Can Dermaplaning Cause Spots & Breakouts? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Do It From Home!

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It’s so often the double-edged sword when it comes to cosmetic treatments that promise to do wonders for your skin: Will it cause acne? We understand the concern – after all, it could stand to reason that the more you interfere with your face, the more you’re tempting fate of a pimple invasion. However, we’re here to tell you why when it comes to Dermaplaning (and all our other treatments, for that matter!), that is simply not the case.

First things first:

How does dermaplaning work?

The ultimate in exfoliating treatments, you don’t get a more thorough clear-out of your skin than this one, which involves the gentle scraping of dead cells and peach fuzz (short, soft and light hair on your face) with a scalpel (gulp). As ever, it sounds worse than it is, and you’ll barely feel a thing – honest!

What’s more, it treats a whole host of concerns – dullness, dryness, wrinkles, spots, scars and unwanted hair – you name it, Dermaplaning solves it!

The end result being the perfect base for a smooth foundation application and better penetration of all your other skincare products. It’s even better than shaving as not only does it remove unwanted hair, but also unwanted dead skin, which – in turn – activates the production of collagen for all-round sensational skin – win-win!

dermaplaning removes dead skin cells

Does dermaplaning get rid of acne scars?

Yes, it actually does! Dermaplaning is the gift that keeps on giving, really, as thanks to its role in helping the skin regenerate, it can even be used to help reduce the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation. No wonder its reviews are always so glowing (like the skin it creates!).

dermaplaing helps acne scarring

But, does dermaplaning cause breakouts?

Would we offer it to you if it did? Of course not!

Dermaplaning does not cause breakouts.

Instead, it actually helps prevent breakouts, thanks to the removal of dead skin, hair follicles and bacteria which, as a result, prevents clogged pores and pimples from appearing.

Furthermore, because it also makes the skin more absorbable, it also means that – with the help of the right products – it can help clear up acne breakouts.

Does dermaplaning cause spots?

This is another common misconception about dermaplaning, and this is probably why: For dermaplaning newbies who insist on doing it themselves at home, there is loooong list of things that could go wrong. And one of them is dermaplaning active acne.

Like many other cosmetic treatments, it is NOT suitable for those with active, cystic or pustular acne, or other sensitive skin conditions, such as rosacea, eczema or psoriasis.

This is because it might irritate your skin and make it worse. In addition, the scalpel could also nick an already-existing pimple, taking it longer to heal or leaving behind spots or scars.

Basically put: Please do NOT get a dermaplaning facial to treat active acne, and more importantly, do NOT try dermaplaning on your own. If you go to a professional skin therapist who knows what they’re doing, rest assured, your dermaplaning session will not lead to spots, bumps, or any similar skin issues.

So, is it normal to breakout after dermaplaning?

Definitely not!

Safe for most skin types and conditions, when performed by qualified therapists, dermaplaning actually carries little risk of side effects with absolutely no downtime. However, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs properly if we didn’t outline these rare but possible outcomes – IF performed by someone inexperienced or not qualified.

  • Slight redness
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Patchy skin pigment

Which brings us on to our next (and most important!) point:

How to avoid breakouts after dermaplaning

Truthfully, there’s only one rule to keep in mind: TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS.

Sure, dermaplaning may seem like an easy and painless procedure, which is probably why many attempt to do it themselves. But it’s actually so much more technical than you realize.

For one, a dermaplaning facial is supposed to be done at a 45-degree angle, and unless you’re going to dig out your school protractor (and even if you did …), it’s going to be almost impossible to achieve this.

Not to mention the fact that it also requires small, gentle strokes – something that is not easy to do when you’re attempting to squeeze it in between getting home from work and the school pick-up.

These are just some of the expert techniques needed to do dermaplaning the proper way. If not exercised with care – and under these conditions – it can (and will!) cause breakouts.

That said, if you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of dermaplaning, make sure to go to a professional skin clinic or dermatologies. When carried out with a proper Dermaplaning tool and by trained experts, you’ll be well on your way to clear, smooth, flawless skin.

Luckily for you, we know just the people!

Safe & effective Dermaplaning Facial in Christchurch

Here at Lovoir, our aestheticians are skilled at a variety of facials and advanced treatments – dermaplaning included.

If you have any more concerns or questions, just give us a call and we’ll gladly give you some peace of mind.

But for those of youready and roaring to try it our, book our Dermaplaning Facial and we promise, you won’t regret it. See you at our day spa soon!

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