Dermaplaning can be an excellent accompaniment to your regular skincare regimen or an easy way to achieve bright, glowing skin if you’re not a good candidate for harsher skincare treatments. At Allegany Plastic Surgery, our team can create a customized package of treatments that suit your cosmetic goals.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a specialized skincare procedure where a surgical scalpel is used to “shave” the top layers of the skin. Using manual exfoliation rather than chemical, it can be a gentler way to achieve smooth skin and reduce many different skin issues. It can even be used along with other skincare treatments like chemical peels, microneedling, or facials to improve product absorption.

What Can Dermaplaning Treat?

Dermaplaning is an excellent treatment option for the following concerns:

  • Dryness
  • Texture
  • Dullness
  • Fine hairs

With regular treatments, dermaplaning can help boost collagen and improve the look and feel of the skin. Our non-surgical team can help you determine your best options for dermaplaning and how you can benefit.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a valuable option for patients who aren’t good candidates for other skincare treatments because it uses no harsh chemicals or laser technologies. This means pregnant women especially can benefit from dermaplaning treatments. Patients who have concerns about rough texture, dryness, flakiness, and overall dull tone can find great results with dermaplaning. Patients with concerns like rosacea, active acne, or a tendency toward scarring may not be good candidates for this option.

What Happens During Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can be performed right in our state-of-the-art office. It requires no anesthetic, and you can relax during treatment in our comfortable suite. To begin, your skin is cleansed and prepared. Then, a surgical scalpel is held at a precise angle and gently scraped against the skin to remove dead cells, debris, and fine hairs. This is performed all over the face. Once complete, your skincare specialist soothes your skin and prepares it for the rest of your day.

Dermaplaning Results and Recovery

You’ll see instant results with dermaplaning. You’ll see a noticeable glow and a reduction in visible flakiness and dryness that can last for weeks after your session. It’s important to wear sun protection daily after your session since your skin can be especially susceptible to sun damage. You’ll be given specific instructions to follow on which skincare products to use and avoid. In general, you should stick to gentle, unscented moisturizers for the few days after your session and avoid active ingredients during this time. Your skincare specialist will also create a customized treatment package, so you understand when to return for your next session. Most patients benefit from monthly treatments, but this may be more or less frequent depending on your skincare goals.

Schedule a Consultation

Dermaplaning is an effective option for rejuvenating your skin without harsh products. To learn more about the benefits, we invite you to meet with our skincare team. Contact Allegany Plastic Surgery by calling or filling out our online form.