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Are you looking to restore your skin’s natural, youthful glow? At Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, we strive to offer a range of treatments to help our patients meet their specific skin needs and aesthetic goals. If you want to improve your complexion, you may want to consider dermablading. Today we’re going to walk through some questions you may have about this treatment.
Does Hair Grow Back After Dermablading?
Yes, But Hair Will Not Be Thicker After Treatment
There is a common myth that hair could grow back thicker and darker after dermablading. This has made some patients hesitant to look into this treatment, which is a shame since the myth simply isn’t true. This non-invasive treatment relies on exfoliation to improve the health of your skin. While the removed hair will return, it will return with its usual shade and thickness.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Careful Exfoliation With a Scalpel
The word “scalpel” may make you feel nervous, but this powerful little tool is an extremely safe way to exfoliate when it’s in the right hands. The blade is sterile, and will be gently guided across the surface of your skin. As the blade is moved across your skin, it will clear off your outer layer of dead skin cells while cleaning out your pores at the same time. That’s why this treatment is considered a professional form of exfoliation.
It will also sweep away vellus hair or “peach fuzz,” and can help with texture issues and fine lines. Its versatility makes it helpful for a wide range of skin concerns. If you have a specific issue in mind, or if all you want is for your skin to generally look healthier, this could be the treatment for you. The terms dermablading, microplaning, and dermaplaning are interchangeable.
It’s Different Than Dermabrasion
Since there are several different names for this treatment, sometimes patients can get confused about whether it’s the same as dermabrasion. The key is to look at the end of the word. The “abrasion” part of “dermabrasion” is a clue that while dermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment, it uses a different method than dermablading does.
Dermabrasion uses friction to polish and scrub away dead skin and clogged pores. Microdermabrasion may use the friction of tiny crystals to loosen up dead skin, which is then followed up with suctioning to remove the leftover debris.
What Can I Expect?
The Importance of a Consultation
This treatment is considered very safe for people of all genders. Even pregnant patients, who are often limited when it comes to cosmetic treatments, can seek out this professional exfoliation method. That said, a consultation is very important when it comes to making sure this is the right fit for your needs and your skin.
After we evaluate your skin and talk through your goals and expectations, we can move forward with treatment. Most patients will be a good candidate for this treatment, but if we believe another option would be a better fit, we would be happy to let you know. Our primary goal is making sure you get the results you’re looking for.
During Your Appointment
We have the skill, training, and experience to confidently carry out this treatment with safety and accuracy. As we treat your skin, your body will respond to the treatment by sending excess collagen to the treated areas. With fresh collagen flooding into the various layers of your skin, the result should be skin that looks tighter and feels smoother. Clearing away dead skin and pores also encourages new, healthy skin cells to develop.
This is also a great time to ask about topical skin treatments that could be used as a follow-up. This treatment will make your skin more receptive to topical treatments, which could help boost their effectiveness.
After Your Treatment
You don’t need to worry about setting aside extra time to recover. With no required downtime, you can come in for your appointment and get right back to the rest of your busy schedule afterwards. We can also send you home with additional information to help you make the most of your treatment.
What Benefits Can I Expect?
This treatment is considered just as safe as shaving. If you’ve ever shaved, you know that there’s very little to worry about. That is especially true when the treatment is being carried out by professionals. Patients who may be nervous about injections or lasers may opt for this as an extremely gentle and unthreatening way to improve their skin concerns.
This treatment simply gives your skin room to breathe and encourages your body’s natural healing response. By giving your skin a helping hand, we can encourage it to look its best. While injectables can be very useful for many patients, other patients have no interest in them or are worried that injection results may be more dramatic than they were hoping for.
Collagen is produced by your own body, and simply “calling in” collagen reinforcements to your face is enough to see a wide range of benefits.
Patients of all skin types and tones can enjoy the benefits of collagen induction. While a consultation is the best way for us to recommend this treatment, it’s a go-to option for patients who have sensitive skin as well. These patients tend to be more limited when it comes to their treatment options, and this is one of the most gentle treatments we offer.
