Dermaplaning, the Ultimate Exfoliation

There are different ways to exfoliate the skin, but few are as effective and simple as dermaplaning with Dr. Hetzler. Dermaplaning manually exfoliates the skin, removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, along with unwanted facial hair.

Many people when they hear the term dermaplaning mistakenly assume it to be dermabrasion. These two procedures are not related. Dermabrasion is a medical procedure where the skin is abraded all the way down to the dermis. The procedure has lengthy recovery times and can lead to complications.

Dermaplaning, in contrast, is a simple shaving of the epidermis. The practice is sometimes also known as epidermal leveling or blading.

How dermaplaning is done

DermaplaningThe procedure is really very simple. Dr. Hetzler or an associate holds a scalpel at a 45% angle to the skin and abrades the surface in the opposite direction of hair growth. This is the superficial vellus hair and dermaplaning removes it, although it will grow back. A pattern is followed, eventually abrading the entire face, or at least the target areas. Dermaplaning can be done alone, or can be precursor to other procedures such as chemical peels.

What conditions are good for dermaplaning?

• Mild surface wrinkles
• Acne scars
• Blackheads
• Unwanted facial hair
• Enlarged pores
• Uneven skin tone
• Rough skin texture

After your dermaplaning

There really isn’t any downtime with dermaplaning. In rare cases patients form a crust over the treated areas, but this flakes off soon. Otherwise, other than applying moisturizer and sunscreen, most patients can return immediately to their normal activities.

Want to bring your skin back to life? Schedule an appointment for dermaplaning with Dr. Hetzler. Call us at 732-219-0447 for an appointment.

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