Dermaplaning can manually exfoliate your skin, removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells. Also known as epidermal leveling or blading, the treatment can remove unwanted facial hair or treat acne scars.
Candidates for Dermaplaning
We may recommend dermaplaning for you if you have:
- Mild surface wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Enlarged pores
- Unwanted Facial hair
- Rough skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
By leveling the skin surface, dermaplaning can reduce the appearance of common skin problems such as wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores. However, if you suffer from severe acne, dermaplaning is not recommended, since it may aggravate or stimulate acne breakouts within the hair follicles.
How Dermaplaning Works
By using a scalpel or special blade, a trained aesthetician will remove the superficial hair and top layer of epidermal skin.
Dermaplaning can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face. The treatment can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift, scar removal or revision, or chemical peel.
Dermaplane New Jersey – Peter T. Hetzler M.D, FACS offers Dermaplaning that can be combined with other treatments, such as Chemical Peels!
After dermaplaning, in rare cases, a crust may form over the treated area during the healing phase. This will flake off as a new layer of tight, pink skin forms underneath. You may feel an itchy sensation during this time, but prescription ointment can make you more comfortable and minimize crust or scab formation.
You’ll notice a smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Facial hair returns softly and will not appear coarse or darker because of treatment. As an added benefit, your skincare products and treatments will penetrate the skin better after treatment.
For an optimal outcome, several dermaplaning treatments may be recommended, scheduled 3 to 4 weeks apart.