Are you interested in resurfacing your skin but unsure about lasers or
What is Dermaplaning?
A safe, simpler alternative to more extensive skin rejuvenation treatments,
dermaplaning involves using a medical scalpel to gently exfoliate the
skin. The sterile blade is typically held at a 45-degree angle and lightly
feathered along the skin surface, removing the outermost skin cells and
instantly leaving smooth, refreshed, rejuvenated skin.
The treatment provider will hold your skin taut as the blade is moved along
the treated areas, significantly reducing the risk of accidental cutting.
Choosing a dermaplaning treatment has several benefits for your skin,
- Immediate results
- Removing short, fine facial hairs that absorb oil, dirt and environmental toxins.
- Improving the skin’s ability to absorb
- Stimulating the circulation of blood
- Minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
- Increasing the elasticity of the skin
- Correcting the texture of the skin
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Your candidacy for dermaplaning will be established during your initial
consultation with our experienced medical staff, but generally clients
who are approved for this treatment are in general good health, do not
have shingles or open lesions, do not take blood thinners, do not have
diabetes or contraindicating blood conditions, and do not have skin that
is thin or raw. Additionally, individuals who are taking antibiotics may
be asked to wait at least 10 days after completion to receive treatment.
Are There Any Risks?
Treatment providers wear gloves while dermaplaning and only use knives
that have been properly sterilized, significantly minimizing the risk
of infection. Although treatment providers are extensively trained and
experienced in dermaplaning, working with sharp instruments always involves
a slight, albeit rare, risk of an accidental cut.
Successful dermaplaning sessions not only depend on the skill of the treatment
provider but also the client. You may be asked to refrain from using your
cell phone or other items that may distract you and cause you to make
sudden movements, as this can interfere with the treatment.
If you have to sneeze, cough or move suddenly, you may also be asked to
signal to or alert your treatment provider in order to avoid accidental
nicks. During your consultation, you will be informed of all possible
risks associated with this treatment.