We are pleased to offer another procedure to our menu of services in the form of Dermaplaning. This is a safe procedure that effectively exfoliates the facial skin when performed.
The technique gently removes the very top layer of dead skin cells along with the fine vellus hair (otherwise known as “peach fuzz”). When the procedure is performed, the facial complexion appears immediately smoother and brighter.
While brand new to everyone here at Maine Laser Skin Care, Dermaplaning has already become a favorite in the entertainment industry and among celebrities. They have found that removing the dead cells and peach fuzz from their faces allows makeup to go on more easily despite the harshness of bright lights and high-definition TV cameras.
Dermaplaning is distinctly different from microdermabrasion, which exfoliates by abrading the skin. Also, microdermabrasion has been associated with side effects and complications, especially in those with sensitive skin.
In contrast, Dermaplaning is a painless procedure, and is a first choice among those with excessive or very dark peach fuzz. Additionally, because Dermaplaning does not involve the use of any chemicals on the skin surface that would be absorbed, it is safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.
A Dermaplaning procedure takes about 30 minutes, and has no side effects and zero downtime. Immediately after the procedure, your skin will look radiant with a noticeable evening out of skin texture and skin tone. With all of the prior peach fuzz gone, the softness of the skin will be profound.
However, the biggest precaution is that since all of the dead skin cells and peach fuzz have been removed, your skin will be more sensitive to ultraviolet light. Applying a broad spectrum sunscreen of minimum SPF 30 is mandatory after a Dermaplaning procedure.
Dermaplaning is very effective for those individuals with dry or rough skin, as well as those with uneven skin tone and superficial acne scars. The exfoliation of the dead skin cells triggers your skin to regenerate new skin cells. The skin cell removal also makes the underlying skin more able to absorb skin care products, making these products more effective in their job of improving your skin.
Dermaplaning is also recommended for all skin types. The only exception is that those with acne breakouts do need to wait until the breakout is cleared before getting this procedure. In fact, for those with breakout-prone skin, removing the dead skin cells and vellus hair decreases the buildup of oil and dirt on the skin, which later leads to increased bacteria counts and then pimples.
Our aesthetician, Denise Gidney, is trained and certified in this procedure, and we are thrilled to add this to our menu of services. If you have any questions about this technique or simply want to schedule a treatment, feel free to call us at (207) 873-2158 to ask your question or schedule your consult and/or appointment.