Hair removal and cosmetic treatments often involve some discomfort, but this isn’t the case for dermablading. You don’t have to brace yourself for a sting or a prick with this treatment, it’s completely painless. For patients who want good results but have low pain tolerance, that can be a significant relief.
The fact that this is a fast treatment helps with the convenience factor, but this treatment can also improve convenience in other areas of your life. If you enjoy wearing makeup, you’ll know that skin texture issues can make its application more challenging. This treatment can give you a smoother, tighter, and more toned canvas for makeup application.
What Concerns Will It Treat?
You may notice that your skin has been looking a little more dull than usual. Maybe you’ve had trouble getting it to glow the way it used to, or you feel as though it’s making you look tired. We can use this treatment to both tighten and brighten up your complexion, to help your skin look like you just had a wonderfully refreshing beauty sleep.
Once natural collagen levels start to fall in the late twenties to early thirties, fine lines can start to move in. Their development may be further sped up by sun damage, or other environmental or individual factors. Collagen is a building block that helps support and tighten the skin. By encouraging firm, healthy skin, this treatment can help reduce the appearance of your fine lines.
In addition, dead skin cells and clogged pores can exaggerate the depth and appearance of fine lines. Thoroughly cleaning up and smoothing out the skin can improve your fine lines.
Vellus hairs, often known by their more informal name of “peach fuzz,” are little hairs throughout the face that can range in thickness and tone depending on the patient. As we’ve mentioned before, you don’t have to worry about peach fuzz growing back thicker after treatment.
This is a perfectly safe way to get rid of unwanted fuzz throughout the face, which can make the skin look and feel softer and smoother. It can also encourage a “glowing” effect throughout the face, and makes for easier makeup application.
Even patients who regularly exfoliate may find themselves dealing with stubborn clogged pores. Pores that are clogged may appear larger than usual and can exaggerate texture issues. The scalpel can help unclog your pores, while an increase in collagen can help them tighten back up and appear smaller.
You may be dealing with patches of skin that are a different tone or texture from the surrounding skin. With age, this is an increasingly common concern. This treatment can help improve the health of your skin and unify its appearance.
Untreated acne scars can last for many years, sometimes even for life. Acne scars can be flat, raised, or indented. The difference in their presentation can make them challenging to treat all at once, and difficult to hide with makeup. Since this treatment can promote healing and help improve skin tone and texture, it can be a helpful way to improve the appearance of a wide range of acne scars.
Encouraging new skin growth is a helpful way to fade the scars out over time. This may also be a good opportunity to pair the treatment with a skin care product. We would be happy to give you our recommendations if we believe pairing your treatment with a topical ointment would be helpful for you.
Can I Do Anything To Encourage Good Results?
We are here to answer your questions. Our combined years of experience will help us give you personalized advice based on your skin type and your concerns. Our advice can be used to help you get the most out of your treatment. Your success is our priority!
There’s a window of opportunity after this treatment that you could consider using for topical applications. If you’re interested in this, ask us before you try it. It’s important to avoid ointments that could irritate your skin. Instead, we can recommend treatments to encourage and direct your results, based on what type of skin you have and the skin concerns you’re treating.
Protect Your Skin
While sunshine can feel amazing, sun damage doesn’t. By protecting your skin, you can enjoy all the benefits that sunlight has to offer without putting your skin at unnecessary risk.
There are many types of makeup that include sunblock, as well as sunscreen that is gentle enough to be used for the face. Wearing sunglasses, sunscreen lip balm, and protective clothing like hats can also help you protect your skin and encourage better treatment results.
Protect Your Health
There are many reasons to avoid smoking, which include protecting your lungs, heart, and teeth. Many patients, however, don’t realize that both nicotine and tobacco can inhibit collagen production. Since boosting collagen is one of dermablading’s top benefits, smoking could make the treatment less effective than it could be otherwise.
Ready for the Next Step?
If you’re ready to discover the benefits of this wonderful exfoliation method, we’re ready to help. Contact us at Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, today to set up your consultation! We would be happy to go over any additional questions and guide you through our different treatment options.