Are you looking to support the health and vitality of your skin? If so, our team at Aesthetic Surgical Arts and Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, would be happy to help with dermablading. We offer a wide range of treatments, and are able to specialize these treatments to match your unique needs. If you find yourself around Kansas City and want to learn more about this treatment option, we’re ready to answer your questions!
How Does Dermablading Work?
The terms dermablading and dermaplaning are often used interchangeably. This treatment is highly effective for refreshing your skin complexion in a safe and painless way. Our experienced team will use a sterile scalpel blade to carry out manual exfoliation from our Kansas City office. If the word “scalpel” makes you a little worried, don’t be! Our professionals are very mindful of how we use this small tool.
This is an excellent way to gently scrape away dead skin cells and damaged skin tissue. For patients looking to improve specific concerns, such as fine lines or skin texture issues, it’s a great option. That said, it’s also an excellent tool to use for patients who don’t have any specific concerns, but just want to give their face a pick-me-up so it starts glowing again.
The Treatment Process
When it comes to just about any sort of treatment, the client often benefits from an initial consultation. Aesthetic treatments are no exception since we need that first consultation to help us establish an effective treatment plan for your skin type and your needs. The good news is that this treatment is considered so safe that most people can expect to be good candidates.
As this treatment is carried out, both safety and precision are of the utmost priority. As our team exfoliates your skin, your body should respond by boosting its cell turnover process. Collagen production will be encouraged throughout the various skin layers, which should result in skin that feels smoother and looks tighter.
The exfoliation will also allow your skin to better absorb any products you may want to use to boost your results even more.
This quick, painless, and efficient treatment doesn’t require any downtime whatsoever. Not only is this treatment easy to fit into your busy schedule, but it won’t interfere with your ability to return to your daily routine. You can carry on with your day and start enjoying the healthy glow of your skin.
What Does It Treat?
If you feel like your skin has been looking a bit run down or tired lately, this is a treatment that can brighten and tighten up your complexion without turning to a more invasive solution. While our office is proud to offer many different treatments, some patients don’t feel ready for injections or surgery.
This is a way you can get real aesthetic benefits that may feel less intimidating. After a single short session, you can expect skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
Are you battling fine lines? They often start to show up when the skin’s collagen production falls. Collagen production usually starts decreasing when patients reach their mid twenties, and will continue to fall yearly after that. Sun damage is another issue that can speed up the arrival of fine lines.
By firming up the skin, this treatment helps gently iron out and improve the appearance of fine lines. Dead skin and debris can exaggerate the appearance of fine lines as well. Even if you exfoliate at home, you may not be able to get your skin thoroughly cleaned out. Dermaplaning ensures that your skin is clean and clear.
This treatment process is often used to remove vellus hairs, also known as “peach fuzz.” There are some pervasive myths floating around that removed vellus hairs will grow back thicker or darker. That isn’t the case. If you have some fuzz that you’d like to get rid of, this is a perfectly safe way to do so.
Over time, due to age or damage, skin may begin to develop texture issues. You may have parts of your skin that are more coarse than others. This treatment helps restore your skin to good health, and can help the coarse areas soften up for a more unified appearance.
You may want to hold off treatment if you have an active acne outbreak, but dermaplaning can be a good option for patients who want to improve the appearance of old acne scars. By encouraging your skin’s natural regenerative abilities, this treatment can help encourage new skin growth. Over time, you should see a reduction in the appearance of these scars.
Since this treatment also makes it easier for your skin to absorb products, our team would be happy to give you recommendations on skin care products that could be used together with dermaplaning to further improve your skin condition or help prevent future acne outbreaks.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Exfoliation?
When carried out by a qualified skincare professional, this treatment is just as safe as shaving your legs. The safety combined with zero downtime is part of what makes this treatment appealing to so many people.
This treatment uses your body’s own healing abilities to benefit your skin. Many patients are concerned that cosmetic treatments may give them artificial-looking results. The results from this treatment look very natural, because they are! Collagen is naturally made by your body. Sometimes the skin just needs a little boost of collagen production so it can look more youthful and invigorated.
