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Dermaplaning may sound too good to be true, but it is actually one of the most effective skin care treatments out there! This procedure involves a licensed aesthetician gently scraping the outer layer of your skin with a surgical scalpel.

Dermaplaning is similar to shaving your face (which it does too). Before choosing this treatment, it is good to become familiar with its benefits.

The benefits of dermaplaning

Although everyone experiences different results from this treatment, there are some general benefits you can expect. Your skin will be smoother, brighter, and have less peach fuzz. Dermaplaning removes dead skin and oils and allows your skincare products to do their jobs better. Fine lines can even appear softer after this treatment.

Dermaplaning isn’t exactly like shaving

Dermaplaning can be described as the skin-safe version of shaving. There are a few main differences between the two though. First, dermaplaning must be performed by a licensed professional, while shaving can be done by individuals at home. Second, the tools used are different because the goal is different. Finally, the results are not the same. Shaving only gets rid of peach fuzz, while dermaplaning gets rid of that, coarser hair, and dead skin.

There can be some side effects of dermaplaning

Most people can receive this treatment with no issues because it is safe for most skin types. But, there are some who should not get dermaplaning. If you have skin conditions like rosacea or have extremely sensitive skin, it is best to avoid dermaplaning. You CAN exfoliate your skin without this treatment, though. Simply speak with your aesthetician about your options.

FAQs about this treatment

If you have never gone for professional skincare services, you likely have questions about this service. Here are some common questions and answers about dermaplaning to help you decide if it’s right for you.

Is dermaplaning expensive?

The price for this treatment will depend on your location. Some places will charge up to $250 dollars while some charge under $100. But, the price should not be the only factor you look at when choosing an aesthetician. Remember, their experience, personality, knowledge, and education will affect the results more than the price.

Will my skin breakout?

Dermaplaning will actually help prevent breakouts from occurring. It helps clear out the buildup that gathers in the pores, dead skin, and hairs on your face. If you already have a breakout, you should avoid this treatment until it is gone.

Does dermaplaning hurt?

The thought of having a blade against your face does sound scary! But, this process doesn’t hurt a bit as long as you work with a professional. If you shave your legs, you know how the razor feels gliding against your skin. The dermaplaning process is similar to this.

Do I have to wait to put anything on my skin after dermaplaning?

Most people are able to make an appointment for this treatment and go about their day as soon as they are done. Some experience light redness afterward, but it goes away quickly. That being said, you should wait to wear makeup for a day. Your skin will be more sensitive than usual, so it is best to avoid anything with chemicals. Tip: You can and should use a gentle sunscreen after your treatment.

Interested in learning more about skincare services?

To learn more about dermaplaning and other Services provided by professionals, contact Back to Basics today! Our Licensed Aesthetician provides a variety of treatments to help you look and feel your best. You can reach us at (512) 940-4087 for more information.