Why choose between dermaplaning and a HydraFacial when they work so well together? At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we are committed to giving you the best possible results and that often means mixing and matching treatments customized for your skin goals. Dermaplaning is an in-office, non-invasive, quick procedure that removes surface debris from the face including peach fuzz. Unlike shaving the face at home (for women), only dermaplaning uses a specialized scalpel to expertly remove all superficial debris without harming the skin.
Everyone has peach fuzz but, due to hormonal shifts and aging, we tend to grow more of it as we get older. Peach fuzz creates an unnecessary barrier over the skin, trapping bacteria and debris. It makes our skin have a poor texture, tone, and interferes with topical treatments. Routinely removing peach fuzz and other unwanted surface materials, usually once per month, not only improves the look and health of your skin but also helps you look younger. However, one of the most overlooked benefits of dermaplaning is how it is a fantastic precursor to other treatments that rely on topical applications—like the HydraFacial.
HydraFacial for a Monthly Glow
The HydraFacial is also a non-invasive, fast treatment recommended monthly to dramatically improve the look and health of the skin. It is a 3-in-1 treatment that takes just 30 minutes and requires no downtime. As the name implies, HydraFacial depends on moisture to yield results. It is suitable for men and women of all ages and with all skin types.
The first step in a HydraFacial is cleansing and exfoliating. This can be done immediately after dermaplaning (no down time is needed between treatments). Although dermaplaning also exfoliates, it is a different type than what the HydraFacial offers. Together, they maximize the effect so you get better results than either can achieve on their own. After the HydraFacial portion of exfoliation, it’s time to get down to serious business.
Steps 2 and 3 of HydraFacial
HydraFacial also removes debris from pores using a proprietary wet vacuum device. Clogged pores lead to skin having poor texture, looking older, and of course can harbor bacteria that trigger acne breakouts. Clean pores simply make your skin look clearer and younger, but it’s a process that needs to be repeated on a regular basis. This is why HydraFacial is recommended monthly. Pores can get clogged again thanks to topicals like sunscreen, makeup, and daily exposure to pollutants.
Finally, once the skin is completely clean and clear thanks to dermaplaning and steps 1 and 2 of the HydraFacial, your provider infuses your skin with medical-grade topicals specially selected just for you. Medical-grade products make a world of difference because only they can carry the best ingredients in the highest doses. After a HydraFacial, your skin is best prepared to really soak up these topicals so you can experience their full effect.
Of course, if you skip the dermaplaning, HydraFacial is not going to remove peach fuzz. This means that the topicals that cap off your treatment are not going to be able to penetrate as deeply as they could. If you want to make the most of your HydraFacial treatment, it’s always best to start your appointment with dermaplaning. Your session will still be under one hour and can fit into the busiest of schedules.
You can also pair dermaplaning with other types of in-office facials, though most clients prefer HydraFacial for its immediate results and serious glow. At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, providers are personally trained by Zuzana Likar to the highest of standards—so you always know you’re in the best hands. Regardless of the treatment, remember that the skill of your provider is just as important as the treatment or procedure itself. This goes for Botox, fillers, dermaplaning, and HydraFacial. If you’re ready to experience the next level in skin care, get in touch to find out which combo treatment is best for you. Connect with us today by calling the office or, for an even faster response, complete the online contact form.