I'm thinking of dermaplaning my upper lip. Any advice?

by Becky

Dermaplaning Upper Lip At-Home???

Dermaplaning Upper Lip At-Home???

Hi,

I want to do an at-home dermaplaning facial. But, I'm afraid of dermaplaning my upper lip. I worry that it might make the hair on the upper lip grow back thicker and darker.

Should I try it? Is it safe? And, are there any benefits to dermaplaning the lip and face?

Thanks.
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Editors Note:

Thanks for your question. It's a good one and I am often asked about this. Here is some information covering: Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning for the Upper Lip

Keep reading here as I'll cover the topic of dermaplaning and how it can benefit your upper lip area.

**What does an at-home dermaplaning treatment do?:**

A dermaplaning facial is a non-invasive exfoliation treatment that removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the surface of your skin, leaving it really smooth and makes the skin look brighter.

When it comes to the upper lip, dermaplaning can help with removing peach fuzz and hair making the area look better and even sometimes reducing the look of tiny fine lines.

NOTE: No, dermaplaning your upper lip will not cause the hair to grow back darker, faster or thicker. There are no studies indicating that this "old wives tale" is true. But, you might feel the hairs a bit when they first start growing back in because the edges of the hairs are blunt. But it only lasts about a day or so. And nobody but you will notice it when you touch the upper lip area.

In my personal opinion, if you compare it to other hair removal methods like waxing, shaving, or threading, dermaplaning has many more anti-aging benefits.

First, it's quick, painless, and doesn't require any downtime.

Second, it exfoliates your skin, which helps promote cell turnover and stimulates collagen production.

The only downside of this beauty treatment is if you're not careful, it might cause a little irritation or small cuts on the skin. That's why it's essential to follow proper techniques and use sterile tools. But, if you follow the directions well, you'll love the results and have very little side-effects.

Also, you'll want to avoid direct sunlight and harsh skincare products for a few days to prevent irritation. Applying a gentle moisturizer can help soothe the skin and keep it hydrated.

**Follow These Simple Instructions:**

Before you start, make sure you have the right tool. I always use a dermaplaning blade that is specifically designed for at-home use. Sometimes you can find professional ones on-line. I would not use those unless you know what you're doing.

Step One:

When using the tool on your upper lip, hold it at a 45-degree angle and gently glide it in short, downward strokes. DO NOT apply too much pressure to avoid cuts or irritation. Just go very lightly. AND, do not go over the same area more than once or twice.

If you prefer visual guidance, you can find plenty of video tutorials online that demonstrate the dermaplaning technique step by step. Watching these tutorials can give you a better idea of how to perform the procedure safely and effectively. Also visit this page to learn more benefits of at-home dermaplaning

Step Two:

Gently rinse your face and apply a soothing moisturizer or even just a swipe of pure aloe vera to the area. And, try not to go out into the sun right away. If you use sunscreen just to keep the skin protected.

TIP: I try to dermaplan at night. This way my skin is super clean and ready to absorb my fabulous rich night cream. In the morning, my skin looks fantastic and super hydrated! 😊

**Troubleshooting or Seeking Advice:**

If you experiencing side effects after dermaplaning? Don't worry; it's common. If you're dealing with irritation or uneven results on your upper lip, there are a few things you can do to address these issues. First, avoid touching or picking at the treated area to prevent further irritation. You can apply a soothing gel or aloe vera to calm the skin and reduce redness.

As for post-treatment care, gentle skincare is key. Stick to mild cleansers and moisturizers to avoid irritating your freshly exfoliated skin. And don't forget to wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin from UV damage.

**Considering Professional Dermaplaning:**

If you're nervous about trying it at-home, consider getting a professional treatment first, and see how it's done. Then you can do it at-home once you're comfortable with the procedure.

But, honestly, it's not that hard to do. As long as you go very lightly, keep the blade at a 45-degree angle and do not go over the same area more than twice. This could cause the skin to feel a bit irritated.

Finally, I think dermaplaning the upper lip (and the whole face) is a fantastic way to super smooth, hair-free skin with a radiant glow.

Also, for more info, read more information about the pros and cons of dermaplaning

I hope this helps!

Happy dermaplaning!

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