What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that uses a sterile surgical blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the surface of the skin. This treatment can provide a smoother, brighter complexion and can improve the absorption of skincare products.

Recommended no of treatments-

Can be done every 2-3 weeks depending on skin condition and other treatments.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

It helps to treat skin concerns such as:

  • Rough or irregular skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Superficial acne scars
  • Mature skin that’s dull or shallow.
  • Unwanted fine facial hairs (vellus hairs)

 

What are some contraindications of Dermaplaning?

  • Allergy to Nickel
  • Acne that is inflamed (30% or more)
  • Any open wounds on the skin
  • Raised lesions on the skin such as cold sores
  • Some skin conditions such as dermatitis keratosis pilaris
  • Skin cancer
  • Use of Accutane in the past six months
  • Blood thin medication or abnormal bleeding disorders
  • Active bacterial or fungal infection in the treatment area
  • Abnormal wound healing (keloid scars)

If you have any type of redness or tenderness on the skin, in fact, you should bring it to the doctor’s attention so that together, you can decide if dermaplaning is right for you.

Pre- treatment

  • No retinal products 48 hours prior Treatment
  • No prolonged sun exposure 48 hours prior
  • No exfoliating 48 hours prior
  • Minimum 4 weeks after any invasive medical chemical peels/procedure (can do prior to a chemical peel)

 

Post-treatment

  • Wash face with lukewarm water and few hours after treatment
  • Apply Revitatrol(a type of repair cream) moisturizer , or non-scented medical grade moisturizer if possible
  • Can return to regular skin care 24 hours after
  • No exfoliating for 7 days after
  • No picking, popping, as it will damage skin and spread bacteria.
  • No direct sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment
  • Apply SPF