Dermaplane exfoliating treatment is a highly efficient, safe, physical exfoliation procedure used to clear away dry, dead, superfluous skin layers and vellus hair or peach fuzz, to produce smoother and more even tone skin.

Dermaplaning can be used on most skin types and is performed under the chin, on the face, or on the arms. It should only be performed by a trained professional who specializes in the procedure.

What does the dermaplaning treatment involve?

The treatment last about 20-30 minutes. No anesthesia is needed. The area to be treated will be cleaned, and then a sterile blade will be used to gently exfoliate your skin. At the end of the procedure, the sloughed off skin cells are gently wiped away — revealing a vibrant, fresh skin surface.

How long before I see results from dermaplaning treatment?

The results can be seen immediately. Your skin will feel softer and look more even tone. A single session can remove about two weeks’ worth of dead skin cells and treatment lasts approximately three to four weeks. However, regular maintenance treatments are recommended for optimal results. Your skin did not lose its vitality in a single day; it took many years, therefore it takes time for new skin cells to regenerate.

After the treatment, your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. You should wear a wide brimmed hat and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to avoid hyperpigmentation.

Difference between dermaplaning and dermabrasion

Both dermaplaning and dermabrasion involve exfoliating the top layers of the skin, and they are both cosmetic procedures used to improve the skin’s appearance. Both can also be used to treat scars. Dermaplaning specialist uses a sharp scalpel while dermabrasion specialist uses a rough edged diamond wheel or wire brush to scrape off the dead skin cells.

Is it wise to combine dermaplane with other treatments?

Absolutely! Not only can you combine a dermaplane treatment with laser treatments or chemical peels, you should! Dermaplaning actually prepares the skin for whatever rejuvenating treatment that follows to have a deeper and more long lasting effect.

What to do next

Located in Holly Springs, Thrive Skin + Wellness proudly offers dermaplaning treatments as a safe, quick and effective way for patients to rejuvenate their skin. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment or call (919) 557-6400 to see if this treatment can benefit you.

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