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I tried dermplanting and here's what happened

Jean Ahn

Hi! Hello! How is everyone doing?!

So I’m getting real today… I have an embarrassing problem, I have a lot of facial and body hair. It’s been a struggle to up keep and I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money waxing the last couple years. The struggle is soo real! Lol

You have probably heard of dermaplanting it’s been popping up everywhere and I always wanted to try it but never had the chance and honestly I was a little scared. I was really excited when Regenerative Aesthetics and Lasers NW reached out to partner and share with you all my dermaplanting experience.

Ok, so real quick if you weren’t familiar with dermaplanting, it’s an exfoliating treatment where a doctor or aesthetician uses a surgical scalpel to gently scrape off any dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and (along with the peach fuzz on your face). Don’t worry it doesn’t hurt it’s just a light scraping against your face. Here is more info about dermaplanting and what to expect.

I will say, everyone’s face and skin is different so results may vary. I am sharing my own results which may be a little different from your experience.

* This post was sponsored by   Regenerative Aesthetics and Lasers NW

* This post was sponsored by Regenerative Aesthetics and Lasers NW

Emily, the aesthetician prepped my face with a facial wash (shown above) and a rubbing alcohol. Emily then started shaving small areas of my cheeks, forehead, jawline and ended with my upper lip. While the process didn’t hurt it felt like a light scraping… it was definitely a strange sensation.

Immediately after the dermaplanting was done, my face was very red! I had a little bit of congestion (some redness from dirt and oil trapped under the skin) on my forehead and cheeks so those areas were the most red but after a few hours the redness went down. The next few days I noticed some flakiness for the next few days in the sensitive areas and I had to keep moisturizing but by the 6th or 7th day the flakiness was gone. I also noticed that the congestion had come to the surface and was slowly fading which was great to see but within a week I noticed that some peach fuzz on my upper lip had grown back and the hair was a bit coarser than normal.

Overall I would say I had a positive experience with dermaplanting but if you’re going to go on a trip I would recommend scheduling it a week or so before a trip. I was headed out of town a few days after I got it done and I was super flaky and red which wasn’t the most ideal situation but by the end of my trip my skin was super smooth and soft.

Following the treatment, here are some important instructions:

  • Avoid working out for two days or activities that would cause excessive sweat

  • Do not apply ice or ice water to treated areas

  • Do not put the face directly into a hot shower,

  • Don’t use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas

  • Keep the area out of direct heat such as blow dryers

  • Don’t use loofahs, scrubs or other means of mechanical exfoliation.

  • Stay cool! Getting heated internally can cause post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation

Also as a treat for you all, be sure to mention this post to receive 20% off dermaplanting, microneedling, laser hair removal or a peel package.

Have you tried dermaplanting? What was your experience like? Share below in the comments!