Dermaplaning in San Antonio
Dermaplaning is a painless and non-invasive way to keep your skin looking its best. It can address multiple concerns, including hyperpigmentation, scarring, fine lines, and uneven tone. It can also help remove unwanted facial hair.
If you don’t want invasive procedures, injections, or surgery, dermaplaning will still allow you to have younger-looking skin. The effects last several weeks and can help you look great before a special event.
Dermaplaning is only as effective as the esthetician performing the procedure. That’s why RFSA has the best dermaplaning San Antonio can offer. Our highly trained estheticians work in a facility cleaned to medical standards.
Both younger and older people with various skin types can benefit from dermaplaning. It’s a relatively quick procedure with a long list of great benefits. Read on to learn more about the procedure and why you should choose RFSA for dermaplaning in San Antonio!
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a procedure that uses a bladed instrument called a dermatome to shave away the very top layers of your skin. This exfoliates, removes dead skin cells, and removes villus hair (the fine “peach fuzz” hair).
You may see dermaplaning referred to as microplaning, dermablading, or EPI blading. It’s a great way to leave your skin softer, smoother, and younger-looking. This non-invasive procedure will help you enjoy more fabulous skin.
The dermatome contains a surgically sharp blade. The sharpness helps to minimize the risk of nicking and breaking the skin and minimizes irritation. However, you should ensure you only receive dermaplaning from a licensed and experienced esthetician.
Dermaplaning is different from microdermabrasion, which uses a tool to scrub away the outer layer of skin. It also uses no chemical exfoliant, unlike a chemical peel. RFSA also offers these treatments, so take a look if you think they’re a better fit.
Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells to reveal a newer layer of skin. This can minimize the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation, remove unwanted facial hair, and smooth wrinkles and fine lines.
A dermaplaning appointment will take up to an hour, and you can go back to your normal activities immediately. Though you may experience mild tingling or irritation afterward, the procedure itself is painless.
This intense exfoliating procedure will encourage the development of fresh new skin cells. It will also allow your skincare products to penetrate more deeply, boosting their effects.
It’s safe to get the procedure done every three to four weeks. That means you can book an appointment to look your best whenever you attend a party or special occasion. Dermaplaning allows your makeup to go on more smoothly, and you may not need as much foundation or concealer.
What Can I Expect Before, During, & After My Appointment?
Before your appointment, you should avoid both chemical and physical exfoliation for three days. That means no hard scrubs or home acid treatments. You should also avoid tanning or sunbathing and use SPF sunscreen on your face.
If you have specific questions about altering your skincare routine, let us know when you schedule your appointment.
During the appointment, the esthetician will clean your face with a gentle cleanser and apply a solution to help open your pores. Though dermaplaning doesn’t break the skin, it’s still important to ensure there aren’t too many germs.
Working with a surgical blade at a 45-degree angle, your esthetician will use short, gentle strokes to remove the top layer of your skin. A surgical blade may sound scary, but the procedure won’t hurt. Many patients describe the feeling as similar to being licked by a cat.
It’s a surprisingly relaxing process, and you may even find yourself dozing off! The whole procedure shouldn’t take more than an hour and often takes less. After the appointment, you can immediately go back to your daily routine.
After the procedure, you should continue to avoid tanning and use SPF sunscreen on your face for several days. You may experience some minor redness or irritation. You may use an OTC pain reliever if it gets to be too much.
The effects of dermaplaning will start to wear off after about three or four weeks, though it depends on how often your skin regenerates. Most of our regular clients come back about once a month.
One of the most common questions we’re asked is whether hair will grow back thicker and darker after the procedure. We’re happy to say that’s an old wives’ tale; regular dermaplaning won’t lead to anything except smoother skin!
Am I a Good Candidate For Dermaplaning?
All ages and most skin types can benefit from dermaplaning. However, it might not be right for you if you have an inflammatory skin condition like rosacea, severe acne, psoriasis, or eczema. You should also make sure you avoid tanning or sunbathing; you cannot get dermaplaning if you have a sunburn.
Another exfoliation procedure may work better for you if you have one of these conditions. Give us a call and ask!
If you are taking isotretinoin (Accutane) for acne, you shouldn’t receive dermaplaning until six months after you stop.
Why RFSA Dermatology For Your Dermaplaning Needs?
It can be tempting to try a home dermaplaning kit or get dermaplaning from an untrained esthetician. Don’t do it! Going with a trained esthetician minimizes the risk of complications and ensures a great job.
Home kits have dull blades that can lead to cuts and infection. Licensed estheticians receive hours of education and training on skin conditions, so they’ll do your dermaplaning right. And if dermaplaning isn’t the best procedure for you, they’ll direct you to other skin procedures.
At RFSA, we only allow licensed estheticians to perform dermaplaning. Our facility also performs medical procedures, so everything is spotlessly cleaned and sterilized. That’s why we’re the best dermaplaning San Antonio has to offer.
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Don’t wait any longer to get smoother, more even skin. Contact us today for your appointment and find out why when it comes to dermaplaning, San Antonio comes to us!