For those who want softer, brighter, and smoother skin, Dermaplaning is just the thing. Our treatment sessions at Lazur La Vie in Nyack, New York involve gentle exfoliation of the outer layer of dead skin cells, helping the skin to look more rejuvenated.
Top 10 Questions About Dermaplaning
This treatment not only helps to reveal smoother skin underneath, but it also reduces the appearance of blackheads, acne scarring, fine lines, and many other blemishes.
1. What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliative treatment that removes the outer layer of the face’s dead skin cells. Using a medical-grade scalpel, treatment non-invasively reveals softer, smoother skin. Treatment is used to improve skin tone and texture while reducing the appearance of blemishes such as blackheads, acne scars, and fine lines.
Treatment is one of the most gentle forms of exfoliation and is suitable even for our patients who have sensitive skin. Because treatment is non-invasive and safe, patients leave sessions without irritation or discomfort. After treatment sessions, patients notice a reduction in blackheads, acne scars, and fine lines as well as a brighter complexion and smoother skin.
2. What Are Blackheads?
Blackheads are a type of acne caused by clogged pores. Blackheads are usually found on the face and consist of pores clogged with a mixture of dead skin cells and sebum. Acne in the form of blackheads can occur when your skin’s sebum is exposed to oxygen. The sebum darkens during the oxidation process and creates a dark spot on the skin. Blackheads also occur when pores are clogged with dirt or oil. The main cause of blackheads is a combination of clogged, dirty pores, and excess sebum in the pores.
3. How Does Treatment Get Rid of Blackheads?
Through a medical exfoliation process, the treatment process removes dead skin cells and helps to unclog pores. Dirt and excess oil clog the pores if they are simply allowed to remain on the face. Treatment thoroughly removes dirt, excess oil, and sebum from the skin, getting rid of currently existing blackheads and helping to prevent the development of future ones.
4. Is Treatment Good for Other Skin Care Concerns?
Treatment reveals clearer, more luminous skin that is free of blackheads and other blemishes. Our patients who struggle with blackheads also tend to struggle with other forms of acne and acne scarring. Treatment proves to be effective for these as well as many other skin blemishes.
Acne scars occur when the walls of the swollen pores that cause acne break. Breakage usually occurs when you pick, or “pop” your acne and pimples. This results in lesions on the skin that take a few months to heal, depending on the depth. Even after the lesion has been naturally repaired, the healed skin usually isn’t as smooth as the original skin or as a new skin layer.
Exfoliating the skin is one of the best ways to remove acne scarring, because it takes away the dead skin cells on the outer layer of the face, and reveals the new skin underneath. It’s literally like peeling away your current layer of skin and starting fresh. Being one of the most gentle, yet most effective exfoliative treatments, dermaplaning is known as an ideal way to quickly reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Hyperpigmentation and acne scars often get confused for one another. However, hyperpigmentation occurs when the skin is directly exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays. When skin cells are unprotected against the sun’s UV rays, they work to protect themselves by producing melanin. Melanin darkens the skin in an attempt to create a defensive barrier against the UV rays. When this happens to an excessive degree, pigmentation isn’t evenly distributed across the surface of the skin and some parts of the skin may look darker than others. This results in dark spots and dark patches on the surface of the skin.
The dead pigmented skin cells that remain on the skin are the cause of hyperpigmentation. Regular exfoliation is the best way to remove these dead pigmented skin cells and reveal the fresh and rejuvenated skin underneath. Dermaplaning treatment uses professional-grade scalpels to effectively exfoliate the skin, removing pigmented dead skin cells for a brighter, clearer appearance.
Not to be confused with wrinkles, fine lines are the results of repetitive facial movements such as squinting or frowning. They are small creases that form on thin, delicate parts of the skin. Because fine lines are not caused due to age or loss of skin elasticity, the best way to reduce their appearance is not with collagen inducing treatment. Instead, the appearance of fine lines can be reduced with a treatment that helps to smooth over the surface of the skin.
Dermaplaning treatments are perfect for smoothing out the texture of the skin because they remove dead skin cells and reveal newer skin. After treatment, our patients notice that the appearance of their fine lines significantly improve or are removed altogether.
