What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a no-downtime treatment performed by our advanced practice aesthetician, Amy Nelson to improve the surface texture of your skin. A sterile surgical blade is gently passed over the face at a 45 degree angle, removing vellus hair and the outermost layer of the skin (called the stratum corneum). Dermaplaning can result in a smooth texture to your skin. As an added bonus, dermaplaning is thought to also improve the penetration of your skin care products.
Who can be treated?
Dermaplaning is most commonly performed on women as a regular treatment to keep skin smooth and free of vellus hair. Dermaplaning is often combined with superficial chemical peels as an anti-aging treatment and to improve the appearance of pores. Dermaplaning can be performed on most skin tones, though it is most commonly performed on lighter skin types with blonde facial hair.
Can my hair grow back more or with increased thickness?
No. Cutting hair should not stimulate or alter how the hair grows from its root. Because dermaplaning bluntly cuts hair at the skin surface, it may feel more noticeable as it grows back compared to the tapered end of hair that has not been dermaplaned.
How often can I receive dermaplaning treatments?
A normal skin cycle is about 6 weeks. Many patients come in for dermaplaning treatments in 4 to 6 week intervals. We will advise you about the frequency of dermaplaning treatments once we start working with your skin.
TIP: Schedule at least 2 weeks prior to weddings or events.
Can I receive a chemical peel while dermaplaning?
Yes. Chemical peels and dermaplaning work well as combination treatments. Depending on your specific needs and goals, we can advise which peels are best for you.
Dermaplaning is a treatment that requires training and expertise. Not all blades are created equal. After testing most of the dermaplaning blades on the market, we identified ’the perfect blade.’ Once we found ‘the one,’ we sought additional training to perfect our technique. The result: an advanced dermaplaning procedure that leads to optimal results. The process taught me that, even after 16 years of experience, you never stop learning. We always strive to provide exceptional experiences for our patients.
– Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson is an advanced practice esthetician who is specifically trained in advanced dermaplaning techniques. To schedule a dermaplaning treatment, click here.