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Perhaps you’ve already heard that Vargas Face and Skin Center is moving to a new office location in Prairie Village, Kansas. With the extra space we’ll have at the new office, we’re adding a full-time esthetician to our staff. Her name is Lindsey Pratt and we’re very happy to have her as part of the Vargas Face and Skin team. With a full-time esthetician in the office, we’ve decided to add a number of new services, including dermaplaning.
What is dermaplaning?
For those who’ve never heard of dermaplaning, it can be easily said that it’s one of the more popular superficial exfoliation techniques in cosmetic facial rejuvenation. The history of the dermaplaning process dates back to the 1990s, when it was first used as an exfoliation alternative to a traditional chemical peel. It is essentially a “shaving technique” that removes superficial layers of dead cells and fine hair from the epidermis and leaves the treatment area (typically the face) looking fresh, clean, and healthy. Dermaplaning is an in-office superficial peel that creates a result that is almost equal to chemical exfoliation.
How does the dermaplaning process work?
Very simply! The dermaplaning process is quick and with few adverse effects. Most patients say that they remain incredibly relaxed during the procedure – almost like they’re receiving a facial massage! In a treatment, either a qualified esthetician or a plastic surgeon makes use of a scalpel blade, held at a medium angle to the skin, and draws the blade across the treatment area to gently remove the dead skin cells and fine hairs on the surface. If you’ve ever seen a man shave with a straight razor, you get the general idea, but it should be stated that dermaplaning is a much more delicate process.
In some respects, shaving your legs is a form of dermaplaning. On the face, the result is much the same – soft to the touch and silky smooth. But, when it comes to exfoliating the surface of the skin on the face, however, the process is always best handled by a trained professional with the right equipment.
Dermaplaning is often used by estheticians to prepare the surface of facial skin for a superficial chemical peel. Additionally, dermaplaning is often a perfect start to a cleansing facial or a schedule of skin care treatments. Due to the fact that dermaplaning removes a top layer of dead skin cells from the surface of the face, any subsequent skin care products or treatments will be able to better penetrate into deeper layers of the skin and affect a better result.
If you’d like to learn more about dermaplaning, you are welcome to drop by and ask our new esthetician all about the process. Keep in mind that dermaplaning can be used as a treatment process for rough skin, dry skin, mild acne scarring, superficial hyperpigmentation, or to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Don’t forget! Our new location is 5000 W. 95th Street, Suite 170, Prairie Village, KS 66207. You can paste our address into Google Maps and get quick and easy directions!
At Vargas Face and Skin, Dr. Hannah Vargas is ready to address the issues that are most important to you and help create a beautiful, natural outcome that is tailored to your specific needs. If you wish to have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Vargas, please click here to access our Contact Form page.