Dermaplaning is an exfoliating skin care treatment that our Aesthetician performs. The Aesthetician uses a small, sterile scalpel to shave the top layer of old, dead skin and peach fuzz hairs (similar to shaving your legs). Removing the built up debris that our skin regenerates reveals brighter, smoother, glowing skin, and a more youthful appearance. The only people who can’t dermaplane are those with active acne.
Usually performed every three to four weeks or when the peach fuzz hairs grow back, the procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.
Dermaplaning is exfoliating the top layer of skin similarly to Microdermabrasion. The techniques of removing the dead skin is different. Mircodermabrasion sands and suctions the dead skin cells and helps unclog the pores. Dermaplaning uses a scalpel to remove skin debris and removes peach fuzz hair. Either method of exfoliation does not cause any pain during the treatment and is up to your personal preference.
What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Provides deeper product penetration
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
- Promotes smoother skin
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Diminishes the look of fine lines
- Works on all skin types
- Instant results and no downtime
Who Should Not Have Dermaplaning Performed?
People who suffer from acne or have excess oil should not have Dermaplaning performed. The reason why you want to avoid this procedure is because if the hair is removed from the area, the oils may cause bacteria growth which could lead to acne breakouts.
Dr. Greg DeLange is a highly trained and experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and then completed his Surgery Residency at the University of Texas. After completing a year as Chief Resident, he followed his General Surgical training with an additional two years of Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious University of Florida Shands Hospital. Dr. DeLange has performed over 20,000 Plastic Surgical cases and is certified by the distinguished American Board of Plastic Surgery.