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Is Dermaplaning Right for You?

Is Dermaplaning Right for You?

If you’re afraid of having your face shaved, you’re not alone. Dermaplaning is a popular procedure that helps fix skin problems by removing dead skin cells. You can learn more about this treatment in this article. It is best done by a trained medical professional to mitigate risk. At Pearl Skin & Body Rejuvenation, a Colorado Springs Med Spa, Dr. Degurse will gently hold your skin taut while moving the scalpel across your face at a 45-degree angle. The procedure shouldn’t hurt more than scraping a business card across your face. Unless your business card is made of ninja stars of course.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. This procedure involves the removal of the uppermost layers of skin with a special medical-grade surgical scalpel. It is often used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and promote younger-looking skin. This procedure also helps to remove peach fuzz and can reduce dry patches.

Dermaplaning is utilized as a means to remove dead skin cells as well as stunt the growth of facial hair. While this treatment is safe for most skin types and conditions, you can rest assured that Dr. Degurse will perform a thorough examination before beginning any treatment. Dermaplaning is often performed in conjunction with facials and peels. This combination can leave you with smooth, fresh, skin.

It is safe and only requires minimal preparation. Before the procedure, Dr. Degurse will clean your skin with a medical-grade facial wash leaving it moist and less prone to irritability. A sterilized disposable blade will be moved against the grain of your skin hair to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The whole thing takes 15 to 30 minutes and once complete, you’ll receive a welcome lather of post-procedure moisturizer.

What Type of Issues does Dermaplaning help with?

Dermaplaning is a procedure that is designed to give your face a smooth, clear appearance. The process removes dead skin cells and other pollutants that can cause acne, dry skin, fine lines, and even wrinkles. It can also treat pigmentation problems. It is a painless procedure that requires no downtime and offers immediate results. It doesn’t require any harsh chemicals, and unlike other invasive treatments, this procedure is safe for almost everyone, including pregnant women and lactating women. Maybe not this guy, though.

Like many other medical aesthetic treatments, dermaplaning has psychological benefits as well (Youn & Kim, 2010). A clear, smooth face can give you renewed confidence and boost your energy levels. A glowing, healthy complexion is also a reflection of a healthy, happier attitude. Most people describe dermaplaning as a soothing experience. The smoother skin allows skincare products and makeup to absorb better. With less oil and dirt, your skin can absorb more products and look younger than ever.

Afraid of Dermaplaning?

If you’re a woman who is terrified of dermaplaning, you’re not alone. Many women are scared of the procedure because they’re not aware of the difference between female facial hair and male facial hair. These misconceptions have spread throughout the female community. Let’s dispel some of them.

The blade used in dermaplaning resembles a regular razor. It makes the skin feel dry, but the actual procedure is not painful. While dermaplaning is relatively safe, some rare side effects may include light patches, scarring, and infection. This is why it is important to find a qualified and experienced provider. Having a medical provider, and especially a physician perform the procedure is a wise choice. Oh, wait…at our Colorado Springs Med Spa, Dr. Rachael Degurse is currently performing just such procedures in our luxurious, yet calm clinical studio.

If you think Dermaplaning just might be an answer to your skin concerns, call, chat, or follow this link to book a free consultation with Dr. Degurse now.


Youn, S., & Kim, J. (2010). The effect of middle and elderly woman’s skincare on happiness. Asian Journal of Beauty & Cosmetology, 8(4). https://www.e-ajbc.org/journal/view.php?number=607

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