Everything You Need To Know About Dermaplaning

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, there’s always a new technique or treatment promising to revolutionize our routines. One such method that’s been gaining traction lately is dermaplaning.

But what exactly is dermaplaning, and how does it work? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive deep into everything you need to know about dermaplaning – from its benefits and process to potential risks and results.

Whether you’re a skincare enthusiast seeking to refine your routine or a curious newcomer to the world of aesthetics, join us on this journey as we uncover the secrets behind the smooth, radiant skin that dermaplaning promises to deliver.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skincare procedure that involves the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and fine vellus hair from the surface of the skin. This exfoliation process not only removes dull and damaged skin cells but also helps to unclog pores, allowing for better penetration of skincare products.

The procedure is typically performed by a trained aesthetician or dermatologist in a clinical setting. While it may sound intimidating, dermaplaning is generally well-tolerated and considered safe for most skin types, including sensitive skin. The result is smoother, brighter, and more even-toned skin with a rejuvenated appearance.

Who Is Dermaplaning For?

Dermaplaning is suitable for a wide range of individuals seeking to improve the appearance and texture of their skin. It is particularly beneficial for those with:

  1. Dull or rough skin texture: Dermaplaning effectively removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing smoother and more radiant skin underneath.
  2. Fine lines and wrinkles: By exfoliating the skin’s surface, dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
  3. Uneven skin tone: Dermaplaning can help improve the overall tone and clarity of the skin by removing surface pigmentation and promoting cell turnover.
  4. Mild acne scarring: Dermaplaning can help improve the appearance of shallow acne scars by promoting collagen production and smoothing out the skin’s surface.
  5. Excess vellus hair (peach fuzz): Dermaplaning effectively removes fine facial hair, resulting in a smoother and more even complexion, and allowing for better makeup application.

While dermaplaning is generally safe for most skin types, it may not be suitable for individuals with active acne outbreaks, inflammatory skin conditions, or open wounds. It’s essential to consult with a qualified skincare professional to determine if dermaplaning is the right option for your specific skin concerns and needs.

Is Dermaplaning Painful?

Dermaplaning is typically not painful. Most individuals describe the sensation as a mild scraping or tingling feeling as the scalpel gently glides across the skin. Additionally, a numbing cream is often applied beforehand to minimize any discomfort.

While everyone’s pain tolerance may vary, dermaplaning is generally well-tolerated by most individuals and considered a relatively comfortable procedure.

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost in South Africa?

The cost of dermaplaning depends on the type of dermaplaning you require and what products are being used. Dermaplaning typically costs between R150 and R450+

How Often Is Dermaplaning Required?

The frequency of dermaplaning treatments can vary depending on individual skin concerns, goals, and the recommendation of your skincare professional. In general, dermaplaning is typically performed every 4 to 6 weeks.

This timeframe allows for the skin to fully recover and regenerate between treatments while still maintaining the benefits of smoother, brighter skin. However, some individuals may benefit from more frequent sessions, especially if they have specific concerns such as acne scarring or hyperpigmentation.

Who Is Not Suitable for Dermaplaning?

While dermaplaning is generally safe for most individuals, there are certain conditions and circumstances that may make someone unsuitable candidates for the procedure. These include:

  1. Active acne outbreaks: Dermaplaning may exacerbate inflammation and spread bacteria, so it’s generally not recommended for individuals with active acne or other skin infections.
  2. Sensitive skin conditions: Individuals with sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea may experience increased sensitivity or irritation from dermaplaning, making them less suitable candidates for the procedure.
  3. Open wounds or lesions: Dermaplaning should not be performed on areas of the skin with open wounds, cuts, or lesions, as it may cause further irritation or potential infection.
  4. Blood clotting disorders: People with blood clotting disorders or taking blood-thinning medications may be at increased risk of excessive bleeding or bruising during dermaplaning.
  5. Recent use of certain medications: Individuals who have recently used medications or topical treatments that thin the skin or increase sensitivity, such as retinoids or exfoliating acids, may need to wait until their skin has fully healed before undergoing dermaplaning.
  6. History of keloid or hypertrophic scarring: People prone to developing raised scars may be at increased risk of further scarring or irritation from dermaplaning.
  7. Pregnancy or breastfeeding: While there’s limited research on the safety of dermaplaning during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s generally recommended to avoid cosmetic procedures during this time to minimize potential risks to the fetus or infant.

It’s important to disclose any medical conditions, medications, or concerns with your skincare professional before undergoing dermaplaning to ensure your safety and the best possible outcomes. Your provider will assess your suitability for the procedure and recommend alternative treatments if necessary.

Where Can I Make A Dermaplaning Appointment?

You can make a dermaplaning appointment with CJ Aesthetics. For more information you can visit our dermaplaning service page.

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Chantelee Joubert

Chantelee Joubert

I am a beauty, cosmetic & personal care specialist. I am also a qualified dermal aesthetician & somatologists with a clinic located in centurion. Feel free to contact me for a free skin assessment.