If you’re looking for a solution for rough skin texture and that obnoxious peach fuzz, dermaplaning can help you kill two birds with one stone. This exfoliating procedure uses a surgical-grade scalpel to gently scrape the top layer of skin and hair from your face, leaving you smooth, bright and hair-free.
Our team at Aesthetic Dermatology in Bala Cynwyd is committed to delivering the best cosmetic results with all of our treatments, including dermaplaning. We’ll customize your treatment for your specific needs and answer all of your questions so you can feel comfortable and relaxed from start to finish.
For more information or to learn whether dermaplaning could be right for you, please contact us online or call 610-668-2570 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists.
How Dermaplaning Works
Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, along with pesky facial hair, making this treatment an excellent alternative for other temporary hair removal options like full-face threading or shaving. Much like microdermabrasion, dermaplaning can improve light scarring, uneven texture and environmental damage on the skin.
Dermaplaning works by literally scraping the surface layer of your skin right off, but don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds. In fact, the treatment is about as painless as shaving your legs, and because it’s completely noninvasive, dermaplaning makes for an excellent alternative to chemical peels if you’re pregnant or nursing and want to achieve a smoother complexion without the use of any chemicals.
What to Expect from Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is a nonsurgical treatment capable of delivering impressive results. To start off, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and dried. Next, one of our board-certified dermatologists will hold one area of your skin taut and use a sterile, 10-gauge blade to stroke upward. Using swift, short strokes, your dermatologist will be able to gently remove dead skin cells and hair from the surface layer of the skin, leaving you completely smooth.*
Dermaplaning can be combined with a number of skin rejuvenation treatments, including skin care products for deeper penetration of the products. If you’re interested in a more permanent solution to unwanted facial or body hair, you might want to consider laser hair removal.
Recovering from Dermaplaning
One of the greatest benefits of dermaplaning is that the treatment requires no downtime. You can return to your normal routine immediately after your appointment, but be sure to avoid direct sun exposure since your skin will be extra sensitive for a couple of weeks. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent your newly radiant skin from getting burnt by the sun’s rays.*
Typical Dermaplaning Results
As with all procedures, dermaplaning results can vary depending on the individual, but many people report feeling like their skin is softer than ever before after dermaplaning. It’s also a highly popular procedure for immediately before a big event since dermaplaning leaves your skin smooth and the perfect blank canvas for applying makeup that might otherwise get caked into facial hair.*
Dermaplaning can also minimize pore size and help your complexion glow. Each treatment removes 21 days’ worth of dead skin cells, so you may wish to repeat the procedure after 3 weeks to maintain your results and keep your complexion nicely buffed.*
Possible Dermaplaning Side Effects
Dermaplaning side effects are rare, but those with active acne can experience breakouts after getting treatments. If you have cystic acne, it’s best to wait until it clears up before getting dermaplaning. Some people worry that removing the peach fuzz on their faces will result in the hair growing back thicker than before, but that’s only a myth, so don’t worry about turning into Chewbacca after your dermaplaning treatment.
Learn More about Dermaplaning
If you’d like to learn more about dermaplaning and see whether this treatment can help you meet your personal cosmetic goals, please contact Aesthetic Dermatology online or call 610-668-2570 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists at our Bala Cynwyd practice.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.