Dermaplaning in Salt Lake City UT
Everyone knows exfoliation is the key to vibrant, healthy skin. At Form Spa, we offer many treatments that seek to remove the dull, tired, dirty outer layer of the skin. Dermaplaning is one of those. It’s a simple, but effective way to show off some younger skin.
What is dermaplaning?
While no one is envious of the daily grind of a man’s facial shaving, deep down women wish they could have the same forced exfoliation. Shaving removes dead skin cells, oils, and dirt. That’s basically what dermaplaning is. At our Form Spa Cottonwood Heights location, your aesthetician takes a sterile surgical blade and gently scrapes it across your skin, removing the dead skin cells and debris. This reveals the smoother, brighter skin beneath.
How is dermaplaning done?
Some of our Form Spa patients confuse dermaplaning with dermabrasion. We don’t perform dermabrasion at Form Spa, as its aggressive removal of layers of skin, usually with a rotating wire head, requires extensive recovery and can scar the skin.
Dermaplaning is nothing like that. It’s an easy treatment without a minute of downtime. We offer dermaplaning as a stand-alone treatment, or you can follow it with a superficial chemical peel if you choose.
In dermaplaning, a sterile surgical blade is gently passed over the top layer of the skin at a 45% angle. The blade abrades the surface of the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth. This removes dead skin cells and the “peach fuzz” hair that all women hate. A pattern is followed, eventually abrading the entire face, or at least the target areas.
Who is a good candidate for dermaplaning?
A better question would be, “Who isn’t?” We all have dead skin cells, oils, and dirt on our outer layer of skin. Plus, there are those fine vellus hairs that no one is a fan of. Dermaplaning scrapes away the skin cells and those hairs at the same time. Dermaplaning is great for all skin types and skin tones, as well. Pregnant women can have dermaplaning done to receive their exfoliation without having to wonder about the harsh peeling agents used in chemical peels.
The only people who cannot have dermaplaning are those with deep cystic acne. If you have this type of acne, you simply need to wait until any breakouts are clear before having dermaplaning done.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning for the skin?
Dermaplaning makes your skin instantly more radiant. It evens out skin tone and texture, and it removes your peach fuzz. We’ve had patients say their skin has never felt as soft as it does after this treatment. Exfoliation is the secret, and dermaplaning at Form Spa delivers just that.
What conditions are good for dermaplaning?
- Mild surface wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Unwanted facial hair
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
Is there anything I need to do before my dermaplaning session?
There aren’t any preparations necessary. Simply come and see us at our Cottonwood Heights location.
What happens after dermaplaning? It is safe?
After your treatment, your skin will be slightly pink. It will be sensitive to sun exposure, as you would expect. It may feel a little tight and you may have some very minor flaking for a day or so. Simply put on your favorite moisturizer and some sunscreen and you can get right back to your normal activities immediately.
There are no side effects or risks with dermaplaning.
How often can you have dermaplaning done?
This exfoliation removes about three weeks of dead skin cell buildup. That makes it a great procedure to have monthly to keep your skin cells turning over. This timeframe also keeps your peach fuzz hair to a minimum.