I get a lot of questions regarding skin care and skin conditions. One question in particular I get very often is, "what is dermaplaning". At Kāma skin spa, dermaplaning is one of my all time favorite treatments. It truly leaves you with glowing, fresh skin, every time. So lets dig in a little deeper to dermaplaning, what it is, and why its extremely important to choose the right after care products.
Preferably, this treatment should be done at a spa that uses ONLY non-toxic products, like Kāma Skin Spa, my favorite spa, in the heart of Coral Gables, Florida. ** check them out at www.kamaskinspa.com
Dermaplaning is is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis, ridding the skin of dead, dull skin cells, and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). A licensed esthetician will use a sterilized scalpel/blade, to mechanically remove the upper most layer of the epidermis. This reveals new, super smooth skin. Reading reviews, and going to an experienced practitioner is extremely important. It is also important to note that the hair will not grow back thicker or darker, though it may seem a little prickly growing back, if you have a lot of hair on the face. It is just the stubble resurfacing. Don't worry as the hair grows back out, this feeling will subside!
What honestly baffles me is why anyone would go to a medical spa, or non-organic-type center for this treatment. With fresh, new skin exposed, it is EXTREMELY important to not use products with chemicals in them, this includes common ingredients like alcohol (which is drying and irritating), fragrance (irritating) propylene glycol (extremely irritating) among so many others. You will also want to stay away from anything that is chemically exfoliating, such as, retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents. Most products in spas, medispas, dermatologists, etc, contain skin irritating ingredients, which you should be staying away from in general.
Tell me, does this scenario make sense to you? really ask yourself this.....
I am going to go get all my dead skin scraped off my face, and now I'm going to put on skin products including makeup, that contain ingredients in them that are going to irritate my skin, clog my pores, expose me to harmful hormonal disrupting ingredients?... UMMM HELLOOOO no it doesn't make sense!!!! And sadly, that is what so many people end up doing, without being advised by their doctors, derms, and estheticians after their treatment concludes. Choosing organic skin care products, and spas, is of upmost importance. Your practitioner should have no problem sitting with you and informing you on what to avoid and which products to use, before and after your treatment.
In choosing a dermaplaning treatment, you can expect clear, glowing, smooth skin, the ideal canvas for makeup application. I encourage my clients to do this treatment a few days before a night out or big event. Hydrating, Moisturizing, and Protecting are the major steps you will want to focus on after your treatment. You will have no down time, though it is advised to wait 24 hours before makeup-application. Using hyaluronic acid type serums, nutrient serums, and SPF of 30+, will allow you to reach a most beautiful result.
I LOVE DERMAPLANING! check out www.kamaskinspa.com for videos of the treatment!
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