Dermaplaning Your Face: What You Should Know

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Dermaplaning the face has taken flight in popularity, and with reason.

This quick and painless procedure exfoliates the face, instantly leaving the skin smooth and soft for a glowy finish and flawless makeup application.

If your face is looking dull, it could be from the top layer of the skin’s exposure to UV rays, environmental toxins and other irritants that clog the pores and create dead skin cell buildup.

Dermaplaning removes this top layer of skin to reveal smooth and glowing skin.

What is Dermaplaning?

The dermaplaning procedure is an exfoliation method using a scalpel to essentially remove dead skin cells, peach fuzz and unwanted hair from the face.

This technique is safely performed with a special scalpel that is specifically designed for dermaplaning.

After the skin is prepped, the technician will gently scrape the skin to remove dead skin cells and any impurities, without any abrasion or downtime.

Dermaplaning is a great way to prepare for an important social event, photo shoot, or television appearance because makeup goes on smoother without having that extra vellus hair.

It can be done on it’s own, or added to other facial treatments such as before a chemical peel or a Hydrafacial.

If you aren’t convinced yet, here are the answers to some questions you may have about the dermaplaning procedure:

Freqently Asked Dermaplaning Questions:

Which area can I get dermaplaning done?

Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck. It is not recommended for the eyelids, chest or anywhere other than the face.

How often should I get the treatment?

You can expect for the results of dermaplaning to last anywhere between two weeks to a month. Results will depend on each client’s individual hair growth cycle.

Will dermaplaning cause more hair to grow?

As some patients may worry that facial hair will grow back thicker, darker or faster, this is not true.
The soft, fine hairs that grow on the face (AKA vellus hairs) do not grow back the same as the type of hair on our head, underarms, legs and pubic areas (AKA Terminal hairs).
Any type of hair removal process will not alter the type or growth process of the vellus hairs on our face. 

Will dermaplaning remove my tan?

Dermaplaning does not remove a natural tan, but will remove a spray tan.
With any method of exfoliation, direct sun or tanning should be avoided after treatment. The procedure will not be performed on burned skin.

Which is better dermaplaning or microdermabrasion?

While microdermabrasion created similar results to dermaplaning, the procedure uses a rougher surface to smooth out the skin. Microdermabrasion creates abrasion, pressure and suction during the treatment and may leave your skin with slight redness and/or irritation. Unlike dermaplaning, the process does not remove the vellus hairs from the face, and you may need several appointments to get your desired results. With dermaplaning, the results are immediate and do not leave you with redness or irritation. Both procedures leave your face with a smooth canvas, but dermaplaning could be less harsh for your skin when compared to microdermabrasion.

Which is better dermaplaning or waxing?

Waxing is a popular, tried and true method of hair removal, but can be painful and unpredictable at times. It can sometimes cause over-exfoliation, irritation, and redness if not done correctly. Unlike dermaplaning, waxing will remove the hair first, and then exfoliate second. Also, waxing is best for dark/coarse hair removal for a longer period of time, while dermaplaning can be done on all skin types. Dermaplaning offers an instant glow, smoother skin, allows for better makeup application and better product penetration.

How much does dermaplaning cost?

Dermaplaning costs on average $100 on its own for one treatment, or can be added to another facial treatment for around $50.

If you are looking for a painless exfoliation method to get super smooth, radiant skin, dermaplaning is a great, safe and quick way to achieve your desired results.

Where can I get a dermaplaning treatment?

For more information about dermaplaning and other procedures we offer at Healthy Solutions Medspa, visit our website here.

If you are searching for dermaplaning near me and you live in the Bucks County, PA area, request your free consultation at Healthy Solutions Medspa online. Or contact our office at (267) 388-4692.

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Top Questions Asked of an Aesthetician in a Medical Spa

We recently asked our Aesthetician Erica what common questions she gets asked the most about skincare at our Medical Spa in Bucks County.

But before we get into those questions… 

What is an Aesthetician?

An Aesthetician is someone that works in a medical setting and is overseen by a Medical Doctor, that can help improve your skin. They can help you select medical grade skincare products, chemical peels, and laser treatments that would benefit you the most.

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Why is everyone confused about skincare?

Reading beauty magazines and scrolling down your Instagram feed, we are all inundated with so many treatments and products for our skin that it can be overwhelming.

Like many of us, you probably have more than a few cleansers that you have tried over the years, masks that you have applied at home, and over the counter eye creams and moisturizers that you dabbled with.

Have they worked? Maybe? Did they cause you to break out or dry your skin? Were they the right products for your skin?

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Those that are looking to see quicker results in the improvement of their skin turn to an Aesthetician at a Medical Spa.

What are the common questions asked of an Aesthetician at a Medical Spa?

