As our skin becomes worn and affected by the elements, our body naturally and quickly tries to heal and reverse the damage. While this can help keep our skin looking youthful and toned, it also causes the build-up of dead, dull cells pushed to the surface.
There are several products on the market that help reduce this build-up by the exfoliation of the outer layer of skin. These exfoliation products commonly are creams with tiny abrasive materials or specific sponges or scrubs. They are quite effective for at home-treatments and are safe and easy to use.
For some people, however, these at-home treatments are not aggressive enough to remove all of the build-ups to fully reveal the glowing and healthy new skin below. Dermaplaning can bridge the gap between at-home exfoliation treatments and radiant, youthful-looking skin.
Although very similar to another in-office skin treatment of dermabrasion, dermaplaning works by removing the top layer of dead skin cells with a small tool called a dermatome. The dermatome looks similar to an electric razor and is moved across the skin by the aesthetician. This can remove almost 21 days of the build-up of dead skin cells.
For some patients, the removal of the skin layer with the dermatome rather than abrasively scrubbing through dermabrasion may also soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on your skin type and history of skin conditions, dermaplaning may also be effective at treating deep acne scars.
Dermaplaning treatments are performed in the office by skilled aestheticians. Each session takes about 30 minutes, and there is little to no recovery needed. Most patients may experience some soreness, redness, or tingling around the treatment areas. However, reactions or irritations worse than that are extremely rare.
Along with dermaplaning, Dr. Jennifer Walden and her team of expert aestheticians have the experience needed to provide you with the best treatment plan that meets or exceeds your aesthetic goals. Whether interested in dermaplaning or any other treatment option available, contact Dr. Walden and the team in Austin, TX, at 512-328-4100 or visit www.drjenniferwalden.com to schedule an appointment today.