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Dermaplaning: Exfoliate and Eliminate Peach Fuzz

Peach fuzz has its place. There are some areas where it even looks cute, especially for folks with golden skin and light hairs. But if we’re being honest, there’s plenty of reasons we can live without the fuzz. Dermaplaning exfoliates your face, and removes unwanted hair!


There are endless skin treatments available to you in 2022. So much so that it is becoming a challenge to keep up with and know the difference between each one. You've probably heard of dermaplaning, but if you haven’t you’re gonna wanna stick around for this one.


What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliating your face, and has a side effect of removing any unwanted vell

us hair with it. When you schedule a dermaplaning appointment, your esthetician will be using a sterile surgical scalpel to remove the top layer of dead skin on your face. It is painless and many clients find it to be a relaxing, calming treatment.


Dermaplaning is a dynamic process that has a wide variety of treatment benefits.


Benefits of dermaplaning

This is the part where you squeal with joy. The benefits of dermaplaning are arguably some of the best perks in the skincare market, hence why it’s gained such a heavy following.


Exfoliation and removal of that top layer of dead skin cells can leave your skin looking smoother and a little brighter. Dermaplaning and also address uneven skin tone, softening hyper pigmentation and even fine lines and wrinkles.


Risks and side effects to be aware of

We know that there’s no one size fits all treatment plan when it comes to skincare. Your skin comes with its own unique set of brilliance and challenges.


While many people experience no side effects, some folks may notice a flush redness for a couple hours directly after their appointment. It’s also vitally important to apply sunscreen to protect your skin after a dermaplaning treatment.


How exfoliation helps skin concerns

If you’re someone who struggles with rosacea, psoriasis, active acne or eczema, dermaplaning could put you in a higher risk category, meaning you should likely avoid this treatment option. While there are plenty of similarities between dermaplaning and shaving, they are not the same.


Dermaplaning and shaving both utilize a sharp blade that does offer skin exfoliation. However, dermaplaning is more precise, thorough and it's safer- especially for peach fuzz and hair around your face.


Dermaplaning vs shaving

Shaving and dermaplaning are on different planets. Dermaplaning performed by a professional eradicts dirt buildup and oil collecting within your hair follicles. A dermaplaning treatment is meticulous by nature, and therefore produces an exceptional level of exfoliation.


Potential side effects from shaving

Shaving on your own holds its own set of risks and challenges. Outside of cutting your face or nicking your lip, the dryer your skin- the worse the irritation. Shaving on its own does not offer benefits that dermaplaning during a spa treatment can.


The cost of dermaplaning vs shaving

Since dermaplaning results can last longer than shaving, it may be slightly more cost-effective. And when you count up the time you spend shaving, you may be surprised to find out just how long a dermaplaning session lasts you.


Deciding whether dermaplaning is right for you

You’re the only person who can identify your skin concerns, needs and wants. When you collaborate with an esthetician, you have an opportunity to voice those issues and pair them with feedback from an expert.


The best way to determine whether or not dermaplaning is right for you is to get in touch with your esthetician!


How to prepare for your treatment

Each dermaplaning session runs around 30 minutes. Be mindful about your skincare routine 72 hours before your appointment. Keep away from exfoliating, use of retinol products, tanning or being in direct sunlight. Outside of using a broad-spectrum sunscreen and moisturizer following your appointment there’s no healing window to note.


In the same way that dermaplaning works with layering, keeping your skin regimen and regular appointments layered can help you achieve maximum results. Scheduling your dermaplaning appointment monthly can help you keep up with a solid routine and set you up for success.


Who cannot receive dermaplaning?

When you’ve discovered a new skincare treatment, it can be incredibly enticing. Many folks pull the trigger without doing their research, and may end up disappointed if their provider refuses to treat their skin type.


If you are someone who struggles with acne, inflammation, keloid scars, or general skin irritation, dermaplaning may exacerbate those symptoms. Because of the nature of the treatment, folks with acne and similar skin concerns may find themselves dealing with rashes, breakouts and a myriad of other side effects.


Book your appointment

If you’ve made it this far, chances are you’re the perfect candidate for dermaplaning. If you’re seeking a more intensive, but non-invasive skin treatment, we’ve got you covered. Reach out to LUXE Aesthetics to learn more about scheduling your consultation, and booking a dermaplaning appointment today!


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