- Common Name: Dermaplaning
- Alternate Name: Dermaplane, dermal exfoliation
- Anesthesia Type: None / Topical Anesthesia
- Recovery Time: None
Dermaplaning is a safe, effective and very affordable method of skin exfoliation that clears away dry, dead superfluous skin cells and layers, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and removing vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used by aestheticians for many years. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the upper skin layers are abraded by light, feathering strokes. Dermaplaning also improves the skin's ability to absorb topical skin treatments and moisturizers.
Dermaplaning is often the first choice for patients with excess facial hair, as this hair can sometimes cause a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, blocking the pores. It is also often used by women who are experiencing hormonal changes and pregnant or nursing and do not wish to have traditional chemical peels.
$65 per treatment. Buy a package of 4 or 5 treatments and save 10% ($20 / $32 respectively). Buy a package of 6 treatments and get one free (value $65).
Ideal Candidate for Dermaplaning
Most often used on patients with dry, rough skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning removes oil and dirt build up in follicles, exfoliates and is an excellent preparation for facials, chemical peels and laser procedures. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth appearance and glowing skin.
How Dermaplaning is Performed
The skin is thoroughly cleaned, prepped and dried. The aesthetician holds the dermaplaning instrument at an approximate 45 degree angle and will make light, feathered strokes against the direction of the hair follicle growth. Once the entire treatment area is complete, a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen will be gently applied to finish the treatment.
As with any peel, collagen induction therapy, laser treatment, the exfoliation of your skin means that the skin may be more sensitive to the sun. It is imperative to wear sunscreen especially during the healing process, and highly recommended anyway on a everyday basis.
Risks and Limitations to Dermaplaning
Patients with nickel allergies, numerous raised lesions on the skin or inflamed acne are not recommended for dermaplaning.
Results of Dermaplaning and How Long Do They Last
Your skin will be refreshed, refined and healthier, however as with any treatment, we still continue to age. A proper regimen of high quality skin care products, daily use of sunscreen and a good diet will help maximize the results of your treatment.
Alternate Methods to Dermaplaning
Chemical peels, MicroPen Elite collagen induction therapy (CIT), Matrix Fractional Laser Resurfacing