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Is Dermaplaning Good for Older Skin?

You shave your beard and mustache every day. You wash and moisturize your face. You exfoliate twice weekly as advised by your dermatologist. Surely your skincare routine is complete. After all, professional skincare treatments are for young people with young skin who want to maintain their youthful countenance. If this sounds like you, the experts at aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, MO has some news for you. Dermaplaning, and many other aesthetic treatments, are absolutely beneficial for older skin.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an incredibly popular form of physical exfoliation. Essentially, it involves the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to shave the top layer of dead skin cells and any fine, vellus hair present on the face. This type of hair is commonly known as "peach fuzz".

One of the most common misconceptions about vellus hair removal is that removing such hairs causes them to grow back darker, thicker and faster than ever before. This is categorically false. Only terminal hairs grow back darker after treatment.

How Is It Good for Older Skin?

As you age, cellular regeneration slows drastically. This means that the superficial top layer of your skin looks duller and less hydrated. Your countenance can even appear ruddy. This is due to the greater buildup of dead cells making up the top layer of your skin.

Other Benefits of Dermaplaning

Besides helping mature skin appear younger and refreshed, there are several benefits of this treatment. First, the cellular regeneration process triggered by the physical exfoliation makes your skin more receptive to anti-aging creams, prescription acne medication and other skincare products.

It also makes a chemical peel far more effective. By removing vellus hairs from your skin, your face does not hold on to as much dirt and oil. Whether you receive a chemical peel after treatment or not, the result is smooth, healthy, bright skin.

Can I Do This Myself?

Unfortunately, dermaplaning is not a DIY skincare treatment. If you do not hold the blade at precisely a 45-degree angle throughout the entire treatment, you may nick yourself and cause an infection. Moreover, the blades sold for at-home use are duller than a surgical scalpel and not vetted by the FDA.

Finally, many people use dermaplaning as an excuse to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of life for half an hour. You won't be able to do this if you try this treatment at home.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

The best candidate for this treatment does not have thick, dark facial hair. If he has excessive facial hair, he will be left with smooth skin at the end of treatment and is willing to wait patiently for it to grow back. He does not have active acne or very oily skin and wants to invest half an hour each month into maintaining the health and quality of his skin.

Learn More About Skincare Treatments Today

Are you ready to improve your skincare routine? If you are, contact the dedicated beauty experts at aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, MO today to schedule your consultation. Dermaplaning may be just what you need to look younger and fresher and restore lost self-confidence and self-esteem.

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