In what order should I apply my skin care products?

You should always start by removing makeup, cleanse, tone, serum/treatment, eye cream, moisturizer, sunscreen.
It is important to apply products in the correct order to get the best results. 
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Can I use drugstore products on my skin?

Drugstore products are not recommended by skin care professionals because they contain tons of fillers, irritants, and low quality ingredients.
They only add minuscule amounts of the “good” ingredients so they can claim to be effective on the packaging.
Medical grade products contain more beneficial ingredients and are highly concentrated so you need less of it.
Whereas, drugstore products are so watered down they won’t last you nearly as long. 

Where can I purchase medical grade products? 

You should always purchase medical grade products from a medical spa or doctor’s office to make sure you’re getting legitimate products.
There are a lot of fake products sold online that are cheaper because they are most likely expired or have different ingredients than the original.
Also, you risk having a reaction or break out due to not knowing the actual ingredients that are in it.
You should always consult with an Aesthetician or Doctor first to choose what medical grade products will be most beneficial for your skin type and concerns. 
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Why is sunscreen so important? 

Wearing sunscreen every day can protect you from exposure to UV radiation that can burn the skin and cause skin cancer.
Always make sure your sunscreen has an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2 hours.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds so it’s important to wear it even on cloudy days. 
Another benefit of wearing sunscreen is that it slows down premature aging of the skin.
It also helps maintain an even skin tone by preventing discoloration and dark spots due to sun damage. 

At what age should I start using a retinoid? 

Everyone over the age of 30 should be using a retinoid like Tretinoin cream.
It will speed up cell turnover which slows down as we age and causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
Tretinoin cream is also great for treating acne, so it is recommended for patients with acneic skin as well as mature or “aging” skin.tretinoin obagi retinoid bucks county, pa

Will Dermaplaning cause my hair to grow back darker and more course?

Dermaplaning is a safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair.
Many patients are concerned that the hair will grow back darker and courser after dermaplaning.
However this is not the case.
Vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, will grow back at the same rate and texture due to its superficial nature and lack of complexity within the follicle.Dermaplaning-in-Bucks County

What can I do to improve dark spots?

There are many different options to treat hyperpigmentation so it’s always best to consult with your Aesthetician to create a customized treatment plan.
A few great options are Clear + Brilliant laser, VI Peel, Vitamin C serum, and Hydroquinone cream.
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What can I do for blotchy, red skin?

A Photofacial or IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light treats skin pigmentation. A Photofacial can treat those pesky broken capillaries that many people get around their nose. 

Is laser hair removal painful? 

Everyone tolerates pain differently, but for most people laser hair removal is tolerable and hurts less than waxing.
It also depends on the area of the body being lasered, because some areas are more sensitive to pain than others.
It’s often compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping.
A numbing cream may be applied upon request or you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever before the treatment. painless laser hair removal Doylestown, PA

If I am a darker complexion does that mean I can’t get laser hair removal?

Although there are certain lasers that can only be done on lighter skin types, there are also some that are safe on all skin tones.
The laser we use at Healthy Solutions Medspa can be done on all skin types and even has a melanin reader that helps choose what setting to use for ultimate results in a safe manner.
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Is it bad to pop pimples on my own? 

If you squeeze an inflamed pimple that’s not ready to be extracted, you can actually damage your skin further and can make the breakout worse by spreading bacteria.
To avoid long-lasting marks and scars, you should always see an Aesthetician at a medical spa.
There’s a proper way to extract blackheads, and a Hydrafacial treatment is one of the most gentle and effective options.skincare Doylestown, PA

How far ahead should I schedule a Hydrafacial before an event? 

You can schedule a Hydrafacial as late as the day-of the event if you’ve had it before.
If it’s your first time, it’s best to schedule two or three days before so that your skin has time to relax just in case you have any reactions. hydrafacial in bucks county pa

How long is the peeling process of a VI Chemical Peel?

The skin usually starts to peel anywhere from 2-3 days following a VI Peel and it can last up to a week.
If you have an event, it is best to schedule a few weeks ahead of time.
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How does an Aesthetician determine what procedures are best for my skin? 

An experienced Aesthetician in a medical spa will ask you a few questions to determine what type of treatment is best.
It’s best to be honest when discussing your skin type and what products you use at home.
Also let your Aesthetician know of any allergies you have and medications you take.
This will help your Aesthetician give you the best customized treatment plan for your skin. 

How to find the right Aesthetician?

When scheduling a skincare appointment, make sure to select a reputable and established Medical Spa. Read their Facebook and Google reviews to see what their clients have said about the facility and the results.

If you are looking for the best medspa in Bucks County, schedule an appointment at Healthy Solutions Medspa.

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