Dermaplaning is an incredibly popular aesthetic procedure, carried out by registered, qualified professionals. And this procedure boasts a wide range of benefits for skincare and wellbeing. But is dermaplaning a good treatment for acne scars? Well the simple answer is yes. But how does this work? And why is dermaplaning such a popular and effective method of reducing the appearance of acne scars? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners with clients visiting us from as far as Manchester, Leyland, Chorley etc. We offer a range of services including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and chemical peels, as well as dermaplaning. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about dermaplaning and acne scars.
What is dermaplaning?
So, first of all, what is dermaplaning, and how does it work? Well, dermaplaning is a non-surgical, gentle and straight forward procedure that involves removing the top layer of your skin, as well as villus hair or peach fuzz, by using a surgical scalpel. This will also remove any dead skin cells, dirt or debris. The scalpel is gently moved across the face, in a similar motion and action to shaving, but with attention paid to the skin of your face, rather than hair.
When the top layer of skin is removed, this allows deep exfoliation to occur, and collagen production will be triggered. Additional collagen will help your skin be firmer and smoother, and it will also help to reduce the appearance of any discolouration, particularly that caused by acne scarring.
How can dermaplaning reduce the appearance of acne scars?
By removing the top layer of the skin, dermaplaning can dramatically reduce the appearance of any acne scars, by removing the discolouration, and the uneven texture, associated with scar tissue. This is often caused by dead skin cells on the surface of the scar tissue, as well as uneven hair growth, and by removing these, and inducing more collagen, your acne scars can almost disappear.
Advantages of dermaplaning for acne scars
So, why should you choose this procedure to reduce the appearance of your acne scars? Well, there are a number of reasons, including:
- The procedure is non-surgical. This means minimal down time, minimal risk and no invasive practices at all.
- Dermaplaning is more gentle than microdermabrasion, so if you have sensitive skin, this is a much better option.
- Dermaplaning creates minimal redness, if any. So you can get right on with your day to day activities.
- This procedure can offer deep exfoliation and this will leave your skin glowing, as well as being smoother and softer.
- Dermaplaning is an option that does not cause any trauma to the skin at all, unlike some other procedures.
- Minimizing the appearance of pores.
- Dermaplaning can help to stimulate blood circulation around the facial tissue, bringing more nourishment and nutrients to help your scar tissue heal, and keep your skin looking great.
For more information or advice, or to book an appointment or consultation, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.