Is dermaplaning okay for acne prone skin??
Okay – so a couple of things here – I’m glad you are waiting for several months after a regimen change to decide if it’s helping or doing nothing. It really does take a few months partly because acne IS so hormonal. As women, our hormones fluctuate a lot even month to month, so sometimes a change, or lack of change, is just our hormones bouncing around. Something to always consider with acne.
I would vote no on the dermaplaning. I love dermaplaning for women/men who have a lot of that very fine facial hair (who don’t like waxing) or for a freshener but for acne, most dermatologists will recommend microdermabrasion. The microdermabrasion has a mildly abrasive tip (ours uses a diamond fraise), combined with suction and a tool that allows using topicals at the same time. You can get that dead skin layer off, really clean out the pores, and have a gentle salicylic acid treatment all at the same time, for example. Also, you might consider buying the Clarisonic Mia to use for cleansing.
Hope this helps, Dr. I
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