If natural beauty is your goal, then you may want to consider non-invasive aesthetic treatments that promote the optimal health of your skin. Sometimes, exfoliation is overlooked in your at-home skincare routine, which can lead to problems such as obvious hyperpigmentation, blocked pores, and dull, tired-looking skin. At Aesthetic Surgical Arts/Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, we believe that treatments such as dermaplaning can bring out your natural beauty.
How Often Can You Do Dermaplaning?
In general, you can schedule dermaplaning appointments as often as once a month. This is because regular exfoliation is highly beneficial for your skin, and a monthly appointment is usually appropriate for most skin types. That said, people with sensitive skin and mature skin may benefit from a different treatment frequency.
Sensitive skin is highly reactive to outside stimuli, including manual exfoliation. Because sensitive skin has a thinner lipid barrier, exfoliation treatments that are too close together may cause irritation or new sensitivity to skincare products. Those who have sensitive skin may benefit from using this treatment every six to eight weeks.
Mature skin has a slightly slower natural cellular turnover cycle, which is closer to 40 days than 28. Because you should avoid over-exfoliation, people with mature skin may want to have this treatment once every other month to achieve optimal results. This is particularly true if you are using retinoids at home.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
We perform this exfoliation treatment using a sterile surgical blade, which is gently scraped across the surface of your skin at a 45° angle. The surgical blade manually removes vellus hair and dead skin cells while also moderately stimulating the regenerative properties of your skin so you can achieve a healthy, youthful glow.
Usually, this exfoliation treatment will take about 30 minutes, but if you are also using a hydrafacial dermaplaning treatment or other customized facial, your appointment could take 60 minutes or more.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
When you are using a professional exfoliation treatment regularly, it’s important to revise the exfoliating products you use at home. The goal is to avoid over-exfoliating your skin, which can cause skin sensitivity and increase your vulnerability to sun damage. This is why you should temporarily stop using at-home exfoliants at least three to five days before your treatment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, your skin will benefit from certain skin nutrients that boost skin moisture and skin regeneration. For example, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and E, niacinamide, and snail mucin are all gentle, yet highly effective products that can be used to boost the natural health of your skin.
In the first 24 to 48 hours after your appointment, you should avoid unprotected exposure to the sun, excessive heat, sweating, steam, and hot water. You should also avoid using retinoids, acids, and other exfoliating products for at least one week after your treatment.
Do You Need Multiple Treatments?
Most people will benefit from multiple exfoliation treatments. For example, we generally recommend a series of six consecutive treatments to address concerns such as hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne scarring, and other blemishes. After these initial six treatments, you will be able to space your exfoliation appointments further apart to match the needs of your skin.
How Fast Are Your Results?
Most people will be able to see the results of this treatment on the same day as their appointment. The visible brightness of your skin will continue to be noticeable for the next one to two weeks as new skin cells turn over.
How Long Will Results Last?
Usually, the results of this treatment will last until dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin again. Your cellular turnover cycle will determine how long it takes for dead skin cells to collect on the skin surface. For most people, this means the results of your treatment will last anywhere from 28 to 40 days.
Can You Enhance Your Results?
Enhancing the results of your exfoliation treatment can be done when you combine this treatment with other aesthetic facials. For example, adding a hydrafacial to your treatment can make your skin appear much healthier and younger looking. A hydrafacial will provide additional exfoliation, extraction, and hydration that will promote the health of your skin.
If you want to enhance your results, please speak with us about additional treatments you can have at Mia Bella Donna Med Spa. We can perform a skin analysis that will create a customized facial based on your skin type and skin needs. Your customized facial can include high-frequency LED light therapy, medical-grade skincare products, and products that are paraben-free without fragrances or synthetic ingredients for people who have sensitive skin.
Why Should You Consider a Custom Facial?
Everyone can benefit from a customized facial. More likely than not, you have multiple skin concerns that can’t be addressed with a single treatment. A skin analysis will examine your skin from the inside out to address each of your skin concerns, from dry skin to acne to age-related concerns.
