Over time, dead dry skin cells and other problems can lead to a dull, lifeless complexion. Removing these pore-clogging substances is the best way to smooth the skin’s surface and restore a healthy glow. Dr. Ciaravino and the staff at Ciaravino Total Beauty offer dermaplaning for this purpose, an efficient way to exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell renewal for a more radiant complexion.

Dermaplaning is an alternative to harsher exfoliation treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing that involve more risk and downtime. It is appropriate for patients where other exfoliation treatments are contraindicated, such as women who are pregnant or nursing. This procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation procedures to help all our patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Regular treatments can produce subtle results that are also long-lasting.

What is a Dermaplane?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation procedure that uses a fine scalpel to gently shave away the outer skin cells to produce a smoother complexion. The process also removes vellum hairs known as “peach fuzz” from the face to enhance the results of the treatment further. Dermaplaning is very safe and carries minimal risk when it is performed by an experienced, qualified provider. There is no discomfort or downtime so that you can enjoy healthier skin without a significant disruption to your daily schedule.

Who should consider the procedure?

Dermaplane offers a variety of benefits to the right patient. It is usually recommended for those with any or all the following concerns:

  • Rough skin texture
  • Superficial pigmentation marks
  • Fine lines
  • Shallow acne scarring
  • Peach fuzz that contributes to a dull skin tone

Contrary to popular belief, removing the vellum hair on the face does not result in hair growing back in thicker or darker. In fact, the elimination of this hair further enhances the exfoliation effects, creating an even smoother complexion.

What to Expect from Your Treatment

Most dermaplaning procedures take 30 minutes or less to complete, and no anesthetic or numbing cream is required beforehand. As your skin is held taut, the scalpel will be gently run across the surface at precise angles and directions to achieve the best possible results. The process is similar to shaving, although the sharper single blade allows for removal of smaller particles without the risk of cutting or otherwise harming the skin.

Recovery Tips

There is no downtime after a dermaplane treatment. The only side effect might be mild redness in the treatment area, which will subside shortly after you leave our office. You can schedule your appointment over your lunch hour and return to work with little or no evidence you just had a cosmetic treatment performed. Makeup can be applied immediately following the procedure and will go on even more smoothly once the exfoliation is completed.

Positive Results

You will see improvement in your skin right after your dermaplane treatment. Skin will look and feel softer and smoother, makeup will go on better, and you will likely sport a healthy glow for many days or even weeks. We typically recommend a dermaplane treatment every three to four weeks to maintain your positive results.

If you are ready to refresh your complexion without pain or downtime, dermaplane may be the right choice for you. To learn more, contact Ciaravino Total Beauty today at 713-627-1200.