Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method. At Miller Plastic Surgery, we often recommend dermaplaning to patients who would like a quick, effective way to refresh their skin. This exfoliating facial treatment leads to smoother, revitalized skin. Dermaplaning can be an added treatment, complementing the results of other facial treatments. It can also be performed alone.
The purpose of dermaplaning is two-fold: For one, it removes the dull, damaged and dead cells that make up the top layer of your skin. Second, it removes "vellus" hairs, which are the soft, blond hairs that you may find on your upper lip, and possibly on your cheeks, forehead and chin. This hair is also known as peach fuzz. Dermaplaning cannot remove "terminal" hairs, which include your eyebrows and nose hair.
In addition to generally improving the radiance of your skin, and producing a smooth, silky feel, dermaplaning can address specific skin conditions:
Furthermore, exfoliating the top layer of skin cells triggers the natural regeneration of new skin cells. This can lead to a luminous, healthy glow. Plus, for the first day or so, the newly exfoliated skin will be very absorbent. It is a great time to apply serums, creams and other products as recommended by our staff, when the skin will accept them more readily.
The process is painless, effective and relatively fast. At our comfortable office, you will be able to relax during your treatment. Dermaplaning looks and feels like someone is shaving your skin. But the surgical blade used is sharper than any home razor. Most patients equate the treatment to the sensation of shaving. We will be checking in with you throughout, to make sure that you are comfortable.
The internet is unfortunately rife with examples of DIY dermaplaning, but this is never a good idea. Not only are home razors dull and prone to cutting the skin, but there is a specific technique in which we are trained and experienced. This is a medical-grade treatment, after all. Your skin will be held taut while gently and precisely removing the outer layer of skin cells. A specific pattern is used across the entire face, and the blade must be held at the right angle to cleanly remove the cells.
Not at all! This common misconception about dermaplaning is a persistent one. Shaving, waxing, dermaplaning, threading – your hair will not grow back thicker or darker but will instead be the same color and thickness as if you had not performed the hair reduction in the first place.
Dermaplaning can be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks. So, it works along with your natural hair growth cycle.
To arrange a complimentary consultation, please call Miller Plastic Surgery at 850-610-6575. Our dermaplaning treatment can help you achieve, maintain or restore great-looking skin.