An age-old technique which is enjoying a re-discovered popularity is Dermaplaning.
As one of the hottest trends in medical aesthetics today, Dermaplaning improves the skin’s appearance by removing layers of the stratum corneum, the topmost layer of the epidermis, through a method of controlled scraping of the skin with a specialized surgical blade.
A buildup of skin cells contribute to the skin’s listless appearance. Dermaplaning gives you a double exfoliation, improvement in skin texture and removal of unwanted facial hair. What results is smoother appearing skin. In addition, dermaplaning stimulates the collagen and elastin in the skin. (And who doesn’t want that?)
Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are concerned that the hair will grow back darker and thicker after Dermaplaning. This is not the case! As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, its regrowth will not be stimulated.
Who Is Ideal for This Treatment?
Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, with superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or with fine lines and wrinkles.
What the Patient Can Expect:
There is no downtime associated with this safe and simple procedure. Dermaplaning is usually done when the vellus hair starts to grow back, which is generally in one month’s time. It can be performed at the time of your next facial treatment.
This treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance. By removing all barriers from the skin your products can penetrate deeper, making them much more effective.
Dermaplaning is typically done on facial skin and requires skill and knowledge of the technique.