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Important aftercare steps for dermaplaning

Dermaplaning has become a highly popular and effective aesthetic treatment option that involves the use of a surgical scalpel to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells. This process can remove fine facial hair as well as the dead skin cells, revealing a smoother and brighter complexion. While dermaplaning offers numerous benefits, proper aftercare is crucial to ensure optimal results and maintain the health of your skin. So what are the important aftercare steps for dermaplaning? And how can this improve results?

What are the most important aftercare steps for dermaplaning?

After your dermaplaning treatment it is important to look after your skin and treat it carefully so that it can recover. The important aftercare steps will include:

Cleansing: After dermaplaning, it’s important to keep your skin clean and free from impurities. Use a gentle cleanser to wash your face twice a day, preferably one that does not contain harsh chemicals or exfoliating agents. Avoid using abrasive scrubs or cleansing brushes immediately after the treatment, as it may cause irritation. The Gentle Cleanser that is part of the SkinCeuticals range is the perfect choice for gently cleaning the skin without causing irritation.

Moisturising: Dermaplaning can temporarily strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it vulnerable to dryness and sensitivity. Therefore, moisturising is crucial to restore hydration and maintain the skin’s moisture barrier. When choosing a moisturiser you should look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides that help replenish moisture.

Gentle Skincare Products: as well as using gentle cleanser and moisturiser it is essential that during the initial days following dermaplaning, you avoid using harsh skincare products that may cause irritation or inflammation. Steer clear of products containing retinol, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or any other active ingredients that can potentially irritate the skin. You should instead choose gentle cleansers, moisturisers, and serums specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

Avoid Makeup: It’s advisable to avoid applying makeup immediately after dermaplaning to allow your skin to breathe and recover. The procedure can create microchannels in the skin, and applying makeup may introduce bacteria and cause irritation. If you must wear makeup, wait at least 24 hours before doing so.

Sun Protection: Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is essential after any exfoliation treatment, including dermaplaning. Your skin may be more susceptible to sun damage immediately after the procedure. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if it’s cloudy outside. Reapply it every two hours, especially if you’re spending time outdoors. The Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50 by SkinCeuticals provides a high level of protection from sun damage and can help to keep your skin safe after dermaplaning treatment.

Avoid Sun Exposure: In addition to applying sunscreen, it’s important to limit your sun exposure for a few days after dermaplaning. UV rays can exacerbate skin sensitivity and increase the risk of post-treatment complications. If you need to go outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat and seek shade whenever possible.

Avoid Heat and Sweat: Heat and sweat can aggravate the skin after dermaplaning. Avoid hot showers, saunas, steam rooms, and intense physical activities that cause excessive sweating for at least 48 hours. Heat can cause redness and irritation, while sweat may clog the freshly exfoliated pores and lead to breakouts.

Patience is Key: Remember that everyone’s skin reacts differently to treatments. It’s normal to experience some redness, mild tingling, or tightness immediately after dermaplaning. However, if you notice any severe or prolonged irritation, inflammation, or unusual symptoms, consult your skincare professional or dermatologist for further guidance.

For more information or advice about taking care of your skin after a dermaplaning treatment, get in touch with Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.

The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England. Our key treatments and services include Anti Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Acne Treatments, Injectable Polynucleotides, and much more.