What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe and painless treatment that exfoliates dull skin to help patients achieve a smoother, brighter complexion. A sterile surgical blade is used along the skin at an angle to gently shave off the dead skin cells from the epidermis. This treatment also temporarily removes the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face, leaving a smooth surface. Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types and skin tones.
Dermaplaning increases the efficacy and penetration of topical ingredients and can be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as facials, chemical peels, photo-rejuvenation, and laser resurfacing. The exfoliation following dermaplaning also allows the ingredients in skincare products to penetrate deeper, thus working more effectively. Additionally, removing fine facial hair creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. Contrary to the common belief on shaving, facial hair (or peach fuzz) does not grow back thicker.
Contraindications of dermaplaning:
- Active cold sores
- Open skin lesions or infections
- Use of Accutane in the past 6 months
- Active acne lesions
- Auto Immune Diseases (Aids, HIV, Lupus)
- Use of topical Retinols within the last 72 hours
What to expect after a dermaplaning procedure:
There is no downtime after a dermaplaning procedure. After the treatment, your skin will be more vulnerable to irritation and sunlight. It is recommended to use a gentle cleanser for at least three days after treatment and keep the skin hydrated with a gentle moisturizer. To protect your skin, our skincare specialists will recommend a sunscreen to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
You will immediately see an improvement in your complexion following the dermaplaning procedure. Dermaplaning can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.
Dermaplaning requires an experienced practitioner to achieve best results. Always discuss any allergies or sensitivities with Dr. Biesman and our skin care specialists before starting a treatment.