Some people suffering from troublesome skin conditions, like excess facial hair, don’t know how they should correct their concerns. At H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK, we offer an incredibly simple skincare treatment that can address a number of cosmetic concerns. We offer dermaplaning, an exfoliating skincare treatment that improves your skin health significantly.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an innovative skincare treatment that involves the physical exfoliation of the skin with a medical-grade scalpel. It reveals the healthy skin hidden beneath the upper skin layer of dead cells. Therefore, it can reverse such problems as enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
During your treatment session, your face will be cleaned in preparation for the treatment session. Then, we will apply a solution to your skin designed to open up your pores. Once your skin is prepared for treatment, we will slough your dead skin cells and unwanted hair away at a 45-degree angle. This angle prevents your skin from getting cut and removes dead skin cells very effectively.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
There are many benefits associated with this revolutionary skincare treatment. For example, you will notice your skin looks and feels better as soon as your session is over. This treatment requires no downtime, so it is the perfect solution for you if you don’t have the time or money to commit to an invasive aesthetic procedure. While it may sound too good to be true, you truly don’t have to undergo an invasive procedure to enjoy healthier, more youthful skin.
Rapid Hair Removal
Look no further than dermaplaning for the perfect solution to eliminate unwanted facial hair. This convenient treatment can eliminate all your peach fuzz (vellus hairs) with ease. As soon as your session is over, you will have a noticeable glow, your skin will look smoother and your cosmetics will apply better.
The top layer of your skin, also known as the superficial layer, is made up of dead skin cells. Dermaplaning removes this top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the healthy skin cells hidden beneath the surface. You will notice your skin is brighter and fresher.
Problematic Skin Condition Reversal
This treatment doesn’t just make your face look brighter and fresher. It also erases fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, it can shrink enlarged pores by removing excess sebum and dirt from your pores. Additionally, this convenient treatment can be used to treat hyperpigmentation and make your skin much healthier.
After this convenient skincare treatment, you won’t just find that your makeup applies better. You will also find your topical treatments will work better. For example, you may find your anti-acne creams and serums are more effective because there are no dead skin cells blocking the penetration of the products.
Additionally, people often combine this treatment with other professional skincare treatments, like chemical peels, for even better results. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and tailor a skincare plan for you. Chemical peels are a great addition to dermaplaning if you have acne because certain acids stop your skin from producing excess sebum, a special type of oil that triggers whitehead and blackhead outbreaks.
You should hold off on this treatment if you have an acne outbreak. That said, as we mentioned, this treatment will unclog your pores and hair follicles by removing the top layer of the skin. Additionally, this treatment is the perfect solution for people with acne scars because it reduces redness and inflammation. This means your skin tone will be much more even. After several sessions, your acne scars can be eliminated completely.
Remember, your makeup will apply better after this convenient treatment. When your skin is in need of exfoliation, makeup applies unevenly. By removing dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair, your foundation will go on smoothly and your face will achieve more of an airbrushed appearance.
This treatment isn’t just completely painless. It is also the perfect way to get some much-needed time to decompress and treat yourself. As the scalpel removes your dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair, you will feel nothing more than a very light sensation. You can lie back and relax, knowing you’re investing time in yourself to get the youthful, glowing, hair-free skin you deserve.
Even people who want to improve their appearance don’t want to commit all day to beauty appointments. Luckily, this treatment is incredibly convenient. The entire session takes fewer than 60 minutes to complete. Even if you combine this treatment with a chemical peel, your skincare investment won’t be 2.5 hours. The average chemical peel takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete depending on the scope of the treatment.
We can give you a better idea of how long your session should take when you come in for your initial consultation. That said, people often call this treatment a lunchtime facial because it is so convenient it can be completed in a lunch hour. To reiterate, there is no downtime required after this treatment, so you don’t have to take any time off from work.
