We are constantly hearing about new ways to promote healthy, vibrant skin. Shaving the face is certainly not a tip that most women would expect to receive, especially from celebrity physicians like Dr. Terry Dubrow from Botched. As odd as it may sound at first, this practice is precisely what many celebs do before a big event. Here, we discuss why some are saying that a good shave is just what a woman’s face needs.
What Is Dermablading?
Dermablading isn’t just shaving; it is a protocol that only resembles the practice that keeps men’s faces smooth. It is not something that anyone should do on their own. Dermablading is a precise method that is performed by a trained esthetician, nurse, or physician, similar to a professional straight-razor shave done in a barbershop. The technique is not performed to groom away unwanted hair; it exfoliates the accumulation of damaged and dead skin cells on the epidermis. The removal of the fine vellus hair that lives on the face is just a bonus.
Why treat the outermost layer of the skin with a straight razor? Because skin cells routinely regenerate. The old cells that are no longer viable should fall away, but they don’t. They stick to the epidermis, where they create a blanket that dulls the complexion, degrades texture, and clogs pores. Dermablading addresses the issues caused by cellular debris without heat, light, or chemicals, resulting in minimal downtime and outstanding results.
What Does Dermablading Feel Like?
The idea of a straight-razor run over the skin could sound painful. It isn’t. Patients are very comfortable during this gentle treatment performed on dry skin. As the provider moves the razor across the skin’s surface, the patient may feel a mild scraping sensation. Again, this is not painful. The straight-edge of the instrument prevents tugging and pulling hair. After treatment, the skin may be slightly red for about 24 hours. After that, it is smooth, soft, and vibrant.
The skin needs continual care to look its best and to age well. We offer several treatments to help our clients achieve their cosmetic goals. To learn more, call our Sterling, VA medspa at 703-444-2800.