguishing features of this treatment is that it not only renews the appearance of the skin but also temporarily eliminates fine facial hair. It’s amazing how much getting rid of those small hairs can improve the look of your face.
And because cosmetic foundations tend to make all of those facial hairs stand out, you’ll have an easier time applying and enjoying makeup. You probably won’t need to use as many cosmetics to accentuate your features.
4. It’ll Discourage Acne
Facial hair and dead skin cells aren’t the only things the scalpel clears away during dermaplaning treatments. It also gets rid of oils sitting in pores or on the surface of the skin. And because it leaves the skin hairless, this treatment also makes it less likely that oils and dirt will be trapped on the surface of the skin. All of this results in cleaner, healthier skin that is less prone to acne breakouts.
5. It’ll Make Your Home Skincare Routine More Effective
After your dermaplaning appointment, your face will be squeaky clean and your pores will be wide open. All of that hair and oil will be gone, and serums and moisturizers will be able to penetrate deeply. The week or two after treatment is a great time to use your highest-quality facial products to maximum effectiveness. The efficacy of any topical acne medications you use will also get a boost after your treatment.
6. It’ll Pamper You
Don’t let the use of a scalpel scare you. This treatment is completely pain-free and highly relaxing. You’ll recline during treatment, and you will feel the gentle strokes as the scalpel passes over your skin. Most patients describe the sensation as a gentle tickle and many fall asleep during treatment, which can usually be performed in less than one hour.
7. It Won’t Require Special Aftercare
This non-invasive treatment doesn’t require the patient to set aside any time for recovery. This means you’ll be able to get right back to your regular schedule after your appointment, making this an ideal rejuvenating treatment for those with tight schedules.
The only thing we’ll ask is that you take extra precautions with your skin during the first few days after treatment. Avoid direct sun exposure and harsh scrubs and exfoliators. Wearing sunscreen will be especially important immediately following your appointment.
How Does This Treatment Work?
These treatments are comfortable and pampering. Your appointment will start with a cleansing of the face and the application of a liquid solution that will open up the pores. We’ll then use the scalpel to make brisk strokes across sections of the face, holding the skin tight as we work. A soothing serum is applied at the end of treatment.
For maximum benefit, our patients often opt to combine dermaplaning with a chemical peel or a facial. In these cases, dermaplaning is performed first, clearing away fine hairs and oils so that the peel or facial is especially effective. When combined with a peel or facial, this treatment can be used to target a variety of skin concerns.
How Often Should I Schedule Appointments?
We recommend that patients wait four to six weeks before scheduling their next session. This gives the skin cells on the face time to regenerate before the next treatment. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin, talk about any complementary treatments you are interested in, and recommend an appointment schedule.
Who Is This Treatment For?
Your Skin’s in Good Shape
Your skin needs to be healthy and free of inflammation for this treatment to be performed. That means you shouldn’t have a bad sunburn, an active acne breakout, or other types of infection or inflammation on the day of your appointment. We ask that patients not schedule botulinum toxin injections or dermal fillers the week before their appointment.
You’ve Got a Long-Term Anti-Aging Plan
The vibrant glow patients have after this treatment makes it a popular option if you want to look your best at a special event like a wedding or reunion. But many patients often schedule these treatments as a regular component of their long-term anti-aging plan. Maintaining a regular schedule of treatments can keep signs of aging at bay.
You Need To Avoid Certain Other Treatments
If you’re pregnant, or if you have especially sensitive skin, there may be certain treatments that you aren’t a candidate for. Dermaplaning is gentle enough on the skin that it is broadly available, even for patients with limitations.
You Want Comprehensive Improvement
These treatments broadly renew the skin so that you look your best. The overall look, texture, and tone of your skin will improve, and your skin will feel healthier. This treatment is more than just a wrinkle-buster. It offers comprehensive improvement.
How Does This Compare to Shaving or Waxing?
Shaving and waxing are effective ways of getting rid of unwanted hair, but neither offers the skin rejuvenation benefit that dermaplaning does. The scalpel used in treatment offers an exfoliation that is more aggressive than shaving or waxing, and that exfoliation is what triggers the additional collagen production and the accompanying rejuvenation.
Will This Treatment Cause My Hair To Grow Back Heavier?
No. This treatment won’t have any effect on the rate at which your hair grows. You can have this treatment performed without worrying about your facial hair growing back heavier or darker.
Can This Be Performed Elsewhere on the Body?
This treatment is generally just performed on the face.
Is This Treatment for Both Men and Women?
Yes, men are interested in healthy, vibrant skin just as much as women are. Fortunately, this treatment is effective for patients of both genders.
Will This Treatment Work on All Skin Types?
Yes. This treatment works on all skin types and tones.
What Is the Best Age To Seek Out This Treatment?
This treatment is an ideal solution for patients of all ages. It can be used as a pick-me-up before a special occasion or as part of a long-term anti-aging regimen.
Does Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Because this is a cosmetic treatment, health insurance plans usually do not cover it.
How Can I Get Started With This Treatment?
If you are interested in this treatment, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation at our practice. During this appointment, we will analyze your skin and create a treatment plan just for you. We’ll make a recommendation about your treatment schedule, and we may also suggest complementary services to enhance your results.
Brighter, More Youthful Skin Is Just a Phone Call Away
Whether you’re looking for a pick-me-up treatment before a special occasion or are developing a long-term anti-aging regimen, dermaplaning can improve your skin. This convenient treatment can be performed during your lunch hour and offers almost immediate results. Don’t wait any longer. Call ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL, and schedule your consultation today!