Your guide to dermaplaning (epi-blading)
If you're looking for a way to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, dermaplaning may be a viable option. Also called epi-blading, this cosmetic procedure involves using a surgical scalpel to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells and fine hairs from the face, resulting in smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. Here's what you need to know before considering dermaplaning.
How does dermaplaning work?
During a dermaplaning treatment, your dermal clinician will use a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape away dead skin cells and fine hairs from the surface of your skin. The procedure is non-invasive and painless and does not require any downtime. Your skin may appear slightly red or sensitive immediately after the treatment, but this should subside within a few hours.
What does dermaplaning do?
Dermaplaning offers several benefits for those looking to improve the texture and appearance of their skin. These include:
- Smoother skin texture: By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, dermaplaning can help reveal smoother, softer skin.
- Brighter skin tone: Dermaplaning can also help improve the overall tone and brightness of your skin, giving it a more youthful and radiant appearance.
- Improved skincare absorption: Removing the layer of dead skin cells can also help improve the absorption of skincare products, making them more effective.
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Dermaplaning can help minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production and revealing fresher, smoother skin.
Who can get a dermaplaning treatment?
Dermaplaning is generally safe for most skin types, although it may not be recommended for those with active acne or other skin conditions. It is also important to seek out a qualified and experienced professional to perform the treatment to minimise the risk of complications.
How often can you have dermaplaning?
The frequency of dermaplaning treatments will depend on your individual skin type and concerns. Most patients undergo the treatment once a month, although this may vary based on individual needs.
Are there any risks with dermaplaning?
While dermaplaning is generally considered safe, there are some risks and considerations to keep in mind. These include:
- Risk of infection: If the procedure is not performed in a sterile environment, there is a risk of infection.
- Risk of scarring: While rare, there is a risk of scarring if the procedure is not performed correctly.
- Not recommended for certain skin conditions: Dermaplaning may not be recommended for those with active acne, rosacea, or other skin conditions.
- Temporary redness: Your skin may appear slightly red or sensitive immediately after the treatment, but this should subside within a few hours.
Dermaplaning can be an effective way to improve the texture and appearance of your skin. However, it's important to understand the risks and considerations before undergoing the procedure. Be sure to speak with a qualified and experienced professional to determine if dermaplaning is right for you.
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