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What is Dermaplaning?

Would you like to improve the appearance of your dull, lackluster skin?  Dermaplaning can give you the smoother, brighter skin you desire.  Dermaplaning also rejuvenates the skin and gives it a more youthful look by stimulating new skin cells.  But what is Dermaplaning?

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a skin resurfacing treatment in which a medical-grade scalpel is used to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz (vellus hair).  The buildup of dead skin cells and vellus hair can dull the complexion, but dermaplaning leaves the skin feeling smoother and looking luminous and more youthful.    

Dermaplaning is a quick non-invasive treatment that can address skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and large pores.  It is a low-risk procedure that is safe for all skin types. However, dermaplaning is not recommended for people with active acne or sunburnt skin.   

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

During dermaplaning, the clinician holds the skin taut and moves the scalpel gently across the skinusing light strokes.  This motion removes both the outer layer of dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair.   A soothing mask is applied to the skin after treatment along with sunblock.

After dermaplaning, it will be easier to apply topical skincare products, and they will penetrate deeply into the skin.  Makeup will also go on more smoothly.  

Dermaplaning is a relaxing, pain-free procedure that typically takes around 30 minutes.  There is no downtime after dermaplaning, so patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.  This makes it a great option for people with busy schedules. 

What Should You Expect After Treatment?

There may be some mild redness after dermaplaning, but this usually resolves within a few hours.  The results of dermaplaning are immediate, as the skin will look and feel smoother after treatment.  

Would you like to learn more about dermaplaning?  Search our directory to find a provider near you to schedule a consultation. 

If you are in the greater Boston area, Krauss Dermatology, Wellesley, MA, is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.kraussdermatology.com, or by calling (781) 416-3500.

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