Exfoliating your face gives newer, healthier skin cells the chance to surface, creating a smoother, rejuvenated glow. One such treatment used by estheticians and dermatologists is dermaplaning.
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What Is Dermaplaning?
Performed by estheticians, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists, dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that revitalizes the skin. This minimally invasive facial resurfacing procedure requires a special instrument to lightly exfoliate the face, eliminating dirt, dead skin cells, and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). The blade moves back and forth across the skin, gently shaving off the top layers.
Though dermaplaning, dermabrasion, and microdermabrasion are similar cosmetic treatments, there are a few key differences. Primarily, each one removes different amounts of skin. While dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are gentler, more superficial skin treatments, dermabrasion clients can expect some healing time afterward. To help put these into perspective, each treatment involves the following:
- Dermaplaning: A blade is used to remove dead skin and fine hair from the skin’s surface.
- Microdermabrasion: During this skin treatment, tiny, abrasive crystals are used to remove the topmost layers of the epidermis.
- Dermabrasion: More invasive than microdermabrasion, this treatment uses an abrasive, high-speed rotary instrument to “sand” the skin’s surface and remove the epidermis and upper layer of the dermis.
Dermaplaning begins with a consultation between the client and the professional. During this discussion, the professional learns what the client hopes to achieve through the procedure and evaluates the skin to ensure the client is the right candidate for the treatment. They’ll also explain how the treatment works and what the client may expect afterward. Sometimes, the esthetician or dermatologist will take before and after photos to monitor progress through several sessions.
Benefits of Dermaplaning Treatments
Dermaplaning is quick, chemical-free, and may be performed as part of a facial treatment at a spa or salon. It doesn’t require a local anesthetic, as other cosmetic procedures – such as dermabrasion – typically do. Plus, recovery (if required) is quite minimal. If the skin is highly sensitive, a topical numbing cream or spray may be used.
Some people schedule dermaplaning treatments only for hair removal. However, the technique also reveals the newer, healthier skin just beneath the surface, giving you the ability to cultivate a more youthful aesthetic. This treatment often is recommended to help with the following skin imperfections:
- Actinic keratosis
- Acne scars
- Dry or dull skin
- Fine lines
- Light, soft peach fuzz
- Sun-damaged skin
The effects of dermaplaning often are noticeable, but they depend largely on the client’s skin type and medical history. Clients who’ve undergone this treatment often experience the following benefits:
- Softer, smoother complexion
- Brighter appearance
- Uniform texture for makeup application
- Increased benefit from at-home skincare products
- Reduced wrinkles and other signs of aging
- More even skin tone with smaller pores
Also, those worried about hair re-growth can find comfort in knowing that facial peach fuzz won’t grow back thicker or darker and create stubble. Instead, it may just feel a little different due to the angle at which it was shaved.
Esthetician and Other Skincare Courses at HICI Go
Attend skincare courses online when it’s most convenient for you. At HICI Go, our courses are hosted by nationally accredited partner schools and licensed continuing education providers. We offer several options for professional and non-professional learners, including scheduled live webinars and video skincare courses available online anytime. Students also can attend live, in-person courses at our partner schools, Cortiva Institute and Hollywood Institute. Going beyond basic skin care techniques, dermaplaning courses cover a host of information about this facial treatment, such as:
- Dermaplaning benefits and contraindications
- Sanitation and infection control
- Marketing strategies for dermaplaning services
- Client retention best practices
- Dermaplaning treatment pricing
- Safety protocols
Those interested in additional skincare and hair removal techniques can find several courses that complement each other on our platform. This includes electrolysis courses, which remove unwanted hair. Trained electrologists use electric current to permanently remove existing hair. Taking a variety of skincare courses allows you to expand your current skill set, grow your business, or even just learn something new that you can apply to your everyday life.
Take Dermaplaning Courses Today
HICI Go offers online instruction in Florida and throughout the U.S., as well as in-person instruction through partner schools in Florida, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Students enrolled in either Cortiva Institute or Hollywood Institute are given an account for online instruction, making it easy to find the courses they need. For more information on our skincare certification courses and esthetician continuing education, contact us today.