Transformations Aesthetician Recommends Dermaplaning for Skin Care

UW Health aesthetician Angie Byer with a dermaplaning patient.Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor are rumored to have done it. And now, beauty experts say more and more women are saving face by shaving their facial hair.


But while women are picking up razors, UW Health Transformations medical aesthetician Angie Byer says women will get better results with a professional treatment.


"Men are definitely on to something because shaving is a method of exfoliation which brightens skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles," said Byer.


She said that while occasional shaving at home is safe, it's not as effective as dermaplaning. UW Health Transformations aestheticians use a medical-grade scalpel to gently exfoliate the face. As part of the treatment, peach fuzz and hair is shaved away.


"You'll get a deeper exfoliation with dermaplaning. You'll notice softer, smoother skin, softening of lines," Byer said. "Makeup goes on smoother and products are absorbed better after dermaplaning."


Byer said another of the benefits of dermaplaning is that there is no downtime.


"It takes about 30 minutes. And when you're done, no one will know you had anything done."


Even women with sensitive skin can benefit from occasional dermaplaning. Byer says the Transformations medical aestheticians do a skin assessment before any treatment or procedure.


"If a woman has sensitive skin, we take that into account when dermaplaning by applying lighter pressure with the scalpel," said Byer.


Byer said that whether it's shaving or dermaplaning, some women hesitate.


"The fear is that after shaving, the hair will come back darker and thicker. But that's a myth," said Byer.


Byer said that women who want to get rid of facial peach fuzz should think carefully before shaving.


"Shaving may be trendy but we recommend a professional consultation for best results rather than shaving at home," said Byer.

Date Published: 02/27/2015

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