Often we need a boost to remove our skin’s surface imperfections. Dermaplaning is a procedure to smooth the skin’s epidermis, refining the texture and softening surface irregularities. It is also frequently called microplaning or epi-blading due to the fact that the procedure involves using a tiny blade that is moved across the top layer of the skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful looking facial appearance. You will find your skin looking and feeling more radiant typically after one treatment.
What is Involved in the Treatment?
Dermaplaning varies from other skin resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing in that it uses no chemicals or laser to treat the skin’s surface. A fine blade is moved across the top of the skin in quick strokes, removing dead skin cells, imperfections and hair. It is the first choice for patients with fine facial hair. Dermaplaning is preformed quickly with little prep time, no down time and few to no adverse effects. At times, dermaplaning is performed as a pre-treatment to prepare the skin for other laser treatments, chemical peels or even a basic facial.
What Conditions Does Dermaplaning Treat?
The Dermaplane procedure is most often used to improve the texture of dry lifeless skin. It is used by patients who want to revitalize their facial skin. Also, about a week to ten days following an IPL photofacial, dermaplaning is scheduled to remove the dark, dead skin that has risen to the surface of the epidermis.
What Are The Benefits Of Dermaplaning?
- Smoother and fresher-looking complexion
- Fine lines and wrinkles are minimized
- Removal of sun damage
Who Can Benefit From Dermaplaning?
- All skin types including dark skin
- Pregnant or nursing patients who are restricted from the use of chemical peels or lasers
- Patients with vellous facial hair
How Often can Dermaplaning Be Administered and What are the Results?
Dermaplaning is usually prescribed in a series of 3 to 4 sessions, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. However, the patient typically sees immediate benefits from a single treatment. Please visit our photo gallery to see our patients results!