Patient Portal

Medical Records

Masterful Makeup Application Thanks to Dermaplaning

How Dermaplaning Helps Makeup Application

Makeup is a form of art and expression for countless people around the world. If you’re one of them, odds are you’re seeking out ways to get that flawless foundation look. Fortunately, dermaplaning can help.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic dermatology service in which a sharp blade is used to shave away the topmost layer of skin cells, usually on your face. The purpose of this dermatological treatment is much the same as a chemical peel or facial. Dermaplaning helps improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. In addition, it physically makes the skin smoother by removing the topmost layer of dead skin cells. It’s possible to combine this treatment with others or have it performed as a standalone appointment. But how can it help with your makeup application?

No More Peach Fuzz

The little vellus hairs on your face, sometimes called peach fuzz, can make your skin look uneven and result in uneven makeup application. When you apply foundation and other products over them, your makeup can look bumpy, unevenly blended, and overall not as great as you want it to. It may also be more difficult to evenly apply your makeup with these tiny hairs all over your face — especially on your cheeks and lower face. When you invest in dermaplaning, you’re physically smoothing out the surface of your skin, which means easier makeup application that looks positively flawless.

Glowing Skin

If you’ve ever tried to get that glowy look with your makeup, you know that highlighter alone doesn’t cut it. In order to get that kind of look, the skin underneath your makeup needs to have that fresh, glowy quality to it. And dermaplaning can help. In fact, by removing dead skin cells and fine facial hairs, dermaplaning can brighten your skin right up. The peach fuzz that it removes often dulls the appearance of your skin. Without it, you can get the glowy look you love without any makeup at all, if you choose. But combined with makeup, your glowy skin will shine through.

Reduce the Appearance of Acne Scars

Acne is makeup enemy number one, which makes acne scars makeup enemy number two. Not only can acne scars make your skin look bumpy and uneven, they can be tough to cover up if they’re a darker color than the rest of your skin. When your dermatologist removes those dead skin cells during a dermaplaning appointment, it can help reduce the appearance of your acne scars, too. Without the dead skin buildup overtop of them, the scars look more faded and your skin feels physically smoother. And if you’re still suffering from mild acne, dermaplaning may be able to help by removing some of the excess oil and dead skin on your face. These two things often contribute to acne formation, which makes dermaplaning a good companion to your regular acne treatment in some cases.

Dermaplaning can have all kinds of skin benefits. If you have questions about how dermaplaning can help your skin or you’re ready to book an appointment, set up your consultation with SE Dermatology Specialists today.

Was this helpful?

We would love to meet you and get started on a solution!