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Dermaplaning is a specialized facial treatment that uses a medical grade scalpel to remove the top layer of dead skin cells.  This gentle exfoliation gets rid of oil buildup, dirt, fine hairs (peach fuzz), and clears the pores.  The process can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and other skin imperfections.  Dermaplaning uncovers a fresh layer of skin with a more even skin tone.  This exfoliation enhances the absorption of skincare products, allowing for deeper penetration and better results.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done on the entire face or on specific problem areas.  It is virtually painless with no real downtime.  The following are some of the other benefits:

  •       Smoother skin – Dead skin cells are removed, leaving ultra smooth and more radiant skin.
  •       Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles – Dermaplaning helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the complexion younger looking and refreshed.
  •       Removes hair – Unwanted fine hair is removed, enabling makeup and skincare products to be applied more smoothly.  Dermaplaning does not cause the facial hair to grow back darker or thicker.
  •       Diminishes acne scars – Dermaplaning helps reduce scarring and dark spots caused by acne.  It stimulates the production of collagen, which repairs the skin.

Should everyone dermaplane?

Some people with preexisting skin problems should consult their healthcare provider about dermaplaning.  The process may not be recommended for people with eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes, an active case of acne, or those with recent sunburn or extremely sensitive skin.

Should dermaplaning be done at home?

Most healthcare professionals don’t recommend dermaplaning at home.  All equipment must be kept sterile.  Without knowing the proper technique, it’s easy to nick or cut the skin.  Any bacteria on the blade or the hands can cause irritation or infection if it gets into a cut.  Overdoing the treatments can also cause skin irritation.

Dermaplaning at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center

At Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center, our patients have a thorough consultation for us to understand their medical history, skincare goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan.  Our providers are highly trained in precise techniques to ensure a safe and effective procedure.  We focus on providing a relaxing and comfortable environment during the treatment.  Our guidance on post-treatment care enables patients to maximize their results.  We’ll give specific recommendations for skincare and sun protection products to help patients maintain their dermaplaning benefits.  Contact us to schedule a consultation.