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Dermaplaning Versus Shaving: What’s Better?

By December 9, 2019December 17th, 2019Medical Spa
Dermaplaning Versus Shaving

In the modern world, we expect men to shave the hairs on their faces with a razor every single day. For some reason, when women do the same thing, a lot of people think it is strange or unnatural. I do not believe this is true. Some of the most beautiful women of all time removed the hair from their faces for a softer and smoother look.

Both Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor preferred the look of a smoother face. Regular dermaplaning or shaving leaves your face with a softer aesthetic. The question is, which one is actually better for your face.

The Benefits of Hair Removal from the Face for Women

You may be among the numerous women who have peach fuzz on their chins or a little bit of hair growing on your upper lip. Both dermaplaning and shaving will enhance the way you look. You may be familiar with the old myth that if you remove this hair, it will grow back thicker and darker. We want you to know this is not true.

The truth is the exact same hair you removed will grow back in the same color, with the same texture and at the same rate. The difference is, there will not be the unsightly stubble you see so frequently on men. Both of these procedures will remove your unwanted hair for a certain period of time while leaving your complexion smooth.

You will most likely start receiving compliments on the way you look. The chances are people will notice you look lovelier, but they will not know why. The reason is simple. Shaving increases the turnover of you skin cells and provides a mild exfoliation. The exfoliation with dermaplaning is more targeted and much deeper.

The Difference Between Dermaplaning and Shaving Your Face

These are the two most frequently used methods for removing your facial hair. The treatments for shaving and dermaplaning are completely different. Your skin is exfoliated by dermaplaning, A sharp surgical blade is used by an expert esthetician to remove your peach fuzz.

When you experience a dermaplaning treatment, the dead skin cells found on the surface will be efficiently scraped off by your esthetician. This provides you with a much better exfoliation than shaving. Your skin will be hairless and smoother and your complexion noticeably brighter.

Is Shaving or Dermaplaning Better for Your Face?

When you want to eliminate unwanted facial hair, a professional dermaplaning treatment is more effective than when you use a razor at home. The oil and dirt that build up in the hair follicles on your face are removed by dermaplaning. This means the exfoliation you receive is a lot better. The final result is a brighter and smoother complexion. Shaving does not offer you all of these benefits. Dermabrasion will:

  • Brighten the tone of your skin
  • Soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Soften rough skin to leave you with a smoother face
  • Help soften the look of mild scarring
  • Improve superficial hyperpigmentation

If all you really want is to remove the hair on your upper lip or eliminate your peach fuzz, shaving may be a suitable option for your needs.

Exfoliating Your Skin

Most of the women we see who are interested in dermaplaning find it a pain-free option to shaving their faces. Two of the best benefits are the procedure is non-abrasive and free of any chemicals. If you desire a soft and smooth face, you most likely already realize you need to eliminate dead skin cells.

When skin cells build-up, the result is whiteheads and blackheads. Dermaplaning is also an excellent option for exfoliating your skin without the use of chemicals. If you have soft or sensitive skin, this non-abrasive technique is ideal for your needs.

Fast and Pain-Free

If you are currently shaving your face, you have most likely knicked your skin. These types of cuts can really hurt. Dermaplaning is fast and pain-free. No chemicals mean no irritations. Since you will not need a numbing agent, you will not have to be concerned about any side effects. There is no risk of cuts because the procedure is performed by an experienced, trained professional.

The Anti-Aging Properties

We want you to understand why an anti-aging solution is effective. These formulas will not prevent your skin from aging. They simply stop further damage while decreasing the look of the damage already in existence. This leaves your skin looking more youthful and fresher.

Dermaplaning results in a similar effect. Professional dermaplaning will shave off the top layer of your dead skin. This decreases the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. You are left with revitalized and fresher skin providing you with a more youthful appearance.

If you have not yet experienced dermaplaning, we urge you to consider giving it a try. There is no doubt in my mind you will love your results.

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