Many patients looking to turn back the clock on noticeable signs of aging may consider plastic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance. While invasive procedures can do wonders for your facial aesthetic, they typically require a lengthy recovery period that may be uncomfortable; the results can also take longer to become apparent after major surgery. Dermaplaning, however, is a safe, non surgical skin care procedure that minimizes facial imperfections along the surface of the skin to improve its texture and provide you with a more youthful appearance. This exfoliating treatment can also promote cellular turnover, boost collagen production, and brighten your overall complexion.
Buildup that is a result of dead skin and microscopic hairs can make your complexion look dull and flaky. It can even clog hair follicles and pores, causing breakouts. Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types and can help patients who may identify with one or more of the following issues:
- Clogged pores
- Rough skin texture
- Acne scars
- Peach fuzz
- Fine lines
- Poor pigmentation
Treatment involves exfoliating the top layer of dead skin and removing vellus facial hair using a small surgical scalpel. The scalpel is gently stroked along the surface of the face to scrape off the unwanted hair and skin cells. This process will hydrate the skin and stimulate the regeneration of new, healthy skin cells, leaving you with a smooth, soft, and vibrant complexion. Dermaplaning can also be used in preparation for other skin care treatments like a chemical peel to exfoliate the skin further and achieve maximum results.
Dermaplaning requires no downtime, and you will be able to return to all normal activities immediately following your treatment. You may experience some slight redness, but this should resolve after a few hours. Your skin may be sensitive to sun exposure following the treatment, so make sure you are applying sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.
You will see an immediate improvement following your dermaplaning procedure. This treatment will provide you with smoother skin and a refreshed appearance. Dermaplaning treatments may be performed every three to four weeks to help you maintain your results.
Since dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment, your skin will be sensitive to sun exposure following the procedure. Avoid sun damage by applying sunscreen and limiting sun exposure immediately following the treatment.