Out foul spot’: say goodbye to acne and scarring with dermaplaning

Out foul spot’: say goodbye to acne and scarring with dermaplaning

It’s an understandable concern — the more you stress ache and blackheads, the more they embed themselves in your skin, burying dead skin cells and bacteria deeper into the skin. The open sore can become infected or inflamed by persistent interference, making it sore and uncomfortable. 

However, while busy hands may cause more damage than good, dermaplaning can actually be beneficial for your acne in some instances. Intrigued? Read on to find out more.

Gentle exfoliation.

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating technique that removes the very top layer of impurities from the skin, including dead cells, trapped dirt, grease and vellus hair. With a very fine scalpel, dermaplaning gives the skin a smoother appearance, uncovering the fresh, clean layer beneath the very top epidermis. 

Using a sterile scalpel with a fine edge, dermaplaning is able to remove impurities which typically ‘feed’ clogged pores and pimples without further aggravating them. With the help of the right facial treatments, dermaplaning can activate the absorbability of skin, aiding acne cleansers to refresh pores. 

What if my acne is active?

If you have active acne or any related acne condition related to sensitive skin, you’re best off treating the condition itself before undergoing dermaplaning. Trying a cleansing kit or proactive treatment first will give your acne time to heal, reducing irritation. When your skin condition is no longer inflamed, or if swelling from eczema, psoriasis or rosacea has gone down, consider talking to your beautician about booking a dermaplaning session. The further clearing of the skin helps keep your pores clearer, reducing the amount of irritation and dirt buildup.

For more information on products designed to help acne, cysts or other skin conditions, talk to your local chemist.

Helping skin regenerate.

Because dermaplaning removes existing impurities, it can actually help skin regenerate, reducing the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation. Pores and scars that become blocked by dirt, pores, and oil skin residue will have great trouble regenerating in a healthy way. Larger pockmarks are the result of uneven skin formation, especially where the deeper skin tissue has been damaged.

Keeping the skin clear of impurities helps with regrowth. Whilst dermaplaning alone won’t fill in pockmarks, removing the obstacles which interfere with natural growth will result in better, healthier skin with fewer problems.

How will I know if dermaplaning is right for me?

The best way to find out is to get in touch with a chemist or beautician to explore options. 

At The Beauty Parlour, we’re always happy to give advice about your treatments. Even if dermaplaning is not the best option for you right now, we can suggest other cleansing techniques that will help clear your skin and reduce acne outbreaks.

Is there another treatment that might help?

For deeper cleansing, Procell Microchanneling gets deeper into the skin, creating microinjuries that force the skin to reform in a healthier way. Channelling both the body’s natural healing ability and using growth serum gel derived from bone marrow stem cells, Procell Microchanneling can be used to heal acne scaring, pockmarks and other skin conditions. 

However, if you’re experiencing active acne or skin irritation, a less invasive method might be preferable. 

Other methods we can use to clear your pores gently include;

  • Skin extractions. Extraction is the process of clearing clogged pores, milia, pustules or blackheads. The problem areas are then treated or cleared, as opposed to a full dermaplaning session.
  • LED light therapy. For full-on active acne or skin conditions, this may be the least invasive solution. Using the power of LED lights, which penetrate deep into the skin, LED therapy activates skin cells, heightening their activity and stimulating faster healing. 
  • Procell MD System Cellular Renewal Serum & Healing Accelerator. This all-in-one cream helps aid healing and reduces inflammatory skin conditions to shorten skin recovery time.
  • Aspect PCA Retinol Treatment for Sensitive Skin. Ideal for treating redness, irritation or uneven skin tones.
  • Aspect Cleanser. A light exfoliator, the Aspect Cleanser delivers a deep cleanse to oily skin, helping heal overactive acne in preparation for other treatments, like dermaplaning. Similarly, you can try the Aspect Gentle Clean Facial Cleanser or Janesce Gentle Clearing Wash as part of your morning routine.
  • Janesce Gentle Enzyme Peel. If you’re still looking to remove dead skin cells and promote healthier, clearer skin, this enzyme peel is a gentle alternative to dermaplaning. Whilst a dermaplaning treatment is preferable, an enzyme peel won’t run the risk of inflaming active acne or skin conditions any further.

Finding the right solution for you?

Still confused? No worries. We’d love it if you got in touch with one of our beauticians or, even better yet, came in to see us in person! The Beauty Parlour is located at 205 Fendalton Road, Fendalton, just before you hit Memorial Ave.

Dermaplaning may be the way to go for you after all. It’s still one of the most popular beauty treatments out there, and for good reason. But if you have any concerns or worry that dermaplaning may irritate your skin, we can help find a better solution to achieve a healthier, fresher look for you.

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