What is Dermaplane?
Dermaplane or “dermaplaning” is a skin exfoliating procedure that helps to get rid of excess dirt and oil, and particularly vellus hair or “peach fuzz”. Dermaplane treatment involves using a scalpel or medical tool known as dermatone. Your skin specialist will move the dermatone – a medical device that resembles an electric razor – in a back and forth pattern to scrape off the skin’s top layer where dead skin resides.
The procedure is perfect for anyone looking to make the skin’s surface look smooth and vibrant, as well as get rid of that annoying peach fuzz, fine lines and wrinkles, and deep acne scarring.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning or Dermaplane?
The exfoliation and hair removal process involved in dermaplaning leaves your skin really smooth, shiny, and bright – making it look more vibrant and youthful, both from a distance and up close. Furthermore, the treatment works great for anyone looking to soften the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or even a dull-looking or otherwise uneven skin tone. Dermaplaning has also proven to treat deep acne scars very well.
How does Dermaplane Treatment work?
The medical tool used for Dermaplane treatments is a medical-grade scalpel which or something very similar to what you use to shave bodily hair. The basic premise behind dermaplaning is fairly the same as shaving: your skin specialist will use a sterile blade at a 45° angle while dragging it gently across the skin. If done right, this effortlessly removes all dead skin cells, scar tissue, spots. and any kind of dirt as well as debris that might be giving your skin a dull, uneven, and generally undesirable appearance. The process will exfoliate our skin removing the top layer of skin and leaving you with beautiful skin underneath.
The procedure is relatively painless, and you may feel only a minor tingling sensation throughout. Your aesthetician will make sure your skin is clean prior to treatment. The dermaplaning treatment may take up to 20-30 minutes, depending on how much skin exfoliation is needed. Once the procedure is over, your skin specialist will soothe and calm the skin using one of our skincare products by ZO or NeoCutis. Additionally, you can add a hydrojelly mask to further add to your treatment or a skinwave procedure.
Even though most patients tolerate dermaplaning very well, you may notice minor after effects like redness and swelling, soreness, and a tingling sensation for up to 48 hours post-treatment.
How much does Dermaplane cost and is it permanent?
As with other skin treatments, you will need to limit the amount of sun exposure you get each day and wear sunscreen when stepping out.