Dermaplaning is an effective and safe exfoliation procedure. It uses a sterile surgical scalpel to shave the surface of the skin to remove excess dead skin and vellus hair. It is generally a stand-alone procedure, but it does create deeper product penetration boosting the product’s effects. The benefits of dermaplaning are smoother skin and diminished fine lines. Dermaplaning removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oil leaving the skin with a healthier glow. It’s a great procedure with instant results and zero downtime.
Dermaplaning Session: $89
Every single day our skin is exposed to damaging environmental toxins, including a variety of chemicals and irritants. In addition, unless we take precautions with some type of sun protection, the sun itself damages our skin.
All these factors cause the top layer of the skin (i.e., the stratum corneum) to look less vibrant, which can cause an individual to appear older than he or she truly is. Dermaplaning eliminates these dull, damaged cells; thus, allowing the newer skin cells to shine through, leaving you with a vibrant-looking, youthful complexion.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to address fine lines and wrinkles as well as the scarring that results from severe forms of acne. At the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa, during this procedure, an experienced technician uses an exfoliating blade to gently skim the surface of the skin, removing its uppermost layer.
This top layer of skin consists mainly of dead skin cells. After removal of the stratum corneum, the newer skin that lies just beneath the stratum corneum becomes visible and cell rejuvenation can begin.
Now that the newer skin is at the surface, the individual enjoys smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. In addition, dermaplaning removes the short, soft, fine hairs on the face (i.e., peach fuzz) and helps eliminate uneven pockmarks.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Dermaplaning Procedure At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa In Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
Dermaplaning is considered to be a safe procedure for most people.
Furthermore, when this procedure is performed by an experienced professional like Elli Bell, who is a licensed medical aesthetician and the owner of Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, there are very few risks of experiencing any of the side effects associated with this skin-rejuvenating procedure.
A Dermaplaning Procedure In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Can Help Individuals Of All Skin Types Who Want To Address
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Dry skin
- Dull skin
- Skin damaged by the sun
Since dermaplaning does not require that the patient take any time off work or school, this procedure is extremely convenient. Typically, one of the more difficult aspects of having a dermaplaning procedure is finding a medical professional who has the skills and experience required to perform the procedure
However, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this is not a problem because Elli Bell is a licensed medical aesthetician who frequently performs dermaplaning procedures at Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa.
Who Is Not A Good Candidate For This Procedure?
Individuals who have rosacea and/or hypersensitive skin should avoid getting this kind of procedure.
In addition, those who are prone to developing acne or who have extremely sensitive skin may not be good candidates for this procedure. Furthermore, individuals who have very oily skin or excessive facial hair should avoid this procedure as it may lead to razor burns and/or ingrown hairs.
How Does This Procedure Work?
This is an exfoliating procedure that removes the uppermost layer of skin, which allows topical Cosmeceuticals to penetrate the skin more deeply; thus, enhancing the effectiveness of the product.
An Initial Consultation For Dermaplaning At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa In Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Before you have any skin-rejuvenating treatment at Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa with Elli Bell, she will want to know about your medical history.
Prior to your procedure, she will take the color of your skin as well as the type of skin you have (e.g., dry, oily, combination) into consideration. Additionally, Elli Bell will want to discuss what you would like to accomplish with your dermaplaning treatment.
What Happens During The Procedure?
- After arriving at Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, you will be asked to lie down on one of our treatment beds.
- Your face will be thoroughly cleansed.
- During a dermaplaning procedure, you should not feel any pain. You may feel a slight tingling sensation, which is fine.
- Once you are feeling relaxed, your technician gently places the dermaplaning tool, which is a sterile surgical scalpel, at a 45-degree angle. Then, the technician gently stretches the area of the skin being targeted, pulling it taut.
- Once the skin is pulled taut, the technician manually shaves off the outer layer of dull-looking, dead skin along with the peach fuzz, that is adding years to your face.
- You should feel no pain or discomfort throughout this process.
- This exfoliation process usually takes from 20 to 30 minutes.
- Once your exfoliation treatment is complete, your technician will gently apply a soothing gel or lotion to your face.
In addition, sunscreen will be applied to your face. This is a very important step because the new skin is extremely sensitive to the sun’s rays. If this newly exposed skin sustains damage from the sun, it could reverse the positive effects achieved with dermaplaning.
The UV rays can also cause blotches of pigment to develop on your face. In the weeks following your treatment, remember to always wear some type of sunscreen on your face.
Why Should I Consider A Chemical Peel After My Dermaplaning Treatment?
Following a dermaplaning treatment, the skin benefits more deeply from a chemical peel because it can absorb the product better.
There Are Similarities Between Dermaplaning And Shaving
The tool that is used for dermaplaning resembles the razors that are used to remove body hair. This makes sense in that the basic concept of the dermaplaning procedure is identical to shaving.
By placing the sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and then slowly moving it across the skin, the scar tissue, dead cells, and debris that make the skin’s surface look dull and uneven are removed.
Are There Any Side Effects Associated With A Dermaplaning Procedure?
Dermaplaning is considered a low-risk procedure; therefore, the potential side effects are minor and few. Patients may experience a slight redness in the face for several hours following the dermaplaning treatment.
A few days after treatment, they may develop whiteheads on the treated areas.
While infection and scarring are extremely rare, they do happen.
When patients develop a scar due to the dermaplaning process, they may need to have a steroid injection to soften the tissue so the scar can be treated.
Patchy skin pigment in treatment areas is possible, however, these patches may diminish or disappear completely as time passes. For a few days following the dermaplaning procedure, patients may experience flushing on the face and a feeling as if their skin has been scraped.
During the procedure, an inexperienced technician may nick the patient, which is why choosing an experienced technician to perform this procedure is essential to ensuring the patient’s safety.
When Will I See The Results?
You will probably see results right away. Most patients notice that their face looks brighter directly following their dermaplaning procedure. However, the full benefit cannot be appreciated for several days. As the redness subsides, you will be able to see your final results.
How Long Will The Results From A Dermaplaning Procedure Last?
The results attained during a dermaplaning procedure are temporary, typically lasting from three weeks to a month.
Is There Anything That Would Result In The Need To Reschedule Surgery?
If an individual experiences an acne flare-up, to avoid irritating the skin even more or tearing the surface of the skin, the surgery may need to be rescheduled.
Preparing For A Dermaplaning Treatment At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa In Baton Rouge, Louisiana
For about a week prior to your skin-rejuvenating treatment, avoid spending time in the sun. If you get a sunburn prior to your appointment, your treatment may need to be rescheduled or, if you go forward with the treatment despite the sunburn, it may be quite painful.
How Much Does A Dermaplaning Treatment At Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cost?
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not cover this kind of treatment; therefore, you have to pay for it yourself; however, the prices at the Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa are very reasonable.
If you would like to learn more about the numerous facial procedures available at Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, contact the office today at (225) 361-0227. Schedule a consultation with Elli Bell, who is the owner of Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa and a licensed medical aesthetician. She is dedicated to helping each of her clients attain the tools they need and the services they want to achieve the beauty they desire.
Elli Bell loves to see her clients leave Coco looking beautiful and feeling confident. Coco Beauty Bar & Medical Spa is located at 8510 Quarters Lake Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.