Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. From laser hair removal to dermal fillers and dermaplaning, we provide a range of high quality and effective aesthetic procedures. And this is our guide to everything you should know about avoiding DIY dermaplaning.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an aesthetic treatment option that involves using a scalpel to remove fine hair and the top layer of dead skin from the face. This is often used in conjunction with microneedling or even chemical peels, as the process allows the skin’s pores to open, improving the performance of further skin care treatments and topically applied creams.
What are the advantages of dermaplaning?
There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing dermaplaning treatment. These advantages include:
- Excellent skin rejuvenation – because dermaplaning removes the top layer of the skin as well as the fine hairs, the body begins the cell rejuvenating process, creating new cells to replace the old dead ones. This allows your skin to glow and shine.
- Improving skin texture and tone – if you have rough patches of dry skin or differences in tone and texture, the dermaplaning process can help. By removing the outer skin cells, and starting the skin rejuvenation process, the uneven skin will be removed, and the new, emerging skin cells will not have the same issue.
- Make skin smoother – when applying make up, the smoothness of the skin can make a big impact on the overall visual effect. Rough and dry patches of skin can make the application process more complicated and it can be incredibly difficult to smooth this over for an equal result. In essence, the smoother the skin, the easier the application. Dermaplaning is an effective process for making the skin smoother, by removing patches of dead and dry skin. This can make a huge impact on your makeup application and is often a treatment that is selected before large social events, like weddings.
Why should you avoid DIY dermaplaning?
Despite the many benefits and advantages of dermaplaning, this is not something to be attempted at home. There are a number of reasons why dermaplaning should be implemented only by a professional team, and not at home. These include:
- Preventing skin damage – during the dermaplaning process a scalpel is used to remove the cells. If the process is not implemented accurately and effectively then a number of skin issues can occur. These include sore and inflamed patches of skin, as well as cuts and nicks. Choosing a professional team like ours here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic can prevent any of these issues from occurring.
- Preventing skin aggravation – a professional team will be able to identify any skin issues or underlying skin health problems that may lead to skin agitation or breakouts if dermaplaning should go ahead. In this case prevention is much better than cure.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.