Are you noticing that your complexion has become dull, dry, or uneven? If so, you may benefit from the non-invasive treatment of dermaplaning. This treatment is an effective solution to regain a radiant, youthful facial glow, with no downtime.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that is done to eliminate vellus hair, AKA peach fuzz, from the face. It is also done to eliminate dead skin cells from the epidermis to correct a dull complexion.
During treatment, your skin will be cleaned, and a sterile surgical blade will gently glide across the skin, removing dead skin cells and vellus hair as it goes. A hydrating moisturizing serum will be applied to the skin after treatment to nourish and protect.
Who is a Good Candidate Dermaplaning?
Patients who are living with dry or rough skin, mild hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scars can often benefit from dermaplaning. Patients with nickel allergies should not undergo this treatment. A consultation with one of our skin experts can help to best determine if this treatment is right for you.
There is no downtime needed after a dermaplaning treatment, so patients can feel free to resume their daily activities. Sunscreen should be worn to protect the skin from UV rays. After treatment, patients can enjoy smoother, more radiant skin. Dermaplaning is often repeated within a month’s time, when the vellus hair begins to regrow.
Frequently Asked questions
Should I put anything on my face after dermaplaning?
Yes, after dermaplaning is a good time to apply high-quality serums and other lightweight skincare products, as the process will help clear pores and prepare the skin to receive nutrients.
Is it better to Dermaplane dry or with oil?
Some providers prefer to use a light oil to help the dermaplaning blade slide more easily across the skin. Others prefer to use it dry to ensure all the hairs and debris are exfoliated and none are masked by the oil.
Can I wash my face after Dermaplane?
You should wash your face before dermaplaning and moisturize with serums or oils immediately after, assuming no irritation has occurred.
Can you reuse Dermaplane razor?
You should always use a sanitized dermaplaning blade each time you perform this procedure.
How do you prevent bumps after dermaplaning?
In many cases, bumps are a sign of irritated skin, so by avoiding pressing too hard or going against the grain of hair follicles, you should be able to prevent bumps from forming after dermaplaning.
Does dermaplaning help with acne?
Dermaplaning should not be performed if you have active acne outbreaks, however, it is commonly performed to help reduce the appearance of acne scars, such as icepick scars or similar imperfections.
Can you get dermaplaning if you have sensitive skin?
People with sensitive skin that are good candidates might be eligible for dermaplaning, although the side effects, such as redness and tenderness, might be more pronounced depending on how sensitive the skin is.
Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 40 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.