Dermaplaning Skin Treatment
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning or epidermal leveling is a quick, increasingly popular non-invasive procedure with few to no adverse side effects. The provider uses a scalpel to abrade a patient’s skin surface with light, very precise strokes. This skin treatment safely and effectively removes the uppermost layer of the skin, specifically dead skin cells that have accumulated over time. This skin resurfacing procedure is the first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair (peach fuzz) on the skin which often contributes to a buildup of dirt and oil. It’s also an effective treatment for rough, dry skin, mild acne scarring, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation, especially in the case of mature skin. After removing dead skin cells from the epidermis, younger skin emerges.
–Dermaplane can be performed on almost anyone.
How long does Dermaplaning take?
There is no downtime associated with this procedure. Dermaplaning is usually repeated when vellus hair starts to grow back, generally in one month’s time. Skin care products and treatments are more effective after dermaplaning because they are absorbed by new, more porous surface cells.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning can enhance the results of subsequent chemical peels or laser treatments. Patients shouldn’t confuse dermaplaning for dermabrasion, an older, now seldom used medical procedure in which the skin is abraded down to the dermis with a whisk like device. Complications, including infections and scarring, can occur with dermabrasion.