Everyone wants younger-looking skin, and while there are many treatment options to choose from, our surgeons and our team of specialists will guide you to the right solution for you. Each person is unique and at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves in offering customized treatment plans for each individual. For those wanting a gentle and effective exfoliation, dermaplaning may be an effective treatment option to reveal a youthful complexion.
Dermaplaning is most often used to improve the appearance of skin scarred from acne and to smooth out small facial wrinkles, as well as to prevent dead skin buildup, which allows these imperfections to appear larger. With a dermaplaning treatment, you can safely scrape away the outer layers of dead skin and “peach fuzz” to reveal smooth, clear, and undamaged skin.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if dermaplaning may be right for you!
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a gentle treatment option that can reveal a luminous and softer exterior. By using a scalpel, a member of our team will softly exfoliate the surface of your skin. As the scalpel is carefully glided over the treated area, dead skin cells and peach fuzz are removed to unveil a satiny finish!
How does dermaplaning work?
Dermaplaning can remove up to 2 to 3 weeks worth of rough, dead skin and build up can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Dermaplaning uses a specifically developed type blade to safely remove layers of dead skin. This blade is held at a 45 degree angle to the skin while your aesthetician gently moves the blade along the surface of your face and manipulates the skin with their hands. Depending upon the severity and depth at which dead and unwanted skin sits on the face the length of your treatment may range from several minutes to an hour. Deeper lines, and more severe build up of dead skin require more layers of skin to be removed.
How long does a dermaplaning session take?
Usually, a dermaplaning treatment session can take around 30 minutes, making it easier to fit into your busy schedule than some other procedures. It can also be coupled with a chemical peel to provide optimal results. If you are short on time, consider adding an express facial during your dermaplaning treatment – perfect for a midday pick-me-up!
When can I expect results from dermaplaning?
Some procedures can take a day or more for you to see its results. With dermaplaning, you can see and feel smoother skin immediately after your treatment!
Why consider dermaplaning?
- Dermaplaning is a very gentle treatment option that can realize your aesthetic goals of smoother skin
- Dermaplaning does not require incisions or the use of needles
- Skin care products can be better absorbed into the skin with the extraction of dead skin and peach fuzz
- Makeup products are easier to apply and clean off the skin
- Dermaplaning results are instantaneous
- No downtime
- There are no risk of harsh side effects or allergic reactions
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning can be performed on small, precise areas of the skin or can be applied to larger regions, including the entire face. Dermaplaning can also be performed in addition to other skin treatments, such as chemical peels or facials. This treatment also encourages the growth of new, healthy skin cells and can have a positive impact on the skin cell life-cycle. Dermaplaning is a highly effective way to resurface the skin and is a highly effective method for leveling out uneven surfaces on the face. Dermaplaning is gentle and does not break the capillaries on the face, which more aggressive exfoliators may do. This prevents skin discoloration or scarring. Since dermaplaning does not involve the application of chemicals it is a great alternative for individuals who have sensitive skin and cannot undergo chemical peels or other chemically based treatments. Dermaplaning is a non-surgical procedure and requires no recovery time nor does it produce any visible side effects.
Am I a good candidate for dermaplaning?
Since dermaplaning is very easy on the skin, even those with sensitive skin may undergo it. If you are experiencing a breakout of acne, our surgeons recommend waiting until your skin has cleared up to avoid irritation.
Don’t let a coarse surface keep you from loving the look and feel of your skin. Dermaplaning can be the beginning of a new, silkier you! For residents in the Chicago Metro area such as Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Winnetka, North Shore, Arlington Heights, Oakbrook and Chicago, contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if dermaplaning may be right for you!
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Silky smooth skin in seconds✨ ———————————— Dermaplaning ✒️ is a form of exfoliation that uses a sterile surgical blade to remove the surface layer of dead skin and unwanted facial hair. . . . Peach fuzz on the face traps dirt and oils leading to clogged pores and breakouts. By removing the hair, it is easier to perform extractions and pores are less likely to become clogged. . . . Removing hair and dead skin also allows for deeper penetration of products placed on the face ➕ smooth make up application giving you that #glow . . . ⏰ There is no downtime associated with this procedure and the results are immediate