Dermaplaning, like microdermabrasion, is a manual skin exfoliation procedure. Our Gainesville aesthetics office provides this skin care treatment to patients looking to achieve smooth, tight and healthy skin. In addition to promoting skin health, this treatment also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and eliminates peach fuzz. For patients looking to optimize skin rejuvenation through exfoliation, a dermaplaning procedure is ideal.
Dermaplaning is the removal of the outermost layer of skin which is a host for dirt and dead skin cells. This procedure is performed with the use of a sterile, surgical grade scalpel. A cosmetic dermatologist or licensed aesthetician skillfully and painlessly removes the top layer of unhealthy, dead skin cells.
A dermaplaning procedure delivers patients with a range of skin health benefits. Facial hair commonly called “peach fuzz” is safely removed — which is healthy for your skin as hair can harbor dirt and oils. Acne scars, fine lines, and dull skin are all addressed and improved immediately after a dermaplaning session. Additionally, skin will be tightened and hyperpigmentation will be reduced — both of which results in providing patients with a youthful appearance. The gentle removal of skin stimulates collagen production which tightens and firms your face.
Dermaplaning effectively removes roughly 21 days of dead skin cell accumulation. The removal of the top layer of unhealthy skin also allows any skin care products applied to penetrate deeper into the skin, which boosts effectiveness.
Patients may wish to “prime” their faces with a dermaplaning procedure before having a Vi Peel, chemical peel or HydraFacial to maximize their results.
The majority of patients are good candidates for dermaplaning with the exception of anyone experiencing oily skin or cystic acne. This is because the hair removal that occurs during dermaplaning can encourage the growth of bacteria in oily skin or if you are experiencing an active breakout. Once an active breakout has cleared, patients are encouraged to return for their dermaplaning procedure!
Before dermaplaning begins, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and dried. Your aesthetician will apply gentle pressure to your face to pull your skin taut. The scalpel will be swiftly applied in short strokes at a 45-degree angle to easily remove the unhealthy outer layer of skin. Numbing agents are not necessary and patients can expect their appointments to last roughly 30 minutes. Immediately after your treatment, patients will have clear, smooth and tight skin.
After treatment, patients with sensitive skin may experience pink or slightly swollen skin. Skin will be very sensitive to sunlight, so it’s necessary to avoid sunlight initially and apply sunscreen. Patients will immediately have smooth, clear skin that lasts 3–4 weeks! You will experience zero downtime and can resume normal activities immediately. To sustain youthful and healthy skin, patients may wish to schedule sessions every four weeks as the outer layer of skin and peach fuzz will return within that time frame.
Contact North Florida Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics today to schedule your dermaplaning appointment!