Dermaplaning is currently a leading favorite aesthetic treatment among patients seeking diverse, double-duty, painless, and effective treatments. As an advanced exfoliating technique, there are many appealing benefits of this treatment, including anti-aging and skin-perfecting effects. At the Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we seek to answer all patient questions, such as whether or not this exfoliating treatment is good for aging skin.
Is Dermaplaning Good for Aging Skin?
All skin tones and types can benefit from dermaplaning treatments, but it’s a point of fact that aging skin tends to get the most benefits from this treatment. Dermaplane treatments are incredibly helpful for aging skin and completely safe due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment.
For example, the primary benefit of this treatment for aging skin is the fact that dermaplaning can help eliminate fine lines.
How Does This Treatment Eliminate Fine Lines?
Fine lines are the earliest form of wrinkles that tend to appear on areas of your face that are associated with making facial expressions – this includes your forehead, between your eyebrows, on the outer corners of your mouth, around your nose and mouth, and also on your chin. Over time, fine lines can deepen into dynamic wrinkles or deep wrinkles that can only be treated with invasive treatments.
However, while fine lines are still relatively minor, a dermaplane treatment can effectively remove fine lines and temporarily prevent fine lines from worsening. This is because of the removal of dead skin cells during treatment. When the top layer of dead skin cells are removed, the surface of the skin becomes smooth and the cells that contributed to fine lines disappeared.
Will This Treatment Make You Look Younger?
Yes, this treatment will absolutely make you look younger, and not only because of the elimination of fine lines. As a byproduct of exfoliating dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, this treatment will expose new skin cells and encourage a more rapid skin cell turnover rate. Both of these factors will give your skin a radiant and youthful glow.
Why Does Skin Cell Turnover Matter for Youthful Skin?
Your skin has a natural cycle where skin cells are born and shed over a period of 28 to 40 days. This is called your skin cell turnover and is a large part of maintaining the health and elasticity of your skin.
As we age, our natural rates of skin cell turnover eventually slow, which means that old skin cells remain on the skin surface for longer periods of time. When old skin cells linger, they contribute to the appearance of fine lines, dull skin, and dry skin – all visible signs of aging that can be difficult to contend with. By using exfoliating treatments such as this one, you can correct the rate of your skin cell turnover and restore youthful skin health.
How Many Treatments Will You Need for Anti-Aging Results?
Almost all patients will experience the immediate anti-aging benefits of this treatment, specifically a brighter and more youthful-looking complexion. For the elimination of fine lines, most patients will require multiple treatments to achieve long-lasting results. Consistent dermaplane treatments will help maintain the anti-aging effects of this treatment, as well as make them more effective.
Top 3 Ways This Treatment Helps Restore Youth
In addition to eliminating or reducing the appearance of fine lines from your skin, dermaplane treatments can also help restore a more youthful appearance in other ways. The top three ways include:
1. Brightens and Tones Complexion
Some of the cardinal symptoms of aging skin include dull skin, tired skin, dry skin, thin skin, and uneven skin tone marked by dark spots and sun damage. A dull complexion can be difficult to manage when there is a layer of skin that is preventing products from working as intended.
Exfoliating techniques and products are so important because exfoliating sloughs off old skin cells and brightens your complexion.
Why New Skin Cells Are More Radiant
New skin cells are those that are sitting right beneath the top-most layer of your epidermis, so they are untouched and undamaged.
New skin cells have not been exposed to any pollutants, free radicals, or UV rays that cause premature skin aging, which is why new skin cells are more radiant and can produce a more youthful-looking skin glow.
2. Increases Collagen Production
Our skin is very sensitive to the amount of blood circulation working beneath the surface, which means any kind of stimulation is a potential boon for our skin health.
To be specific, this process involves a firm pressure being placed on the surface of the skin that increases the amount of blood circulation in the skin, which in turn stimulates collagen production.
Why Collagen Is Important for Your Skin
Collagen might be the single-most-important protein found within our skin because it provides structural support to our skin and gives our skin a firm, supple, and youthful texture. However, as a result of the natural aging process, our relative levels of collagen begin to decrease, which is what leads to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, skin dryness, and increased skin laxity.
Some people opt to increase collagen production by taking dietary supplements or using collagen-rich skincare products, but the best way to induce collagen production is through manual stimulation. Manual stimulation can mean using derma rollers, massaging the skin, and yes, even dermaplane treatments for skin exfoliation.
