The DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device is a first in class at-home, patented, hygienic, exfoliating device inspired by dermaplaning. Made specifically for women, the DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device gently removes dead cells, debris, and fine “peach fuzz” hair from the cheeks, jawline, lip area, chin, and forehead. It takes three simple steps and is declared safe for all skin types, skin colors, and ages. As a rather invasive at-home treatment, DERMAFLASH will immediately unveil smoother, more vibrant, and younger-looking skin.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a procedure that was only available in medical spas or doctor’s offices prior to the launch of the DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device. Dermaplaning became popular in the 1970’s due to its newfound ability back then to treat acne scars and patches of rough, uneven skin (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery). Dermaplaning is a process that refinishes skin by removing dead skin cells and built up debris, while also gently removing facial hair for smooth, luminous, and youthful-looking skin.
From a technical perspective, “dermaplaning” has multiple definitions. Literally, it means shaving layers of skin. Typically, it tends to be limited to the superficial epidermal layer of skin, though some professionals go slightly deeper. Though most states require supervision during the procedure due to the size and depth of the medical-grade blades involved, the DERMAFLASH includes much smaller blades that are suitable for home use and are designed to limit exfoliation to the uppermost layer of skin.
Is It Effective?
According to a review in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the effects of dermaplaning vary, depending on who you ask. If you ask scientists, the overall amount of scientific data supporting dermaplaning was found to be “scarce, anecdotal, and not well documented.” However, if you ask physicians, surgeons, and patients, dermaplaning has become increasingly popular in the cosmetic market because many physicians, surgeons, and patients report being “pleased” with results from dermaplaning. Studies that back dermaplaning for improving the texture of skin and the appearance of acne scars also date back to the 1970’s (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery).
Who are the Best Candidates for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is best for:
- Rough, uneven skin;
- Patches of stubborn peach fuzz on their skin;
- Those with acne scars;
- Those with advanced signs of aging;
- Makeup fanatics who want to have a smooth, even application of primer, foundation, concealer, and powder;
- Those who are obsessed with exfoliation and want the latest and greatest exfoliators.
What are the Restrictions for Dermaplaning?
- The DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device can only be used at a 45-degree angle. Do NOT apply it at a perpendicular angle to the face.
- Apply only to dry skin.
- It is recommended for use only with the products provided.
- Do not use directly on the nose.
- Do not use inside the eye area, or close to eyelashes or eyelids.
- Do not use directly on the lips.
- Do not use on eyebrows, sideburns, or hairline.
- You must use a fresh blade each time. (The device comes with six blades).
- Avoid use on cuts, abrasions, active acne, psoriasis, rosacea, open sores, or skin that is healing, with a rash, sunburned, or distressed skin.
How to Use
-Use the DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device one time per week.
-Emulsify Prep with warm water and gently massage onto face. Rinse well with water and pat dry.
-Apply Edge by using short feather strokes in a downward motion.
-Massage a small amount of Soothe onto your face and neck.
Personal Use and Opinions
I was pretty nervous about using the DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device for the first time. I’m a bit of a klutz, and I didn’t want to mar or scar my face. I also didn’t have much peach fuzz to begin with, and I didn’t want for the DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device to make my hair thicker, darker, or noticeable in any way.
Luckily, it wasn’t hard to use. You do have to get the blade angle right to maximize benefits, but it’s not hard to figure out. The 45-degree angle is key. It takes about 5-10 minutes. I’m not very patient, so I was done in 5 minutes and went on with my life.
I was pleased to discover all the device did was make my skin soft and smooth. When used once per week, I believe that most people will find it to be remarkably similar to the dermaplaning procedure given by aestheticians once per month.
Probably my only complaint about this product is with the blades. You cannot reuse them, and you will need to buy replacement blades every six weeks.
Overall, dermaplaning results in younger-looking skin because it mimics the freshly-exfoliated skin of your youth. Your cell turnover rate is half as fast when you are 50 as when you are 20. By the time you are 80, your cell turnover rate is another half of what it was when you were 50! By regularly exfoliating, you can better mimic the effects of the exfoliated skin of your youth.
Basically, I think the DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device is best for those who are plagued by dull, uneven skin and/or a heavy amount of peach fuzz on their face. I think it could be a godsend for those people.
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