Dermaplaning is a procedure used to aggressively exfoliate the outer layer of skin from the face. It is an alternative to chemical peels and microdermabrasion. It is especially useful in patient with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate chemical exfoliation with peels. It is performed with a special dermaplaning blade with a blunt tip. These treatments are performed by one of our skin care specialist nurses at our Fairfield County, Connecticut plastic surgery office.
Dermaplaning not only removes the outer layer of the epidermis, but also removes the vellus hair, also known as "peach fuzz". Dermaplaning is recommended for dull, rough, and dry skin to remove the outer layers of dead skin cells. It leaves the skin with an incredibly smooth feel and a glow like no other.
Dermaplaning is painless and very safe. It is recommended for smooth areas of the face, but not creases of the face or the nose. The effect is immediate, giving smoother and brighter skin. Despite popular belief, the small vellus "peach fuzz" hairs do not grow back thicker. In addition, while dermaplaning is an aggressive treatment to remove the outer layers of skin, it does not cause broken capillaries on the face, which can happen with some forms of exfoliation that use suction forces (like microdermabrasion or Hydrafacial).
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3-4 weeks to maintain smooth and bright skin without vellus hairs.
If you are interested in being evaluated for dermaplaning or to schedule a procedure at our Connecticut office, call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment with one of our skin care specialists. We look forward to seeing you!