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A healthy glowing complexion is a universal sign of youth and vitality. A buildup of dead skin cells will dull that glow. Dermaplaning is a method of physical exfoliation that uses a scalpel to slough off dead skin cells and peach fuzz, resulting in a radiant complexion. The treatment is safe, fast, and painless, does not involve any chemicals, and takes only a few minutes to perform.

What is dermaplaning?

At any given time, you have layers and layers of dead skin cells on your face, which can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles, lack of radiance, breakouts, and more. Dermaplaning is performed by a doctor or licensed aesthetician to get rid of the outermost layers of dead skin cells and peach fuzz. Not only does the give your skin a boost, but it also helps your skincare products perform better! The dead skin cells on the surface prevent your products from absorbing as they should. By getting dead cells out of the way, the products you use every day are absorbed, helping your skin to look healthy and brilliant.

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How often do you dermaplane?

Each face is different, and each patient has different skincare needs. It is recommended that you dermaplane every three to four weeks, but that schedule can be established between you and your aesthetician.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning reveals baby-soft, healthy skin while offering many benefits, including:

  • Removes vellus facial hair which can trap dirt and oil
  • Allows products to penetrate better
  • Smooths the appearance of fine lines
  • Smooths the appearance of acne scars
  • Eases the application of foundation
  • Is safe for all skin types

What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?

When considering exfoliating treatments, your skin must be treated with care. Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are methods of physical exfoliation. Both procedures will leave your skin looking more youthful, glowing, and refreshed. Microdermabrasion, however, may not be suitable for all skin types. If you suffer from rosacea, acne, or psoriasis, microdermabrasion can irritate these skin conditions leaving your skin troubled and angry. Dermaplaning is a safer, gentler alternative to microdermabrasion that will leave you looking luminous.

How long does the procedure take?

The dermaplaning process is relatively quick and painless and can be completed in as little as 20 minutes. Your dermaplaning treatment is part of an overall facial experience at Saving Face Austin, which includes cleansing, exfoliation, and treatment. We want this to be a luxurious, relaxing experience for you so take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy.

Will by peach fuzz grow back thicker and darker?

While this is a common misconception about dermaplaning, it is simply not true. There’s no need to worry about the hair growing back thicker and darker than it was before. If you decide that you no longer wish to continue dermaplaning, the peach fuzz on your will grow back exactly as it was before.

What should I expect following dermaplaning?

The first thing you’ll notice following your dermaplaning treatment is how soft and smooth your skin feels. You’ll be amazed at how beautifully your makeup will apply, and the radiance from your skin will be noticeable. Your skin will appear brighter and more luminous, and you will see an enhanced benefit from your skincare products. Your skin may be a little pink initially following your appointment, but this should subside within a few hours. Since your skin is freshly exfoliated, you should take extra care to apply adequate sunscreen to protect your skin.

Does dermaplaning hurt?

Not at all. Dermaplaning is a gentle, pain-free method of exfoliation. You will feel the scraping sensation, but it is not painful.

Can I still do dermaplaning if I have darker skin?

Yes. There are no harsh chemicals used with dermaplaning, making it safe and effective for all skin tones.

Does dermaplaning cause breakouts?

No. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Acne is often caused by a buildup of skin cells and excess oil on the surface of the skin. By scraping away this dead outer layer of cells, you’re allowing your skin to breathe. Any treatment products you use for your acne (or any other skincare concerns) will are more effective since they can now sink directly into healthy skin cells. Dermaplaning is not appropriate for those who are experiencing active breakouts, however, so it is best to wait until any acne has calmed before undergoing this kind of treatment.

Schedule an appointment at Saving Face for your dermaplaning treatment

Do you want to experience the glow-boosting benefits of dermaplaning? Schedule an appointment with your aesthetician at Saving Face Austin, and you’ll see just how radiant your skin can be. Our licensed aestheticians are highly trained in treating all skin types and conditions, and we focus on helping your skin look and feel fresh and beautiful.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated May 11th, 2020

Hello Saving Face Family,

Wow what a crazy world we are living in?! It comes as an early surprise to us, but I am excited to announce our re-opening May 11th. As you can imagine, there is a lot that will look different in light of this Corona pandemic.

We will do everything we can to insure your safety and safety of our team. Here is what you can expect as our new normal:

  • We will be calling to screen patients prior to your appointment.
  • Text the office when you arrive. Waiting in your car until we contact you letting you know the room is ready. (I have a few good audibles and podcasts if you’re interested)
  • Please wear a mask and keep your friend and family in the car. (We want to protect them too)
  • You will be asked to sanitize your hands and have your temperature checked with Lexie (guaranteed she is smiling behind her mask)
  • If you did not complete the COVID-19 consent form in your patient portal prior to arriving, you will be asked to complete before entering the treatment room.
  • Once in the treatment room, you can remove your mask. If you choose to rejuvenate your lips or augment them to perfection, you will be given a Chlorhexidine mouth wash to swish for 30 seconds and rinse (it’s yuck but works)
  • Expect to book and check out inside the treatment rooms. Have your Brilliant Distinctions and Galderma accounts updated and ready to go (don’t forget to take advantage of all the stimulus money they are rolling out!)

I think that’s about it, except for all the cleaning between appointments, COVID consents and questionnaires, oh and no more “15 minute drive-by” appointments, so we can clean thoroughly and space you guys out. If you think of anything else that would make you feel more comfortable, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate everyone and keep you all protected from this beast of a virus. Stay well Stay Safe and Sane.

We love you!!

Brooke and Team

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