Over time, facial skin becomes clogged with dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. Additionally, many men and women struggle from wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tones, hyperpigmentation, and other blemishes on their skin, which can cause them to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their faces. Luckily, dermaplaning (also known as “microplanning” or “blading”) is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that can help correct these facial imperfections by exfoliating your skin to give it a smoother, more youthful appearance. 



If you are frustrated with deep acne scars, skin dryness, clogged pores, or other skin issues on your face, then dermaplaning may be the treatment you’ve been looking for. Ideal candidates for this procedure are non-smoking men and women who are in good general health and have realistic expectations for their results.



Dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment in which your experienced skin care provider uses a blade called a dermatome to remove the outer layer of the skin in the treatment area. Dead skin cells, scar tissue, and other impurities are removed from the skin the same way hair is removed during shaving. Once the dermaplaning process is completed, an aloe-like substance is applied to your skin to help soothe and hydrate your skin. This painless procedure generally takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete.



Though there is no downtime required for dermaplaning, many patients do experience redness, swelling, and soreness (such as a burning or tingling feeling) in the treatment area for up to 48 hours after their treatment. However, you will be able to resume your normal, daily activities immediately following your procedure.



After your dermaplaning procedure, you will have noticeably brighter, smoother, and healthier skin. You can expect improved skin tone as well as softened fine lines and wrinkles. To achieve optimal results, most patients require three to six initial dermaplaning treatments. Additionally, it is important to understand that dermaplaning results are not permanent, since your skin is continually shedding its dead skin cells as well as collecting other dirt and debris. Because of this, it is recommended that patients undergo maintenance dermaplaning treatments every four weeks, which tends to fall in line with the skin cycle.



Dermaplaning treatments are available at Northwest Aesthetics Bellevue and Kent, WA locations.

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