Dermaplaning, a cosmetic procedure that utilizes exfoliation, removes dead skin and the top layers of the skin and is known for being able to remove facial hair and result in healthier-looking and brighter skin. The procedure is non-invasive and not only provide one’s skin with a clearer appearance but, through removing the dead skin from the face, aids in cell metabolism and allowing new, fresher skin to the surface.


Dermaplaning Benefits

Aside from the removal of dead skin and the resultant effects, it is also attested as helping to remove deep scars, pockmarks, and acne. For people looking to remove some of those unwanted peach fuzz hairs that grow on the face, dermaplaning also provides a resolution. Through this clearing up of the skin, dermaplaning also allows for the skin to better absorb different products you may use, i.e. skincare ampoules. With the effect it has on appearance, it is also claimed to provide one with smoother, silkier skin. Another positive is that it is a quick process that is safe and available for all skin types, apart from those with certain skin conditions. In other words, in the hands of a professional, unless you have severe skin conditions, it is a relatively low-risk process to help clear your skin, rejuvenate it, and remove unwanted hairs.


How is Dermaplaning Performed?

Dermaplaning is a relatively simple procedure. A trained technician (RN or NP) will run a sterile blade slowly across the skin at a 45-degree angle. This removes dead skin cells, scar tissue, debris, and hair from the skin’s surface. The procedure can be completed quickly and is comfortable; you should not feel any pain during a professional dermaplaning procedure.


Am I a Candidate for Dermaplaning?

While dermaplaning boasts several different benefits, there are some patients who are better suited to other procedures. For instance, for people who are prone to excessive hair growth, especially due to a hormonal imbalance, such as hirsutism, dermaplaning is advised against as it can potentially produce thicker and darker hair regrowth. Those with severe skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, or inflamed acne, should avoid dermaplaning until these issues are resolved. A consultation can determine whether dermaplaning is right for you.

Dermaplaning Post-Treatment

As it pertains to post-treatment, it is advised that you avoid exposure to too much sun or heat for approximately three days after the procedure. Since the skin is vulnerable, you should also avoid using exfoliants, aha/baha, retinols,  and apply sunscreen for up to a week or two. In terms of how often you can and should get the dermaplaning procedure done, it is suggested, for the best results, that you visit once a month, four weeks apart for each treatment. After dermaplaning, you will likely experience some redness, which quickly resolves.


Schedule a Consultation

To see if dermaplaning is right for you, schedule a consultation at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery. Call our Sacramento office at (916) 400-0822 or request your appointment online.