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What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a professional treatment designed to exfoliate as it removes the outermost layer of skin. By utilizing a scalpel, your master aestheticians gently removes the built up debris and dead skin cells that sit on the surface of the skin, while also removing fine, unwanted hair.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Popular among models and actors, dermaplaning can refresh the skin by removing dull skin on the surface to reveal the healthy, glowing skin underneath. The treatment works well for dry skin, as well as for patients with fine hair on their face (peach fuzz). While dermaplaning is effective on its own, it is often recommended in conjunction with a facial or chemical peel for more comprehensive treatment.

Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion

Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are both exfoliating treatments that can improve the look and feel of the skin, but they differ by their technique. With dermaplaning, a surgical blade is used to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz. Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, removes the dull outer layers of skin using a diamond-tip device with suction. This can be harsher on the skin, which is why it may not be recommended for you if you have sensitive skin or are prone to redness. Dermaplaning, however, is suitable for all skin types. Your skin care professional can determine which treatment is more appropriate for your needs during your skin care evaluation.

What does dermaplaning literally do?

During the treatment, a scalpel is guided at an angle across the skin in small strokes, shaving off the outer layer of the dermis. It completely removes the dead skin cells and fine hair that are present, leaving your skin softer and more supple.

How long does the dermaplaning treatment take?

The amount of time required to complete a session of dermaplaning will vary based on the patient. However, it is typically a quick procedure, taking approximately 30 to 45 minutes for the entire face.

What type of dermaplaning results can I expect?

Immediately following your dermaplaning, you can enjoy noticeably smoother and softer skin. Depending on your needs, you may wish to undergo multiple sessions, which can be performed as frequent as every two weeks. After each dermaplaning procedure, your skin will more easily absorb products, which is why Dr. Reinertson may recommend an additional skin care service.

Is the dermaplaning treatment painful?

Dermaplaning is a virtually painless procedure. As the blade is gently guided across your skin, you can experience a sensation similar to that of shaving your legs.

What are common side effects from dermaplaning?

There is typically no downtime or side effects following dermaplaning. Many women are concerned about their hair growing back thicker and darker, but this is untrue, as it will simply grow back like it was before the treatment.

Your skin will be especially sensitive following the procedure, so you should wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for added protection against developing hyperpigmentation.

How much does dermaplaning cost?

Our team is committed to offering effective treatments that are affordable. To do so, we have two options that can affect the total cost of your dermaplaning. You can either purchase one session or a package of treatments for more of a discount on each service. We also provide dermatology financing options to help you get the treatments you desire at a more affordable rate.