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5 Things You Should Know Before You Schedule Dermaplaning in Fredericksburg

Have you wondered if dermaplaning at a medical spa in Fredericksburg is right for you? If you have hyperpigmentation, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and/or excessive facial hair, dermaplaning may be an ideal solution. This painless procedure instantly reveals smoother, brighter skin, diminishes dark spots and fine lines, and rejuvenates the skin with absolutely no down-time.

Dermaplaning stimulates the production of new cell growth.

Dermaplaning is the removal of dead skin cells and fine facial hair. Using a surgical scalpel, a licensed medical esthetician grazes the surface of the skin at a 45-degree angle, sloughing off the dead cells that build up over time.

Removing the dead cells rejuvenates your skin by stimulating the production of new cell growth. After a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll leave with a brightened complexion and smooth skin. As you consider scheduling this popular treatment, there are a few myths you might come across.

Debunking the top 5 myths about dermaplaning.

Myth #1: Hair will grow back thicker and darker.

It’s a common misconception that shaving hair will cause it to grow in thicker and darker. The truth is, whether you shave the hair on your face, your legs, or anywhere else on your body, shaving does not alter the thickness or color.

As the hair grows back, it may feel slightly more stiff. That stiffness is simply caused by the blunt edge where the hair was cut. It’s actually biologically impossible for shaving to cause your hair to become thicker.

Myth #2: Dermaplaning is not for people with acne.

It is true that dermaplaning is not for those who have active, cystic or pustular acne. However, if you’re not having an active breakout or if you’ve struggled with acne in the past, dermaplaning can help.

First, it reduces bacteria on the surface of your skin. Bacteria = breakouts. By removing dead skin cells and vellus hair, dermaplaning will unclog your pores and eliminate a leading cause of acne.
Second, you’ll get more effective results from your acne products. Without the layer of dead skin cells getting in the way, it’s easier for treatments and serums to penetrate your skin.

Third, if you have scarring from acne, dermaplaning can lighten the post-inflammatory redness and even out your skin tone.

Myth #3: Dermaplaning is painful.

Don’t like the idea of having a surgical scalpel near your face? Totally understandable. Even though dermaplaning may sound a bit scary, it’s actually not painful at all. When asked what dermaplaning feels like, patients have described it as a light brushing sensation or a gentle tickle.

Compared to other methods of removing hair from your body – i.e., threading, waxing, sugaring – dermaplaning is the most painless treatment option. Dermaplaning feels similar to the sensation you have when shaving any other parts of your body.

Myth #4: Dermaplaning is not for sensitive skin.

Dermaplaning is actually a great treatment option for sensitive skin types. There are no harsh chemicals involved and the process is non-abrasive.

In fact, dermaplaning is a fantastic treatment option if you are pregnant or simply seeking to avoid the chemicals often found in skincare products. You will experience deep exfoliation in the gentlest way possible.

Myth #5: Dermaplaning is not for darker skin.

Whether you have a lighter or darker skin tone, dermaplaning is completely safe. Unlike some facial scrubs, dermaplaning does not cause micro-abrasions which can lead to hyperpigmentation. Non-irritating and gentle, this treatment is actually one of the best methods of exfoliation for darker skin. Dermaplaning will also reveal a deeper, glowy tone once dulling facial hair is removed.

With the highest quality services at the greatest value, Cosmetic Center by VIVA is your ideal choice for dermaplaning in Fredericksburg. Call our Spa Coordinator today (540) 376-7777 to schedule your treatment with our licensed Master Medical Esthetician or visit our contact us page.