Aesthetic operations are more popular than ever. Dermaplaning is one of the treatments that gain more attention every day.
Before we talk about dermaplaning treatment and dermaplaning regret, let’s briefly talk about the psychology behind having skin care treatments.
Skin Care Products and Treatments
In the past, people who were obsessed with aging or had mental difficulties preferred beauty products and procedures more than other groups. Nowadays, teenagers and women in their early 20s are more interested in having an astonishing skin. One medium to blame for this trend is social media. It invokes jealousy and encourages competition.
The truth is, most beauty products and treatments offer short time results. When the initial effect fades away, people tend to do more which causes taking more risks and spending more money.
In this post, I will try to point out both pros and cons of dermaplaning treatment to help you with making your decision whether or not to try this procedure out.
Getting Rid of Dead Skin and Vellus Hair with Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a technique that uses a tool like a scalpel to remove the dead skin and vellus hair from your face.
Dead skin cells are usually a problem for middle-aged and older people. Even if you use skincare products suitable for your skin type, you may still look older than you are due to genetic and external factors. Therefore, you may consider a method like dermaplaning for quick results.
To give you a quick idea about how it works, watch the Aesthetician Rachel Valverde’s one of the latest videos below.
Is Dermaplaning a Myth or Does it Really Work?
Is dermaplaning from Cleopatra to Madonna a myth or does it really work? There are thousands of women looking for the answer to this question on social media.
Long story short: Yes. It works for most people. Check the before and after photos below.
It is possible to get rid of dead cells by shaving your face. There are aesthetics clinics that practice this professionally. They shave the upper layer of the face with a dermaplaning tool or a razor blade to remove the dead skin.
After the treatment, problems such as the growth of facial hair and the emergence of acne are likely to go away.
Side effects of Dermaplaning
However, be mindful of the side effects. Kavita Mariwalla, MD, a dermatologist in West Islip, New York, says there can be unexpected situations where hair darkens and thickens especially around the sideburns and chin area.
There are also other side effects like
- Irritation and scarring
- Small nicks and cuts
- Redness on the skin
Check out the nine tips below to avoid these issues while making your skin smoother and cleaner.
Simple Tips to Avoid Having Dermaplaning Regret
We created a list so that you do not go through dermaplaning procedure that you may regret having it later.
1. Think twice and don’t do it if you are afraid of side effects
It is that simple. All the aesthetic operations, medicines, and devices you have seen so far definitely have some side effects one way or another.
Some people with dermaplaning regret even call this treatment “dermablading” because of the after-feeling and irritation. Have a look at Maria’s story:
2. Don’t try to do it yourself
You may have heard or watched people doing dermaplaning at home. Be aware that there are fraudulent videos and posts with click-baits to gain views (and income).
Dermaplaning procedure should be performed by a professional. This is even more important if you have a sensitive skin or underlying conditions.
3. Do more research
Even if you cannot reach the best doctor in the world, you can reach the doctor with the most positive comments. Check their Instagram and Facebook feeds to see what their patients said about them.
4. Do not rely on positive comments
As you may have already become aware, likes and followers are sold on the internet. Reviews are too!
Therefore, always double-check the authenticity of the comments and reviews. Do they look like they were written by real patients or they look too short and unrelated that was probably written by bot accounts created overseas?
For example, the comment below needs more clarification about the experience.
Be cautious and skeptic along the way. Unfortunately, people lie a lot on the internet to get attention or make sales. It would be better if the person who had done dermaplaning (or any health-related treatment) is someone you know.
5. Be aware of the cost and how long it lasts
The dermaplaning treatment may cost from $40 to about $200 a session based on the location. The results are not permanent but they can last anywhere from two weeks to a month.
6. Ask yourself twice
Even with an aesthetician you trust at a reputable clinic, there is always a chance for things to go south. Thousands of operations may have been successful, but one you get involved may go unplanned. Is it worth it? The decision is yours.
Being skeptic helps find the right decision:
7. OK. It’s time to take an action
Once you feel comfortable about the procedure after watching videos, reading opinions from both sides, and finding a reputable clinic, it’s time to give it a chance.
You should feel good with your decision no matter if it’s trying dermaplaning or not because you have made your research.
8. What if you decide not to give it a try to dermaplaning treatment?
Most of the times, you can cover unwanted spots on the face even with light makeup. So, it’s not a life-changing decision.
9. You are beautiful in every way
As Alessia Cara sings:
“And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful”
While you are on a cosmetic journey, check out scalp micropigmentation as well. It may help you perfecting how your hair looks: 11 Celebrities That will Never Have Scalp Micropigmentation Regrets