5. Is Treatment Effective for All Skin Types?
Treatment is suitable and effective for men and women of all ages who would like to improve the tone and texture of their skin. Most patients find that treatment is perfectly suitable and highly effective for their skin type. However, if you currently suffer from acne-prone skin or cystic acne, we recommend that you look into one of our other skincare therapies.
Our medical staff can help you to see whether treatment is effective for you and your skincare concerns. If treatment isn’t suitable for your skin type, we will help you find another skin rejuvenating therapy that can help you to achieve your desired results.
6. What Happens During a Treatment Session?
A treatment session lasts for about 30 minutes and is very relaxing, with no required downtime after the session. Beginning with a skin preparation treatment, your skin is gently cleansed of bacteria and other germs. After your skin is thoroughly prepared and cleaned, one of our medical practitioners will manually glide a professional, exfoliating scalpel across the surface of your skin.
We hold the scalpel at a specific angle so that we can effectively scrape away dead skin, embedded oil, and fine hairs that rest on the outer layer of your skin. This is when all of those frustrating blackheads, acne scars, and fine lines can say goodbye! The movements of the scalpel are fast and light, moving from the forehead down to the bottom of your face. Once the exfoliation is finished, we apply high-quality moisturizers and solutions to soothe and hydrate your skin.
7. How Should I Prepare for a Session?
There isn’t really too much you need to do in order to get ready for your treatment session. We prepare your skin in our clinic immediately before your session so you don’t have to needlessly stress about what cleansers or gels to use in order to ensure a comfortable session. There are, however, some things that you can do to prepare your skin before arriving at your session.
Because treatment involves deep exfoliation of the outer layer of your skin, we recommend that you discontinue the use of at-home exfoliators in order to avoid over-exfoliation of your skin. This includes discontinuing retinoids, microbeads, and similar products for a few days before your session. We also recommend that you don’t wear makeup before arriving since we will have to thoroughly cleanse your face before the session.
We will inform you of other pre-session recommendations that are unique to your skincare goals when scheduling your treatment.
8. How Should I Care for My Skin After Treatment?
Being a non-invasive and gentle process, treatment requires no post-session downtime. There isn’t a long list of burdensome routines to follow in order to see results after your sessions. There are, however, some practical things that you can do in order to maintain your newly rejuvenated skin. We recommend that you avoid sweating for up to 24 hours after treatment as this can cause skin irritation. You should also avoid wearing makeup or exfoliating your skin for 24 hours after treatment.
Following a very simple and basic skincare routine during a two-week period after treatment will help to keep your skin looking fresh and bright. Cleanse your skin using water and a mild cleanser, pat it dry, and apply a hydrating moisturizer to keep your skin looking supple. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun and always remember to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Our medical staff will be glad to recommend some simple and effective skincare products and sunscreens that you can implement into your post-session routine.
9. How Soon Will I See Results?
Depending on your skincare goals, you will most likely notice immediate results after a single session. You will notice that your skin instantly feels smoother, looks brighter, and is more rejuvenated. Because absolutely no downtime is required after treatment, you will also be able to return to your routine activities with newer, younger-looking skin.
Though noticeable results appear after one session, most of our patients choose to schedule ongoing sessions in order to maximize and maintain their results. Every patient’s skincare needs are different, so we recommend scheduling ongoing sessions in order to guarantee that you achieve your desired results as soon as possible.
10. Does Treatment Actually Work?
Because treatment is so gentle, comfortable, and practically effortless on the part of the patient, many people wonder if it actually works. Proven results show that treatment is both safe and effective for the skin. After a single session, you will likely notice that your skin looks brighter and smoother.
The science behind why this happens is fairly simple to understand. Blackheads, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and dull-looking skin are all results of old, dead skin cells that have been left to remain on the surface of the skin. Because treatment thoroughly clears away these dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin, it reveals newer, fresher skin. Since treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive, there is no downtime required, and patients can see immediate results without interrupting their routines.
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Dermaplaning is one of the most effective ways to achieve brighter, younger-looking skin that’s free of blackheads. Treatment is also highly effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. Schedule a consultation today with Lazur La Vie in Nyack, New York to see if treatment is right for you. There’s a new you waiting just beneath the surface. Let it out with Dermaplaning exfoliation treatments at Lazur La Vie!