Your skin is amazing. It can stretch as needed throughout your life, it protects your body, and it helps you to look GREAT on a big night out. With that said, your skin takes a beating every day! Just by living life, you put it through a lot and it can’t always recover on its own.
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried all kinds of “miracle” products to help your skin look its best. Unfortunately, a drugstore product alone probably won’t get you the glowing, dewy skin you’re longing for.
If you’re not happy with the state of your skin, there are lots of treatments you can try. Sometimes, though, the hardest part is choosing the right treatment. There are just so many options!
Skin blading, also known as dermaplaning or epidermal leveling, is a treatment option that can be a little confusing. It goes by many different names and it’s not always clear as to what it’s supposed to do for your skin. So what’s the deal? Should you consider dermaplaning?
Skin Blading: An Exfoliation Treatment
Your skin is constantly creating new cells. Over time, existing cells become damaged and die, prompting the skin to renew itself. Unfortunately, these dead skin cells don’t always come off when they’re supposed to—they can hang around until they’re removed, making your skin look dull and dry. Dead skin cells can also clog your pores and generally cause a range of problems!
That’s where exfoliation comes in. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells for clear, smooth, and glowing skin. There are many different methods of exfoliation, including skin blading, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. You can also exfoliate gently at home with a scrub, gentle brush, or mask.
Skin blading is an effective exfoliation treatment that should only be performed by a trained skincare expert. It involves “shaving” the top layer of dead skin cells and fine hair from the face with a sharp surgical blade for a brighter complexion.
After the treatment, healthy skin cells will remain for a glowing appearance. It’s also great for removing fine, unwanted facial hair without the side effects of waxing. Blading is far more effective than home exfoliation methods and can produce excellent results.
Is Skin Blading Risky or Painful?
Although it sounds a little scary, skin blading is very safe when it’s performed by a trained aesthetician. The blade doesn’t cut into the skin, it just shaves dead skin cells off the top. No anesthesia is needed, and most people find the treatment very comfortable.
Dermaplaning is all-natural, non-invasive, and requires no downtime, so patients can get back to their normal activities right away. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and colors. It’s even safe for women who are pregnant or nursing!
After the treatment, patients might experience a little redness, but this should resolve quickly. Any discomfort will be minimal and temporary. Many patients choose to get epidermal leveling treatments monthly for the best possible results. For even better results, our aestheticians recommend combining the procedure with medical-grade skincare products.
Best Candidates for Dermaplaning
Because it’s safe and doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals or other topical products, dermaplaning can be a great option for almost anyone who wants brighter, healthier skin. If you have unwanted “peach fuzz,” dull or dry skin, or acne scarring, blading can help to improve your complexion.
People who get dermaplaning love that they can get results from just one non-invasive treatment. With that said, it’s a treatment that works best if it’s repeated once a month. So if you don’t want to come in for treatments that often, you might want to consider a more in-depth procedure that needs to be repeated only once or twice a year.
People with extremely sensitive skin, rosacea, keratosis pilaris, or inflamed acne are typically not good candidates for blading. Even the gentle scraping or feathering of the blade across the skin can irritate these skin conditions and do more harm than good. Be sure to mention any skin conditions you may have to your aesthetician before your first treatment.
No single procedure is the right choice for everyone. There are lots of great skin treatments out there and you need to discuss your goals with an aesthetician to find the option that’s best for your specific needs.
Getting a Head Start on Skin Health
Skin blading is a great choice for younger people who want to keep their skin healthy and glowing. It can benefit almost anyone and can help you get a head start on skin health. Dermaplaning can be combined with other treatments for even better results.
If you care for your skin properly by protecting it from the sun, maintaining a good skincare regimen, and getting regular professional exfoliation, you might be able to slow down the skin aging process somewhat. In short, you’ll look younger, longer!
Schedule your Blading Consultation
If you’re interested in epidermal leveling, then your next step is to find a qualified aesthetician to discuss your options. Although the procedure is very safe, the risks go up with an inexperienced provider. You want to choose a clinic with an excellent reputation and experienced aestheticians.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, offers patients an incredible experience and exceptional results. Our highly-trained aestheticians perform a wide range of skin treatments and can help you create a treatment plan that brings out the best in your skin. To schedule a consultation, call 281.810.9083 today!