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Treating nearly all common facial skin conditions, from fine lines to deep scars, and from dull or dry to aged or rough skin, dermaplaning is a rejuvenating exfoliating procedure with incredible health benefits and instantly visible cosmetic results.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a nonsurgical and non-invasive facial exfoliation procedure that rejuvenates and softens the skin, making the complexion brighter, healthier and more youthful. It is done with a surgical-grade scalpel in the hands of one of our licensed aestheticians, who painlessly moves the angled scalpel across the skin to remove only its topmost surface — the layer most prone to signs of aging, roughness and fine lines. As the blade moves across the face, it takes with it layers of dead skin cells that have accumulated over time. The result is an instantly noticeable smoother and softer skin surface as well as an even, healthy glow to the face.

Benefits of dermaplaning

Dermaplaning produces a wide range of health and cosmetic benefits, including:

  • Painless exfoliation of dirt and dead skin
  • Stimulates cellular turnover
  • Allows makeup to go on more smoothly and evenly
  • It is a great beautifying option for patients with sensitive skin as well as those looking for deep exfoliation without the use of any irritant or chemicals
  • It can be done once for a special occasion, or more often for prolonged beauty
  • Provides immediate results with no downtime
  • Works on all skin types
  • Removes peach fuzz

The dermaplaning procedure

Dermaplaning begins with a facial cleanse to remove accumulated oils and trapped dirt particles. Next, your aesthetician uses a scalpel to cover each part of your face to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and fine hairs. After the whole face has been exfoliated, red light stimulation is done to help reduce inflammation, stimulate the production of collagen and diminish any uneven and unnatural pigmentation in the face. Finally, your aesthetician will apply a healthy dose of aloe vera infused sunscreen to your brand-new fresh face. You’ll see and feel the results immediately. Done in combination with chemical peels or our microneedling treatments, dermaplaning allows those treatments to produce even more pronounced results.

Skin conditions that dermaplaning helps with

Dermaplaning is safe for almost all skin types and is especially powerful against these common conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Dull skin
  • Dry skin
  • Rough skin
  • Aged skin
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine facial hair that traps dirt and oils

Am I a candidate for dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is suitable for people of nearly all skin types, skin colors and skin sensitivities. However, patients with acne-prone skin or with thick, dark facial hair, as well as patients currently taking blood thinners are typically not candidates.

Dermaplaning Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How often should I get dermaplaning?

A. Dermaplaning can be done just once for a special occasion. It can also be made a regular part of your skin care routine. You would benefit most getting it about once monthly.

Q. Will dermaplaning make my facial hair grow back thicker?

A. No. The vellus hairs (“peach fuzz”) are removed in dermaplaning but do not grow back any thicker or more often.

Q. Can’t I shave my own face at home?

A. At-home shaving is always an option, but it will not achieve any of the exfoliation benefits that you get from dermaplaning

Q. What is the difference between waxing and dermaplaning?

A. Dermaplaning is mainly an exfoliation procedure, hair removal is an added bonus; waxing is mainly a hair removal procedure that gives mild exfoliation.

Q. Can I get dermaplaning if I have acne?

A. Not with current acne outbreaks (though we do offer solutions to that), but dermaplaning is safe and effective in handling the scars of past acne.

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* Dr. Verne Weisberg is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc. Dr. Jarrod Daniel is not an active member of the society.

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