If you would like to improve dull skin, clogged pores, and other imperfections without going through a complicated procedure, you’re in luck. You can enhance your skin in a quick, non-invasive manner with dermaplaning. At Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, we can use this fantastic treatment to brighten your skin and give you a vibrant, healthy-looking complexion. Read on to learn more about how this treatment can improve your look.

What Is a Dermaplaning Session Like?

If you’ve had uncomfortable cosmetic treatments in the past, you may feel nervous as you prepare for your dermaplaning session. Fortunately, there’s no need to feel frightened about this treatment. Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, this skincare technique uses an easy, comfortable process. You will not receive injections, incisions, or anesthesia during your appointment. You should feel relaxed and at ease as you begin to receive this treatment.

Exfoliating Your Skin

This is a non-invasive treatment that we perform on an out-patient basis. This treatment improves the texture of your skin through exfoliation. Exfoliation is a term used to describe the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of your skin.

A Gentle Process

During your appointment, we will use a sterile blade to remove vellus hair, commonly known as peach fuzz, from the surface of your skin. We will also remove dead skin cells during this time. Since we move the blade in a very gentle manner, you should not feel any discomfort during this process.

A Quick Treatment

Although your treatment session will be unique, this is usually a quick process that shouldn’t be difficult to fit into your busy calendar. For instance, you might be able to receive this treatment during your lunch break.

Why Do I Have Skin Issues?

There are a variety of reasons why you may not be happy with the condition of your skin. In particular, you may have dull skin, clogged pores, enlarged pores, or fine lines and wrinkles. Further, you may have fine hairs on your face that make you feel unhappy about how you look.

Dull Skin

One of the most common causes of dull skin is a lack of exfoliation. Your body produces a large number of dead skin cells every day. Some of these cells will flake off naturally, while others will remain on the surface of your skin. If you don’t exfoliate your skin regularly, these dead skin cells may build up. These accumulated cells can make your skin look dull and grey.

Clogged Pores

Your pores are small openings that allow your skin to remove sweat and oil. When you have lots of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, your pores are more likely to become clogged. In addition to excessive cells on the surface of your skin, sweat, toxins, and other irritants can clog your pores. Once your pores are clogged, you will become more likely to develop acne, blackheads, and other skin issues. Further, your skin may look dull and less attractive.

Enlarged Pores

Although enlarged pores generally do not cause health issues, you may not like the way that they look. Your pores may appear to be enlarged if you have excessive oil, dirt, and other debris on your skin. When these items collect in your pores, they can make them stretch. This process can make your pores look larger and more noticeable.

Fine Lines

You can develop fine lines on your skin for a variety of reasons. In particular, as you make repeated facial expressions, your muscles will contract. Although contracting your muscles is normal, over time these movements can cause you to develop fine lines around your eyes, on your forehead, and on other areas of your face. Further, as you get older, your skin will become less firm and elastic. These changes make your skin more likely to crease and fold. Spending too much time in the sun and smoking can also negatively impact your skin.  

Peach Fuzz

It’s normal to have fine hairs, also known as peach fuzz, on your face. Although these hairs are usually harmless and normal, they may bother you. For instance, you might not like how these hairs look. Further, these hairs may make it more difficult for you to apply makeup and other products to your face.

What Issues Can This Treatment Address?

This non-invasive treatment can improve a wide variety of different skin issues and imperfections.

Minimizing Your Imperfections

Exfoliating your skin can minimize the appearance of your fine lines. It may also brighten dull skin, improve the condition of enlarged or clogged pores, and remove peach fuzz on your face. You may be pleased with how attractive and vibrant you look after you complete your treatment.

Smoothing Your Skin

Removing your dead skin cells and peach fuzz may make your skin feel smoother and silkier. The improved texture of your skin may allow you to more easily apply and remove your makeup. Further, your face may absorb skincare products more efficiently. Your increased absorption of these products may allow you to achieve better results from your current skincare regime.

What Will My Recovery Period Be Like?

Since this is such an easy treatment, you should have no downtime once your appointment is complete. Further, since we do not introduce any foreign substances into your body, there is no risk that you will experience an allergic reaction to this treatment. Instead, you can immediately resume your job and other activities.  

