If you’re a skincare enthusiast, you’ve no doubt heard tales of the “scalpel facial" that has taken the aesthetics world by storm. Half of those who’ve heard the nickname stay away out of fear, while the other half enthusiastically extol its benefits to anyone who’ll listen.
If nothing else, dermablading (the procedure’s technical name), has stirred up tremendous curiosity. If you’re still in the not-sure-if-I-trust-a-scalpel-near-my-face camp, the skincare experts at Arijai Aesthetics are here to calm your worries.
Here’s a breakdown of what the procedure entails, and what you can expect from this ultra-trendy, yet highly effective treatment.
What is Dermablading?
Dermablading, commonly referred to as dermaplaning, is a non-invasive facial treatment designed to deliver smooth, soft, flawless-looking skin in just one session.
It’s also effective for combating signs of sun damage and aging that can make your skin look less than healthy and youthful.
Using extremely gentle pressure, a cosmetic dermatologist expertly glides a medical-grade scalpel along the surface of your face while gently pulling your skin taut.
While the mere thought of a scalpel near your delicate facial skin certainly sounds intimidating, the procedure is painless and actually quite relaxing.
How Does Dermaplaning Improve Skin?
The treatment has garnered enormous praise from beauty enthusiasts everywhere for its ability to not only slough off dead, dull skin cells but improve overall texture and appearance.
Because it is essentially an extremely precise manual exfoliation treatment, the effects of dermaplaning are often compared to those of microdermabrasion. However, unlike microdermabrasion – which can result in temporary skin inflammation – dermaplaning is far gentler.
After just a single dermablading session, you can expect:
- Complete peach fuzz removal
- Skin tone improvement
- Softer, smoother skin
- Clearer complexion
- Fine line reduction
- Removal of dry skin patches
While dermablading produces impressive, immediately visible results, it also works to enhance product absorption and improve makeup application.
Because the treatment exfoliates away the uppermost layers of dead, dull skin cells, you’ll notice your skincare products work more effectively, and your foundation applies much smoother against your skin.
Does Dermaplaning Have Side Effects?
As long as your treatment is performed by a trained medical aesthetician or doctor, dermaplaning is safe for all skin types. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it is absolutely critical that you find a well-trained and licensed professional to perform your treatment.
Often, adverse side effects from any skincare procedure are due to inexperience on the practitioner's part. At Arijai Aesthetics, we ensure your safety and well-being through a combination of expert training, medical licensing, and precision application.
However, as with any skincare treatment, there are certain individuals who should steer clear. If you suffer from keratosis pilaris, rosacea, facial eczema, or inflamed acne, the blade can cause further irritation of your already sensitive skin.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Dermablading?
Dermaplaning is safe and effective for just about everyone – even for many people with sensitive skin, acne scarring, rosacea, and other complexion irregularities.
However, you should avoid getting the treatment if you:
- Have a sunburn on your face
- Are currently using tretinoin or Accutane or have used these products in the last few months
- Are taking certain medications that can make your skin highly sensitive to manual exfoliation
- Are dealing with an active breakout, especially if you have cystic acne
- Have an active cold sore breakout (The tool can spread the virus that causes breakouts to other areas of your face, which may make you more prone to developing sores on other areas of your face.)
Before you can undergo treatment for the first time, you’ll need to sit down with your cosmetic dermatologist for a consultation, during which your provider will determine if the treatment is right for you.
If it’s not, your provider can recommend a procedure that will give you the results you’re looking for (minus the peach fuzz removal) that won’t put your skin at risk.
Can You Do Your Own Dermablading?
Although you can purchase dermaplaning tools for home use, you should really think twice before performing DIY dermaplaning.
Why? Because the tools available to you aren’t nearly as effective as those used by professionals and it can be exceedingly easy to injure yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. Influencers might make the procedure look simple, but in reality, only a highly trained and skilled practitioner can achieve optimal results.
What’s more, only a trained and knowledgeable dermablading specialist can determine which areas of your skin need more or less attention.
And, as mentioned, only a pro can determine if the treatment is actually appropriate for your unique skin.
Improve Your Skin’s Appearance at Arijai Aesthetics
At Arijai Aesthetics, we’re dedicated to providing you with the highest caliber cosmetic procedures available. Dermablading is just one of our many treatment options designed to reveal your healthiest, most youthful skin.
We can also enhance dermablading’s impressive effects by combining the treatment with a facial peel, LED phototherapy, or a salt facial. When you crave seriously smooth, flawless, glowing skin, our team is here to help you reveal it!
To schedule your treatment, or for inquiries about any of our procedures, feel free to contact our team at 952-435-0605. Or, to get started right away, upload your photos for a free virtual consultation.