I had my first dermaplaning session at Wisdom and Youth Medspa last month, and it was glorious. When Brittany reached out and offered a dermplaning session, I was intrigued to learn more about what it would do for my skin. Brittany is a physician’s assistant and the owner of Wisdom and Youth Medspa.
I always chuckle when someone compliments my skin on Instagram stories. I don’t use filters, but we do have really good lighting in our house 🙂 In all seriousness, my skin isn’t terrible. I rarely have breakouts and wear sunscreen daily. In the past, I’ve treated a few areas on my face with Botox and fillers, but haven’t had anything in about 18 months.
I believe that my diet is what keeps my skin clear- dairyfree, no caffeine, limited gluten and alcohol. And tons of water. That being said, in my younger years I didn’t pay much attention to my diet. My face felt those junior bacon cheeseburgers from Wendy’s, and I often had hormonal breakouts on my chin. My acne scarring is barely noticeable, but I still see an un-evenness when I go make-up free.
Whenever I wear foundation or cover-up, I noticed uneven clumps on my skin. This is the main reason I choose to keep my face bare most days.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning involves removing the top layer of skin and vellous hair using a surgical blade. People seeking smoother, more youthful skin should consider dermaplaning as it is relatively inexpensive and requires no down time. A 60-minute treatment can minimize the appearance of fine lines and acne scars. It leaves your skin feeling so smooth and creates a smooth surface for make-up application. Results last anywhere from one to a few months. A session at Wisomd&Youth ranges from $150 to $220.
During my session with Brittany, she began by cleansing my face completely. She also applied a gentle enzyme peel to lift off any remaining dead, keratinized skin. Then, she took a small blade. Holding the blade at a 45-degree angle, she carefully shaved away the dead skin cells and ‘peach fuzz’ off my face. The entire experience was very relaxing and not painful in the least.
Changes I have noticed in my skin
The first time I applied my facial oil post-derma-plane session, it glided on like butter. (Cliché, but the best analogy I can think of.) I have also noticed the fine lines on the high part of my cheekbone are not as defined. Face make-up glides on with ease and no longer clumps.
Brittany, at Wisdom and Youth MedSpa is located at 131 Kings Highway North, Suite 4 in Westport. You can also follow her on Instagram to learn more about the services she offers.