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StacyKnows: Dermaplanning Smooth Skin

Writer Stacy Geisinger recently tried dermaplaning at a Bedford Hills salon.
Writer Stacy Geisinger recently tried dermaplaning at a Bedford Hills salon. Photo Credit: Courtesy photo
ARMONK, N.Y. -- Stacy Geisinger writes the local lifestyle blogazine stacyknows.com. Her articles are reprinted in Daily Voice.

My skin hasn’t felt this soft in a long time. I tried Dermaplaning at Paulo’s Atelier in Bedford Hills, N.Y., Ariane de Gunzburg. I couldn’t believe how dewy my skin was. It’s was one of those instant gratification procedures.

Dermaplaning is an exfoliative treatment performed using a scalpel to “shave” away the outermost layers of the skin, giving you a smoother face, and a youthful glow. It takes off superficial layers of dead cells and removes hair.

Dermaplaning — a fancy name for running a sharp blade over your face — which initially scared me a little.

But I was in the competent hands. Ariane was born and raised in Paris, France. She has been in the skin care industry for many years and is a licensed aesthetician. Tucked back into a quiet corner of the salon, De Gunzburg made me feel at ease, answered all my questions and was enthusiastic about the procedure.

It is sort of like shaving for a man. Shaving is the reason man appear to age more slowly than women. By the way, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe both shaved.

The procedure has been around for decades or centuries, if you believe the Cleopatra myth and has quite a few benefits, and not many bad side effects. The most obvious obstacle is getting over your fears about the old shaving myth: that the more you do it, the thicker your hair grows back.

Dermaplaning is just a very simple physical or mechanical method of exfoliation, which helps to remove dead skin cells and give your face a brighter complexion .

And since it removes some vellus hairs [the baby-fine hairs on your face], it can make the skin feel smoother.

But I think it also taps into this whole new field in dermatology which is all about increasing efficacy and penetration of topical ingredients.

Your skin’s job is to keep foreign substances out, and that includes your pricey La Mer. Exfoliation, laser treatments, and even sticking dozens of tiny needles into your face can all theoretically help products absorb better.

Deeper than microdermabrasion but gentler to the skin, this treatment creates a fresh skin canvas .

Your makeup will go on smoother, since foundation or powder can’t cling to the little hairs.

This safe and non -invasive procedure exfoliates the skin using feather like strokes to abrade the superficial layers of the skin and removes the “peach fuzz” leaving you with a brighter smoother skin.

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