WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands. “Dermaplaning requires handling a very sharp blade that’s used in surgeries, but I’ve been doing it for 15 years and have never had a problem,”
Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras. “Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth,” explains Wright. Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.
Wondering if you should try dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion? They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin. Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But, keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference.
WHO IS DERMAPLANING FOR?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.
This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What benefits can I expect from DiamondGlow™?To jump-start your new skin we recommend 3-4 treatments 2 weeks apart and maintenance every 2-3 months. However, even one silk peel will usually refresh your skin for up to six weeks!
What are the risks and side effects of DiamondGlow™?Usually, there is no downtime with the DERMALINFUSION®, but some patients can experience tightening of the skin and mild exfoliation. Post-treatment the skin may be slightly pink but this should last for about one hour. Prior to treatment all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your medical provider and cosmetic coordinator.
How will I look and feel during and after my DiamondGlow™?Your skincare professional will choose one or more of our specialized Pro Infusions, formulated to address a variety of skin conditions. The DERMALINFUSION® infuses these products deep into the skin where they are most effective. The solution delivers hydrating, antioxidant, acne-fighting and pore-reducing, and/or lightening infusions into your skin. After cleansing and preparing your skin, your esthetician will perform the procedure with a specialized handpiece. The treatment uses a closed-loop vacuum system resembling that of a wand to exfoliate the skin. An aesthetician will recommend the appropriate topical to infuse the skin and stimulate new cell growth. Each pass gently abrades away dead skin, thoroughly and evenly exfoliating while infusing the treatment solution into the skin. Your skin immediately looks clearer and brighter and definitely feels smoother and your makeup will go on easily. Patients can return back to work post-treatment or resume their everyday routine. Mineral makeup is recommended as it heals and soothes the skin without irritation post-procedure and covers up possible redness which should lighten after a few hours. Most patients report a post-treatment “glow-like appearance” coupled with a feeling of rejuvenation.
Can DiamondGlow™ be combined with other treatments?DiamondGlow™ may be combined with many other cosmetic treatments in our office such as Photorejuvenation, Diamond Glow, PCA peels and more. Many patients choose to undergo combination treatments in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.
I’ve been several times to Juan at Pell Radiant. First of all, he is so nice and warm, and has a smile that lights up the place. But most importantly, he really is passionate about what he does, and only performs services that he really believes in. There are so many options out there it can be confusing, but you can really trust Juan. I’ve had a series of Tribella treatments, and I love the results. My skin has never looked better. And if you are lucky, Hugo the Chihuahua will be there to greet you.