3. Helps Skincare Products Be More Effective
Regular exfoliating is not only important to maintain your skin health and help your skin retain its youth, but also for ensuring that every drop of your skincare products is put to good use. When the layer of dead skin cells is removed from the surface of your skin, the active ingredients in your special anti-aging skin care products can penetrate deeper layers of your skin and produce more effective – and quicker – results.
The Best Type of Skincare Products for Anti-Aging
When it comes to age-related skincare products, there are many trends you will find, both in professional-grade products and in over-the-counter products. However, some ingredients are more effective than others, especially when combined with dermaplaning treatments. A few active ingredients to keep an eye out for include:
Retinoids, also called retinol, is a super concentrated form of Vitamin A that increases the speed of your skin cell turnover rate. Retinol is frequently used to fight agast free radicals associated with aging, soften skin, even out oil production, fight acne, and reduce the appearance of scars.
Bakuchiol is a new buzzword in the beauty community and has been widely praised for both its natural plant source and the gentle approach it takes to skin health. Bakuchiol has the same effects as retinol, but is ideal for sensitive skin, those who have mild aging concerns, or those who do not respond well to retinoids.
Skincare products with Vitamin C included are immensely helpful for detoxifying skin, undoing the damage and preventing damage from sun exposure, and stimulating collagen production.
There are some dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient, but you can also find hyaluronic acid in serums and moisturizers. Known for its intensely hydrating effects, hyaluronic acid keeps skin moist, supple, and can help stimulate collagen production.
Niacinamide is a derivative form of B Vitamins and helps protect your skin barrier. Skincare products containing niacinamide can help with restoring even skin tone, retaining moisture, and fading pigmentation concerns caused by sun damage and dark spots.
How Does Treatment Work?
Dermaplane treatments are one of the easiest and quickest aesthetic treatments around. In fact, dermaplane treatments are considered “lunchtime” appointments, which means they can be completed in 30 minutes or less. There is no recovery time associated with this treatment, and the aftercare instructions generally boil down to using sun protection and moisturizing.
Step One: Cleanse
Although you will be asked to arrive at your appointment with your face free of make-up, we will still gently cleanse the surface of your skin to remove any excess dirt or oil.
Step Two: Dermaplane
The dermaplane treatment itself consists of one of our skilled aestheticians using the flat side of a surgical blade to gently scrape dead skin cells off the surface of your skin.
Step Three: Moisturize
After your treatment is complete and any remaining dead skin cells have been cleansed from your face, a moisturizing serum or cream will be applied to your skin to lock in moisture and start protecting the skin barrier of your new skin.
How Often Should You Have This Treatment?
The results of this treatment last for about three to four weeks at a time, which means you can schedule regular appointments for this treatment once a month. However, if you are taking good care of your skin between appointments, you may be able to make your results stretch enough to only need bi-monthly appointments. The condition of your skin is also a factor, as well as how well your skin responds to the treatment.
How Can You Prolong Results?
Prolonging your results essentially boils down to making sure you have good skincare habits. The best ways to prolong your results and protect the health of your skin include:
Adequate Sun Protection
Because this treatment involves removing the surface layer of your skin, the skin the is revealed will have no additional protection against harmful UV rays that can prematurely age you – and because your skin will be especially vulnerable to sun exposure for the first three days after your appointment, it’s important that you use adequate sun protection. For most people, this means wearing SPF 30 to 50.
The health and radiance of your skin, not to mention the continued production of collagen in your skin surface, depends on your body retaining enough water. Staying hydrated by drinking enough water every day will help your skin remain supple and cleanse toxins from your body.
Establish Good Skincare Routine
A good skincare routine that includes the right skincare products is also key to getting the best possible results from this treatment. This includes using the right cleansers, moisturizers, and active ingredients for your skin type and skin needs. If you aren’t sure which products are best for your daytime and nighttime routines, we can help you find the products ideal for your skin.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Because this is a non-invasive treatment that is considered safe for all skin tones, skin types, and skin conditions, you are most likely a good candidate. During your consultation, we will be able to examine the condition of your skin and let you know how effective this treatment will be for your particular concerns.
Restore Your Youthful Radiance With Dermaplaning Treatments!
It’s time to say bye-bye to dull, tired-looking skin, and embrace a treatment that will restore your youthful radiance. Please call Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT to set up your first appointment today!