A bright, clear complexion may be a universal desire, but flaw-free skin can be elusive, even when your daily skin care regimen leaves nothing to chance. If your skin could use some advanced clinical care that goes beyond your average home remedy, Anup Deol, OD and the team of skin care specialists at the Eyecare Center of Snohomish can help — they offer a full scope of corrective skin care treatments, including dermaplaning. If you’re ready for healthier, younger-looking skin, call their Snohomish, Washington office today, or book online any time.

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How does photoaging affect my skin?

Even if you cleanse your skin gently every day, exfoliate as needed, moisturize, and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen before you head outdoors, the surface of your skin is still prone to pollution buildup, dead skin cell accumulation, and the day-to-day impact of photoaging.

Photoaging, or the premature aging of skin cells caused by long-term, cumulative exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) light, is responsible for up to 90% of the early signs of aging that appear on the most sun-exposed areas of your skin, including skin that’s routinely coated in sunscreen at the start of each day.

Photoaging can contribute greatly to the development of many common skin concerns and cosmetic issues, including:

  • Fine lines around your eyes and mouth

  • Noticeable loss of skin tone and texture

  • Age spots and other pigmented spots

Although the effects of photoaging can appear on any area of skin that’s routinely exposed to sunlight, they tend to be most noticeable on your face.

How can dermaplaning help?

Dermaplaning is a simple skin revitalization treatment that uses a 10-gauge, surgical-grade scalpel to carefully and precisely shave, or scrapes away, the topmost layer of dull, dead skin cells to stimulate collagen renewal and leave you with a glowing complexion.

Because it also removes the natural peach fuzz along the sides of your face, dermaplaning leaves the surface of your skin extra-smooth. On top of helping facilitate optimal penetration of hydrating or nutritive skincare products, this extra-smooth surface creates a flawless foundation for makeup.
Although the process is minimally invasive, the treatment itself is quick, gentle, painless, and delivers beautiful results.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Besides leaving you with softer, smoother skin and a brighter complexion, dermaplaning can offset some of the most common effects of photoaging. A single dermaplaning treatment may help:

  • Improve the appearance of dark spots

  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles

  • Tighten or reduce enlarged pores

Because dermaplaning stimulates collagen renewal as it exfoliates, you can expect your skin to stay vibrant for weeks following treatment.

How long does dermaplaning take?

Dermaplaning is quick — after thoroughly cleansing and drying your skin, it generally takes about 30 minutes to treat your entire face. Afterward, a specially formulated moisturizer helps soothe and protect your skin.

The team at the Eyecare Center of Snohomish provides specific instructions on how to keep your skin protected from the sun in the days and weeks following treatment; limiting your sun exposure, or if you must be outside, using the right type of sunscreen can reduce your risk of UV-related side effects and help ensure beautiful results.

To find out how dermaplaning can improve your complexion, call the Eyecare Center of Snohomish, or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary

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