What Is A Dermaplane?

Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery

What is a dermaplane treatment and who is it most beneficial for? We love adding this non-invasive treatment to our patient’s skin care treatments for enhanced results and outcomes. Here’s a few of my most-frequently asked questions regarding this treatment and the reasons why we love it:

  • What is a dermaplane treatment? Dermaplane treatments are a non-invasive, exfoliation technique that help to remove the top layer of “peach fuzz” from the face. In addition to removing the peach fuzz from the face, a dermaplane will remove the outermost layer of dead skin that has built up on the surface of your face. By adding a dermaplane to your service you will better prepare your skin for your chemical peel, microneedling, or laser service. While dermaplane can be done as a stand-alone service, it is most ideal to use it as a means to “kick up” your treatment of choice.
  • Will Dermaplane make my hair grow back thicker, darker, or faster? To be put most-simply, no. It is physiologically impossible for facial hair to grow back thicker. We have two different types of hair on our bodies, which are vellous hair and terminal hair. Vellous hair is most-often located on our face and appears to be blonde, white, and most-commonly resembles “peach fuzz”. Terminal hair is thicker and grows mainly on our under arms, pubic area, legs, and eyebrows.
  • Will Dermaplane treatments make me break out? Dermaplane will not cause breakouts in the appropriate patients. While doing dermaplane treatments does briefly stimulate the oil glands, following with a chemical peel, microneedling, and/or a laser treatment will eliminate break out activity post-treatment (which is another reason I love to use in it conjunction with another modality). I do not recommend dermaplane for oil or acne-prone skin types as it can spread bacteria and cause breakouts. If you are breakout-prone, I would recommend having a threading procedure until your breakouts are under control instead.
  • How is a dermaplane procedure performed? Dermaplane treatments should be performed by licensed skin professionals only. Dermaplaning is a procedure that involves a surgical scalpel to remove the outermost layer of the skin and peach fuzz. Shaving the face at home with a razor is not equivalent to a dermaplane procedure.
  • What is my downtime for a dermaplane treatment? Dermaplane treatments require zero down time and can be done the day of, or prior to a big event or celebration.
  • How often do you need to dermaplane? Dermaplane is not something you “have to” keep up with, but you will likely want to because your skin will look so great! Patients love how their skin glows post-procedure and that dermaplane helps their make up apply better. Most patients opt to have dermaplane treatments every 4-6 weeks.
  • Is Dermaplaning painful? Not at all. Although a scalpel is used to remove the hair and dead skin build-up, no numbing cream is necessary for this procedure because there is no pain associated with it.

For more information on this treatment, or to schedule an appointment please call (480) 214-9955.

**Add a complimentary dermaplane treatment to any microneedling or laser service for the month of August 2018 when you mention this blog post.**

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