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, including:
- 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.