DermaPlaning

New AntiAging Treatment for the best looking skin in Pittsburgh

Dermaplaning is the process of using an ultra-thin, straight-edge razor to scrape layers of dead skin off of the surface of your face. We have noticed lately a variety of Dermaplane products being marketed direct to customers. It is our opinion (bias though it may be) but we recommend that you see a certified, trained professional when it comes to scraping the top layers of skin off of your face with a razor — so please do not take a scalpel to your own face in your bathroom mirror. It does not take long takes and doesn't hurt at all. It's basically shaving your skin (but ALL of your skin) and will leave you positively glowing.

What everyone should know about dermaplaning and why you should give it a shot. The main difference from shaving, is that dermaplaning is done with a single blade. Owner and Master Hungarian Esthetician, Eva, is currently the only professional that is fully certified to perform this service. She will use small upward strokes to remove the upper dead layers of skin with the blade. The other reason for having this treatment at ESSpa - after the Dermaplaning treatment, Eva will apply a unique, fully customized variety of peptides and vital nutrients to restore your baby soft skin to its healthiest form.

Although it might sound scary, the process is totally safe and is recommended every three to four weeks.

Here are eight reasons you should try dermaplaning — it doesn't hurt and it's totally worth it.

1. It's The Best Way To Exfoliate Your Skin

There are literally a zillion different ways to exfoliate your skin (with scrubs, with chemical peels, with Japanese sponges — the list goes on and on), but dermaplaning tends to work best because of its ability to promote deeper and more even penetration of the skin.

2. It Reduces Visible Signs of Aging

This has become increasingly important to both young and more mature guests in terms of benefits in skincare regiments. A decrease in matrix proteins like collagen and elastin are to blame for visible signs of aging (read: wrinkles and dark spots) and dermaplaning helps promote the production of these proteins. Hello, eternal youth.

3. It Immediately Evens Your Skin

Not only does dermaplaning even out the texture of your skin, it helps make the color appear smoother too. The process is beneficial for hyper pigmentation because it helps fend off the things in your body that inhibit production of melanin, which is what gives your skin its color.

4. It Gets Rid Of Baby Hair

What's better than getting smooth, glowing skin? Getting smooth, glowing, hairless skin. Dermaplaning also gets rid of the vellus hairs (affectionately known as "baby hairs" or "peach fuzz") on the surface of your face in the process of removing dead skin cells.

5. .... But Won't Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker

One of the most common misconceptions about dermaplaning, is that it will make the hair on your face grow back darker and thicker. "This is a total myth!" Dermaplaning will have the same effects on your facial hair as shaving your face with a razor, and will not change the texture or number of hair follicles you have on the surface of your face.

6. You Don't Need To Use Shaving Cream

With dermaplaning, the entire process is done on dry skin, so there is no need to deal with all of that annoying foam – or all of the irritants and other not so great ingredients that are in 99% of the shaving creams out there. Accordingly, you want your skin dry in order to maximize the exfoliation of dead skin and the removal of the baby hairs. "If you are lathered up with shaving cream you won’t get the dead skin or hair off nearly as effectively as you will with dry skin.

7. It Helps Makeup Go On More Smoothly

Dermaplaning provides a completely clean palate, which will help your makeup go on more smoothly and stay on longer.

8. It Doesn't Hurt

Waxing, lasers and threading have made it seem like in order for hair removal to be effective, it has to hurt. That is so not the case with dermaplaning, which is entirely painless but just as effective when it comes to getting rid of facial hair.