Dermaplaning, also known as epidermal leveling, exfoliates the epidermis to remove all or most of the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the facial area. A trained Rhett Women’s Center medical professional provides this treatment in a private spa room. Dermaplaning can only be received at a medical based facility by a certified medical professional.
Dermaplaning is quick, safe and has no down time. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the provider abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes.
All women and men are candidates for Dermaplaning. The following patients may benefit:
- patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.
- patients with rough, dry skin
- patients with superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles
- patients seeking to refresh and exfoliate skin without chemicals
- women and men using the Dermaplaning in conjunction with a product to experience it’s full results more effectively
- pregnant or nursing women who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream.
Removing epidermal skin allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers of the skin. This treatment is recommended to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or before a cleansing facial.
For patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles, the Dermaplaning treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.
There is no downtime associated with this procedure. It is important to use sunscreen to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation. Dermaplaning can be done as often as every two weeks, although it is usually done when vellus hair starts to grow back, which is generally in one month’s time.