At CosMedic LaserMD, we offer dermaplaning treatments to help reveal your smoothest, brightest complexion. But when is it safe to dermaplane after a chemical peel?
Smooth, radiant skin is the goal of many skincare routines. Chemical peels and dermaplaning are popular treatments for revitalizing dull complexions. However, knowing when it’s safe to dermaplane after a peel is key. This guide explains proper timing of these rejuvenating treatments.
What are Chemical Peels and Dermaplaning?
Chemical peels use a solution to exfoliate and peel away damaged outer skin layers. Light peels use mild acids, medium use TCA, and deep use phenol acid. This reveals smoother, less wrinkled skin. Peels improve tone, texture, lines, scars and more.
Dermaplaning uses a scalpel to gently scrape off dead skin and vellus hairs. It leaves skin smooth and glowing by removing debris. Long term it reduces acne, wrinkles and pigmentation. It also enhances product absorption.
The Benefits of Dermaplaning After a Chemical Peel
Chemical peels work by removing damaged outer layers of skin to improve tone, texture, fine lines and hyperpigmentation. But as the skin naturally regenerates after the peel, dead cells and debris accumulate again.
Dermaplaning can also be used to maintain the results from your peel. It removes those top layers of dull, flaky skin to reveal the fresh glow underneath.
How Do These Treatments Work?
For dermaplaning, the aesthetician stretches and scrapes the skin section by section at an angle. Minor redness may occur but subsides quickly. Smooth, glowing skin is visible immediately. Repeat every 4-6 weeks.
For chemical peels, the aesthetician applies the acid solution evenly and leaves it on for 2-15 minutes depending on depth. It is then neutralized and rinsed off. Over the next few days, skin peels, especially around the eyes, nose and mouth. Light peels heal in ~1 week, medium in 2-3 weeks.
Is Combining Them Safe?
It’s generally safe to combine light or medium depth peels with dermaplaning. Dermaplaning preps skin for better peel absorption. But spacing may be needed for sensitive skin. Avoid combining deep peels with dermaplaning due to intensity. Follow your aesthetician’s guidance.
When to Dermaplane After a Peel?
- Light peels: Wait 1-2 weeks after peel before dermaplaning.
- Medium peels: Wait 3-4 weeks after peel due to deeper regeneration needed.
- Deep peels: Wait minimum 6-8 weeks. Consult your provider.
Dermaplaning too soon could cause complications. Get clearance from your aesthetician first.
Your aesthetician will evaluate your skin and determine the ideal timeline for your first post-peel dermaplaning session. Be sure to communicate how your skin is responding to the peel.
Continue with regular dermaplaning appointments after that for the best results. Consistent exfoliation will help you get the most out of your peel investment.
Which Peels to Combine with Dermaplaning?
Light to medium depth peels work best with dermaplaning. Light glycolic/salicylic peels provide gentle resurfacing. Medium TCA peels allow greater penetration. Lower adverse reaction risk.
Deep phenol peels should not be combined with dermaplaning. Their goal is deeper penetration best done separately.
Should I Get a Peel Before Dermaplaning?
Getting a peel before dermaplaning is not recommended. Peels work by removing layers for skin to regenerate over days. Dermaplaning too soon could disrupt healing. The only exception is a very light peel done 2+ weeks prior.
What Are the Combined Effects?
Properly spaced, dermaplaning and certain peels have a synergistic effect. The exfoliation and resurfacing produce greater rejuvenation.
Dermaplaning smooths skin texture and tone. Peels accelerate cell turnover and boost collagen to enhance radiance, plumpness and reduce lines. Dermaplaning also facilitates better peel absorption for improved results on pigmentation, scarring and pores.
Consistent treatments in the proper timeline provide dramatic cumulative benefits for clarity, smoothness and youthful vitality.
What is the recovery time for a dermaplaning treatment with a chemical peel?
On its own, dermaplaning requires very minimal downtime. There may be some temporary redness directly afterwards but skin recovers within a day.
For light peels paired with dermaplaning, skin may peel lightly for 3-5 days. Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers until flaking resolves. Total healing time is approximately one week.
With a medium depth peel and dermaplaning, more significant peeling and flaking occurs for up to 2 weeks. Strict sun avoidance is key during skin regeneration along with antiviral ointments as recommended by your aesthetician. Healing is complete in 2-3 weeks.
Deep chemical peels require 4-6 weeks for recovery and should not be combined directly with dermaplaning due to the intensity of the peel procedure on the lower layers of skin.
Always follow your aesthetician’s specific post-procedure guidelines closely to optimize healing after a chemical peel and dermaplaning session. Proper rest and skin protection will promote the best possible results.
Get Your Glow at CosMedic LaserMD
Dermaplaning and peels combined amplify anti-aging results when timed properly. Allow full healing between treatments. With the right approach, this duo can reveal your most beautiful, glowing complexion.
Don’t let your chemical peel results fade too fast. Proper aftercare is crucial. Book a dermaplaning facial with CosMedic LaserMD once your skin has healed to maintain that youthful glow. Our experts will create a customized plan to address your skincare needs.