Vellus hair, also known as “peach fuzz,” is fine, short hair that grows all over your body, including your face. Peach fuzz helps your body regulate its temperature while protecting your skin. However, many people are not comfortable with their peach fuzz.
A procedure known as “dermaplaning” can gently remove peach fuzz and dead skin cells, revealing brighter, healthier skin. Some stores sell home dermaplaning kits that allow you to perform the procedure yourself. However, it is essential that a trained specialist performs dermaplaning in Troy in a sanitary office setting, such as our med spa.
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure in which a scalpel is used to exfoliate the top layer of your skin, removing vellus hair to reveal a brighter, smoother, and more even skin tone. The procedure is pain-free and nonsurgical. A specialist can perform this treatment during an office visit, generally taking around half an hour. You can schedule an appointment during your lunch break. You may experience minor redness after the procedure, but this fades quickly.
Many people in Troy seek dermaplaning to remove peach fuzz for a smoother makeup application, with the bonus of skin that looks and feels rejuvenated. Following your procedure, your specialist may instruct you to avoid direct sun exposure or makeup and apply sunscreen for at least three days. Dermaplaning costs less than laser hair removal and is often the preferred treatment for fine facial hair.
Dermaplaning is generally a safe procedure with few side effects. It has added benefits of exfoliation and an increased production of collagen and elastin, which may help repair damage caused by the sun and other factors. However, if you have highly sensitive skin or a skin condition such as rosacea, you should discuss this with Dr. DeLuca-Pytell to determine whether dermaplaning is an appropriate treatment for you.
Dermaplaning deeply exfoliates your facial skin, and doctors generally recommend waiting at least a month between treatments in Troy. If you have sensitive skin, the need for dermaplaning may only arise once a season. You should only have the procedure occasionally, as the top layer of skin helps to protect your body from allergens and pollutants, and exfoliating too often may result in irritation.
After your procedure, it is important to rehydrate your skin by using a moisturizer containing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. Your skin cells regenerate within 14 to 40 days, creating a new top layer of your skin.
You may be nervous about the cost of dermaplaning and be tempted to try a DIY dermaplaning kit to achieve brighter, healthier-looking skin or remove the tiny vellus hair that makes your makeup look cakey. Thankfully, in-office dermaplaning treatments offer a reasonably priced safe and effective alternative for many.
With a warm demeanor and thoughtful approach, Dr. DeLuca-Pytell’s aesthetician can meet with you to discuss your appearance, goals, and whether dermaplaning or any other facial treatment is an effective treatment to add to your skincare strategy. She may also discuss other treatments that could provide similar or even better results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation regarding dermaplaning in Troy.