What Is Dermaplaning?
The word “derma” is from dermis or skin and the word “planing” is derived from plane, a tool used to smooth a solid surface; dermaplaning refers to smoothing the skin surface with a special tool.
Dermaplaning is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic skin treatment that essentially strips away old, dead and damaged skin layers from your skin surface in an attempt to induuce new collagen generation through your own body’s healing process, leading to improvement of the appearance of skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. The term dermaplaning is sometimes be used interchangeably with dermabrasion which is not to be confused with the more commonly done treatment, micro-ermabrasion
As a cosmetic medical treatment, dermaplaning needs to be performed by specially trained skin treatment providers such as licensed aestheticians, certified medicalassistants and certified medical laser technicians under the supervision of an experienced skin doctor . This treatment is performed with a special, disposable surgical steel scalpel. Dermaplaning can remove the fine vellus hair known as peach fuzz in addition to sloughing away rough, dulling surface skin cells
What Is Dermaplaning used For In Cosmetic Practices?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliative treatment performed using a scalpel to “shave” away the outermost layers of the skin. This process is painless and very safe but is only recommended for treatment of the face where the skin is relatively thicker. Dermaplaning is not recommended to be performed on the nose, neck or decollete. With dermaplaning, not only will you achieve smoother, brighter skin but this also helps remove peach fuzz. Despite popular belief, the hair does not grow back thicker. Dermaplaning is frequently used as adjunctive treatment to many other non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as medical facials, chemical peels, elight photorejuvenation and even laser peel.
Dermaplaning for Removal Of Fine Hairs:
Dermaplaning is an ideal treatment for women with fine facial hairs, also known as vellus hair which is light blonde or white. For most women, vellus hair occurs around menopause or other hormonal imbalance. The presence of fine hair or fuzz all over the face can interfere with the application of make-up and skin products. Laser hair removal for light blonde or white hair is not very effective. Although waxing is a common practice for excess hair, the vallus hair is so fine that gentle facial waxes may not remove all of it, plus as skin looses elasticity, waxing can cause shearing and tearing of delicate collagen fibers in mature skin.
Dermaplaning For Photodamage:
Dermaplaning can be combined with other non-invasive skin treatments to improve photodamage to improve skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles. Some of the treatments dermaplaning can be combined with are: chemical peels, photorejuvenation with the elos elight, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, hydrating skin masks and other noninvasive aesthetic treatments to improve product penetration.
Dermaplaning for Acne and Other Scars In Dallas and Southlake:
In expert hands, dermabrasion and dermaplaning help to polish the skin’s top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping. The treatments improves the poor texture, reduces the surface irregularities, softens the edges of shallow scars giving the skin an overall smoother appearance.
Dermabrasion is most often used as an adjunctive treatment to other noninvasive treatments (chemical peels, elight facials, masks) and more invasive treatments (Microneedle fractional RF, CO2 fractional laser resurfacing) to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by previous surgery, lacerations, cystic acne or to reduce fine and deep facial wrinkles.
Call 888-210-9693 to find out what dermaplaning can do for you and to schedule your dermaplaning treatments in Dallas and Southlake