02/09/24

TOP 5 BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANING

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When you think about ways to keep your skin looking younger and healthier, your mind might automatically go to injectables like Botox and fillers. But here’s the thing… you can get dewier, glowier, more youthful-looking skin without resorting to pricey or invasive procedures. How? Dermaplaning. This dermatologist-recommended method of exfoliating has a host of benefits for your skin… and if you choose to use a sonic dermaplaning tool like LUXE+ you can get all of these benefits at home, on your schedule.

Without further ado, let us share five reasons you (and your skin!) will love sonic dermaplaning.

1. Safely removes peach fuzz

At some point or another, pretty much every woman has looked at her face in bright sunlight and noticed a halo of peach fuzz (technically called “vellus hair). The amount varies from person to person, and some women might notice an increase in fuzz during perimenopause or menopause. If you’re seeing fuzz and you’d rather not, LUXE+ sonic dermaplaning is the ideal way to remove it. Unlike a disposable razor with a straight edge, the blade used on LUXE+ has proprietary safety features that keep your skin safe. If you look at the blade closely, you’ll see a series of micro ridges that protect your skin from nicks and cuts.

Another advantage over disposable razors? The sonic technology gives you closer, more precise and more effective hair removal. “The sonic vibrations not only assist in the exfoliation process, but it also helps to get right under the peach fuzz for more effective removal,” says Dr. Arisa Ortiz, a board-certified dermatologist and director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at UC San Diego Health.

Now, a lot of people who want to remove peach fuzz ask how long does dermaplaning last? In general, sonic dermaplaning once a week is all you need to keep your skin smooth and fuzz-free. And one more thing to add: there’s no need to worry about peach fuzz growing back thicker. This myth has been making the rounds for ages, and Dr. Ortiz is here to reassure you it’s 100% false:Your peach fuzz will grow back exactly as it was before. No thicker, no darker, no different.” 

2. Helps skincare work better

Good skincare products are an investment… and if you’re anything like us, you want to get the most from every skincare dollar! What does that have to do with dermaplaning, you ask? A lot! The deep-but-gentle exfoliation provided by sonic dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and buildup from your skin’s surface, allowing your favorite serums and moisturizers to penetrate more effectively, and helping you get better results.

“When you remove those dead skin cells, your skincare will work better because you are removing the barrier to penetration. A skincare routine without effective exfoliation is like taking a shower in a raincoat. When you use DERMAFLASH LUXE+ all of the beneficial active ingredients can sink right in and do what they are meant to do,” explains Dara Levy, DERMAFLASH founder.  

If you’re investing in products with good-for-skin ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, peptides or Vitamin C, sonic dermaplaning will help to boost efficacy so you see the results you’re looking for sooner rather than later. And when you apply a hydrating serum like Active Cocooning Serum as your dermaplaning aftercare, you’ll get the added benefit of a dewy, glass skin glow.

3. Prevents cakey foundation

The struggle against cakey foundation is real. We’ve all blended on foundation expecting it to sit flawlessly, only to see it cake up and look unnatural. Not the look we’re going for!  

So, what causes cakey foundation? One of the most common causes is a buildup of dead skin cells and debris on skin’s surface. When you try to blend foundation onto skin with flakes and fuzz, any type of foundation (from liquid to powder to cream) can cling to dry patches and fuzzy spots, giving you an unfortunate case of cake-face.  

Sonic dermaplaning is your secret weapon in the fight against cakey makeup. It not only exfoliates skin and removes flakes, it also eliminates peach fuzz. Your skin is left super-smooth, and your canvas is prepped for fast and flawless foundation application. Celeb makeup artists like Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks and Jamie Greenburg count on LUXE+ sonic dermaplaning to prep famous faces before red carpet appearances and achieve foundation that looks like a second skin. Whether you’re going for an everyday makeup look or a dramatic full face for a special event, sonic dermaplaning will get your skin ready for a perfect look (no filter needed).

4. Reduces the looks of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and acne scars

It might sound too good to be true, but regular sonic dermaplaning can help your skin look and act younger. Again, it’s all about exfoliation. In addition to sweeping away dead skin cells that can cause dullness, regular exfoliation helps to promote cellular turnover and stimulate collagen production. Cellular turnover slows down with age, so giving it a boost with regular exfoliation means that your skin can shed dead skin cells more efficiently. Consistent exfoliation also helps promote collagen synthesis, and as you might already know, collagen is what gives your skin a youthful structure and healthy-looking elasticity.  

Sonic dermaplaning can also help reduce the look of discoloration and dark spots, which can happen with age or if you spent time tanning in the past. (No judgment, just make sure to wear your SPF now!) It all has to do with melanin. Skin gets its color from melanin, and excess melanin can “clump up” and form spots or patches. When you exfoliate, it helps to break up those pigmented dead cells and slough them off—revealing fresher, more even-looking skin underneath. And if you’ve experienced acne or breakouts, sonic dermaplaning can help minimize post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. 

One more thing: only a facelift will give you super-dramatic lifted results, but sonic dermaplaning can give you a more lifted look. “Our skin cells turn over every 28 days, leaving behind a layer of buildup. This layer absorbs light and can make skin appear dull. When you remove those dead skin cells, along with the peach fuzz, light bounces off the high points of your face and gives you a naturally lifted look,” says Dara.

5. Ideal for (almost!) all skin types

If you have sensitive skin, or you’re pregnant or nursing, it can be tough to find an exfoliator that works for you. Sensitive types can have difficulty with harsh exfoliants causing irritation and reactions, and pregnant women obviously need to avoid harsh chemicals for health and safety reasons. The good thing about sonic dermaplaning is that it’s safe for all skin types (including sensitive) and it’s chemical-free. The only people who should avoid dermaplaning are those with active acne or rosacea. If you’re unsure, it’s always best to ask your dermatologist.  

There you have it… five reasons why sonic dermaplaning will give you the smooth, glowing skin you deserve. What are you waiting for? Let’s get Flashing!