The surface layer of your skin is prone to issues like dryness, roughness, and discoloration. This layer of skin cells is constantly exposed for the length of your cellular turnover cycle, so it tends to take the brunt of the environmental exposure that can contribute to your aesthetic concerns. When you visit us at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, we can use a facial treatment like professional dermaplaning to address your skin concerns. 

What Are the Benefits of Professional Dermaplaning?

The main benefit of this treatment is the removal of dead skin cells from the surface layer of the skin. This facial is primarily an exfoliation technique that removes the upper layer of skin cells from your skin’s surface, which can dramatically improve a variety of skin concerns. Plus, this professional exfoliation treatment will exfoliate your skin with sterile tools to improve your final results. Other benefits of this facial include:

Soften Fine Lines

This is a great treatment if you have visible signs of aging, like fine lines. Fine lines and wrinkles may appear more obvious when dead skin cells linger on the surface of the skin. When dead skin cells are removed, the underlying new skin is brighter and tighter, which can soften visible fine lines. The final result is smoother, younger-looking skin. 

Remove Peach Fuzz

Peach fuzz is the layer of soft, short, nearly invisible hairs on the surface of your skin. Almost all the skin on your body is covered with hair, except for areas like the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, and your eyelids. While this hair is perfectly normal, some women may feel self-conscious about the density of facial peach fuzz or may be frustrated by the way peach fuzz ruins the final effect of makeup foundation. 

Removing peach fuzz has the secondary benefit of helping your skin look smoother and brighter. When you have peach fuzz, your skin may appear dull, and you may notice more textural concerns. This professional treatment is far superior to shaving your face, particularly since peach fuzz removal with a sterile blade can last much longer. 

Diminish Acne Scars

Acne scars can be frustrating because, even if you had a minor breakout, discoloration and textural irregularities can linger for weeks or months. The best way to get rid of shallow acne scars and post-acne hyperpigmentation is to exfoliate the skin to remove the affected skin cells. When you use this exfoliation facial, you will remove scarred skin. Plus, this level of exfoliation may help your skin-brightening products like vitamin C work more effectively.

Reduce Breakouts

Finally, many people use this treatment to reduce acne breakouts. If your acne is primarily caused by clogged pores, then a professional exfoliation technique that can remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz can help control acne-prone skin. When the layer of dead skin cells is removed, the natural oil in your skin will not become clogged in your pores, which can reduce breakouts over time. 

How Long Does This Treatment Take?

Your appointment will usually take about 20 minutes. This professional exfoliation treatment does not involve any extensive preparation or aftercare guidelines. On the day of your appointment, you can simply arrive with clean skin. After your treatment, you should wear sunscreen and keep your skin moisturized, but otherwise, you will be able to return to your normal routine without delay. 

How Fast Will You See Results?

Most people will see immediate results after this treatment. This treatment technique will instantly brighten and soften your skin, so you will leave your appointment with a more radiant and youthful complexion. Your results may continue to improve over the next week as your skin sheds any remaining dead skin cells. 

You can see faster and longer-lasting results when you use the appropriate skincare products for your skin type and aesthetic goals. If you are concerned about hyperpigmentation, then products like vitamin C, niacinamide, and tranexamic acid can be helpful. If you are treating acne, then retinol, azelaic acid, and salicylic acid are ideal. Please wait at least a week before using additional exfoliants on your skin. 

Who Are Good Candidates?

This facial treatment is a good option for almost all skin tones and types. Because dermaplaning is non-invasive, it can easily be used by people who have very sensitive skin, are prone to hyperpigmentation, experience easy redness, or have dry skin. Additionally, this exfoliation treatment can be used by pregnant women, unlike other treatments that use lasers and chemicals to exfoliate the skin.

To determine if you are a good candidate, you will need to schedule a consultation appointment. A skin analysis and a frank discussion about your aesthetic goals will help your dermatologist decide if this treatment is appropriate for you. Sometimes, your dermatologist may recommend folding this treatment into your current treatment plan to boost your results. 

Visibly Renew Your Skin 

Dark spots, dryness, fine lines, and acne can all be troubling skin concerns. However, a professional exfoliation technique can remove the layer of skin cells that contribute to your ongoing aesthetic challenges. Call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL to set up your initial appointment.