Dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment that involves the manual exfoliation of surface debris from facial skin using a special dermaplaning blade. Your aesthetician can use this technique to gently remove the outermost layer of your skin that consists of dead skin cells and cellular debris. By undergoing periodic dermaplaning treatments, you can rejuvenate your skin and stimulate the formation of fresh skin tissue.
- No downtime: Noninvasive treatment that requires no recovery time.
- Instant results: Improves fine lines and wrinkles and brightens the complexion right away.
- Reduces the appearance of skin pores.
- Removes vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz.”
Dermaplaning is particularly effective for those with dry skin, as they tend to have a greater accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface of their skin. All of this debris can block the natural radiance of your skin. Dermaplaning removes it so that your skin can glow again.
Another key benefit of dermaplaning is that it increases the absorption and effectiveness of topical skincare products. The accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin acts as a barrier to prevent the complete absorption of topicals. By removing this material with dermaplaning, your skincare products will be more completely absorbed.
Some people are concerned that the hair removal effect of dermaplaning will result in hair that grows back thicker or darker. It will do neither. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair, which is lighter and finer than terminal hair. The process does not involve the hair follicle itself and will not affect your hair growth pattern.
To get the best results from your dermaplaning treatment, do the following:
- Do not manually exfoliate for five days before your treatment.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure for one week prior to your appointment.
- Do not undergo a Botox or filler treatment before dermaplaning.
- Reschedule if you have open wounds or acne lesions.
What To Expect
The first step in dermaplaning is gently cleansing your skin using a mild cleanser. Your aesthetician will then pat your skin dry. They will hold your skin taut, gently stroking the dermaplaning blade at a 45-degree angle. They will treat one side of your face and then the other.
A warm towel will be placed over your face to remove any excess skin debris or hair. If you are also undergoing a facial peel, it will be the most effective when administered at this time. You may also want to have some topicals applied to your skin to take advantage of the increased absorption created by your dermaplaning treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment
Are you ready to take your skin to the next level with a dermaplaning treatment? For additional information, please reach out to the office of Dr. Haque of Queen City Plastic Surgery, or use our easy online form to schedule a consultation.