For the past few years, clients mostly ask about dermaplaning when they step into our clinics. But because of technological advancements, dermaplaning at home started to become a part of their skincare routine.
So, the question now is which dermaplaning method is more effective at home or in a clinic? This blog will explain this ongoing debate on dermaplaning at home and in a clinic.
Dermaplaning can be compared with shaving your face, but with a safe and well-designed device when used at home. For deeper and clinical dermaplaning treatments, this may include the use of a surgical-grade scalpel, along with a trained practitioner. Either way, it does not sit with the same shallow level that razors can reach.
This procedure is a form of chemical-free exfoliation. The blade or device used is scraped over the area to remove dead skin cells on the surface. It also gets rid of facial hair, leaving the skin glowing, fresh, and silky smooth. In addition, it allows makeup application smoother, making the treatment an ideal ritual to do before big events.
Dermaplaning at home
As mentioned, dermaplaning is not the same as shaving. This procedure requires an appropriate, reputable dermaplaning device— like the Dermaflash, developed four years ago with the “same” efficiency as the ones used in medical spas.
Unlike when shaving, dermaplaning at home does not require other substances on the face. In fact, your face should not have any cream on it before administering the procedure. Although it may seem uncomfortable or “scratchy” at first, that is how dermaplaning sets itself apart from shaving.
It is advised that you find the proper technique that works the best for you. Most people hold the skin taut first, then keep the dermaplaning device at a 45-degree angle, and do small, light strokes. This technique is quick, easy, and fuss-free when done correctly.
DIY dermaplaning doers often see glowing skin after the treatment. They also see that some pigmentation was lightened, and the appearance of fine lines became less apparent. They often describe their faces as naturally contoured, highlighted, super-polished, and fuzz-free.
Moreover, this DIY treatment is not invasive because it does not remove as much as clinical dermaplaning. But if done at home every ten days, it can be a great addition to one’s skincare routine, often followed by a serum, ampoule, or a hydrating mask. Makeup is said to be applied easier due to the reduced number of baby hairs or peach fuzz.
Treatment at home vs in-clinic
Since there is no cream or oil involved in dermaplaning, the blade can feel scratchy or dry. In dermaplaning sessions in clinics, more substances are scratched off the surface of your face, which can result in your skin being red or sore. However, this is a case-to-case basis since some clients do the treatment on the same day as a major event.
When these undesirable post-treatment results happen, the practitioners can create a skincare regimen to ease the redness and soreness. Usually, practitioners incorporate peels with dermaplaning when the client has sensitive skin to lift off dead cells easier.
Pre- and post-treatment experiences in-clinic
Immediately after the treatment, you may experience redness comparable with a sunburn for at least 24 hours. To ease this symptom, you may try a comforting, velvety cream or an overnight mask prescribed by the practitioner.
After that, expect your skin to be silk-smooth— as if you have applied a primer—- and with no facial hair. Consequently, your face will definitely glow and look matte, which can last for weeks!
Medical spas say that the real benefit of dermaplaning is that it allows active products to be absorbed in your skin better. Using hyaluronic acid, retinol, or vitamin C after the treatment would be the best bet!
After the initial silky smooth skin, the following days will just get better. Your skin texture and skin tone will be more even, in addition to the glow.
Usually, it is recommended that you visit clinics for dermaplaning every six weeks since this is when skin is renewed. But, you may also opt for more sessions, depending on what is advised. After all, nothing’s better than a qualified professional dermaplaning your skin.
Benefits of dermaplaning
- Dermaplaning gets rid of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. It also removes facial hair or peach fuzz that traps dirt and oils that may cause skin problems such as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. With the removal of these substances, the skin is left fresh, ultra-smooth, and glowing.
- Dermaplaning helps skincare products penetrate the skin more, making absorption better. Deeper absorption means more visible and effective results from the active ingredients.
- Dermaplaning allows smoother application of makeup because of your skin being hair-free.
- After the treatment, using active skincare products such as vitamin C, retinol, and hyaluronic acid can make the procedure more effective. These products will also help speed up the visibility of results.
- When combined with a chemical peel, dermaplaning can help lift dry, dead skin cells off the surface of your skin. This procedure also helps in reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation or spots in some areas of your skin and help lessen the visibility of skin redness (rosacea) and scars due to acne.
- Because it scrapes off dead skin cells, dermaplaning allows fine lines to look subtle and softer, making your skin texture more even.
- Dermaplaning can be done on virtually any skin type: oily, dry, normal, or combination skin. But if you have active acne, clinical dermaplaning rather than at-home dermaplaning might be a better idea because they can assess your skin’s needs. Consult with a professional to ensure the efficiency of the procedure.
Overall, dermaplaning is a promising treatment intended to make your skin smoother, softer-looking, and even, regardless of where it is done. It is an excellent procedure to add to your skincare routine as it helps improve your skin’s condition and absorption of products.If you are interested in in-clinic dermaplaning, Suvita Medical Aesthetics can help you with this. With their qualified staff and proven results, it would not be difficult to consider them to do your first (or next) dermaplaning treatment. Contact them for a consultation or an appointment, and they will gladly attend to your needs.