Remember, you will feel nothing more than a gentle “scraping” as the scalpel sloughs away your dead skin cells and unwanted hair. This makes this skincare treatment much more convenient because we don’t need to apply a topical anesthetic and wait 15 to 60 minutes for it to take effect before your treatment can begin.
Rather, we just have to sanitize your skin and open up your pores. Then, your treatment can begin. Additionally, your skin won’t be inflamed or red once your non-invasive treatment is over. You can walk out of our office with confidence, knowing that your skin is bright, smooth and healthy-looking.
Safe for All Skin Types
Regardless of what skin type or tone you have, this treatment will be perfectly safe for you. In fact, this treatment is so safe, it is recommended for the treatment of rosacea. Regardless of how sensitive your skin is, you can feel confident your session will be completely safe and pain-free.
This treatment doesn’t involve any artificial ingredients that will irritate your skin. It is also, despite its simplicity, one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted hair. If you’ve ever had a laser, waxing or threading treatment to remove facial hair, you know how painful and irritating it is.
Even worse, several sessions of these treatment methods are required to achieve complete hair removal. With this simple, effective, natural treatment, all of the vellus hairs will be removed from your face and your skin won’t be irritated during or after treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Is This Treatment Just Like Shaving?
Both shaving and dermaplaning remove unwanted facial hair effectively. That said, the medical-grade scalpel we use to scrape away unwanted facial hair is much sharper than any razor you can purchase at your local pharmacy. Therefore, this treatment is more effective than shaving and exfoliates your skin deeply. Furthermore, it is shaped such that your entire face can be exfoliated without the risk of painful nicking or cutting.
Will My Hair Grow Back Darker After This Treatment?
No, your hair will not grow back darker after this treatment. This is an old wive’s tale that has no basis in reality. This non-invasive treatment does not affect your hair follicles at all. It also will not make your hair grow back faster.
Only hormonal imbalances can affect the rate at which your hair grows. Rest assured, your hair will not grow back thicker, darker or faster after this treatment is complete. Your genes and hormones are responsible for those factors and neither are affected by this treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
As noted above, this treatment is safe for all skin types and tones. Furthermore, it is safe for people with extremely sensitive skin. If you want to exfoliate your skin without risking redness, inflammation or other skin irritation, there is a very good chance you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment.
What’s great about this treatment is people who are disqualified for other skincare treatments, like pregnant or breastfeeding women, can qualify for this safe, effective treatment.
How Should I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
Even though there is no downtime required following your treatment session, there are still a few things you should do after treatment to ensure you get the best results. For example, you should wear sunscreen diligently after your session is over. It is particularly beneficial to protect your skin from sun exposure during the first 24 hours following your treatment. That said, sun protection should be a part of your daily skincare routine.
Unprotected sun exposure ages the skin prematurely. It can also lead to certain medical conditions, like melanoma. You should also make a point to remain hydrated during the first 24 hours following your treatment session. By drinking enough water, your skin will be hydrated, inside and out. If you have particularly dry skin, don’t forget to moisturize your skin before you go to bed. The more hydrated your skin is, the better your results will be.
Can I Perform This Treatment at Home?
No, you cannot dermaplane at home. We use a medical-grade surgical steel scalpel. If you tried to use this very sharp instrument at home, you may cut yourself and your skin may scar. Our aestheticians are trained in how to use this tool safely and effectively. You may try to exfoliate your skin lightly with a sharp razor, but it is not advisable to purchase a scalpel online and try to dermaplane yourself.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
You may need a dermaplaning session every four weeks for the best results. Remember, this treatment provides all of its benefits from removing dead skin cells, trapped dirt and unwanted hair from the top layer of your skin. That said, depending on your age, your skin cells may die every 28 days. In other words, your new top layer of fresh skin may become ruddy or dull 28 days after treatment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
There are many benefits provided by dermaplaning. For example, it can improve the tone and texture of the skin and eliminate excess facial hair. To learn more about this incredibly beneficial treatment, contact us today at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve your desired aesthetic.