Dermaplaning Session at Wisdom and Youth MedSpa

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.

Why dermaplaning?

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.

The process

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.

*All photos were taken by Sydney Sheehan Photo

2 thoughts on “Dermaplaning Session at Wisdom and Youth MedSpa

  1. AH I want to try this so badly! I had a facial recently and the aesthetician recommended it for my chin. I shall have to book an appointment now!

  2. Yessss!! It was never kn my radar to try. And now that I’ve had it done— I’m sooo happy with the results. My skin is so smooth from it!!

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