Can You Combine Dermaplaning and Facials?

If you're considering cosmetic therapy but can't decide between treatments, we recommend you not choose. Instead, combine therapies for broader, brighter results. Two that go hand-in-hand are dermaplaning and facials, and at Glow Medispa in Dermaplaning Kirkland and Seattle, WA, we can customize the latter to give your skin exactly what it needs.

Can You Combine Dermaplaning and Facials?

The answer is: absolutely. These two treatments work dynamically together to address a wide range of skin concerns, and combining them can save you an extra trip to our office.

The goal of dermaplaning, also known as epiblading, is to give your skin a smooth and radiant finish. It's an extremely gentle and relaxing experience; we use a medical-grade blade to remove vellus hairs - more commonly known as peach fuzz - and dead cell buildup. Heralded for instantly refining skin texture, this treatment can also reduce the appearance of:

  • Dull or uneven skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars

The Way It Works

Your skin is designed to naturally exfoliate, and in line with this, the body creates a new top layer every 30 days or so. Old, dead skin cells are completely shed to keep the surface of your skin fresh and healthy.

The dead cells, however, sometimes remain on your facial surface longer than they should. This obscures new skin growth and gives your face a lackluster or textured appearance. Peach fuzz is particularly concerning; it creates patches or shadows on your face, interferes with the lay of your makeup, and prevents skincare products from working effectively.

A Helping Hand

Epiblading targets these issues by removing the barrier created by peach fuzz and dead skin cells. Skin not only looks and feels smoother, but it's healthier as well. With a clean surface, tissues can breathe again and receive nourishment from the serums and moisturizers you apply.

Complementing Therapies

Epiblading can be a great precursor to other treatments, especially those that infuse the skin with hydration. A facial provides this level of attention in a very personalized and non-invasive way. In fact, incorporating a facial into your routine skincare can provide ongoing benefits like:

  • Skin detoxification
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Deep cleansing to open pores
  • Blackhead and whitehead removal
  • Intense hydration

The Many Benefits

A facial improves your general appearance and provides reliably supple skin. It also reduces stress, which manifests first in the face. It's commonly responsible for producing skin sagging, inflammation, and acne.

But the massage that comes with a facial can activate your sympathetic nervous system, uplift your mood, and reduce anxiety. Likewise, the natural aromas of the cleansers, towels, and exfoliants can relieve tension in your face and body to deliver the ultimate self-care experience.

Anti-Aging Properties

Because many components of a facial can be customized, they tend to deliver anti-aging benefits. Deep moisturizing, for instance, reduces inflammation and improves skin texture and luminosity. And by stimulating facial muscles, we also increase blood flow to regenerate new skin cells. These effects reveal themselves in pink, dewy cheeks and improved vibrancy throughout your face.

Correct Acne

Acne breakouts can occur at any age, as many adults often realize. From teen years to age 50 and over, clear skin can be difficult to attain and maintain. The key in treating acne is tackling its cause(s), which can usually be traced to clogged pores and hair follicles.

A facial is designed to remove impurities from pores. The extraction component, performed once your pores have been properly opened, allows us to manually remove the debris that accumulates. Even when you wash your face faithfully twice a day, pores can get clogged. A deep cleansing treatment that soothes and rebalances skin will clarify your complexion and restore your glow.

Send Under-Eye Bags Packing

The area under your eyes is notoriously difficult to treat. Tissues there are thin, fragile, and susceptible to damage. But a facial can target this difficult area to reduce inflammation and feed depleted skin with critical nutrients. In short, you can bid under-eye bags packing.

Multi-Faceted Results

We've discussed the benefits of these individual treatments, but we haven't yet covered how they work together. Epiblading prepares your skin to better absorb the quenching, vitamin-rich cleansers, and moisturizers delivered during a facial. Essentially, pairing these treatments amplifies your results for longer-lasting benefits. You'll look younger, fresher, and more rejuvenated.

The Treatments We Provide

Our office specializes in three facial treatments. Each employs slightly different techniques to target different concerns. For instance, our Glow Signature Medical Facial is customizable and includes extractions, a hydrating mask, and LED red light therapy so skin looks lit from within.

Our Customized Facial is tailored to meet your skin's unique needs and includes a skin analysis to create the perfect treatment. And our Acne Skin Treatment reaches deep into pores to impart the flawless look you crave.

A Dynamic Duo

Choosing to pair epiblading with a facial can wipe the slate clean, so to speak, and improve your skin in a variety of ways. Benefits include reduced fine lines, a softer and smoother surface, and increased hydration. Try this dynamic duo for yourself; schedule your consultation today by calling Glow Medispa in Kirkland and Seattle, WA.

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