At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Specialists we offer a simple, safe procedure for exfoliating the top layer of your skin (epidermis) and ridding your skin of it’s fine, peach-fuzz (vellus) hair. It’s called Dermaplaning. You may or may not have heard of it – and it’s not to be confused with Dermabrasion, a medical procedure which abrades the skin down to the dermis. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is a simple shaving of the epidermis. It’s a safe, easy, quick procedure with few to no adverse effects.
How is Dermaplaning done? Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the doctor simply abrades the surface of your skin using light feathering strokes. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want a deep exfoliation without the chemicals involved in other procedures. It’s also an excellent choice if you have lots of vellus hair, because this type of hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles. Removing the hair can give you smoother, healthier looking skin.
Are you concerned that your hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning? Worry not. This is not true. The superficial vellus hair will grow back at the same rate and texture as before your treatment.
Are there other advantages? Yes! Removing your epidermal skin will allow your skin-care products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers of your skin. We may recommend dermaplaning to prepare your skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels, or for superficial chemical peels or cleansing facials.
Dermaplaning is often used on our patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyper-pigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles – the results are a smooth, “glowing” appearance.
There is no downtime associated with this procedure, but you will be strongly advised to use sunscreen. Dermaplaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although most of our patients wait until the vellus hair grows back, which is generally about a month.
If you would like to know more, we invite you to call to schedule a consultation appointment, today: (414) 443-0033.