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Dermaplaning

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is the manual exfoliation by way of a surgical instrument (Scapel) to superficially scrape away the upper most layer of dead skin, upper most portion of the Stratum Corneum, along with fine Vellus hairs.

Patients who have excess Vellus hair on the skin causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the healthier looking skin.

Vellus Hairs: Hair that is the fine, non-pigmented hair (a.k.a. “peach fuzz”) that covers the skin.

Results and Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Exfoliates the top layer of skin (Epidermis)
  • Refines the surface of the skin and evens out the texture
  • Helps to correct flaws
  • Removes fine hairs
  • Lightens appearance of pigmentation
  • Thins and compacts Stratum Corneum
  • Increases absorption of active products
  • Thickens dermis
  • Minimizes precancerous cells
  • Improves acne scars
  • Increases firmness and elasticity over time



Advantages
  • Skin becomes hairless
  • Make-Up goes on smoothly and flawlessly
  • Skin is brighter
  • Dead skin cells and hair are shaved off, creating a smoother, brighter complexion.
  • Can be done on pregnant women
  • Helps with fine wrinkles and acne scars
  • Helps with fine hairs which is difficult to treat with light therapy or lasers
Contraindications
  • Allergy to the metal scalpel
  • Small, fine cuts can occur in treatment
  • Poor Wound Healing
  • Open Wounds
  • Fresh Scarring
  • Distended Capillaries
  • Stage 4 Rosacea
  • Cystic Inflamed Acne
  • Thick Facial Hair (Men)


Post Treatment Care

  • Use a good sunscreen or sunblock while healing
  • Avoid direct sun and heat. This includes simple day to day tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for long periods of time, sitting next to a bonfire or fireplace.
  • Discontinue use of any AHA products for 72 hours or until skin is no longer flaking.
  • Use hydrating reparative products to incourage new healthy cell growth. Products such as Peptides Antioxidants, Stem Cells, Vitamins A, C and E all work well.
  • Use physical sunscreen
  • No scratching or peeling
  • Limit exercise for the first week
  • Drink plenty of water


Please arrange a complimentary consultation to see if Dermaplaning is a suitable procedure for you! (303)666-1199