Dermaplaning is a procedure to help improve your skin tone and texture by gently removing the dead, outer layer of skin. Dermaplaning can be performed on any patient with any skin type. Not only does it remove the dull, dead skin, but it also removes the fine “peach fuzz” hair as well. This will give your skin a very smooth, vibrant appearance. In addition, it makes it easier for skin care products to penetrate to the deeper layers and further improve your skin. Dermaplaning also will help improve the texture of your make-up and will go on smoothly without “caking up”. If you are planning on having a laser treatment or chemical peel in the near future, dermaplaning will be very beneficial beforehand. The cost of dermaplaning is between $100 and $200.
Dermaplaning is done by a licensed aesthetician. Using a #10 blade/scalpel, the outer layer of skin of carefully removed. The treatment is painless and is similar to shaving your legs. The treatment takes about 30 minutes and there is no down time afterwards. The treatment begins by cleansing your skin and thoroughly drying it. Next, your skin is held taught and the dead skin cells are gently removed. After the treatment, sunblock will be applied to your skin as it will consequently be highly sensitive to sun exposure.
Dermaplaning is often done in conjunction with Hydrafacial. The Hydrafacial treatment is important as it unclogs pores and infuses antioxidants and peptides to nourish and protect the skin.