Dermaplaning1 or dermablading can improve the tone and texture of your skin by removing the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair. After treatment, most patients can look forward to a smoother more refined “glowing” complexion. This deep exfoliation2 helps the skin to breathe easier and can allow for better product absorption. Peach fuzz removal is safe for all skin types, ethnicities, and even women who are pregnant or nursing.
If you are interested in dermaplaning, contact us to learn what this procedure can do for you and for your skin.
Dermaplaning is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves manually exfoliating the skin to remove dead skin buildup and fine hairs using a special razor or scalpel. It is different from shaving because the goal is to improve the appearance of the skin by removing the top layers of dead skin cells and fine hair, also known as vellus hair or “peach fuzz”. The treatment aims to make the skin look smoother, brighter, and more youthful.
During a dermaplaning session, a healthcare provider, typically a dermatologist or experienced aesthetician, uses a surgical scalpel or a specialized blade to gently scrape away dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour and is relatively painless, although some people may experience mild discomfort or redness afterward. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment and does not require anesthesia or downtime.
Although dermaplaning is generally safe, there is a risk of cutting or nicking the face during the procedure. People with active acne or other skin conditions may not be good candidates for dermaplaning, as the procedure could exacerbate these conditions. You may wish to discuss the potential risks and benefits of dermaplaning with Dr. Rokhsar before undergoing the treatment.
Licensed aestheticians who have received professional training are qualified to perform dermaplaning. Additionally, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and other trained specialists who are skilled in skin resurfacing techniques such as dermabrasion and microdermabrasion may also perform dermaplaning.
Our aestheticians at New York Cosmetic, Skin & Laser Surgery Center are licensed professionals with years of experience. Before the procedure, they will discuss your goals, examine your skin to ensure it is healthy enough for the procedure, and explain what to expect before, during, and after dermaplaning. It is also important to review your health history with them.
The process involves using a special instrument, such as a scalpel-type blade or surgical blade, to shave away the uppermost layers of the skin. The blade is held at a 45-degree angle while the skin is pulled taut to remove all stray hair and dead skin cells easily. The procedure is different from shaving because the intent is to improve the appearance of the skin, rather than simply removing hair. The procedure is safe and effective for exfoliating the skin, removing hair, and leaving a healthy, glowy appearance.
Dermaplaning helps reduce the appearance of acne scars or other skin imperfections by revealing newer, undamaged skin. The process can help brighten a dull complexion and prevent clogged pores.
While dermaplaning has many benefits, results are temporary and may require multiple treatments to see lasting improvement in acne scars or fine lines. Additionally, potential side effects of dermaplaning may include redness, irritation, and sensitivity to sunlight, and it may not be suitable for everyone.
Preparing your skin properly before undergoing dermaplaning is crucial to ensuring that the procedure is safe and effective. Here are some steps you should take to prepare your skin for dermaplaning:
The results of dermaplaning are not permanent and usually last between two to six weeks, depending on various factors such as skincare regimen, lifestyle modifications, and the number of treatments received. In some cases, the results can last up to six months. The duration of the results can vary from person to person, and multiple treatments may be required to see more long-lasting improvements. It is recommended to moisturize the skin after the treatment and to avoid shaving the treated area to ensure proper recovery. Overall, dermaplaning is a temporary treatment, and individuals interested in maintaining the results may need to undergo multiple treatments and follow a proper skincare regimen.
The cost of dermaplaning can vary depending on a few factors such as the location, the provider (aesthetician or Dr. Rokhsar), and whether it’s done as a single treatment or as part of a package with other facial treatments. Dermaplaning is not covered by insurance, so the cost will have to be paid out of pocket.
After receiving this treatment, it is essential to take proper care of your skin to ensure optimal results and prevent any complications. Here are some common recommendations for what to do after dermaplaning:
After dermaplaning, some people may experience bumps on their skin. Here are some tips to get rid of these bumps:
Remember to give your skin time to heal and avoid any further irritation to the affected area. If the bumps persist or become painful, consult with Dr. Rokhsar.
The frequency of dermaplaning sessions can vary, but it is generally recommended to wait at least three weeks to a month between sessions. While it is possible to see a more healthy appearance after just one session, best results are typically seen after a series of six treatments, with visible improvements after two or three treatments.
It is important not to overdo dermaplaning, as doing it too frequently may cause skin irritation. It is generally not recommended to dermaplane at home every day or even every other day, as the skin on the face is more delicate than other parts of the body and dermaplaning too often can do damage.
It is also recommended to avoid using retinoids for 3 to 5 days before treatment and 2 to 3 days after dermaplaning to avoid skin irritation.
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