Exfoliation and better-looking skin go hand in hand. To free the healthy skin beneath, you need to get rid of the dead skin cells on top. Women have always been somewhat envious that men basically exfoliate their entire lower face every day. Shaving.
Such is the idea behind dermaplaning at Dr. Hetzler’s. Dermaplaning is a combination of a manual exfoliation procedure coupled with a light chemical peel to energize your skin.
There are different “derma” procedures out there, and it can get confusing. Dermaplaning should not be confused with dermabrasion, however. Dermabrasion is an aggressive skin resurfacing procedure that requires extensive recovery time and Dr. Hetzler does not perform it. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, has no recovery time.
At Dr. Hetzler’s you can make dermaplaning a two-step exfoliation treatment. In the first step we take a sterile surgical blade held at a 45% angle and gently pass it over the top layer of the skin. This removes the dead skin cells and the “peach fuzz” hair that all women hate. After this, a light chemical peel is applied to the skin. This second step isn’t required, but Dr. Hetzler believes that combining the two procedures allows deeper penetration that softens fine lines and uneven pigment, and encourages the body with the cell turnover that is key to younger-looking skin. The entire procedure takes only 45 minutes.
It has to be painful, right?
Actually, running the 10-gauge blade lightly over the skin at a 45% angle is basically the same thing men do every day when they shave. You won’t need any topical numbing cream or anything. There is a slight tingling with the light peel, but that’s normal.
Many resurfacing procedures have some downtime, but not dermaplaning. Your skin will likely have a pink appearance, but that passes within a few hours. There may be some light tightening and flaking of your skin, but that is gone within two days.
If you have a big event coming up, dermaplaning is a great way to give your skin a radiant glow. There isn’t any limit on the number of times you can have dermaplaning performed. It’s a good monthly exfoliation.
Want to energize your skin and get rid of some of those dead skin cells? Call us at (732) 219-0447 and set up an appointment for some dermaplaning.