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How Soon Can You Dermaplane After A Chemical Peel

Want to enhance your normal chemical peel treatment to achieve a greater anti-aging effect? Combining your chemical peel with dermaplaning can result in skin improvements you would never see with chemical peels alone. The chemical peel is absorbed deep into the skin and can provide unmatched cleansing and hydration without being limited by the skin’s natural absorption.

In this post, you’ll read about dermaplaning with chemical peel cost and dermaplaning and chemical peel aftercare.

How Soon Can You Dermaplane After A Chemical Peel

Yes, you can. While each is effective as a stand-alone treatment, they deliver synergistic results when combined. Dermaplaning achieves several different effects, including removing the skin’s outer layers. The solution of your peel treatment can then penetrate deeper to reach underlying tissues and produce more enhanced results.

As you might have guessed, dermaplaning needs to come first when combining these treatments. The chemical solution during your peel is then left on the skin for less time because it does not have as many layers to penetrate through. Additionally, the skin is more sensitive after dermaplaning, so the chemical solution does not need to be left on as long to produce its desired effects.

The Caveat

Dermaplaning is actually a great way to prepare skin for a more even distribution of the peel treatment. But we like to proceed cautiously with new clients so we can first understand how your skin reacts to these treatments individually before combining them. We may therefore recommend that your peel be scheduled two to four weeks after dermaplaning to establish a baseline of your skin’s sensitivity.

Explaining Both Treatments

Dermaplaning is a dual-purpose treatment that removes facial hair (peach fuzz) and exfoliates the skin. It requires no incisions or chemicals, instead relying on a simple surgical blade that we gently run across your skin. With this action, we eliminate dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and, yes, facial hair that can dull the complexion, cause breakouts, and create an uneven surface.

The Specific Details

Benefits of this treatment include:

  • Reduced pore size
  • Elimination of dry patches
  • Improved skin clarity
  • Minimized lines and wrinkles
  • Softer and smoother texture

Results show immediately, and because one session removes three weeks’ worth of dead skin accumulation, we recommend waiting about a month before your next dermaplaning appointment. Patients don’t have to endure downtime periods, and facial hair grows back in the same color and texture as it was before treatment. Post-treatment, we recommend you wear sunscreen every day.

Chemical Exfoliation (Peel)

This treatment also exfoliates the skin, like dermaplaning, but it uses a chemical solution that is applied directly to the face. After a designated time, the solution is then removed. Common ingredients of chemical peels include:

  • Alpha hydroxy acids
  • Beta hydroxy acids
  • Natural enzymes

The solutions applied to the skin are highly concentrated to help dissolve the “glue” that binds cells to each other. They are then shed more readily from the face to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion free of acne, age spots, and dullness. As shedding occurs, your skin may be slightly flakier than usual, but this subsides quickly as dead cells are eliminated and new ones emerge.

Benefits of Treatment

Peels can be performed on the face, neck, back, arms, chest, and hands. We generally recommend a series of treatments delivered over a specific period of time. For instance, we may recommend three peels delivered two weeks apart from each other for a total of six weeks. Benefits are numerous and include refined texture, increased skin radiance, and greater moisture levels, in addition to:

  • Corrected sun damage
  • Reduced scarring
  • Fewer wrinkles
  • Improved skin tone

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment that exfoliates the skin by removing dead and damaged skin cells. The treatment is also one of the best methods for removing tiny hairs from your skin that make your complexion look dull and rough. The treatment is conducted by a trained nurse or dermatologist using a surgical scalpel to gently scrape away dead skin from the face. After your treatment session, your skin will be flawless and smooth with a radiant glow.

Can You Get a Chemical Peel After a Dermaplaning Session?

A dermaplane session can give you smooth and exfoliated skin, but the benefits do not end with skin exfoliation. A chemical peel after your dermaplane session can provide hydration and cleansing to replenish the skin. A chemical peel is a treatment using natural acids like salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells, toxins, and oils from the skin. Chemical peels come in light, medium, and deep peels to provide various levels of treatment. While a deep chemical peel can provide you with exfoliation and cleansing beyond the skin’s surface, it is not equal to the physical exfoliation from dermaplaning.