A custom facial may be ideal for those who have challenging skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea, and oily skin types. Furthermore, we will help you select products for your at-home skincare regimen that will match your skin type, skin concerns, and lifestyle.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
There are several ways you can maintain your desired results after your exfoliation treatment. Although you cannot stop dead skin cells from accumulating on your skin over time, there are certain things you can do to ensure the brightness, softness, and youthful quality of your skin lasts as long as possible. Some of these methods to maintain your desired results include:
It’s essential to have a skincare routine that matches your lifestyle and skin type. For example, while some people who wear make-up or have oily skin may benefit from a double cleanse or a 10-step Korean skincare routine, those who have dry skin or don’t use make-up may benefit from a simpler cleansing regimen.
We can help you design a skincare routine that protects the health of your skin. Overall, the goal of your skincare routine is to regulate oil production, clear the skin of dirt, debris, and make-up, and keep your skin moisturized to protect your lipid barrier. Regardless of your skin type, a well-functioning lipid barrier is the best way to have healthy skin.
The skincare products you use every day can make a great impact on the overall health of your skin. In particular, you want to use skincare products that will not cause dryness, redness, or irritation. Although some active ingredients such as retinoids cause dryness, we can teach you an ideal frequency to use retinoids to promote anti-aging skin results without causing skin sensitivity.
If you aren’t sure what skincare products you should be using, we can walk you through medical-grade products and drug store products that may be best for your skin type. The most important thing to keep in mind when you are selecting skin care products is to avoid interactions with active ingredients. Not only can some interactions nullify the effects of active ingredients, but these interactions can also cause skin sensitivity.
You can maintain your desired results with adequate sun protection. It’s important to use SPF every day, especially on days when you plan to be outside. Using adequate sun protection after your treatment will prevent visible sun damage, freckles, and rapid skin aging.
When you’re selecting your daily sunscreen, you will be able to choose between mineral-based sunscreen and chemical-based sunscreen. Your skin type and skin tone may determine which type of sunscreen is most appropriate for you. Additionally, you may want to consider the merits of using sunscreen that is combined with a foundation or primer if you plan to wear makeup.
Certain lifestyle factors can also help you maintain your results. Your skin is often an early indicator of your general health and your lifestyle. If you are struggling with acne, sun damage, dry skin, and broken vessels, these can all be linked to various lifestyle factors including your diet, alcohol consumption, and daily hydration. By adopting healthier lifestyle habits, you may be able to benefit the health of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are several known benefits of this manual exfoliation treatment. For example, removing dead skin cells and vellus hairs from the skin can improve your skin tone and texture, while also helping with product absorption. Many people find that their at-home skincare products seem to work better after exfoliating treatments.
This treatment is particularly beneficial for those who have acne-prone skin. Since acne is caused by clogged pores that are blocked by dead skin cells, regularly removing these skin cells can prevent pore congestion and make it easier for your acne-fighting skin care products to be effective.
Why Is Professional Dermaplaning Better Than At-Home Methods?
Professional dermaplaning is superior to at-home methods. For example, professional exfoliation treatments are safer and more sterile, which limits the risk of skin infections and skin irritation. Professional treatments also offer better exfoliation, which means your results will be sublime and long-lasting. Finally, professional treatments allow you to address other skin concerns at the same time, such as with our Acne Steam and Clean Extraction Facial.
When Should You Have This Treatment?
You can use this treatment at any age and at any time of the year. Because there is no recovery time associated with this treatment, you may even be able to use this treatment a few days before a special occasion. Furthermore, because the treatment is so quick, you can use this treatment during the day and immediately resume your normal activities without any delay.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The vast majority of people are considered good candidates for this treatment. People who frequently use this treatment include women and men of all ages, people with acne-prone skin, people with age-related concerns, people with sun damage, and people who have dry or rough skin. Candidates for this treatment can also include women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Improve Your Overall Skin Tone and Texture
If you want a natural treatment to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, then dermaplaning may be the perfect choice for you. This manual exfoliation treatment can be used by virtually everyone to optimize skin health, aid product absorption, and address a variety of skin concerns. Get in touch with Aesthetic Surgical Arts/Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS to schedule a consultation for your customized exfoliation facial today.