Head-to-Head: Dermaplaning -vs- IPL Hair Removal Devices
When you look at the list of different hair removal methods that exist, it seems like it goes on and on forever. There’s shaving, waxing, sugaring, tweezing, threading, epilating, depilatory creams, laser, electrolysis, and IPL, and that’s not even all of them! To add to the confusion and frustration that comes from having so many options, you can add ‘dermaplaning’ to that list.
As with most other methods of hair removal, while it may seem to offer certain benefits, the reality is often not what you might expect. It’s certainly becoming trendy as a method of hair removal, but ‘trendy’ doesn’t always equate to ‘the best choice’. Here, we’re going to do a deep-dive in to dermaplaning, and give you the knowledge you need to compare it to other hair removal methods, including IPL hair removal.
What is ‘Dermaplaning’?
Quite simply, dermaplaning is actually a variation of shaving that uses a different type of razor and requires a special technique. The razor used for dermaplaning is more comparable to a scalpel, as it’s a single-blade handheld tool with a long, flat edge that is extraordinarily sharp.
The razor is used to gently scrape the skin in a method that is very similar to the traditional ‘straight razor’ shave. However, rather than cutting the thick, rough beard hair of a man, dermaplaning scrapes off the finer, peach-fuzz hairs on the face. In addition, dermaplaning is also intended to remove dead and damaged skin cells at the same time, so it’s essentially a combination of hair removal and exfoliation, which is part of the appeal for many people.
Because of the precise technique needed to conduct dermaplaning safely, it is STRONGLY recommended that it only be done by an licensed professional medical aesthetician or doctor. This means you’ll need to book an appointment to have dermaplaning done at a trusted and reputable office or clinic. Don’t expect to be able to do it at home, and be extremely wary of beauty salon deals that seem too good to be true.
Dermaplaning is performed on the face only, so don’t expect to have it replace all of your other hair removal habits. This means that you’ll still need to have another hair removal option for the other areas that need grooming where dermaplaning won’t work. Naturally, we recommend a Silk’n intense pulsed light hair removal device is an amazing method to achieve permanent hair removal results on your legs, arms, bikini area, underarms, face, and other areas of the body.
What are the Risks of Dermaplaning?
In general, while the potential risks of dermaplaning are relatively minor, there are still some downsides to the process. First, as with any other method of shaving hair with a razor, there is a possibility for nicks, scrapes, and cuts. This would mean an unsightly bandage or scab on the face until it heals again, which is unfortunate.
Also, dermaplaning is often not recommended for people with oily skin, and many people have reported experiences with clogged pores and acne breakouts afterwards. That’s hardly the results that you would hope for out of a treatment that’s designed to make your skin look and feel beautiful.
Irritation on patients with very sensitive skin is also a potential risk, and can result in noticeable redness or rash-like appearance that can take some time to fully subside. For people that have trouble finding a hair removal treatment method that is gentle enough on their skin to avoid these problems, dermaplaning has the potential to be a really negative experience.
Another frustration that makes dermaplaning less appealing is the need to book appointments that may not always line up with your busy schedule, and the high cost that can be associated with boutique treatments like this. If you can’t get an appointment when you need it, it can definitely be disappointing, especially if you were counting on it to prepare for a special occasion, vacation, or other event where you wanted to look your absolute best.
In light of these factors, we suspect that you’re probably curious about how dermaplaning stacks up against advanced hair removal methods such as IPL devices. Well, get ready for some interesting info, because that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about next.
How does Dermaplaning Compare to IPL Devices?
When we look at dermaplaning head-to-head with intense pulsed light devices for hair removal, there are numerous differences. As we mentioned earlier, dermaplaning is only applicable to the face, and is only used on the light, short, peach-fuzz type of hair. For removal of longer, darker, or coarser hair on the face, as well as treating any other area of the body, then IPL is the clear choice.
Furthermore, IPL devices can be used at home, any time, giving them a serious advantage over dermaplaning which must be performed in a clinic by a certified professional. The convenience offered by IPL devices is a major benefit when it comes to hair removal.
While IPL devices don’t perform exfoliation on the skin like dermaplaning does, this problem is easily solved with at-home microdermabrasion devices like the amazing award winning Silk’n ReVit Prestige!
The ReVit Prestige is the perfect way to get smooth, flawless skin in the comfort of your own home, any time you want. The ReVit features adjustable modes and multiple sizes of precision diamond-abrasion tips. With the ReVit, you can quickly and gently remove dead skin cells and stimulates the surface for better circulation and leaves your skin looking smooth, soft, and rejuvenated. Forget about booking costly, inconvenient appointments with an aesthetician when you can easily get amazing exfoliation and dermabrasion results with this at home microderm device.
How does the Silk’n Infinity Deliver Long Lasting Results?
When it comes to achieving permanent hair removal, without all the frustration and downsides of other hair removal methods like dermaplaning, the Silk’n Infinity is in a totally different league. The Infinity is the ultimate IPL hair removal device, and provides safe, effective results for a wide range of hair tones and skin types.
IPL technology produces pulses of intense, focused light that is absorbed by the hair and causes it to heat up, all the way down to the root within the follicle. This heat then affects the surrounding cells that are responsible for hair growth, inhibiting their ability to generate new hairs. With each successive treatment, the results last longer and eventually produce permanently hair-free skin with no pain, discomfort, or irritation.
In addition to advanced IPL technology, the Silk’n Infinity also incorporates the extra benefits of galvanic energy to boost the effects of the treatment even further. Through an electrode on the tip of the device, the Infinity transfers galvanic energy to the skin to help stimulate blood flow and open up the pores of the skin to allow the light pulses to more easily reach deep down in to the follicles. This produces better results in less time than other types of IPL devices, and helps to leave the skin feeling even more soft and supple.
Take Control of your Hair Removal & Skincare Destiny with Silk’n
While dermaplaning may seem like a hip and trendy beauty treatment, when you compare the costs and risks of it against the ease-of-use, effective results, and convenience of advanced hair removal and dermabrasion devices like the Silk’n Infinity and the Silk’n ReVit Prestige, the reality becomes quite clear.
While others are spending their time booking costly hair removal appointments and undergoing laser hair removal treatments over and over again, with Silk’n at home hair removal devices you’ll be sitting pretty with smooth, flawless hair-free skin.