Most people are familiar with chemical peels and their benefit for your skin. Yet not everyone is aware of dermaplaning and its amazing benefits when performed before a chemical peel. There are several great reasons that dermaplaning should be done before a chemical peel.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive procedure in which the dead skin cells and peach fuzz of the skin is removed with a surgical scalpel. Not much skin is removed with dermaplaning, but enough of the initial layer of skin is removed to cleanse the skin, open up the pores, and remove the peach fuzz that can hinder skin care procedures like chemical peels. Dermaplaning is a great way to prepare your face for other treatments such as chemical peels, facials, and skin care products, because the skin is better prepared to absorb them.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning before a chemical peel has many benefits. Without dermaplaning, the chemicals for your peel cannot absorb fully into the skin. The dead skin cells and peach fuzz are eliminated by the chemicals, but the peel may not penetrate as deeply as it would if that layer was not there. With dermaplaning, this initial layer has already been removed, allowing the chemicals for the peel to penetrate more deeply and be much more effective. You can often get the same results with milder chemical peels when you have dermaplaning first.
If you are interested in dermaplaning before your chemical peel or facial, contact us today to schedule a personalized skin consultation with one of our Medical Aestheticians.