Wrinkles are one of the most noticeable signs of ageing, and as such, are something that many people want to cover up or hide. From anti-wrinkle creams and gels, to anti-wrinkle injections and chemical peels, there are more options than ever before to prevent and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermaplaning is another option that can have fantastic results, and it is a procedure that we can offer, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. We are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, and this is our guide to everything you should know about dermaplaning and wrinkles.
What is dermaplaning?
If you haven’t heard of dermaplaning, here’s a quick explanation. This is a quick procedure that involves a qualified professional shaving the top layers of your facial skin, using a surgical scalpel. This will remove dead skin cells, as well as any villus hair, leaving your face exfoliated and smooth. Dermaplaning can also make it easier to apply makeup, improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and help improve the absorption of skin care products.
So, does the process of dermaplaning work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?
Well wrinkles form as the skin ages and loses elasticity and collagen. Collagen provides volume, shape and structure to the face, while elastin provides the necessary elasticity for you to move your facial muscles and create facial expressions. As these two key substances are produced less and less as we age, it is no wonder that skin forms lines and wrinkles. Especially in expression areas. So how does dermaplaning help?
Well, wrinkles become more prominent, and more pronounced, as the skin cells that make up the wrinkled area die, and become dull and dark. In addition, the small depression is then continued by the new skin stuck underneath. Dermaplaning removes all of these dead skin cells, and the villus hair (peach fuzz) so that any lines and wrinkles will be instantly less noticeable, or even removed altogether.
Can dermaplaning prevent wrinkles?
So what about prevention? After all, prevention is always better than cure! Well, dermaplaning can also prevent wrinkles from occurring in the first place, through the deep and rich exfoliation process. By regularly removing dead skin cells and dirt, your skin will stay refreshed and younger looking, which can actually prevent wrinkles from forming, when used regularly, over time.
Is dermaplaning right for you?
Dermaplaning is an effective wrinkle reducing procedure, but is it the right choice for you? Well, dermaplaning is actually very effective for all skin types, except those with very sensitive skin or active acne breakouts, as in these situations, the process could irritate your skin.
Dermaplaning is a quick, non-surgical procedure that doesn’t involve any downtime. You will need to stop using any exfoliating creams for a couple of days both before and after the procedure, as dermaplaning allows skin care products to be absorbed more readily, and you don’t want to over-exfoliate.
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