At Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, we offer an effective skincare treatment that can help perfect your skin, and it’s called dermaplaning. This treatment removes all those dead skin cells and the fine hair that’s keeping you from experiencing a smooth, glowing complexion. When you add this treatment to your monthly skincare regimen, you’ll achieve incredible results that will continue to improve after each treatment you schedule.
What Should You Avoid After Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is such an effective skincare treatment because it delivers the necessary physical exfoliation the skin needs to help stimulate collagen, eliminate buildup, dirt, and debris, and help maintain optimal skin health. One of the benefits of this treatment is that it is non-invasive and doesn’t require any downtime.
You won’t have to take time off of work, and you can even return to work after your treatment is complete. However, to achieve the best possible results, there will be some things you must avoid in the days following your treatment so that you can experience optimal results. As long as you follow these directives carefully, you can expect beautiful results.
Avoid Sun Exposure
Avoiding sun exposure should be a habit that you make part of your healthy lifestyle because the sun is the number one cause of premature aging. However, after a dermaplaning treatment, you must avoid excess sun exposure.
Dermaplaning removes the top layer of skin, revealing a younger layer below. That younger layer is also made up of new, fresh skin cells, and because those cells haven’t been exposed to the elements, they are more vulnerable to the sun’s damaging rays.
Protect Yourself From the Sun’s Damaging Rays
Not only should you apply sunscreen daily after your treatment, but you should take extra measures of protection to keep your skin protected from the sun. These measures may overflow into your everyday life even once your post-treatment aftercare directives are no longer a factor. Wearing a hat or a visor when you know you will be exposed to the sun will provide your skin with extra protection, along with your high-quality sunscreen.
It will keep your skin looking young and free of the signs of aging. Additionally, sunglasses and protective clothing on the treatment area can make all the difference in not only helping you achieve beautiful post-treatment results but in maintaining the youngest skin possible. Learning to avoid the sun and always having an extra hat in your car, sunglasses, and sunscreen on hand when needed will ensure that you are always ready to ward against the sun’s aging effects.
Avoid Anti-Aging Treatments
After you undergo this exfoliating treatment, you will have effectively removed all the dead skin cells and buildup from your skin’s surface. There is such a thing as over-exfoliation. Over-exfoliating, your skin will lead to redness, inflammation, irritation, and in some cases, acne.
To avoid such adverse reactions, it’s important that you wait at least two weeks before scheduling a skincare treatment that uses additional exfoliation techniques. Following this protocol will ensure that your skin appears radiant and has a youthful glow, not a red, angry, inflamed appearance.
Simplify Your Skin Care Routine
After your treatment, it’s important that you simplify your skincare routine and limit your regimen to one that includes gentle cleansing with a mild face wash and moisturizer. Using products with potent anti-aging ingredients like AHA’s, BHA’s, vitamin C, and retinol can irritate and inflame your skin. Your aesthetician will recommend which products you should use in the days following your treatment to soothe your skin and, in doing so, achieve beautiful results.
Avoid Using Wash Cloths
If you are in the habit of using a washcloth or other exfoliating silicone product to apply face wash and cleanse your skin, make sure that you avoid these both in the week following your treatment. Instead of using washcloths or silicone tools, use your fingers to cleanse your skin.
You should avoid anything that will aggravate your freshly exfoliated skin in the days following your treatment. When you dry your skin after cleansing, pat it very gently to dry the area to avoid irritation.
Avoid Applying Cosmetics for 24 Hours
After your treatment, you should limit your product application to moisturizer and any other product recommended by your aesthetician. That means you should avoid applying makeup to your treatment area for at least 24 hours. A dermaplaning treatment eliminates dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and opens up the skin. Any products you apply in the days following your treatment will better absorb into the deeper layers.
Many cosmetics contain chemicals that should not penetrate your skin’s surface, and if they do, they could cause irritation and inflammation. For that reason, you should avoid applying cosmetics to your treatment area. Eye makeup is fine, but if you schedule this treatment to improve the skin on the rest of your face, avoid foundation, blush, highlighter, and any other cosmetic that you would apply as a facial product.
