Today's topic: Dermaplane Facials!
If you guys caught my Insta Story last week you saw that I got my first dermaplane facial at Bloom Medical Aesthetics! I got a ton of questions from you guys so I'll try and answer them here!
First off: What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe (provided the person performing it is properly trained) and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz)
I'll start by letting you guys in on my thoughts and then I'll explain the process as best as I can!
My skin has recently been on a roller coaster. Stress definitely takes its toll from my eating habits to my skin and probably the worse thing is that I'm a picker. So I was a little worried that this might not be the best time for a dermaplane facial, but I actually believe that it has really helped the sides of my face clear up from where I picked at it. I was extremely surprised by how fuzzy I am and you can see how much fuzz and dead skin cells Dr. Elizabeth scraped off of my face at the end of the post. My fear about dermaplaning was the idea of a scalpel going across my face, but it wasn't a big deal at all! Dr. Elizabeth has over 12 years of experience in the medical spa field so I completely trust her and honestly I wouldn't have even known it was a scalpel if I hadn't seen it beforehand. She's so good! The best part is truly the results! Not only do I feel like my skin is hydrated, I can tell my pores are smaller, and my skin tone is a little more even. Plus the glow is everything!
Now on to the process: Before using the scalpel the skin has to be cleansed. The little brush she uses is so relaxing!
After cleansing comes the toner. This part smells pretty strong, but is over so quickly. Then Dr. Elizabeth made sure my face was completely dry and ready to start dermaplaning!
The scalpel part is so interesting to me! I was nervous about it, but excited nervous! The hardest part for me was trying not to smile haha
Since this was my first dermaplane facial, Dr. Elizabeth used the sensitive skin Skinceuticals mircropeel solution. This was another aspect that made me feel even more secure because I do have sensitive skin.
The micropeel only stays on for a minute or so and then is wiped off. After the skin is clean again, it is time to re hydrate the skin. Dr. Elizabeth used Skinceuticals Epidermal Repair and their Phyto Corrective Gel followed by some sunscreen! Gotta protect that fresh face!
Hopefully you're not squeamish :) Stop reading here and scroll past this next part if you are!
Below is the peach fuzz and dead skin cells that came off my face! I am so fascinated by this! Look at all of that! You can see in my before/after photos that my pores are noticeably smaller, my skin tone is more even, and the overall texture of my skin looks better! I have also noticed that my deep acne scar (From me picking. Don't be like me guys. Don't pick your face!) has become barely noticeable!
So it's been almost a week. Would I do it again? Most definitely!
I look forward to trying other procedures at Bloom as well. Let me know if y'all would be interested in me writing blog posts about them!
If you're in the Norman/ OKC area head over to Bloom Medical Aesthetics' Instagram for more details on all of their medspa services!
Also, if you have any other questions let me know and I'll work with Dr. Elizabeth on getting them answered!