The facial treatment you didn’t know you needed!
At Maryam Collahi Studio, the word ‘exfoliation’ means to us what ‘money’ means to a Wall Street investor. In a nutshell, it’s important. What you may not be as familiar with is the procedure known as dermaplaning. Well, sister, it’s time to learn.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a specialized process of exfoliation that revolves around the use of special instruments to physically scrape away dead skin cells and excess hair, therefore exposing the vibrant tones beneath. This cosmetic treatment, which also goes by the name of ‘blading’ involves, you guessed it, blades. Sound intimidating? No need to fear – in the right hands, this relaxing procedure is a dream. It is a great way of treating skin that has been damaged by sun exposure, acne, or indented by those wrinkles caused by long nights at the office.
The blades that are instrumental towards the treatment bear quite a resemblance to the razors that one uses to rid their body of unwanted hair. This statement rings especially true, as dermaplaning can also be used to remove villous hair (you may know this as ‘peach fuzz’). The concept of this beautification technique is very similar to shaving – beauticians slowly drag the blade across your skin at an angle that is ideal to remove all accumulated skin and scar tissue. By deftly removing this top layer, our techniques help cleanse your visage of toxins, irritants, and sun damage. While results may vary, the final outcome is intended to make the patient glow with a healthy new appearance.
Is The Procedure Painful?
All this talk of blades probably has you wondering about just how comfortable the procedure is going to be. We have good news – dermaplaning is pleasant and pain-free. Most patients start their treatment by lying down and relaxing.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
Generally, the provider will use an electronic or manual dermplaning tool so as to scrape the skin at a steady pace. Working with this rhythm, most beauticians complete the process within about 20 to 30 minutes. Once this is all complete, the skin will be treated with a soothing aloe wash, followed up by an application of protective sunscreen or moisturizer.
Is There Any Downtime?
Unlike many other dermatological procedures, there is no down-time required for dermaplaning. Common side effects include a light redness and tightness in the days following treatment, issues which reside within 48 to 72 hours. Once any pigmentation subsides, you will be left with brighter, fresh looking skin. During this time, be cautious about lounging in the sun for significant periods of time – your face is now essentially covered with fresh cells, which may have an adverse reaction to prolonged exposure. Thankfully, sunscreen exists – so you can still enjoy the summer weather worry-free (after the first few days of treatment).