Hey Everyone! It has been a while since I have done a post. oops! About three weeks ago I had a facial and dermaplaning done and I wanted to share my experience with you. When I made my appointment, I told a few friends that I was going to have dermaplaning done and they had no clue what I was talking about, so apparently it isn’t as common as I thought??
Just a quick disclaimer: I am by no means an expert on this topic, I am just sharing my experience and my personal opinion. 🙂
I booked my appointment with a salon who had a certified/licensed esthetician with dermaplaning. I feel it is crucial to have someone who is actually licensed since they are pretty much taking a scalpel to your face. YES, I SAID SCALPEL.
The first half of my appointment was a just a 30-minute facial. During this time the esthetician did a cleansing routine on my face and massaged my face. To be honest, I wasn’t really into this part because I was excited about the dermaplaning. Weird, I know. 🙂
Next, the esthetician started the dermaplaning. It is a super simple process. In small sections on my face, the esthetician took a scalpel (that is meant for this process) and scraped the dead skin and hair/peach fuzz off my face in small back and forth motions. The best way for me to describe it is to scratch yourself with your fingernail in small back and forth motions as if you had a itch. That is exactly how she moved the scalpel on my face and how it felt.
After she finished the dermaplanning, she used a high frequency facial device (with the mushroom attachment) on my facial with a face mask cream. According to my esthetician, this was used to kill any bacteria in my pores. After dermaplaning, your face is more susceptible to bacteria and breakouts. Afterwards, my esthetician cleansed and hydrated my face and I was done.
Top FAQS I have received:
- Did it hurt? Not at all!
- Was my face red for a week? Nope, only for 30-45 minutes.
- Was the process long? By the time I got to the salon, had my facial, paid, and left it only took 1 1/2 hours.
- Was it expensive? Only cost me $65!
- Has your facial hair came back quicker and darker? Nope! It is like normal 🙂
- Did your esthetician accidentally cut you? Nope! 🙂
After dermaplaning, my face felt so much smoother and cleaner. Not to mention, my makeup goes on my face so much better. I wish I would of taken a picture of the amount of dead skin and build up that came off of my face due to the dermaplaning to share with you all! ha!
A couple things my esthetician told me that stood out:
- She recommended 6-8 weeks between dermaplaning appointments.
- She also does not recommend this process for those with bad acne breakouts. (You don’t want to cut off a pimple!)
- Dermaplaning helps prevent breakouts, wrinkles, and lines.
- If someone is unsure if dermaplaning is the right fit for them, schedule consultation with an esthetician.
If I didn’t explain this well enough, you have more questions, or want to see a video of dermaplaning, go to the this link to check out an article.
Here is a picture of how I looked approximately 30 minutes after my dermaplaning appointment.
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