Avoid Elevating Your Body Temperature
In the 24 hours following your treatment, you should avoid any activity or environment that increases your body temperature and, in doing so, will increase blood flow. This will allow your skin to recover from the treatment so that you can achieve the best possible results.
You should also avoid steam rooms, saunas, and other hot environments that will increase your body temperature. You should also avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Once that time frame has passed, you can resume normal activities with no cause for concern.
Avoid Chlorinated Pools
In the days following your treatment, you should avoid chlorinated swimming pools. Chlorine is a chemical that will affect your newly exfoliated skin and cause an adverse reaction. For that reason, as a general rule of thumb, you should avoid swimming pools that contain chlorine for the first few days after your treatment.
The Importance of Following Your Aftercare Directions
As long as you follow the protocol provided by your aesthetician, you can expect incredible results. These instructions are simply directives that will help you achieve beautiful skin. You won’t have to follow them forever, and they won’t severely limit your daily routine.
After your appointment, your aesthetician will provide you with a complete list of instructions so that you don’t miss a thing. If at any point you have any questions about your post-treatment care, you can contact our office, and one of our experts will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Exactly Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a skin-perfecting exfoliating treatment that is safe, pain-free, and effective. This treatment aims to remove dead skin cells from the skin top layer to reveal a younger layer below. It involves the use of one tool, a surgical medical-grade scalpel. The scalpel will effectively remove the top layer of skin, any buildup, dead skin cells, and fine hair.
How Does It Work?
This treatment process is quick and only takes a few minutes to complete. When you arrive at your appointment, your aesthetician will cleanse your skin and make sure it is dry before beginning the treatment process. Then, she will take the medical-grade surgical scalpel and, holding it at a 45° angle, will gently pass it back and forth across your skin.
This precise angle and motion will remove all of the dead and damaged skin tissue from the area. In doing so, it will also remove fine hair known as vellus hair and can help improve the appearance of uneven skin texture.
Who Is a Candidate?
Because this skincare treatment is non-invasive, non-surgical, and doesn’t require the application of any products containing chemicals or harsh ingredients, almost everyone is a treatment candidate. Even pregnant and nursing women who are typically excluded from most skincare treatments can safely schedule this treatment and experience beautiful results.
It also works well on those with sensitive skin because it is gentle yet effective enough to remove the top layer of dull skin cells. Patients with an active skin infection or active acne in the planned treatment area should wait until the skin has healed before undergoing the treatment. Undergoing this treatment while the skin is infected, inflamed, or ridden with active acne will spread bacteria and infection to the other areas of the face, resulting in a negative reaction.
How Often Should I Schedule Treatments
Some patients schedule treatments every two weeks, others every four weeks. It depends on your ultimate skincare goals, your skin type, and the rate at which your skin builds up dead skin cells. An initial consultation at our office will allow our aesthetician to evaluate your skin, learn more about your skin type and your ultimate skincare goals, and then develop a treatment plan that includes how often you should schedule dermaplaning treatments to achieve the best results.
Is It Safe?
This exfoliating treatment is not only effective but completely safe. For that reason, pregnant or nursing women and those with sensitive skin can schedule this treatment without worrying about an adverse reaction. Additionally, our aesthetician is trained in performing this treatment, so you don’t have to worry about getting cut or experiencing any facial scarring after the treatment is complete.
You can schedule this treatment with complete confidence knowing that it will improve your skin, regardless of your skin type, and you will experience beautiful results.
When Will I See Results?
You will see results immediately following your treatment. This treatment immediately removes the dead skin cells and buildup from the top layer of your skin, as well as the fine hair that sits on the skin’s surface. As soon as your treatment is over, you will have noticeably smoother, glowing skin that radiates youth and health.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Because the skin renewal cycle occurs every 30 days, this treatment is not a one-and-done treatment. Instead, it is a treatment that should be scheduled as a regular part of a monthly skincare routine to achieve consistent anti-aging improvements and results. One of our skincare experts can schedule your treatments accordingly so that you can maintain your treatment results long-term.
If you are looking for a simple treatment that can perfect your skin, look no further. Dermaplaning is the perfect treatment to add to any skincare routine. Contact us today at Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, to learn more about this treatment and schedule your consultation to find out how to add it to your monthly skincare routine.