Dermaplaning is a type of manual exfoliation that not only eliminates the outer layer of dead skin cells but also helps remove facial hair.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation that eliminates the outer layer of dead skin cells and removes the vellous hairs (peach fuzz) on the face. Considered a perfect pre-procedure treatment to any laser or IPL session, it allows the laser or light device to penetrate deeper into the dermis of the skin for improved results.
How dermaplaning works
A stainless steel blade is swept across the skin which will gently separate debris and impurities from live, active skin. By angling the blade at a precise degree, we can achieve maximum skin exfoliation with minimal irritation. The procedure also cuts the fine hairs close to the surface of the skin, so patients who suffer from noticeable peach fuzz will immediately recognize a visible, positive change.
What to expect during your appointment
After using our signature cleansing process, we will begin the dermaplaning treatment. A surgical blade is lightly placed on the skin and moved in a fluid, sweeping motion. The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes and feels like very light scratching. If this is a precursor to another treatment, we would begin that procedure immediately after. If not, a relaxing mask followed by a massage with antioxidant creams and sunscreen will conclude your facial.
Length of results
Peach fuzz grows back at different rates for everyone, but patients will usually see and the feel the difference for about 2-3 weeks after the treatment. Dermaplaning can be done every 3-6 weeks, depending on skin type and lifestyle.
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To get clearer, healthier skin from skincare experts in Los Angeles, request a free consultation at LA SkinAesthetics. We have many treatment options at our skincare center in Beverly Hills and a consultation can help us determine which options are right for you. Fill out our online request form or text us at (424) 256-5272 to get started.