Some of the most stressful and visible skin conditions such as unexpected breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles as well as dull-looking skin tones can originate with an excess of dead skin cells on the surface of the face. While this buildup over time is completely natural, it’s also the cause for a lot of worry for both men and women when skin issues catch us off guard. There’s never a good time for a facial break out and dull-looking skin can leave us looking older than our years.
Advancements in the field of cosmetic technology are great news for those looking to reverse the effects of certain types of skin conditions. Staying a step ahead of facial buildup is key when it comes to clearer more youthful-looking skin. While there are undeniably a variety of options out there for treating facial skin, dermaplaning is an innovative, popular and highly successful route for dealing with facial skin issues head-on.
At its most basic, dermaplaning is an exfoliating technique that removes the top, dead layer of skin cells from the face so that a rejuvenated layer can shine through from below. A licensed medical or cosmetic physician will be charged with carrying out the treatment which involves removing the top layer of skin using a scalpel. The preferred instrument size is generally a 10-gauge, making it a very precise procedure that can exclusively and safely remove dead skin cells without hitting the layer underneath. The blade is designed to move over the surface of the skin without leaving marks or scarring so patients will enjoy a painless and smooth process from start to finish.
Once the top layer of dead skin cells is removed, the healthy facial skin below provides patients with an all-over glow and more youthful-looking appearance. During the cell removal process, a top layer of “peach fuzz” hair is also removed. Getting rid of this layer of hair clears up facial pore that are prone to clogging with makeup and product and eventually result in break outs. Many patients who elect dermaplaning report their skin feels significantly softer and smoother following treatment. As an added benefit to dermaplaning, those who undergo this type of treatment are often thrilled to report it’s a virtually painless experience from start to finish. Many have compared the sensation of dermaplaning to nothing more than having your face gently shaved.
St Louis dermaplaning is a fast, efficient and highly successful treatment plan when it comes to skincare. It is performed as an outpatient procedure in the comfort of an attending physician’s office meaning patients who elect this type of treatment do not run any of the risks associated with a hospital stay, general anesthesia or long-extended recovery period. In fact, many individuals who receive dermaplaning treatments return to their normal routine on the very same day. Any minimal pain at the treatment site is easily countered with standard pain medication as needed. Most physicians will recommend that patients who receive dermaplaning wear sunscreen for the remainder of the day following treatment to help avoid any sensitivity to UV rays.
One of the biggest obstacles for many patients considering dermaplaning to overcome is a fear that removing the top layer of facial skin and accompanying hair will result in facial hair that grows back thicker over time. While this assumption is widespread, it is completely false. Time has shown that patients who undergo St Louis dermaplaning treatments do not experience regrowth that is any thicker or darker than their original facial hair. In fact, as the dead skin cells are removed, new cell rejuvenation is promoted which lead to hair being less visible on healthy, brighter skin.
The final price tag linked to dermaplaning treatments varies depending on factors such as the severity of the treatment site as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired results. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is here to help patients set up financing or payment plan solutions.
Patients who choose dermaplaning should be well-informed about the long-term process this treatment requires. While a single session may prove sufficient for minor cases, those looking to stay ahead of skin issues will want to make dermaplaning a part of a regular treatment plan with a minimum of 21 days between sessions and plan accordingly when it comes to finances.
When you’re considering dermaplaning in St Louis, be sure to work with Dr. Wright and his team of experts at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Contact us today for more information on our services and to schedule your initial consultation!