Aftercare Rules

Although you do not have to interrupt your life during your recovery period, you should follow some simple aftercare instructions. For instance, we may ask you to avoid excessive sun exposure for a few days. To accomplish this goal, you should wear a high-quality sunscreen, a hat, and other protective gear when you go outside. Further, we may ask you to avoid using any exfoliating skincare products while your skin is recovering from your treatment. We can give you more detailed instructions after you complete your treatment session.

How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

There is no set number of treatment sessions that will work for everyone. Since your skin and aesthetic goals are unique, we will develop a customized treatment plan for you. That said, you are likely to see beneficial results very quickly. In fact, you will probably achieve your desired outcome after you receive one treatment.

Maintaining Your Improvements

It’s important to realize that this skincare treatment does not provide permanent results. Your imperfections may return if you do not have sufficient maintenance treatments. Fortunately, these gentle treatments should be easy to receive on a regular basis. During your initial treatment session, we will analyze your skin and talk about your desired outcome. We can suggest a treatment schedule that can help you maintain your vibrant new look.

Can I Perform This Treatment on Myself?

You might have come across at-home dermaplaning products. Although you might be tempted to save money by performing this treatment on your own, using these products may be dangerous. Since you probably have no training in this technique, you might use your blade too aggressively. You could injure your skin or create lasting scars.

At Refresh Evolution, we have extensive training in performing this treatment. During your appointment, we will use these skills to move the treatment blade gently over your skin. Going to a trained professional will allow you to achieve the best results in a safe, effective manner.

Can I Get This Treatment Before a Big Event?

Smooth, beautiful skin may help you feel more confident and attractive during a wedding, important party, or vacation. Further, achieving a more even complexion can make it easier for you to apply makeup on the day of your special event. As a result, receiving this treatment can be an ideal way to improve your appearance before a significant occasion.

Scheduling Your Appointment

Since this treatment works quickly, you should be able to improve your skin by your big day. That said, you should tell us if you are trying to achieve improvements by a certain day. We can help you plan a treatment program that will allow your skin to recover before your significant event. Further, receiving a series of treatments in the months before your special day may allow you to obtain even more beneficial results from this skincare technique.

Will This Treatment Make My Peach Fuzz Grow Back More Quickly?

You might have heard rumors that using this skincare technique will make the peach fuzz on your face grow back faster. Further, you might have heard from people who claim that this treatment made their facial hair thicker or coarser. This is a myth: treating your peach fuzz will not impact its thickness or rate of growth. Instead, your hair will grow back normally in the weeks that follow your treatment.

What Are the Differences Between This Treatment and a Chemical Peel?

Although both of these treatments exfoliate and improve your skin, they use unique techniques to accomplish this goal. During a chemical peel, we will apply a scientifically formulated solution to your treatment area. This solution will exfoliate your skin and cause outer layers of your skin to flake off. This process will stimulate your body to produce fresher, healthier tissues. This treatment can tighten your skin, improve its texture, reduce acne, and address other skin issues.

Since these treatments can address some of the same issues, you might have difficulty choosing a skincare technique that can help you. Fortunately, you don’t need to make this choice on your own. During your initial consultation, we can discuss the benefits of both of these treatments with you. We will help you choose a method that will work for you.

Who Can Benefit From This Skincare Treatment?

This is one of the gentlest, easiest cosmetic treatments. As a result, you are likely to be a suitable candidate for this treatment. That said, there are some skin issues that may prevent you from immediately receiving this treatment.

Please tell us if you have an infection, active acne, or an injury in your treatment area. Although these conditions will not prevent you from receiving this treatment in the future, you should not get this treatment while these issues are ongoing. Waiting for your skin to heal may allow you to achieve more beneficial results from this treatment.

Try It for Yourself

It’s easy to fix your dull skin, improve your clogged pores, and minimize the appearance of your fine lines. You can exfoliate your skin and reduce the prominence of your imperfections with dermaplaning. To learn more about this amazing treatment, contact us at Refresh Evolution in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia for an initial consultation today.