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Derma Planning Treatment

Dermaplaning is a gentle medical skin treatment that is performed by using a surgical blade that gently scrapes the outermost layers of the epidermis, therefore, ridding it of dead skin cells, impurities and debris.  This treatment is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin of the face and to regenerate new skin cells thus leaving the complexion smooth, soft and vibrant.

This is a great treatment to offer to patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream, and may be transferred to the fetus or the child. It is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.

How does Derma Planning work?

Dermaplaning gently removes the outer layer of skin to smooth and even out your complexion. Dermaplaning can be done manually with a scalpel or with an electronic tool called a dermatome, which is a hand-held device with an oscillating blade.

What are the benefits of Derma Planning?

  • The obvious benefit of dermaplaning is the improvement you will see in your skin, such as a reduced appearance of acne scars and brighter, smoother skin. In addition to beautiful results, dermaplaning has the following advantages as a skin treatment:

    • Quick procedure – Depending on the size of the treatment area, a dermaplaning appointment can take as little as a few minutes. Even if you are addressing a larger area, the procedure will likely be completed within an hour.
    • Painless – Unlike dermabrasion, micro-needling, and other procedures, dermaplaning is a painless procedure.
    • Affordable – Dermaplaning is an affordable alternative to laser skin resurfacing.
    • Enhances other skincare treatments – Though often done as a stand-alone treatment, dermaplaning can be done prior to a chemical peel, facial, or other skincare procedure to maximize results.
    • Safe – There is a low risk of complications. Dermaplaning is even safe for pregnant women.
    • Increased penetration of skincare products – Once dead skin cells are out of the way, serums are absorbed more efficiently, which can improve the efficacy of skincare products.

Dermaplaning treats these skin problems:

  • Dry, dull skin
  • Fine lines
  • Rough skin surfaces
  • Skin spots and blemishes
  • Unwanted facial hairs
  • Poor skin tone
  • Acne and other blemishes
  • Sun damaged skin

Dermaplaning results:

The day after your dermaplaning treatment, you should begin to see improvements in the way your skin looks and feels. You’ll have a smoother surface with a healthy appearance. Makeup and skin care products will glide on easily and smoothly.

  • Ask your doctor about safe, mild skin cleansers and other skin products to use at home. To protect the new skin surface, treat it gently and avoid harsh or exfoliating ingredients, such as retinol, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide or astringents.
  • Your doctor can recommend safe skin care products, including a high-quality sunscreen. Avoid sun exposure and excessive heat, such as saunas after your treatment.
  • Hair removal from dermaplaning is temporary, and facial hairs will eventually grow back. You can ask your doctor about laser treatments options to permanently remove unwanted hair growth.
  • To achieve your ideal results, you can choose to get additional treatments. Your doctor will advise you on the amount of time between treatments, which should be at least a month or longer to avoid skin irritation.

Derma Planning treatments – Frequently Asked Question

What is the difference between dermaplaning and shaving?

Dermaplaning is a professional exfoliation treatment performed by a skincare professional using a surgical scalpel. It is specifically designed to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. Shaving, on the other hand, is a daily hair removal method typically done with a razor and shaving cream, primarily for hair removal purposes.

Is dermaplaning painful?

Dermaplaning is a relatively painless procedure. Most people report feeling a gentle scraping sensation as the scalpel glides across the skin. However, discomfort is minimal, and numbing creams are typically not needed.

How long does a dermaplaning session typically take?

The duration of a dermaplaning session can vary depending on the areas being treated and additional procedures or treatments combined with dermaplaning. On average, a dermaplaning session takes about 30 to 45 minutes.

Can dermaplaning be performed on all skin types?

Dermaplaning can generally be performed on most skin types, including sensitive skin. However, individuals with active acne or certain skin conditions may not be suitable candidates. It’s best to consult with a skincare professional or dermatologist to determine if dermaplaning is appropriate for your specific skin type and concerns.

How often should I undergo dermaplaning?

The frequency of dermaplaning treatments depends on individual preferences and skin condition. Many people choose to have dermaplaning done every 3 to 4 weeks to maintain the benefits and keep the skin smooth and refreshed.

Is there any downtime after dermaplaning?

There is typically no downtime associated with dermaplaning. Some individuals may experience temporary redness or slight sensitivity immediately after the procedure, but it usually subsides within a few hours. You can resume your regular activities and skincare routine immediately after treatment.

Can dermaplaning be combined with other skincare treatments?

Yes, dermaplaning can be combined with other skincare treatments, such as chemical peels or facial masks, to enhance the overall results. Combining treatments may provide deeper exfoliation and increased product penetration.

Can dermaplaning cause the hair on my face to grow back thicker or darker?

No, dermaplaning does not affect the thickness or color of the hair on your face. The vellus hair that is removed during dermaplaning will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.