Are you looking to remove dull dead skin cells from your face for a youthful and radiant glow? Is dermaplaning the best option, or is a peel treatment more beneficial? At OM Medispa in Elgin, IL we can help you find the best treatment option for your skin needs.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is carefully conducted by a professional dermatologist. The process involves scraping the surface of the skin with a surgical scalpel to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells while stimulating repair of the skin over the next few weeks. The treatment also removes the tiny hairs from the surface of the skin known as “peach fuzz.” These hairs can make the skin appear dull and rough. Patients will notice a smooth texture and fresh skin that lasts up to four weeks after treatment.
What Is a Peel?
Peels use a blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and other ingredients to peel unwanted toxins and dead skin cells from the skin. The treatment can address mild signs of aging, including fine lines, sun damage, blemishes, and rough textures. A great peel like our Vitalize Peel that penetrates deep into the skin can last one or two months.
Advantages of Dermaplaning Over a Peel
This treatment opens up your skin to better absorb other treatments and makes applying creams or makeup more effective and smooth. Results are seen immediately after a single session and last around four weeks, while peels may take a few days to see the initial change and can require six sessions, on average, to reach the desired goal. This is the only treatment that removes tiny hairs known as “peach fuzz” to make your skin more smooth and radiant. The treatment involves no chemicals, surgery, or lasers and is safe to perform while pregnant or nursing.
Both treatments can be administered in our office with no downtime or recovery for all skin types. Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment without waiting, and most patients return to work or their normal routine after treatment with no issues. As always, you should limit sun exposure and take care of your skin for the longest-lasting results.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
A dermaplaning session can benefit men and women of all ages looking to improve their skin texture and have a radiant glow. The treatment works well with all skin types and colors without any surgery, chemicals, or lasers. It is one of the safest facial rejuvenation treatments and can even be part of your routine if you are pregnant or nursing. Treatment is not recommended for those with active breakouts due to the risk of infection. A consultation from OM Medispa can help you find out the best treatment option for you and what to expect.
If you are ready for a dermaplaning session or a peel, visit OM Medispa in Elgin, IL today for an initial consultation. We proudly serve Elgin, South Elgin, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, St Charles, and Geneva with high-quality skincare treatments and wellness solutions.