Even the best skin (and the best skin care routines) need a little extra boost now and then, especially during the winter months.

Exfoliating your skin is especially important in extreme weather. If your pores are partially or fully clogged, your moisturizer and other products won’t be able to penetrate your skin. You might find that your skin feels tighter and drier than normal, or you might even develop new skin problems as a result.

Our medical director, Dr. Nasrin Ejtemaee, and our team at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic offer a range of skin care and body contouring treatments for men and women at our office in Ashburn, Virginia.

Why choose dermaplaning to exfoliate skin?

Beauty may be skin deep as the old saying goes, but many of the most common skin problems actually start at the top — the top layer of skin, that is.

From wrinkles to sun damage, clearing away dirt, dead skin cells, makeup and product buildup, oil, and everything else that clogs your pores is the first step to fresh, healthy skin.

That’s where exfoliation comes in. There are many different types of exfoliation products and services, some of which are more effective than others depending on your skin type and the condition of your skin.

Dermaplaning treatments remove the top layer of skin using a gentle surgical blade (also known as microplaning or “blading”). Despite the name, the dermaplaning process is more like shaving with an electric razor than with a blade.

Instead of removing unwanted hair from your face or other parts of your body, we remove the dead skin cells and debris at the top layer of your skin. But, of course, dermaplaning gets rid of unwanted hair too.

It works for most skin types, so it’s an effective exfoliation treatment for both men and women. Because it’s minimally invasive, you can expect little to no downtime after each treatment.

Some people experience mild redness, and we usually recommend that you avoid direct sun exposure immediately after your treatment to ensure the best results.

Beyond that, you don’t have to worry about taking time off from work or your social engagements after a dermaplaning treatment.

What does dermaplaning treat?

Some people turn to dermaplaning to help minimize acne scars and pitted skin. It also helps manage fine lines and wrinkles, the effects of sun damage, and dry, scaly skin.

Removing the top layer of skin reveals fresher, smoother looking skin, so it also gives your skin a boost if you’re just looking for a little rejuvenation.

As with any cosmetic treatment, dermaplaning should always be performed by an experienced, licensed esthetician.

During your first appointment at Ashburn Laser & Skincare Clinic, we start with a comprehensive skin exam and evaluation, and recommend the best treatment for your skin’s needs, your goals, and your lifestyle.

For more information about how treatments like dermaplaning and HydraFacials can give your skin a boost during the cold and dry winter months and throughout the year, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Ashburn, Virginia.

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