This treatment is able to be used for all skin types and tones. Some patients are limited when it comes to cosmetic treatments due to having sensitive skin. Dermaplaning is very gentle, so patients who have to be careful with their skin can still seek out this kind of skin rejuvenation.
Pregnant patients also have to be a bit more cautious about the kinds of cosmetic treatments they look into. Dermaplaning is perfectly safe for pregnant patients.
When it comes to other treatments that can be used to remove hair, such as threading and waxing, some discomfort is expected. Many people are surprised to learn that they don’t have to worry about pain with dermaplaning. The blade used for this process is very small, and our team uses safe, light pressure throughout the entire treatment.
Skin texture issues can make makeup application more difficult. If you enjoy wearing makeup, this treatment can help give you an easier canvas as it smooths, tightens, and tones the skin.
Other Frequently Asked Questions About Dermablading
1. Is There Any Way To Extend My Results?
Our team has extensive combined knowledge. We want each of our patients to enjoy the best possible results and would be happy to give you personalized advice on how you can achieve that.
Everyone is unique, and your treatment plan may have to be tweaked to give you the benefits you’re looking for. With our passionate team on your side, we can help you achieve long-lasting rejuvenation.
There are various products we can recommend after you’ve received dermaplaning. After your treatment, your skin will be in an ideal condition for you to apply serums that can help extend or improve your results. Whether you want to fight the effects of age, improve skin texture, or heal skin damage, we can let you know what products we think are best for the job.
Nothing feels much better than warm sunlight against the skin, but that feeling can come at a cost if you don’t wear sun protection. Sunscreen or makeup that contains sunblock can go a long way when it comes to protecting your results.
Wearing hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing can also be helpful. Not only can these measures help you protect your complexion, but it can also help prevent skin cancer.
Tobacco and nicotine can both negatively affect collagen production. Boosting collagen is one of the best benefits dermablading has to offer. If you quit or cut back on smoking, it may help your body react to the treatment more effectively.
If you need more reasons to quit smoking, it can also cause various health issues. Most patients are familiar with the link between smoking and lung cancer, but other possible conditions can include the following:
- Heart disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Eye issues
- Immune system issues
- Rheumatoid arthritis
2. How Long Does This Treatment Last?
Our team can help you determine the best treatment schedule to stay on top of your results. Since this treatment works by stimulating collagen and clearing away dead skin, seeking out treatment on a monthly basis can help you continue to enjoy a glowing complexion.
While this treatment can’t stop the aging process, it can allow you to enjoy a more healthy and youthful complexion.
3. Is It the Same As Dermabrasion?
Dermaplaning or dermablading uses a scalpel, while dermabrasion uses friction to buff away dead and damaged skin. Microdermabrasion in particular may be carried out by spraying fine crystals over the surface of the skin, and then suctioning away dead skin cells.
While the treatments may have different techniques, they offer many of the same benefits. Both can be used to improve various skin concerns.
4. Can I Get a Chemical Peel at the Same Time?
Our team offers various chemical peels. Dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface are known as hyperkeratosis. Once we get that first dead layer of skin off, something like a chemical peel will be able to more easily reach the deeper layers of your dermis.
This could make combining the peel and dermaplaning results more effective and noticeable than when they’re used on their own. Environmental damage, sun spots, and various signs of aging can all be addressed with this powerful combination. If you’re interested in pairing several treatments together, let us know! During a consultation, our team would be happy to make recommendations based on your goals and skin condition.
5. How Long Does the Whole Process Take?
If you’re looking for a treatment to fit into your lunch break, this could be a good choice for you. 30 minutes is usually all it takes to carry out dermaplaning. If you’re having it combined with another treatment like a chemical peel, it may take around 45 minutes instead.
Visit Us in Kansas City!
If you’re interested in this treatment, our experienced team is more than happy to help you out. We’re proud to serve the Kansas City area, and are passionate about helping our patients look and feel their best. Reach out to us at Aesthetic Surgical Arts and Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, today to set up your consultation. We can’t wait to help you enjoy healthy, glowing skin!