For smooth, youthful, luminous-looking skin, dermaplaning may be just the cosmetic treatment you’re seeking. Better yet, it is a nonsurgical process, so there is no recovery period. It’s also a very safe procedure for virtually everyone. Risks are minimal, and results are often immediate. Let’s do a deep dive into dermaplaning and find out what it is and how it can help you!

What Is Dermaplaning?

It is an aesthetic procedure performed by licensed clinicians that removes the very top layers of the skin on your face. Using an exfoliating blade to remove both dead cells and hair on your face, the treatment is also known as “blading” or “microplaning.” During your session, a tool resembling a razor is slowly and carefully dragged across your face. In doing so, all the buildup of environmental toxins, along with irritants, scar tissue, and other debris, is removed. This exposes the healthy, undamaged skin cells beneath the top layer. These newer, younger, healthier cells are brighter and more youthful-looking.

As a bonus, during the process, all hair including peach fuzz is removed from your face. This gives a smoother, dewy appearance. Clients report a variety of benefits, including the following:

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimization of acne/pock scars
  • Brighter skin
  • Smoother skin
  • More even skin tone
  • Reduction in sun damage
  • Fewer clogged pores

Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?

Blading is a great option for nearly all skin types. It is a painless treatment, which is completely chemical-free, with minimal risk of any type of side effects. Rarely, you may experience a bit of redness after the exfoliation, but it will lessen within just a few days. A single session lasts 45 minutes, and there is no recovery period necessary. Most clients report a noticeable difference immediately.

Because the treatment removes 3-4 weeks of dead skin cells, you can expect the results to last about that long as well. You’ll need to be extra careful of sun exposure following your treatment. Many patients find that dermaplaning once a month is the perfect way to keep their faces fuzz-free and radiant.

Note: If you’re experiencing a flare-up of acne, you’ll want to reschedule your appointment until the flare calms down.

Can’t I Exfoliate My Face at Home?

There are “kits” on the market that you can purchase to attempt dermaplaning at home. However, this is not advisable by most doctors and estheticians. The risk of cutting yourself and leaving a permanent scar is just not worth it. Plus, the tools that are sold for do-it-yourself are not as sharp as the medical-grade scalpels that experienced skincare professionals will use to exfoliate your face.

Newport Beach’s Best Skincare Treatments

At Swiss Clinique, our licensed clinicians are here to help you put your best face forward. From dermaplaning to chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and soothing and hydrating facials, our Newport Beach skincare clinic is a top-rated esthetic spa in Orange County. Contact us today to schedule a skincare consultation with the leading esthetic spa in Newport Beach.