Do’s and Don’ts After Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a painless facial skin exfoliation treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars while it removes dead skin cells. It produces a smoother skin texture and can be paired with a deep chemical peel for ultimate nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Dermaplaning is a popular treatment because it requires no chemicals and no downtime but eases makeup application and allows active skin ingredients to be better absorbed.
If you’re considering this incredible treatment, remember that your skill will be especially sensitive for three days to one week after treatment. Here are some do’s and don’ts after dermaplaning to ensure you get the best results possible.
Do Prioritize Your Skincare Routine After Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning provides immediately visible improvements, and your complexion will continue to improve as new collagen production plumps and enhances your skin.
Dermaplaning also has the unique benefit of enhancing the effectiveness of your current skincare products. By removing fine facial hair and dull skin cells, your skin can better absorb the active ingredients in your routine. However, the treatment can leave your skin a bit dry and sensitive.
Some tips for taking advantage of the benefits while reducing unwanted results include:
- Apply a hydrating serum or face oil to help nourish and protect the skin
- For two weeks following your treatment, stick to a simple skincare routine
- Use a gentle cleanser, hydrating serum or face oil, and sunscreen every day
- Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out
Don’t Use Scrubs, Exfoliants, and Acids
Because dermaplaning is a skin exfoliation method, you’ll want to avoid facial scrubs and other treatments. You should wait two weeks before exposing your skin to any of the following:
- Glycolic acid
- Other facial treatments, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion
- Washcloths and scrub brushes
- Harsh or abrasive cleansers
- Chlorine and swimming pools
These are some things that cause irritation, dryness, redness, and swelling. By avoiding these for two weeks after dermaplaning, you’ll avoid damaging your fresh and healthy skin and extending recovery while keeping your skin happy.
Do Avoid Sun Exposure and Extreme Heat
The main goal of the dermaplaning recovery period is to avoid things that will make your fresh and vulnerable skin feel dry and irritated. Avoid the following for at least two weeks to protect your skin after treatment:
- Hot water can strip the natural oils from your skin, so avoid using hot water when cleansing your face or taking a shower
- Steam rooms or saunas
- Direct sun exposure after dermaplaning
- Vigorous exercise or physical activity that creates heat and sweat
If you must be in the sun, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher because your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays. Apply it every day, even if you stay indoors; the sun’s rays still penetrate your skin from windows and other exposure.
Don’t Pick or Scratch Your Face
Touching your face can introduce bacteria to the skin and cause irritation; picking and scratching can cause infection by damaging the skin. Avoid touching your face as much as possible after dermaplaning. You should also avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after dermaplaning to give your skin time to heal and recover from the treatment.
Do Choose Flawless Skin by Abby for Dermaplaning
Our goal is to cater to your every need in aesthetics and cosmetic enhancements. Our experienced staff performs the most effective treatments to enhance aesthetics for beautiful, ageless skin to ensure we achieve exceptional results. When you choose Flawless Skin by Abby for dermaplaning, we will restore, rejuvenate, and refresh your look at our world-class clinic.
Experience an exclusive, luxury aesthetic medical spa in Nigeria where your face and body will be under the care of top professionals, no matter what enhancement you need. As a leading medical spa in Abuja, our goal is to bring you greater joy and confidence, knowing you look simply: flawless.