How About a Shave?
Although many women have taken to shaving their faces in recent years, it’s hardly the first thing that springs to our mind when we think of self-care beauty regiments. But what if you could shave away not just any unwanted hair, but also uneven skin, acne scars, sun damage, even fine wrinkles?
Our skin is exposed daily to a number of damaging toxins: air pollutants, sweat, oil, even the sun. The skin of the face often absorbs all of these harmful elements, causing it to appear dry, dull, or damaged. Dermaplaning peels away that topmost layer to reveal a brighter, fresher you beneath.
Dermaplaning is an outpatient medical procedure in which a doctor, using a sterile medical grade blade, shaves dead skin and tissue off of the face layer by layer. It’s like an exfoliant that cuts out the middleman and goes right for the money.
The process looks and feels just like shaving, and it’s just about as easy. Most dermaplaning sessions last around 30 minutes, and will cost between $150-$250. A dermaplaning treatment usually lasts anywhere from 4-6 weeks. There is essentially no special prep work required and no recovery time needed. So if you wanted, you could do this procedure on your lunch break!
You can, and in fact many women do shave their faces as part of their regular grooming routine. However, razors typically sold in stores are designed only for body hair, and may not have the same effect on your skin as a dermaplaning-specific razor might. When it comes to dermaplaning you’re best off leaving the treatment to a trained and specially equipped dermatologist, who is practiced in shaving away the right layers of skin in the right manner.
Dermaplaning works great for people of all ages, skin types, and colors. Like any facial, dermaplaning is great for anyone looking to refresh and rejuvenate their skin. In fact, because dermaplaning leaves your face so clear and open, many people choose to use it in conjunction with a chemical peel, to further increase the benefits and age-defying qualities. That said, you should talk with your doctor first if any of the following apply to you:
Dermaplaning is all but guaranteed to give you the freshest, smoothest feeling skin you’ve ever had. If your face needs a little lovin, talk to your dermatologist to see if dermaplaning could be your next step to a brighter you.