Wrinkles are undoubtedly one of the most resented signs of aging. They always seem to appear out of nowhere, a sudden sign that we’re no longer as young as we feel, and as they’re on our faces – there’s very little hiding from them.
It’s no surprise then that reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is one of the biggest topics in the beauty industry. From anti-wrinkle creams from Botox to microneedling, there’s a whole range of products and treatments dedicated to helping reverse and slow down this pesky sign of aging – all of which have (and deserve) their place, depending on the investment and the results that you want.
However, there’s one treatment that is becoming more and more popular, and that’s Dermaplaning…
Far more effective than face creams or standard facials, and quicker and less invasive than many other treatments, Dermaplaning reduces the appearance of wrinkles and instantly leaves you with a naturally fresh-faced glow. If you’re looking for a fast and effective treatment with noticeable results, this might just be the treatment you’ve been looking for!
What is dermaplaning?
If you’re not already up to speed on this popular treatment, you can check out our previous blog post on dermaplaning to learn all about what it is, how it works, and exactly what to expect. But in the meantime, here’s a quick explanation:
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves a certified practitioner gently scraping away the top layer of skin using a medical-grade scalpel. Although that may sound scary, it’s not at all – it’s fast, completely pain-free, has zero recovery time, and generates amazing results.
It’s best thought of as a gentle but deep exfoliation treatment that sloughs away all your dead skin cells, impurities, and vellus hair (“peach fuzz”), leaving your skin impossibly smooth, fresh, and bright. Not forgetting, of course, its amazing anti-aging benefits – because, yep, dermaplaning also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
How does dermaplaning facial reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
Wrinkles are largely a result of our bodies producing less collagen and elastin as we age, which means we’re losing the volume and elasticity that keeps our skin plump, smooth, and wrinkle-free. However, dead skin cells also play a big part in how prominently our wrinkles appear.
Dead skin cells are totally normal, and all part of our bodies’ amazing ability to constantly repair and regenerate. But unfortunately, as we age, our skin-cell turnover rate naturally slows down. This is one of the main reasons that children have the lovely dewy skin we, as adults, all crave – their cell turnover rate is about double that of an adult.
But a build-up of dead skin cells can have a big impact on your skin’s appearance. It makes our skin look duller and dryer, which makes wrinkles more pronounced, it can give us a patchy complexion, and generally just leaves us with skin that looks far “older” than most of us would like.
Which is why dermaplaning for fine lines and wrinkles is so effective.
By scraping away this top layer of dead skin, we’re basically giving our body a helping hand by instantly removing the dull and dried skin and exposing the fresher, healthier, brighter skin underneath. Fine lines and surface wrinkles are literally scraped away with it. Plus, when the top layer of skin is sleuthed away, the body responds by producing a burst of collagen for the treated area, giving your face a natural injection of volume that further eliminates the appearance of wrinkles.
Dermaplaning is only removing the very top layers of dead skin, so it isn’t able to tackle deeper wrinkles. But for reducing the appearance of lighter wrinkles and fine lines, it’s an excellent option.
Can dermaplaning facial prevent wrinkles?
Dermaplaning alone won’t prevent wrinkles, but it certainly goes some way to slowing down the onset of new wrinkles – especially if the treatment is done regularly.
A good skincare routine, good nutrition, and steering clear of the sun are all vital if you want to prevent wrinkles for as long as possible. But treatments such as dermaplaning – thanks to the deep exfoliation process combined with the stimulation of collagen and elastin production – are a great additional boost for keeping your skin as fresh and youthful as possible in the long term.
Is a dermaplane facial treatment okay for mature skin?
Dermaplaning isn’t just “okay” for mature skin, it’s ideal for it.
Because it’s such a gentle and non-invasive treatment, dermaplaning is a great treatment for adults of any age. But the older we get, the slower our skin cell turnover is, the dryer our skin becomes, and the less collagen and elastin we produce, so a simple and non-invasive treatment that can slough away that top dull, dry layer of skin while also stimulating a burst of collagen production is particularly beneficial to mature skin.
If you’re interested in getting dermaplaning in Cleveland, come and see us at BodyTonic and we’ll be able to advise you on the exact results you can expect. But whatever your age, we can assure you – you’ll walk out of a dermaplaning session with noticeably brighter, healthier, and younger-looking skin.
How often should you dermaplane your face?
The results of a dermaplaning treatment typically last for about three to four weeks, after which your skin will have developed a new layer of dead skin cells that start to make your complexion duller and wrinkles more prominent, and vellus hairs will have grown back.
If you’re wanting to maintain the results on as permanent a basis as possible, monthly or six-weekly appointments are recommended. This keeps your top layer of skin fresh and radiant, wrinkles less prominent, and any vellus hair growth to a minimum.
However, by no means are regular dermaplaning sessions needed. It isn’t a treatment that “needs to be kept up”. Your skin will simply carry on as before, and when you reach a point of wanting that super smooth glowing complexion again, you can return for another treatment.
Ultimately, how often you should dermaplane your face depends on the results you want. Dermaplaning really can be thought of as a “supercharged facial” – either a monthly one that is doing great things for your skin both in the short and long term, or as an occasional treat to give your face an instant incredible glow.
Other benefits of dermaplaning treatment, Cleveland
So you now know how dermaplaning reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leaves your skin silky smooth and with a rejuvenated glow. But that’s not even the full extent of all its benefits.
The top reasons our clients at BodyTonic Cleveland love dermaplaning are:
- It deeply exfoliates, clearing the face of impurities
- It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- It slows down the creation of new lines and wrinkles
- It reduces the appearance of acne scars and pitted skin
- It removes vellus hair, giving a perfectly smooth finish to the skin
- It helps skin-care products and make-up go on more smoothly
- It evens out skin tone and texture
- It results in a noticeably brighter, younger-looking, and more radiant complexion
- It’s fast (usually less than 30 minutes)
- There’s zero downtime or recovery time
- It’s totally painless
- Results are instantly noticeable
Dermaplaning for fine lines and wrinkles in Cleveland
At BodyTonic Cleveland we’re proud to offer our clients a wide range of cutting-edge cosmetic treatments that help you to look, and feel, your best.
Dermaplaning is one of our most popular treatments thanks to its easy nature and excellent results. If you live or work in the Cleveland area and often wish you saw a few less wrinkles in the mirror, why not book a consultation with us today, and come and see for yourself why so many people love this rejuvenating facial treatment.