Dermaplaning is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the careful exfoliation of the top layer of skin using a sterile surgical scalpel. This technique aims to remove dead skin cells, peach fuzz, and surface debris, leaving the skin smoother and more radiant. Dermaplaning can enhance the effectiveness of skincare products and create a flawless canvas for makeup application.

If you're looking to reveal a brighter, more refined complexion, schedule a dermaplaning session with our skilled skincare professionals at Westerville Dermatology today. Experience the benefits of dermaplaning and unlock a new level of skin smoothness and vibrancy.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Exfoliation: Removes dead skin cells for a smoother complexion.
  • Peach Fuzz Removal: Eliminates fine facial hair for a smoother appearance.
  • Enhances Product Absorption: Improves the efficacy of skincare products.
  • Brightens Complexion: Reveals a more radiant and even skin tone.
  • Makeup Application: Creates a flawless canvas for makeup.
  • Non-Invasive: Gentle procedure with minimal discomfort.
  • Instant Results: Immediate improvement in skin texture and appearance.
  • Stimulates Cell Renewal: Encourages the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

Common Side Effects of Dermaplaning

  • Redness: Temporary redness post-treatment.
  • Sensitivity: Skin may be more sensitive initially.
  • Risk of Nicks: Minimal risk of small cuts or nicks.
  • Sun Sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Rare Breakouts: Some individuals may experience breakouts.
  • Exfoliation Sensation: Skin may feel more exfoliated.
  • Tingling: Mild tingling sensation during and after.

What to Expect at Your Dermaplaning Appointment

In your dermaplaning appointment, your dermatology provider will begin by cleansing your skin to remove any makeup or impurities. A sterile surgical scalpel will be used to carefully exfoliate the surface, eliminating dead skin cells and peach fuzz. The procedure is generally painless and is often described as a gentle scraping sensation.

Following dermaplaning, your provider may apply soothing skincare products, and you can expect to leave with smoother, more radiant skin. It's advisable to avoid direct sun exposure immediately after the treatment and apply sunscreen for protection.

Dermaplaning Maintenance Recommendations

Following recommended care practices is essential for optimal dermaplaning results. Your dermatology provider will offer guidance on post-treatment care to maximize the benefits of this exfoliating procedure. Here are key recommendations:
  • Gentle Cleansing: Use a mild cleanser to cleanse the treated area without harsh scrubbing.
  • Sun Protection: Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen to shield the skin from UV damage, especially in the days following dermaplaning.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Refrain from using abrasive skincare products or treatments that may irritate the freshly exfoliated skin.
  • Regular Moisturizing: Keep the skin hydrated by applying a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer regularly.
  • Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure, and if unavoidable, wear protective clothing and sunscreen.
These recommendations, when followed diligently, contribute to the continued health and vibrancy of your skin post-dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning Maintenance Schedule

  • Initially, frequent sessions may be recommended, possibly every 3 to 4 weeks, to achieve desired results.
  • As skin health improves, maintenance sessions may be spaced out, occurring every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Depending on individual needs and preferences, some individuals may opt for ongoing maintenance sessions every 6 to 8 weeks to sustain the benefits of dermaplaning.
It's important to consult with your dermatology provider to establish a personalized maintenance plan tailored to your skin's specific requirements.

Dermaplaning FAQs

Dermaplaning is generally safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, individuals with active acne may need to postpone treatment.

A typical dermaplaning session lasts about 30 to 45 minutes, making it a quick and convenient procedure.

No, dermaplaning does not cause hair to grow back thicker. The treatment involves removing fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the surface of the skin, but it does not affect the hair follicle or alter the hair's texture. The regrowth appears the same as it did before the treatment—soft and fine. Dermaplaning is a safe and effective method for exfoliating the skin and achieving a smoother complexion without impacting the thickness or color of hair.

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How Westerville Dermatology Can Help

At Westerville Dermatology, our skilled dermatology professionals offer expert dermaplaning services to help you achieve smoother, more radiant skin. If you're seeking a non-invasive way to reveal smoother, glowing skin, schedule a dermaplaning session with us. Experience the transformative effects of dermaplaning at Westerville Dermatology, where your skin health is our top priority.