So you've heard the buzz around the "dermaplaning," but you're still not exactly sure how it works, what it does, or what the procedure even is for that matter? You're not alone! This skin care craze isn't new; in fact some celebrities have even sworn by it to get their skin red carpet ready.
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your face. Once this top layer is removed, a brighter, smoother complexion is revealed, giving you that "glowing" look. A lot of times, dull skin cells and peach fuzz can make your makeup look rough or cakey, so one of the biggest benefits of dermaplaning is how smooth your makeup will lay afterwards.
The aesthetician will use a razor blade to lightly scrape the top layer of your skin, but don't worry: it's PAINLESS. It feels kind of like shaving your legs, only it's your face.
So now that I threw in the "S" word (shave) I know you're all probably thinking: "Wait... what? You shaved your face? Aren't you worried it will grow back thicker?"
Yes, I shaved my face. I will be honest, at first I was a little concerned the peach fuzz being removed would grow back thicker or darker. I have dark hair, so my sideburn area was noticeable before I got the dermaplane. When I went to get the treatment at Bare Med Spa, I made sure to ask if this facial would cause my peach fuzz to grow back prickly, thicker, or darker.
They explained that the hair on your face is much finer than the hair on your legs, for example, and will not grow back any differently than it was before. The dermaplane will just reveal a more radiant, glowing skin tone and texture.
When you're getting a dermaplane, it's SO IMPORTANT to make sure you go to a quality spa with an aesthetician you trust. They are taking a razor blade to your face, so... it's kind of important they know what they're doing. Bare Med Spa in Kansas City is my go to spot for all things skin care and beauty. I've gotten hydrafacials, spray tans, done cryotherapy, and laser hair removal at Bare Med and I have always been so pleased with every treatment. If you are interested in learning more about these treatments, check out some of my past posts about Bare Med:
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So now that we know a little more about what a dermaplane facial even is, let's talk about its benefits and things you should know before you go in for your treatment. I got so many questions on Instagram about the procedure, so here are answers to a few of the FAQs you guys sent in.
Q: How much does it cost?
Bare Med Spa's dermaplane facial is $100.
Q: Does it hurt?
NO. Not at all! It honestly feels good. It's like the feeling of shaving your legs only on your face.
Q: How long does it take?
My dermaplane at Bare Med took about 30 minutes.
Q: How long do the results last?
The length of the results will vary depending on the person, but generally a dermaplane lasts about 4 weeks.
Q: Will my hair grow back darker?
NO. Bare Med explained that the hair on your face is much finer than the hair on your legs, for example, and will not grow back any differently than it was before. The dermaplane will just reveal a more radiant, glowing skin tone and texture.
Q: What is the step by step process?
When you go in for your treatment, the aesthetician will start by cleansing and exfoliating your face (so relaxing - Bare Med uses a cleanser that smells like oranges because it's infused with vitamin C). Then, they will cover your skin with toner to restore it back to its normal pH balance. Next, they will take the razor blade and scrape the top layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz off your face. The last step is a hydrating mask to replenish your skin and give you that nice, radiant glow before you leave the spa.
Q: How do I pick a good spa?
Picking a good spa is KEY when it comes to achieving the best results with a dermaplane. Always ask yourself if the spa is clean and if the aesthetician is knowledgeable on the procedure. At Bare Med, they are always able to tell me in detail about the treatment, how it works, and why it's beneficial.
Q: Do I need to do anything special after as far as skin care?
No. The best part about a dermaplane is you can go back to your normal skin care routine immediately afterwards! If you are going to be out in the sun, however, make SURE you use sunscreen to avoid damage to the fresh layer of skin that will be exposed.
Have you tried a dermaplane facial? Head over to my latest Instagram post @samanthabowers and let me know your thoughts!