What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to shave the SUPERFICIAL skin’s surface. This process will remove vellus hair, or “peach fuzz,” and the top layer of dead skin on the face. It is only meant to be used on the face. The nose should be avoided.
What is involved in the treatment?
The procedure consists of cleansing the skin, applying toner and then the treatment itself. There is no downtime and only takes about 30 minutes. There may be slight redness, which is unlikely but will diminish in a few hours.
How often should this treatment be done?
At LUXURGERY, our trained clinicians will make a treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs as we recognize that each patient’s body and skin type are different. Most patients can have dermaplaning performed on their skin monthly. It can also be an add-on to other treatments to have the best outcomes, such as Microneedling with PRP or a chemical peel.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation, which triggers cell regeneration. This treatment can remove fine hairs, dirt, and oil. The removal of excess dead skin will leave the face appearing brighter and healthier. This treatment removes 3 weeks of old, dead skin from the surface.
How long does it last and what should I do post-treatment?
Dermaplaning’s results last about 4 weeks. After being treated, patients should apply creams/ointments high in SPF. A daily skin routine recommended by Dr. Shridharani or one of our clinicians will help keep your face looking healthier.
Who is a good/bad candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types with dry, dull skin, sun damage, and fine lines. Patients with severe acne or acne prone skin should avoid this treatment. Patients with oily skin, thick, dark facial hair should also avoid this treatment as they may get ingrown hairs and notice stubble as it grows back.
Who can perform this treatment?
The LUXURGERY team is full of trained, excellent clinicians who are certified to perform this treatment. Dermaplaning consists of a surgical blade that requires care and specific training of particular patterns and stroke angles, which are safe and effective for the patient. Every patient should have this treatment performed by a trained and certified clinician or physician.
How much does Dermaplaning cost?
At LUXURGERY, each consultation consists of your meeting with Dr. Shridharani, our board-certified, plastic surgeon, and creating a treatment plan depending on your skin type. The best treatments for you based on your needs are confirmed. One of our excellent skin care specialists will be part of the consultation, as well. After a plan is set, our Patient Care Concierge will review pricing with you.
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to learn more about Dermaplaning and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (212) 508-0000 or contacts us online to schedule a consultation with board-certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.