Dermaplaning 101: Everything You Need to Know

Regardless of how thorough and complete your skincare regimen is, if you are not exfoliating, your skin is likely not as healthy as it could be. Adding dermaplaning to your routine will leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Below is all you need to know about dermaplaning and what it can do for you.


Cell Turnover and Exfoliation

Skin cells turn over about every three to four weeks in young skin. With time, our process of regeneration and cell turnover begins to slow down, meaning that our skin is slower to shed cells and generate new ones.  Skin and impurities start piling up on the surface of the skin, leaving it looking dull, rough, and dry.

Exfoliation is a form of controlled injury to the skin, tricking it into turning over at a faster rate than it normally would, and sending new cells to replace the old ones. It also helps trigger the production of collagen and elastin, helping the skin regain its youthful appearance.


What Is Dermaplaning? 

Dermaplaning is a popular mechanical exfoliation technique, similar to microdermabrasion. It is different in that it also removes the vellus hairs, otherwise known as peach fuzz from the skin. During the procedure, our licensed aesthetician will use a sterile instrument to carefully remove any dead skin, impurities, clogged pores, and facial hair, leaving your skin incredibly smooth!


What Are the Benefits?

Dermaplaning has been shown to be a safe procedure with no downtown involved. It delivers incredible results by reducing surface imperfections of the face including acne scarring, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and facial hair. It also triggers the cell regeneration process to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermaplaning is a gentle form of exfoliation that works for those with sensitive skin. It is especially beneficial for people with dry, rough skin, working to smooth it out and even its tone. Dermaplaning also allows for deeper penetration of skincare products, leaving you with improved results!


Are You Ready for Flawless Skin?

Contact us at Contour You to learn all about dermaplaning and how it can enhance your skin. We will work with you to determine the best treatment to restore your youthful appearance. Our highly trained team offers cutting-edge procedures designed to leave you looking and feeling your best. Call today!