The reason that a chemical peel is a perfect partner to a dermaplane treatment is that the physical exfoliation prepares your skin to soak up and enjoy the maximum benefits of the peel. This will give you the deepest cleansing possible, and since the dermaplane session removes tiny hairs from the face, there is nothing to dull your complexion.

What Can the Combined Treatments Do for Your Skin?

A normal chemical peel session will stimulate collagen production, rebuilding your skin and improving the elasticity of the skin. The collagen reduces the appearance of scars and makes the skin firm and smooth. The tone, color, and texture of the skin can be improved. Discoloration and dark spots can also be eliminated. Enlarged pores and clogged pores can be cleansed and cleared of oil and debris, reducing your risk of acne and infection. Chemical peels can also improve skin hydration and improve damaged skin.

When you prepare the skin with an exfoliating dermaplane session, you allow the chemical peel to work uninhibited. The skin will receive optimal benefits of the chemical peel with a multiplied efficiency.

Better Makeup and Skincare Product Absorption

Dermaplaning is not only a great treatment when combined with chemical peels, but it can also work well with other facial treatments. A traditional facial can be combined with a dermaplane session to enhance the hydration benefits of the facial, resulting in smoother and healthier skin. Your skincare products such as moisturizers and toners will also be better absorbed by the skin after a dermaplane session. With no tiny hairs to interfere in your makeup application, your smooth complexion makes it easy to blend and apply makeup. Your session can even be combined with a BOTOX treatment to reduce moderate lines and wrinkles if there is adequate time between sessions.

How Long Will the Results Last?

A dermaplane session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Combined with a 30- to 60-minute chemical peel, the entire process takes less than two hours. There is no downtime after the treatment, and you can remain active at home or at work while you recover. The results of the treatment are immediately noticeable, but your new skin may be sensitive.

A chemical peel after your dermaplane session will provide you with clean and radiant skin, but it will not last forever. You can expect your complexion to remain smooth and youthful for close to four weeks. This means that the treatment is best performed as part of your monthly skincare routine. Monthly treatment sessions can keep your skin looking continuously youthful. Each time your skin begins to become dull, you can unveil fresh and glowing skin with a dermaplane session. For the best and longest-lasting results, avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear proper sun protection.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate?

You can enjoy great results from this combination of treatments regardless of age, gender, or skin type. If you have an active infection or acne breakout, you may need to postpone your dermaplane session, as the scalpel may irritate the infected area. Chemical peels may not be recommended if you are pregnant or nursing, but the dermaplane session may still be performed alone. The treatment will not result in downtime, but it is best to plan for your session to allow for a week or so to see final results before you have a big event.

Dermaplaning With Chemical Peel Cost

Dermaplaning ranges in price from $75 to $150. We often recommend pairing it with a chemical peel or facial to achieve faster, more dramatic results. It’s important to understand that dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment so you’ll have to pay for it out-of-pocket. 

Dermaplaning And Chemical Peel Aftercare

Whether you’re using an at-home peel or getting a professional peel, you can minimize your skin’s downtime afterward by practicing these expert tips:

Wash your face with cool water. Warm or hot water might not feel as good as cool or cold water, which can help soothe post-peel sensations.

Moisturize and hydrate. Since peels can temporarily compromise your skin’s protective barrier, it’s important to reinforce that barrier with a medium-to-thick moisturizer. Also, drink more water to help avoid dehydration, which could make your skin feel tight.

Apply sunscreen with SPF30 or more. Your skin is more delicate after a peel, so avoid direct sun exposure, which can lead to even more visible signs of skin aging. If you must be exposed, use a Broad Spectrum physical sunscreen.

Avoid strenuous workouts, dry saunas and steam rooms. Increased blood circulation to the face can intensify warming, tingling, itching, redness or other uncomfortable side effects on freshly peeled skin. Skip such activities on the day you use a peel.

Don’t over-exfoliate. Peels are maximum-strength exfoliants, so you don’t need to use a separate exfoliant (like a scrub, brush or exfoliating cleanser) within 3-4 days of your peel. Over-exfoliating can lead to more redness or sensitivity, so wait until your skin feels up to it.

Once your skin feels “back to normal” after a peel, it’s generally considered OK to resume your normal skin care regimen. For more personalized advice, ask your professional skin therapist how to incorporate peels into your lifestyle.

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