Dermaplaning is a method of manual exfoliation that consists of scraping off the top layer of dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Once the exfoliation is complete the patient will enjoy the benefits of having no vellus “peach fuzz” hair on the face as well as better skincare product penetration and performance. Dermaplaning can be performed on all skin types. It can also be combined with other treatments such as facials and chemical peels.
Because dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity among cosmetic medical providers across the country.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Immediately diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Primes skin for chemical peel
Creates healthier, more radiant appearance
Increases skin elasticity
Minimizes fine lines and pigmentation
Better absorption of skincare products
Easily removes the peach fuzz hair
Smooths skin texture
Who is it for?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with active acne. Patients wanting to treat acne scars, sun damage, fine lines and very dry skin are great candidates for dermaplaning. Patients that use Retin-A or Retinol creams must discontinue those products for 1 week prior to dermaplaning as well as 1 week after treatment.
How long is the treatment?
As a single treatment dermaplaning can be done in about 45 minutes; however, it can also be an add-on to any facial or chemical peel.
Will dermaplaning make my facial hair come back thicker?
NO, dermaplaning will not change the histology of the hair. This means that the hair will not come back thicker, darker or coarser than it was before having the treatment.
How many dermaplaning treatments are needed to see results?
Patients will notice their skin is immediately smooth after the treatment is completed but typically need treatments once a month in order to achieve desired results.