5 Benefits of Dermaplaning

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin thanks to the combination of cold weather, harsh winds, and the drying effects of indoor heating. This can lead to breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and dullness. 

Luckily, dermaplaning is a pain-free option to refresh your complexion without any harsh chemicals or downtime. At Meridian Plastic Surgery in Meridian, Mississippi, Dr. Lee Thornton, Dr. Mark Elliott, and our team are proud to offer dermaplaning services to our clients. 

Dermaplaning involves using a medical-grade scalpel to carefully remove dead skin cells, vellus hair, and dirt and debris. Because it uses zero chemicals, it’s perfect for people with allergies and sensitive skin. It can even be combined with other skin care procedures, such as facials, to maximize their effectiveness. 

Here are just five benefits of this revolutionary procedure. 

1. Unclogs pores

During the winter, drier conditions can lead to increased sebum production, causing your face to feel oiler and your pores to get clogged more often. 

Dry skin can also lead to dead skin cells accumulating on the surface of your skin, creating more opportunities for pores to clog. 

Dermaplaning exfoliates dead skin cells on the upper layer of your epidermis and removes excess sebum and dirt that could otherwise clog your skin. 

2. Prevents acne 

Because your skin produces more sebum in the winter and drier, harsher conditions can lead to more inflammation and irritation, you’re more likely to break out during this season. 

That’s why it’s so important to step up your winter routine by including a water-retaining moisturizer after showers and exfoliating regularly in order to prevent acne

Dermaplaning helps prevent acne by removing dirt and oil on the surface of your skin that could otherwise lead to inflammation, irritation, and breakouts. However, if you’ve got active breakouts or cystic acne, our trained staff usually avoids those areas during your procedure. 

3. Smooths out your skin

Most of us have fine peach fuzz on our face called vellus hair. While this hair is usually light and unnoticeable, it can make your skin look dull or make it harder to apply certain kinds of makeup. 

That’s why so many top makeup artists recommend dermaplaning to create a smooth, beautiful canvas before applying any makeup products. Even if you prefer a bare face to a dolled-up look, dermaplaning can reveal silky, smooth skin. 

4. Reduces hyperpigmentation

If you’ve developed hyperpigmentation due to acne or other skin conditions, it can be embarrassing and unsightly. 

While hyperpigmentation usually fades with time, dermaplaning can help expedite that process by removing the hyperpigmented dead skin cells on the upper layer of your skin, revealing healthier and shinier layers below. 

5. Increases the effectiveness of skin care products

Dermaplaning can make serums, medications, moisturizers, and other skin care products get better absorbed by your skin. This occurs because the dermaplaning process itself increases blood flow to your skin, encouraging fast absorption. 

By removing the vellus hair and dead skin cells that usually sit on the surface of your skin, skin care products can penetrate directly into your skin. 

Dermaplaning: best left to the professionals 

You may have heard of at-home dermaplaning devices, but these tools can damage your skin and be much less effective than a salon treatment. 

Here at Meridian Plastic Surgery, we only use medical-grade scalpels made of sterilized surgical steel to carefully exfoliate your skin without any pain or risk of injury. 

At-home dermaplaning options are usually duller, meaning they won’t be as effective and are more prone to causing injury. They also can’t be safely sterilized, meaning you may be introducing bacteria into your freshly exfoliated skin. 

Dermaplaning isn’t right for everyone, such as people taking certain medications or those with skin conditions like cystic acne, psoriasis, or eczema. That’s why it’s important to speak with our aestheticians about whether dermaplaning is right for you by calling our office or booking a consultation online today.

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